The president's week ahead
November 14th, 2010
05:51 PM ET

The president's week ahead

Washington (CNN) - President Obama arrived back at the White House Sunday afternoon, concluding a 10-day, four country, round-the-world trip to India and the Far East.  The president returns to Washington on the same day that a wave of newly-elected Republican Congressional candidates arrived in the city to start a week of freshman orientation sessions on Capitol Hill.

The president faces a far different political landscape in Washington this week as he turns his focus back to domestic issues and a lame-duck Congress.  Among the highlights of the president's week ahead: on Thursday he will hold a meeting with bipartisan Congressional leadership at the White House, including future Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Here's the official schedule this week from the White House:

The president has no public events on Monday.

On Tuesday, the President will award U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Giunta will be recognized for his courageous actions during combat operations in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan in October 2007.   Sergeant Giunta steps into history as the first living Soldier to receive the prestigious award since the Vietnam War.

On Wednesday, the President will award the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House.

On Thursday, the President holds a meeting with Bipartisan Congressional Leadership at the White House. Later in the evening, the President will depart the White House and fly on Air Force one across the Atlantic Ocean for a two-day NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.  The President returns to the White House late Saturday evening.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Sharon Braneon

    What about unemployment? I have learned this morning that I will NOT be receiving any funds for this week, or the next, or the next. Get it? I have NO OTHER INCOME RESOURCE. How would you suggest I pay rent for December, and utilities, and phone which I rely on living alone here in Minnesota? There is but one 'bank account', and that is the one that was used for unemployment deposits. What do "We, The People," do NOW?

    November 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
    • Annonymus

      Yeah, then why did you (public) vote for Republicans? You know they are all about cutting deficits and unemployment extensions is NOT their priority...dems. does, with republicans control this extension is not happening. Good luck!

      November 16, 2010 at 10:28 am |
    • fayse

      Sharon, I do hope that you understand that is was the Republicans that blocked this before the midterm elections. The President encouraged the Congress to extend the Unemployment benefits. Now that all of these new Green Pea's are in Washington DC, I shudder to think what they will do next.

      November 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
    • really?

      Here's a thought, go find a job. Something to help pay those bills.

      November 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
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