Obama's day ahead: July 18, 2011
July 18th, 2011
08:00 AM ET

Obama's day ahead: July 18, 2011

Good Morning from the White House. President Obama's one public appearance today will come in the Rose Garden at 1:05 p.m. when he is expected to announce former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the new head of the Consumer Protection Bureau. The year-old bureau had been de-facto led by Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren, but the White House determined she would not win a confirmation battle in the Senate due to overwhelming GOP opposition.

Also on the president's schedule is a meeting with some of this country's most wealthiest individuals to champion the cause of charitable giving. Among those in attendance will be investment tycoon Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Obama will then host what the White House is calling "an education roundtable" with business leaders as well as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and top White House policy adviser Melody Barnes. Also in attendance will be former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma.

Finally, the president will mark the one-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill by getting a run down of the law's implementation from heads of financial regulatory agencies.

Full schedule after the jump:

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:35AM THE PRESIDENT meets with members of the Giving Pledge including co-founders Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and others who have taken the Giving Pledge
State Dining Room
Closed Press

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT makes a personnel announcement
Rose Garden
Open Press

1:35PM THE PRESIDENT hosts an education roundtable with business leaders, Secretary Duncan, Melody Barnes, and America’s Promise Alliance Chair Alma Powell and Founding Chair General Colin Powell
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Closed Press

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT and senior administration officials meet with heads of financial regulatory agencies to receive an update on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and
Consumer Protection Act
Roosevelt Room
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule:

1:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. David Earl D.,Atlanta Ga

    This guy is a heck of a multi-tasker. To bad W. couldn't do it..GoBama!!!

    July 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  2. M.V. Pabon, Rincon, PR

    Elizabeth Warren should have been chosen to run the Consumer Protection Bureau. She had the guts to try to protect the American consumer. Pres. Obama buckled under to the GOP and their monied supporters bulging pockets, who only care about lining their already bulging pockets. How many more defective and unhealthy products have to be sold in the USA? Maybe we should just vote for the most American civic minded business leaders and do away with the President, Congress and the Justice Dept. Everybody is finally realizing that Wall St.and big business runs the USA. Shame on Obama.

    July 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    M.V. Pabon, Rincon,PR; President Obama is a civic minded thinking person! Remember? The 'Community Organizer' job he had before he went to Washington, that everybody laughed about? How much more 'civic' can you get? The problem is when he got to Washington, he's found that he is among a minute group of those humanitarians and civics is the last priority on the GOPs' note pad! Too bad he couldn't take his own people with him. We need to fire the whole GOP and a few Democrats and elect a new Congress!

    July 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      You say "Too bad he couldn't take his own people with him." What in the world are you talking about? He is surrounded with 'his people.' Or are you suggesting that the Republicans, elected by the people of their districts, are not entitled to have their representative serve? Dictator Barry, or maybe King of the World.

      I have read about Barry's community organizing. Most people that worked with him thought that he was out of touch with the realities. One project, he tired to get an abandoned steal mill back running again. Barry lacked any business knowledge, his only solution was to get the gov. to pay for it. That project failed and people in that area are still out of work.

      Every time, Barry would complain that he did not have enough power to get the job done. He became a lawyer, still not enough power, state Representative not enough power, US Senator still not enough, now president. Still he complains that he does not have the right people, that others will not play along.

      Given all the power in the world he will not be able to create a single job. Why? Because he lacks basic understanding of business. It is a sorry sight.

      July 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
    • kefa34

      with a voice like your it will happen.

      July 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm |