POTUS' Day Ahead: Trade and Science
October 21st, 2011
07:32 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Trade and Science

Good morning from the White House.  A relatively light day is ahead for president Obama.  In the morning, he will official sign the Korea, Panama, and Colombia free trade agreements that the Senate ratified earlier this week.  In the afternoon, he will honor recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation.  That event is in the East Room.

Jay Carney will brief reporters at 12:30 p.m.

Full schedule after the jump:


8:45AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT signs the Korea, Panama, Colombia Free Trade Agreements and the renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers

Oval Office

Stills Only Pool Spray for Each Bill Signing (Final Gather 9:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT drops by a reception in the Rose Garden
Rose Garden

Closed Press

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT honors recipients of the 2010 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 11:15AM – Final Gather 1:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    This is ironic, first the President signs a free trade agreement with Korea, Panama and Colombia then signs the renewal of the Trade Adjustment Assistance act. The TAA is designed to assist workers that were directly impacted by imports or by trade agreements.

    Sometimes I think the government just makes this stuff up.

    October 21, 2011 at 8:43 am |
    • Trace


      Give it up! All of us understand you are constantly challenged by this president's actions. Those of us who have read your posts, realize you and the GOP clowns on the campaign trail for the presidency, appeal to mostly those in our citzenry who are not very bright, (against science, pragmatism, thoughtful consideration) and generally irrational.

      So its not a wonder you spend every moment of your life criticizing the president. DUH!

      October 21, 2011 at 9:44 am |
  2. Howard

    TRADE AND SCIENCE ... obama trades our science to China in exchange for their trade ...

    October 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm |