December 2nd, 2011
08:48 AM ET
President Obama will visit the Transwestern building in NW Washington, DC to take a tour and make remarks about his next executive action as part of his overall theme on jobs. The White House will announce a $4 billion commitment for energy upgrades in federal and private sector buildings over the next two years. According to the White House, “The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers.” Former President Clinton will be with President Obama for the announcement because he led the effort to get support among the private sector for the initiative that was launched back in February. President Obama will take a tour a property managed by commercial real estate company, Transwestern, which is one of the more than 60 corporations that are a part of this project.
Also on Friday, the White House hosts the White House Tribal Nations Conference which will be held at the Department of Interior. In guidance from the White House, “As part of President Obama’s ongoing outreach to the American people, this conference will provide leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from his Administration.” The president will make remarks at the closing session in the afternoon.
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office / Closed Press
10:50AM THE PRESIDENT tours the 815 Connecticut, NW Building
815 Connecticut, NW Building, Washington, DC
11:10AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks
815 Connecticut, NW Building, Washington, DC / Pooled Press
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
2:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference / U.S. Department of the Interior
12:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney