Busy day at the White House for both the President and Vice President. In the morning, the White House's #1 and #2 will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed.
The President and the Vice President will then meet with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate and the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Oval Office to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Stevens. Expected attendees include Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, Senator Leahy, and Senator Sessions. There will be press coverage of this event.
In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will have lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed. Later, the President will attend a reception for G-20 labor ministers in the Diplomatic Reception Room. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will also attend. This event is closed.
The President and the First Lady, with the White House Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport, will host members of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams on the South Portico. The President and First Lady will congratulate Olympians and Paralympians on their performance and thank them for representing the United States during the Vancouver Winter Games. They will also discuss the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend. Watch it live on Fox News.com at 3:50p as we stream this event live. [foxlivestream]
Later, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in the Oval Office. Following the meeting, the President and the Vice President will then meet with Secretary Geithner and Secretary Sebelius in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed.
At 1:30 PM, the Vice President will make an announcement related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s $80 billion investment in clean energy and initiatives promoting energy-efficiency. The Vice President will be joined by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as he delivers remarks to environmental leaders and state and local officials at the White House. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner will also attend the event.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will brief members of the press at 12:00pm. [foxlivestream]