President Obama is meeting with the President of the Dominican Republic today, but domestic concerns remain high on his agenda. As the president continues to lean on the private sector to ramp up its hiring, his administration is opening a dialogue with the business community on the federal regulations that may be impeding that progress. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama's presidential commission looking into the safety failures and causes of the Gulf oil spill will meet for the first time in New Orleans.
Here's the White House's full schedule today...
11:00am President Obama and Vice President Biden receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office
11:30am The president and vice president receive the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office
11:45am Mrs. Obama speaks to the NAACP annual convention in Kansas City, MO about her Let's Move Initiative
12:00pm The president meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office
12:00pm Vice President Biden will host a lunch meeting with President of the Council on Foreign Relations Dr. Richard Haass.
1:30pm The Vice President meets with Senator Chuck Hagel
1:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs [foxlivestream]
2:10pm President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic in the Oval Office
2:40pm The president holds a joint press availability with President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, Oval Office
4:00pm The vice president will meet with Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Late in the afternoon, Mrs. Obama will be briefed by Gulf oil spill relief officials in Panama City, Florida as she visits the region
5:45pm Mrs. Obama makes remarks on the oil spill