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Activities With Pope Francis Dominate President and Mrs. Obama's Public Schedule PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's Thursday morning will include two activities with Pope Francis. The White House public schedule for September 24 shows:

** 9:00 AM
The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden participate in the State Arrival ceremony for His Holiness Pope Francis

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

** 10:15 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

Gather Time 9:30AM – Rose Garden Pool Spray at the Top Oval Office

Commentary about the morning posted to the White House website:

"In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

The full schedule can be found at whitehouse.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:19
President Obama Urges Congress To Reverse Sequester Cuts PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 15:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In his weekly presidential address, President Barack Obama discussed job creation in the wake of the Great Recession and his recommendations for further action to spur the economy.

The president is urging Republicans to reverse the budget cuts made in the process known as the "sequester."

The president's remarks can be found on video at whitehouse.gov.

Bill Seeks To Address Postal Service's Continuing Financial Woes PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 September 2015 05:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Delaware Sen. Tom Carper is making another attempt at transforming the U.S. Postal Service, which has been struggling with its finances for years.

Carper said in a statement that his goal is to secure the operation financially and give employees and customers "some badly-needed stability and certainty."

Federal News Radio reports the service faces a $5.7 billion debt payment at the end of September but officials say it's unlikely to make the payment.

A key drag on the service's finances is the requirement to pay in advance the health care expenses for retirees.

Read the entire story at federalnewsradio.com.

U.S. Senate Floor Schedule For Wednesday, September 16, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Senate will convene at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16.

The schedule is as follows:


10:00 a.m.
Convene and begin a period of morning business.

Thereafter, resume consideration of H.J.Res.61, Hire More Heroes Act of 2015, the legislative vehicle for the congressional disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement.


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