Obama's Day, Feb. 21: Celebrating Blues Music

President Obama will join musicians at the White House for a Black History Month celebration.

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012


In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later, the President will host an event at the White House to discuss the importance of the agreement passed by Congress to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance and to urge Congress to build on the success of the agreement by taking additional steps to create jobs, grow the economy and help the middle class. The President will be joined by Americans who have shared their stories on WhiteHouse.gov and Twitter about what $40 a paycheck means to them. Because of this bipartisan action, the typical American family will still see an extra $40 in every paycheck, keeping nearly $1,000 of their hard-earned money this year. Additionally, millions of Americans who are looking for work will still be able to depend on the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance. The President will sign the bill into law when it reaches his desk later in the week. The Vice President will also attend this event in the South Court Auditorium. The event is open press.

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will join music legends and contemporary major artists at the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their "In Performance at the White House" series. This event in the East Room is pooled press.

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