From Sunlen Miller
This morning President Obama will first hold his daily meetings, including a meeting with members of the National Economic Council.
Obama then will meet with the SAVE Award winner in the Oval office. Launched in September of this year, Obama challenged every federal employee to submit his or her ideas for cost-savings in the federal government, soliciting more than 38,000 entries from all over the country. The winner this year, Nancy Fichtner of Colorado, came up with the idea that patients leaving VA hospitals should be able to take unused medication home with them instead of throwing it away when they are discharged. Fichtner’s idea will be included in the president’s 2011 budget.
After meeting one-on-one with Fichtner in the Oval Office, Obama will deliver remarks about making government more efficient and effective in the Diplomatic Room. He will be joined by Fichtner as well
OMB Director Orszag and Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki.
In the afternoon, Obama will hold his weekly meeting with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in the Oval Office.
– Sunlen Miller