From Sunlen Miller:
his question and answer session with House Republican last Friday, President Obama will today speak before the Senate Democratic Caucus’ issue
conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
president is anticipated to take questions from the members of his own party,
in similar fashion that he did leading to a lively discussion with Republicans
House press secretary Robert Gibbs said this week that the White House is
supportive of this type of exchange, especially when the cameras are turned on
for Americans to see.
think opportunities like this for both sides are important to talk through our
ideas,” Gibbs said, “I think we can show the American people that we hear their
anger and frustration and demonstrate it in a way that moves the process
forward by working together.”
Democratic Senators will be assembled today for an issues conference to
“discuss policy, strategy and message for the coming year.”
returning back to the White House the President and the Vice President will
meet with a bipartisan group of Governors from across the country in the State
Dining Room to discuss energy policy.
of the governors expected to attend:
Jim Douglas (R-VT) – Chair, National Governors Association
Joe Manchin (D-WV) – Vice Chair, National Governors Association
Steve Beshear (D-KY)
Dave Freudenthal (D-WY)
Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) – Chair, Western Governors’ Association; Chair, NGA
Natural Resources Committee
John Baldacci (D-ME)
Phil Bredesen (D-TN)
Christine Gregoire (D-WA)
Bob Riley (R-AL) – Chair, Southern Governors Association
Mike Rounds (R-SD)
Ted Strickland (D-OH)
in the afternoon the President and the Vice President will lead a Cabinet-level
exercise in the Cabinet Room to discuss “preparedness, crisis response and
incident-management procedures” for the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Olympics.