The Presidential Planner

By MichaelJames

Aug 11, 2010 7:00am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:

After receiving his regular rounds of morning briefings, President Obama will meet with his national security team on Iraq in the Situation Room.

Expected attendees include:

  • Vice President Joe Biden
  • Hillary Clinton, secretary of state
  • Robert Gates, secretary of defense
  • Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff
  • Gen. James Jones, national security advisor
  • Tom Donilon, deputy national security advisor
  • James Clapper, director of national intelligence
  • Leon Panetta, director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Jack Lew, deputy secretary of state
  • Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Lt. Gen. John Allen (via video conference), acting commander of Central Command
  • Jeff Feltman, assistant secretary of state for Near East Asian affairs
  • Ambassador Chris Hill (via video conference), ambassador to Iraq
  • Michele Flournoy, under secretary of defense for policy
  • Gen. Ray Odierno (via video conference), commander USF-I
  • Gary Grindler, acting deputy attorney general
  • Rob Nabors, acting deputy director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Erica Barks-Ruggles, deputy to the U.S. representative to the United Nations

In the afternoon, the president will have a private lunch with Vice President Biden in the Private Dining Room.

In an East Room ceremony afterward, the president will deliver remarks and sign the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010, which will reduce or suspend some tariffs that American companies must pay to import certain materials to manufacture their products.

The White House has said that the bill "will help create jobs and invest in the manufacturing sector, one of the key drivers of our economic recovery."

The president will be joined by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and representatives from large and small businesses from across the country and the National Association of Manufacturers for the bill signing, the White House said.

Later in the afternoon, the president will meet separately with Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of State Clinton in the Oval Office.

-Sunlen Miller

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