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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
2:15 pm || Meets with his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience; State Dining Room
3:50 pm || Meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Eisenhower Executive Office Building
5:10 pm || Meets with House Democrats; The State Floor

Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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33 Responses to Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 16, 2014

      • I am no longer bemused by Liz’s Indian gambit, but I can tell you there are many Navajo and others out here in AZ who keep to the old ways–with sheepherding in the desolate areas, and morning prayers and scattering of corn meal and so on. They are concerned with beschmirchment of the natural world–not sure what their exact stance is on global wamring/cooling etc. but I bet they have one.

  1. The Republicans should give the President the 3.7 billion for the border. It needs to be phased in as things progress.

    The first 2 billion should go to humanitarian efforts and border securing only. This includes employing the National Guard so the Border Agents can do their job. US Air Force Drones need to be deployed on the border to provide support to the Border Agents. Also, the only transportation that should be allowed is a ticket home. Register each person who has entered the country illegally and offer them $5,000 each to go home on the next flight. If they refuse then they must have a tracking bracelet placed on the and they can go to a certified relative to live. If they do not show for court they will be forced to go back.

    Anyone caught as a mule bringing them over the boarder should be arrested and placed into the custody of the US Marines. I am sure the Marines will provide the same treatment their fellow Marine is currently receiving while waiting trial.

    All US aid to South America will be stopped until these countries stop their Citizens from entering outrage country through normal immigration procedures. When that occurs on a consistent any aid held will be returned less travel expenses of their citizens.

    I doubt there will be a need to spend the balance because the situation will have stopped. Perhaps, my suggestion are harsh or simplistic. The Republicans need to creat a reasonable plan with that conditions have to be met. The first is the current influx of people crossing has to be stopped has to be stopped.

    I have no problem with the fence,moat,alligator concept. I would add Apache attack choppers as well.

  2. Ol’ ScarHead took time out today to ride around in a computer driven car. Sure looked like he was having a great time. Where does he find time to do things like that while the list of hot-spots grows daily? Does he EVER actually do the job of President?

  3. What in the world is the Climate Task Force on Preparedness and Resilience? Can you conceive of how many bureaucratic fiefdoms like this there are in Obama’s administration?

    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/01/fact-sheet-executive-order-climate-preparedness

      The White House

      Office of the Press Secretary
      For Immediate Release
      November 01, 2013

      FACT SHEET: Executive Order on Climate Preparedness

      President Obama Establishes a Task Force on Climate

      “We’re going to need to get prepared. And that’s why this plan will also protect critical sectors of our economy and prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change that we cannot avoid. States and cities across the country are already taking it upon themselves to get ready… And we’ll partner with communities seeking help to prepare for droughts and floods, reduce the risk of wildfires, protect the dunes and wetlands that pull double duty as green space and as natural storm barriers.” – President Barack Obama, June 25, 2013

      Today, President Obama established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country who will use their first-hand experiences in building climate preparedness and resilience in their communities to inform their recommendations to the Administration.

      The President signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.

      President Obama has said that we have a moral obligation to our children and future generations to leave them a planet that is not polluted or damaged. That is why in June, the President launched a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The Climate Action Plan recognizes that even as we act to curb the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, we must also improve our ability to prepare for the climate impacts we are already seeing across the country. Across America, states, cities, and communities are taking steps to protect themselves from extreme weather and other climate impacts by updating building codes, adjusting the way they manage natural resources, investing in more resilient infrastructure, and planning for rapid recovery from damages that nonetheless occur.

      The Federal Government has an important role to play in supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts by establishing policies and prioritizing investments that promote preparedness, protecting critical infrastructure and public resources, supporting science and research needed to prepare for climate impacts, and ensuring that Federal operations and facilities continue to protect and serve citizens in a changing climate.

      State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

      State, local and tribal leaders across the country are already contending with more frequent or severe heat waves, droughts, wildfires, storms and floods, and other impacts of climate change. The Task Force will provide recommendations to the President on removing barriers to resilient investments, modernizing Federal grant and loan programs to better support local efforts, and developing the information and tools they need to prepare.

      Task Force members comprise governors, mayors, county officials and tribal leaders, representing a diverse range of communities. The members of the Task Force include:

      State Officials:

      Governor Neil Abercrombie (HI)
      Governor Jerry Brown (CA)
      Governor Eddie Calvo (GU)
      Governor Jay Inslee (WA)
      Governor Jack Markell (DE)
      Governor Martin O’Malley (MD)
      Governor Pat Quinn (IL)
      Governor Peter Shumlin (VT)

      Local Officials:

      Mayor Ralph Becker (Salt Lake City, UT)
      Mayor James Brainard (Carmel, IN)
      Commissioner Paula Brooks (Franklin County, OH)
      Supervisor Salud Carbajal (Santa Barbara County, CA)
      Mayor Frank Cownie (Des Moines, IA)
      Mayor Bob Dixson (Greensburg, KS)
      Mayor Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles, CA)
      Mayor George Heartwell (Grand Rapids, MI)
      Mayor Kristin Jacobs (Broward County, FL)
      Mayor Kevin Johnson (Sacramento, CA)
      Mayor Michael Nutter (Philadelphia, PA)
      Mayor Annise Parker (Houston, TX)
      Mayor Patsy Parker (Perdido Beach, AL)
      Mayor Madeline Rogero (Knoxville, TN)
      Mayor Karen Weitkunat (Fort Collins, CO)
      Mayor Dawn Zimmer (Hoboken, NJ)

      Tribal Officials:

      Karen Diver, Chairwoman, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (MN)
      Reggie Joule, Mayor, Northwest Arctic Borough (AK)

      An Executive Order to Protect Our Communities

      The Obama Administration has taken significant steps to strengthen the climate resilience of America’s communities and economy. More than 30 Federal agencies developed their first-ever Climate Change Adaptation Plans, outlining strategies to protect their operations, programs, and investments to better serve communities and safeguard our public resources in the face of climate change. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Administration has provided resources to rebuild the affected area to be more resilient than before, including support for more climate-resilient roads and infrastructure, and projects that protect drinking water and buffer communities from flooding. In addition, Federal agencies have partnered with states, cities, tribes, and the private sector to develop strategies to address the impacts of climate change on our freshwater resources, oceans and coasts, and wildlife. Agencies have also built new, data-driven tools to help decision makers and resource managers map and plan for future sea level rise. From Florida to Minnesota, and from Alaska to New York, Federal agencies have partnered with communities to provide funding and technical assistance to address local climate impacts such as sea level rise, flooding, and water scarcity.

      To build on this progress, the Executive Order (E.O.) “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change,” signed today directs Federal agencies to:

      Modernize Federal programs to support climate-resilient investments: Agencies will examine their policies and programs and find ways to make it easier for cities and towns to build smarter and stronger. Agencies will identify and remove any barriers to resilience-focused actions and investments– for example, policies that encourage communities to rebuild to past standards after disasters instead of to stronger standards – including through agency grants, technical assistance, and other programs in sectors from transportation and water management to conservation and disaster relief.

      Manage lands and waters for climate preparedness and resilience: America’s natural resources are critical to our Nation’s economy, health and quality of life. The E.O. directs agencies to identify changes that must be made to land- and water-related policies, programs, and regulations to strengthen the climate resilience of our watersheds, natural resources, and ecosystems, and the communities and economies that depend on them. Federal agencies will also evaluate how to better promote natural storm barriers such as dunes and wetlands, as well as how to protect the carbon sequestration benefits of forests and lands to help reduce the carbon pollution that causes climate change.

      Provide information, data and tools for climate change preparedness and resilience: Scientific data and insights are essential to help communities and businesses better understand and manage the risks associated with extreme weather and other impacts of climate change. The E.O. instructs Federal agencies to work together and with information users to develop new climate preparedness tools and information that state, local, and private-sector leaders need to make smart decisions. In keeping with the President’s Open Data initiative, agencies will also make extensive Federal climate data accessible to the public through an easy-to-use online portal.

      Plan for climate change related risk: Recognizing the threat that climate change poses to Federal facilities, operations and programs, the E.O. builds on the first-ever set of Federal agency adaptation plans released earlier this year and directs Federal agencies to develop and implement strategies to evaluate and address their most significant climate change related risks.

      To implement these actions, the E.O. establishes an interagency Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, chaired by the White House and composed of more than 25 agencies. To assist in achieving the goals of the E.O., these agencies are directed to consider the recommendations of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

      • With the expected rising of the seas, you’d think the good people of Arizona and Nevada would be included in ‘beach’ management. We were told to expect ocean-side properties when California and the rest of the West Coast falls into the Pacific when the “big one” hits, but it seems we won’t have to wait for that kind of tragedy now.

        • Remember–he can lower the tides or was THAT only in his Llghtbringer phase–what a long strange trip this has been and still is. As for that task force, my reaction was one of infinite weariness–hope the Indians don’t get their hopes up.

      • Well, thanks, Snarky. That was a yeoman effort! Some of the names are unfamiliar to me, but some, namely Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois, is an endangered species in November.

        • Pat Quinn of Illinois requested the DOJ delay it’s investigation of the spending of $50 million supossedly “violence reduction programs” untill after the election. The recipients of the money were political and connected friends of Quinn.
          If a real investigation was held JB, Illinois would be sending another corrupt politician to jail.

          • A correction to my eairiler post.
            It is the DOJ that has requested Illinois LEGISLATURES to postpone its investigation of Gov. Pat Quinns use of $50 million violence reduction programs.

  4. This Administration does have a flair for the creation of high sounding bureaucratic Committees, Task Forces. And they all have power hidden underneath the absurdity of it all. This is just more government control.

    Good luck unraveling the mess that Barack Obama has created. A real web of tyranny.

  5. Can they send someone up here to Michigan to help us with the cold. It’s freeing up here. After the coldest winter in my lifetime, now we’re got daily highs in the 70s. It’s 54 right now.

  6. Meeting with the Hispanic Caucus…why? Are they not happy with the numbers flooding the border? Are they going to demand more? Maybe they’ll demand that people vacate luxury hotels to open up more accommodation for the “refugees”. These people really make me tired!