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Presidential Meetings With !Cabinet
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Secretaries
Since the Signing of the
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Patient Protection and Affordable
Care
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Act: March
23, 2010 - November 30,
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Table&of&Contents&
Executive)Summary)................................................................................................................)3!
Meetings)by)Department)[Charts])....................................................................................................)5!
Meetings)with)Cabinet)Secretaries)[Chart]).......................................................................................)6!

Methodology)..........................................................................................................................)7!
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Executive Summary
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The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) conducted an analysis of the
Presidential Schedule, as released by the White House, to determine the number of
times President Barack Obama has met directly with his Cabinet secretaries. To provide
more comprehensive coverage, GAI used the official White House calendar1 and Politico
Presidential calendar2 as our primary sources. The study reviewed all dates after the
signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) on
March 23, 2010 through November 30, 2013 (1,348 days).
Key Findings:

The White House Cabinet is comprised of 23 individuals including the Vice
President, the secretaries from all 15 departments, and 7 other individuals given
“Cabinet-rank,” including the White House Chief of Staff 3

Since the signing of the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, President Obama
has met with various Cabinet secretaries a total of 277 times

According to the White House schedule, the President met with secretaries from
the Departments of Defense, State, and Treasury for 263 (95%) out of his 277
face-to-face meetings

President Obama met with Secretaries Gates, Panetta, or Hagel from the Defense
Department the most, totaling 100 total meetings

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1!“President’s!Schedule,”!The!White!House,!accessed!November!11,!2013,!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president!
2!“Politico!44:!A!Living!Diary!of!The!Obama!Presidency,”!Politico,!accessed!November!30,!
2013,!http://www.politico.com/politico44/!
3!“The!Cabinet,”!The!White!House,!accessed!November!30,!2013,!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet!

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President Obama met with Secretaries Clinton and Kerry from the State
Department the second most times, totaling 84 face-to-face encounters

President Obama met with Secretaries Geithner and Lew from the Treasury
Department the third highest number of times, totaling 79 meetings

The other 14 meetings are with the secretaries from the Departments of
Agriculture, Education, Justice, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, Labor,
Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and included two meetings with the
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (not an official Cabinet level post)

The Presidential schedule does not document a single one-on-one meeting with
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services.
However, there is one instance of Secretary Sebelius meeting jointly with the
President and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner

The charts below illustrate the meetings held with Cabinet Secretaries during the
review period. The first chart shows number of meetings broken down by
department and the second shows the number of meetings each Secretary
attended

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Methodology
Assumptions:

This report focuses solely on the meetings between President Barack Obama and
his Cabinet secretaries. This report documents only meetings with the Cabinet
secretaries from the departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior,
Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban
Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, and
Homeland Security.

This report excludes Cabinet-wide meetings and instead focuses on private
meetings that appear on the White House calendar.

Some instances with multiple meeting attendees are included in an effort to
document as fairly as possible the amount of face time each secretary was
afforded with the President. For example, on April 15th, 2010, President Obama
met with Secretary Solis of the Labor Department and Mine Safety and Health
Administrator Joe Main. And on April 16th 2011 the President participated “in a
breakout session hosted by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.” Any events
that named a Cabinet Secretary directly, and also named fewer than five other
attendees, were included, as they likely involved significant dialogue between
President Obama and that Secretary.

Calendar listings were typically worded as follows: “The President (and Vice
President) Meets with Secretary of [Department][Secretary]”

While there are numerous sources that document presidential activities (White
House calendar, Politico calendar, Washington Post “Potus Tracker,” pool
reports, other press corps, twitter etc.) the report is focused primarily on the
meetings the White House chooses to publish in their own calendar. Since the
Whitehouse calendar is unavailable prior to July 12, 2010, the Politico calendar
was used for the period from March 23, 2010 to July 11, 2010 and to verify the

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White House calendar. Meetings that appear on the Politico calendar, but not the
White House calendar were counted.

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Meetings by Date:
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Legend:

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Defense

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State
Treasury

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Health and Human Services
All Other Departments

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
3/26/10! Obama!

Clinton!

3/30/10! Both!

Gates!

4/6/10! Obama!

Gates!

4/7/10! Obama!

Clinton!

4/14/10! Both!

Clinton!

4/15/10! Obama!

Solis!

4/21/10! Both!

Gates!

4/21/10! Both!

Geithner!
and!
Sebelius!

4/22/10! Obama!

Geithner!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
Obama!meets!with!Secretary!of!Labor!
Hilda!Solis!and!Mine!Safety!and!Health!
Labor!
Administrator!Joe!Main!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
Treasury!
and!Health! The!President!Meets!with!Treasury!
and!Human! Secretary!Geithner!and!HHS!Secretary!
Services!
Sebelius!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
4/26/10! Both!

Gates!

4/29/10! Both!

Clinton!

5/4/10! Both!

Gates!

5/6/10! Obama!

Clinton!

5/10/10! Obama!

Chu!

5/10/10! Obama!

Geithner!

5/11/10! Both!

Gates!

5/11/10! Both!

Clinton!

5/19/10! Both!

Clinton!

5/20/10! Both!

Geithner!

5/24/10! Obama!

Gates!

6/3/10! Both!

Clinton!

6/10/10! Obama!

Geithner!

6/11/10! Obama!

Clinton!

6/17/10! Obama!

Mabus!

6/17/10! Both!

Clinton!

6/17/10! Both!

Geithner!

6/22/10! Obama!

Gates!

6/23/10! Both!

Clinton!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Energy!
Energy!Chu!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
Obama!Meets!with!Secretary!of!the!Navy!
Navy!
Mabus!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
7/1/10! Obama!

Geithner!

7/6/10! Obama!

Gates!

7/6/10! Obama!

Clinton!

7/7/10! Both!

Clinton!

7/7/10! Both!

Geithner!

7/13/10! Both!

Gates!

7/14/10! Both!

Clinton!

7/22/10! Obama!

Geithner!

7/26/10! Obama!

Clinton!

7/27/10! Obama!

Gates!

7/27/10! Obama!

Geithner!

8/3/10! Obama!

Gates!

8/6/10! Obama!

Clinton!

8/10/10! Obama!

Gates!

8/11/10! Obama!

Mabus!

8/11/10! Obama!

Clinton!

9/7/10! Both!

Gates!

9/7/10! Both!

Clinton!

9/9/10! Obama!

Geithner!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Navy!
the!Navy!Mabus!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
9/13/10! Obama!

Gates!

9/15/10! Obama!

Duncan!

9/21/10! Both!

Gates!

9/30/10! Obama!

Geithner!

10/1/10! Obama!

Gates!

10/1/10! Obama!

Clinton!

10/7/10! Obama!

Geithner!

10/14/10! Obama!

Geithner!

10/19/10! Obama!

Gates!

10/19/10! Obama!

Geithner!

10/20/10! Obama!

Clinton!

10/25/10! Obama!

Clinton!

10/26/10! Obama!

Gates!

11/2/10! Obama!

Gates!

11/16/10! Obama!

Gates!

11/17/10! Both!

Clinton!

11/18/10! Both!

Geithner!

11/24/10! Obama!

Gates!

11/30/10! Both!

Gates!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Education!Duncan!and!Representative!
Education!
George!Miller!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
12/2/10! Both!
12/8/10! Both!

12/13/10! Both!
12/15/10! Obama!
12/17/10! Obama!
12/22/10! Obama!
1/4/11! Obama!
1/5/11! Obama!
1/6/11! Both!
1/18/11! Obama!
1/24/11! Obama!
1/27/11! Both!
2/1/11! Both!
2/2/11! Both!
2/8/11! Both!
2/9/11! Both!
2/15/11! Both!
2/16/11! Obama!
2/22/11! Both!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Geithner!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Geithner!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Geithner!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Gates!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Geithner!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!and! State!and!
State!Clinton!and!Secretary!of!Defense!
Gates!
Defense!
Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Gates!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Clinton!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Clinton!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Clinton!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!

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Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
2/23/11! Obama!

Clinton!

2/24/11! Obama!

Geithner!

3/1/11! Both!

Gates!

3/2/11! Both!

Clinton!

3/4/11! Obama!

Geithner!

3/9/11! Obama!

Clinton!

3/10/11! Obama!

Geithner!

3/15/11! Both!

Gates!

3/16/11! Both!

Gates!

3/24/11! Obama!

Geithner!

3/31/11! Both!

Clinton!

4/4/11! Obama!

Gates!

4/4/11! Obama!

Clinton!

4/7/11! Obama!

Geithner!

4/12/11! Both!

Gates!

4/12/11! Both!

Clinton!

4/18/11! Both!

Clinton!

4/19/11! Obama!

Gates!

4/25/11! Obama!

Holder!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Attorney!
Justice!
General!Holder!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
4/26/11! Obama!
4/28/11! Obama!
5/3/11! Both!
5/9/11! Obama!
5/17/11! Both!
5/19/11! Obama!
6/1/11! Obama!
6/15/11! Both!
6/17/11! Obama!
6/20/11! Both!
6/21/11! Obama!
6/21/11! Obama!
6/28/11! Both!
6/29/11! Both!
7/5/11! Both!
7/6/11! Both!
7/6/11! Both!
7/14/11! Both!
7/20/11! Both!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Gates!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!
State!!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Napolitano! Homeland!
Homeland!Security!Napolitano!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Geithner!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Clinton!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Gates!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Geithner!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Clinton!
State!!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Gates!
Defense!
Defense!Gates!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Geithner!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Clinton!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Geithner!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Panetta!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Clinton!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Geithner!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Geithner!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Panetta!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
7/21/11! Both!

Geithner!

7/22/11! Obama!

Panetta!

7/26/11! Both!

Panetta!

7/28/11! Obama!

Clinton!

7/28/11! Obama!

Geithner!

8/1/11! Obama!

Locke!

8/2/11! Obama!

Panetta!

8/3/11! Obama!

Holder!

8/3/11! Obama!

Clinton!

8/9/11! Obama!

Geithner!

8/10/11! Obama!

Clinton!

8/10/11! Obama!

Geithner!

8/16/11! Obama!

Vilsack!

9/1/11! Obama!

Geithner!

9/7/11! Both!

Panetta!

9/7/11! Both!

Clinton!

9/13/11! Both!

Panetta!

9/13/11! Both!

Clinton!

9/15/11! Obama!

Geithner!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!and!Admiral!Mullen!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Commerce!
Interior!
Secretary!Gary!Locke!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Attorney!
Justice!
General!Eric!Holder!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Participates!in!a!Breakout!
Session!Hosted!by!Secretary!of!
Agriculture! Agriculture!Tom!Vilsack!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
9/28/11! Both!

Panetta!

9/29/11! Obama!

Clinton!

9/29/11! Obama!

Geithner!

10/6/11! Both!

Clinton!

10/7/11! Obama!

Geithner!

10/12/11! Obama!

Panetta!

10/27/11! Obama!

Geithner!

10/28/11! Obama!

Clinton!

11/7/11! Obama!

Clinton!

11/21/11! Obama!

Geithner!

12/5/11! Obama!

Geithner!

12/12/11! Obama!

Clinton!

1/3/12! Both!

Panetta!

1/5/12! Both!

Geithner!

1/10/12! Both!

Panetta!

1/13/12! Obama!

Clinton!

1/13/12! Obama!

Geithner!

1/17/12! Both!

Panetta!

1/18/12! Obama!

Geithner!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
1/20/12! Obama!

Clinton!

1/27/12! Both!

Clinton!

1/31/12! Obama!

Panetta!

2/2/12! Obama!

Clinton!

2/2/12! Obama!

Geithner!

2/7/12! Both!

Panetta!

2/8/12! Both!

Clinton!

2/14/12! Obama!

Panetta!

2/21/12! Both!

Panetta!

2/27/12! Both!

Geithner!

2/28/12! Both!

Panetta!

3/2/12! Both!

Clinton!

3/5/12! Obama!

Panetta!

3/5/12! Obama!

Geithner!

3/15/12! Obama!

Geithner!

3/19/12! Obama!

Clinton!

3/20/12! Both!

Panetta!

4/2/12! Both!

Clinton!

4/3/12! Both!

Panetta!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
4/9/12! Obama!

Clinton!

4/9/12! Obama!

Geithner!

4/11/12! Obama!

Panetta!

4/17/12! Both!

Geithner!

4/23/12! Obama!

Clinton!

4/30/12! Obama!

Geithner!

5/1/12! Both!

Panetta!

5/9/12! Both!

Geithner!

5/15/12! Both!

Panetta!

5/15/12! Both!

Geithner!

5/16/12! Obama!

Clinton!

5/29/12! Obama!

Panetta!

5/29/12! Obama!

Clinton!

5/31/12! Obama!

Geithner!

6/11/12! Both!

Panetta!

6/11/12! Both!

Geithner!

6/25/12! Both!

Clinton!

6/28/12! Both!

Panetta!

7/11/12! Obama!

Geithner!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Geithner!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)

7/18/12! Obama!

Vilsack!

7/18/12! Both!

Panetta!

7/18/12! Both!

Clinton!

7/26/12! Both!

Panetta!

7/26/12! Obama!

Shinseki!

7/27/12! Both!

Clinton!

8/7/12! Obama!

Panetta!

8/16/12! Both!

Clinton!

8/16/12! Both!

Geithner!

9/11/12! Both!

Panetta!

9/19/12! Both!

Clinton!

10/10/12! Obama!

Clinton!

11/9/12! Both!

Clinton!

11/27/12! Both!

Panetta!

12/4/12! Both!

Panetta!

12/18/12! Obama!

Panetta!

1/8/13! Obama!

Panetta!

1/14/13! Both!

Clinton!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Agriculture!Tom!Vilsack!to!Discuss!the!
Administration’s!Efforts!to!Respond!to!
Agriculture! the!Drought!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
Veterans!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!
Affairs!
Shinseki!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Geithner!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Clinton!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
1/24/13! Obama!

Clinton!

1/30/13! Obama!

Clinton!

2/5/13! Obama!

Panetta!

2/20/13! Both!

Kerry!

3/5/13! Both!

Hagel!

3/6/13! Both!

Lew!

3/12/13! Both!

Hagel!

3/13/13! Both!

Kerry!

3/13/13! Both!

Lew!

3/26/13! Obama!

Hagel!

3/28/13! Both!

Kerry!

3/28/13! Both!

Lew!

4/2/13! Obama!

Hagel!

4/9/13! Both!

Hagel!

4/10/13! Both!

Lew!

4/16/13! Both!

Hagel!

4/17/13! Both!

Lew!

4/24/13! Both!

Lew!

4/30/13! Both!

Hagel!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Clinton!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Panetta!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
5/1/13! Both!

Kerry!

5/1/13! Both!

Lew!

5/7/13! Both!

Hagel!

5/8/13! Both!

Lew!

5/14/13! Both!

Hagel!

5/16/13! Obama!

Hagel!

5/21/13! Both!

Hagel!

5/22/13! Obama!

Lew!

5/28/13! Obama!

Hagel!

6/5/13! Obama!

Lew!

6/11/13! Both!

Hagel!

6/24/13! Obama!

Lew!

6/25/13! Both!

Hagel!

7/9/13! Obama!

Hagel!

7/9/13! Obama!

Lew!

7/10/13! Both!

Kerry!

7/22/13! Obama!

Kerry!

7/30/13! Both!

Hagel!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!meets!with!Secretary!
Hagel,!Chairman!Dempsey!and!the!
service!secretaries,!service!chiefs,!and!
senior!enlisted!advisors!to!discuss!sexual!
Defense!
assault!in!the!military!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)
7/31/13! Both!

Lew!

8/9/13! Obama!

Kerry!

9/9/13! Both!

Hagel!

9/17/13! Both!

Hagel!

9/18/13! Both!

Kerry!

9/18/13! Both!

Lew!

9/25/13! Obama!

Lew!

10/2/13! Both!

Lew!

10/8/13! Both!

Hagel!

10/10/13! Both!

Lew!

10/15/13! Both!

Hagel!

10/16/13! Both!

Kerry!

10/16/13! Both!

Lew!

10/23/13! Both!

Lew!

10/28/13! Both!

Kerry!

10/29/13! Both!

Hagel!

10/30/13! Obama!

Lew!

11/4/13! Both!

Hagel!

11/7/13! Both!

Lew!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
State!
State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Treasury!
with!Secretary!of!the!Treasury!Lew!

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Date)

Obama)Only)
or)Both)Biden)
and)Obama) Secretary)

11/13/13! Both!

Hagel!

11/13/13! Both!

Kerry!

11/18/13! Obama!

Lew!

11/19/13! Obama!

Hagel!

Department) Event)Wording)in)Calendar:)
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
Defense!
with!Secretary!of!Defense!Hagel!
The!President!and!Vice!President!Meet!
State!
with!Secretary!of!State!Kerry!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Treasury!
the!Treasury!Lew!
The!President!Meets!with!Secretary!of!
Defense!
Defense!Hagel!

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