The oil spill eats up a big chunk of President Obama's day. In addition to his daily briefing on the spill and response efforts, Obama will discuss the situation with lawmakers in a Cabinet Room sitdown. Also on the agenda: the economy and the summer session of Congress. Invited to attend are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Minority Leader John Boehner.
In the afternoon, the President meets with the family members of those killed on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the State Dining Room; he sent a letter to each of the families extending the invitation last week.
And speaking of energy, Obama also meets with business leaders this and energy experts this afternoon. Agenda: Let's speed things up development of solar, wind and other forms of clean power.
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with bipartisan members of Congress
Pool spray at the bottom (Gather Time 11:55AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
1:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the family members of those killed on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig
State Dining Room
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Specter
3:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of the Treasury Geithner
3:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with business leaders and energy experts to discuss energy reform
1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
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