Fw: Pool report #1

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From: Anita Kumar [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 02:26 PM
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Subject: Pool report #1

Pool report #1

POTUS entered a packed East Room at 2:09 pm to sustained applause. The
crowd interrupted him to applaud several times more times.

POTUS said he is starting the week off with something they should have
more often: "a truly bipartisan bill signing."

The crowd laughed when POTUS said getting these bills through Congress
had not been easy.

POTUS said he was joined in the room by those representing small
businesses, environmental and global development groups as well as
lawmakers. Though they were not present, he thanked House Speaker John
Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as others.

Remarks ended at 2:17 pm. He began signing the bills at 2:18 pm after
saying "this may take awhile." He finished two minutes later.

He signed H.R. 2146 Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
and H.R. 1295 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015.

According to the White House, members of Congress who were present:

·         Senator Chris Coons, D-DE
·         Representative Don Beyer, D-VA
·         Representative Gerald Connolly, D-VA
·         Representative Ron Kind, D-WI
·         Representative Dave Reichert, R-WA
·         Representative Pat Tiberi, R-OH
·         Representative John Delaney, D-MD

Also spotted in the room by your pooler:

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
US Trade Rep Mike Froman
Jeff Zients, director of the United States National Economic Council
SBA administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue

POTUS remarks were open press.

Anita Kumar
White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
xxx-xxx-xxxx (office)
xxx-xxx-xxxx (cell)
Twitter: @anitakumar01

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