From: Gillman, Todd [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:43 PM
To: Velz, Peter; Allen, Jessica
Subject: pool report #2/DHS Appropriations bill signing
The president has signed H.R. 240 – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015.
Photojournalists, and only photojournalists, witnessed the signing. They were in and out of the Oval Office in less than a half-minute. Perhaps closer to 15 seconds. The president said something about members of Congress, but those remarks are lost to posterity for lack of a print pooler being allowed into the event, which ended a few minutes after the photo pool was summoned.
Despite the short notice, the WHCA board managed to request access by the full pool, which was denied.
Todd J. Gillman
Dallas Morning News