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Obama schedule for Thursday, Jan. 9

Jan. 9, 2014 at 6:42 AM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will discuss the first "Promise Zone" partnerships with local communities and business across the nation Thursday, the White House said.

The daily schedule indicated Obama will:

-- Receive, with Vice President Joe Biden, the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

-- Meet with Biden and lawmakers to discuss the administration's review of signals intelligence programs.

-- Speak about the first five "Promise Zones" in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The White House said the initiative is a partnership with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, improve public safety and expand access to educational opportunities and affordable housing.

-- Meet with Biden and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

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