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Reopening Our Government

Last night, President Obama signed legislation to reopen our government and pay our bills.

"Because Democrats and responsible Republicans came together, the first government shutdown in 17 years is now over," he said today in the State Dining Room. "The first default in more than 200 years will not happen. These twin threats to our economy have been lifted."

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 Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

9:45 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:35 AM: The President delivers a statement

11:30 AM: The President holds a bilateral meeting with Italian Prime Minister Letta; the Vice President also attends

12:45 PM: The President holds a working lunch with Italian Prime Minister Letta; the Vice President also attends

1:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney 

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