2/28/11: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

President Obama and Vice President Biden Address National Governors Association

The President and Vice President speak to the Nation’s governors, talking about their plans to work with the states to help advance the President’s goal of winning the future. The President also announces a proposal to move up the date when states are allowed to implement their own health care plans as long as they meet the standards for affordability and coverage under the Affordable Care Act to 2014. February 28, 2011.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Address National Governors Association

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden welcome the Nation’s governors to the White House and talk about their campaign to support America’s military families. February 28, 2011.

Submit Your Questions: America’s Great Outdoors Live Chat

On Thursday, March 3rd, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson will host an Open for Questions live chat on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. Please submit your video questions by responding to this video on YouTube, or by uploading your video question at policyoutreach@ceq.eop.gov. Then, join us on the White House Facebook page Thursday, March 3 at 4:30PM where you will also be able to submit questions during the live chat – http://apps.facebook.com/whitehouselive/

President Barack Obama answers questions during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama answers questions during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama watches Vice President Joe Biden from the Butler’s Pantry as Samantha Tubman, Deputy Associate Director of the White House Social Office, listens for the queue introducing the President to a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2011. Brian Mosteller, Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations, is pictured at left.

President Barack Obama watches Vice President Joe Biden from the Butler's Pantry as Samantha Tubman, Deputy Associate Director of the White House Social Office, listens for the queue introducing the President to a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2011. Brian Mosteller, Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations, is pictured at left.

Toasting the Nation’s Governors

President Obama toasts the nation’s governors, saying that they have a partner in the White House as they deal with difficult economic times, during a White House dinner for the National Governors Association. Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire offers a toast to the President. February 27, 2011.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen as Gladys Knight performs during the Governors Dinner in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2011.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen as Gladys Knight performs during the Governors Dinner in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2011.

Executive Chef Cris Comerford, second left, works with staff in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House to plate a course from the meal served during the Governors Dinner, Feb. 27, 2011.

Executive Chef Cris Comerford, second left, works with staff in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House to plate a course from the meal served during the Governors Dinner, Feb. 27, 2011.

Weekly Address: Traveling the Country, Winning the Future

The President discusses his recent travels and the examples he’s seen of how America can win the future. He urges Congress to heed these examples in the coming budget debate and to tighten our belts without eliminating investments in innovation, education and infrastructure.