Timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama (2015)

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The following is a timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. For his time as President-elect, see the Presidential transition of Barack Obama; for a detailed account of his first months in office, see First 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency; and for a complete itinerary of his travels, see List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama.

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 8 − The President delivers a commencement address for the graduating class at Lake Area Technical Institute, one of the top community colleges in the nation, in Watertown, South Dakota.[48]
  • May 12 – The President speaks at Georgetown University to the Catholic Evangelical Leadership Summit on the topic of "Overcoming Poverty".[49]
  • May 13 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef of Saudi Arabia and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia[50]
  • May 13–14 – President Obama and Heads of Delegations of the Gulf Cooperation Council and members of the President's Cabinet meet at Camp David.[51]
  • May 15 – President Obama delivers remarks at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.[52]
  • May 15 – President Obama visited the Real-Time Tactical Operational Intelligence Center in Camden, New Jersey.[53]
  • May 19 – The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 (Pub.L. 114–12) was signed by the President.[54]
  • May 29 − The President delivers the keynote address at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises in New London, Connecticut.[55]
  • May 21 – President Obama meets with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to assure him of U.S. support.[56]
  • May 25 – President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and delivers Memorial Day remarks.[57][58]
  • May 26 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg at the White House to discuss the impact of Russia’s actions, the European security environment, NATO’s efforts and the ongoing Resolute Support Mission to assist the Afghan National Security Forces.[59]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 3 − The President delivers remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).[80]
  • August 3 – President Obama and the Environment Protection Agency announced the Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by 32% by the year 2030.[81]
  • August 4 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations.[82]
  • August 6 – President Obama delivers remarks to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at the White House.[83]
  • August 5 − The President delivers remarks on the nuclear deal reached with Iran at the American University in Washington, DC.[84]
  • August 7 – President Obama signs the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act.[85]
  • August 7 – President Obama begins his 17-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.[86]
  • August 24 – President Obama delivers remarks at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.[87]
  • August 27 – President Obama visits New Orleans to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.[88]

September[edit]

  • September 1 - President Obama is the first sitting President to visit the Arctic Circle. He is in Anchorage, Alaska at a conference of ministers and officials from Arctic nations to highlight changes to the Arctic region caused by climate change.[89]
  • September 4 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.[90]
  • September 7 – President Obama gives a speech at the Greater Boston Labor Council’s annual Labor Day Breakfast.[91]
  • September 22 – President Obama greets Pope Francis as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews.[92]
  • September 23 – President Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House and, later that day, the Pope spoke about climate change and immigration.[93]
  • September 25 – The President welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping to the White House for a state visit.
  • September 25 – The Obamas host a state dinner at the White House for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • September 28 – President Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Afterward, the President holds a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.
  • September 29 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Raul Castro of Cuba.
  • September 29 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi of Iraq.
  • September 29 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.

October[edit]

  • October 7 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Joachim Gauck of Germany.
  • October 9 – President Obama meets with the families of victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting, then flew to Seattle for the Democratic National Committee roundtable.[94]
  • October 15 – President Obama holds a reception for the 25th Anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.[95]
  • October 16 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting and a press conference with President Park Geun-hye of South Korea.[96]
  • October 22 – President Obama participates in a community forum on drug abuse in Charleston, West Virginia.[97]
  • October 22 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan.[98]
  • October 28Prince Harry of Wales meets with President Obama in the White House.[99]

November[edit]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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