Timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama (2014)

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The following is a timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama, from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. 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]

June[edit]

President Obama speaks to approximately 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery, June 6, 2014
  • June 3 – The President participates in a bilateral meeting with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and in a separate bilateral meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk while in Poland at a meeting with Central and Eastern European Leaders.[45]
  • June 4 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine.[46]
  • June 5 – The President participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom while attending a Brussels G7 meeting on the global economy.[47]
  • June 6 – President Obama joins other world leaders in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy.[48]
  • June 10 – The Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, H.R. 3080, is signed into law by President Obama.[49]
  • June 12 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia.[50]
  • June 14 – The President delivers the commencement address at the University of California at Irvine.[51]
  • June 19 – The President awards Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), the Medal of Honor.[52]
  • June 20 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand.[53]
  • June 23 – The President and Vice President participate in a roundtable discussion at the White House Summit on Working Families.[54]
  • June 25 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel.[55]
  • June 30 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile.[56]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 4–5 – President Obama and more than 60 other world leaders attend a NATO summit in Newport, Wales to discuss Afghanistan.[65] The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.
  • September 10 – The President delivers a speech outlining his plan to fight the Islamic State.[66]
  • September 11 − The President and First Lady attend the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial.
  • September 15 − President Obama awards Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat, the Medal of Honor.
  • September 18 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine.[67]
  • September 19H.J.Res. 124 the Continuing Appropriations Resolution of 2015 is signed into law by President Obama.
  • September 24 – President Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly.[68] Afterward, the President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of the Republic of Iraq. Later in the day, the President meets with General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon of the United Nations and President Sam Kutesa of the United Nations.
  • September 25 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia.
  • September 25 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt.
  • September 30 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.[69]

October[edit]

  • October 1 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.[70]
  • October 8 − The President meets with Military Senior Leadership at The Pentagon.[71]
  • October 14 − President Obama attends a meeting at Andrews Air Force Base hosted by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense to discuss the coalition efforts in the ongoing campaign against ISIL. Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander U.S. Central Command also participates.[72]
  • October 15 – The President participates in a video conference with British, French, German and Italian counterparts to discuss the international response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, efforts to combat ISIL, and international efforts to encourage Russia to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements.[73]
  • October 17 − The President and the Vice President meet with members of the National Security Council to discuss coordinating the whole-of-government response to Ebola. [74]
  • October 22 − Obama holds a meeting with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain to coordinate the government’s Ebola response. [75]
  • October 23 − The President meets with members of The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). [76]

November[edit]

  • November 4 − President Obama meets with Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. [77]
  • November 5 – The President accepts blame for the mid-term rout of Democratic candidates.[78]
  • November 6 – President Obama awards the Medal of Honor posthumously to Union Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry during the American Civil War.[79]
  • November 7 – President Obama announces he will send 1,500 troops to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS.[80]
  • November 8 – Obama nominates Loretta Lynch for Office of Attorney General.[81]
  • November 10 − President Obama departs to Beijing on a trip to Asia and Australia, Upon arrival in Beijing, China, the President holds a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia. [82] In the afternoon, the President participates in a meeting with leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership countries [83] and, afterward, meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to China. Later, the President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia. [84]
  • November 11 − President Obama begin his bilateral program with President Xi of China which includes a walk and talk, a bilateral meeting and a private dinner.[85]
  • November 11 – The US and China announced an agreement on fighting global warming.[86]
  • November 13 − The President participates in an US–ASEAN session in Naypyitaw, Burma. [87] Later that day, the President attends a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam. [88] That evening, the President holds a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sein of Burma. [89]
  • November 14 − The President participates in a G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane, Australia.[90]
  • November 19 − The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, S. 1086, is signed into law by President Obama.[91]
  • November 20 – The President honors nineteen recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.[92] Later that day, President Obama announces that millions of illegal immigrants in the US will gain protections from deportation.[93][94]
  • November 24 − The President presents nineteen recipients with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.[95]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

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