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Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday,

January 28, 1977

The following listing includes the President's daily schedule and other items of general interest as announced by the White House Press Office during the period covered by this issue. Events and announcements printed elsewhere in the issue are not included.

January 24

The President met at the White House with:

--Zbigniew Brzezinski, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

--the Cabinet.

The President announced the following appointments:

BARRY JAGODA as Special Assistant to the President for Media and Public Affairs;

JAMES FALLOWS as Chief Speech writer to the President.

The President announced that door-to-door limousine service for White House staff members has been terminated. The White House will continue to operate a limited courier service for trips during the business day which will be available only for work-related trips.

Vice President Walter F. Mondale telephoned the President from Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the progress of his trip to Europe and Japan.

The White House announced that President Jose Lopez Portillo of the United Mexican States has accepted the President's invitation to make a state visit to the United States. President Lopez Portillo will be in Washington on February 14 and 15.

The White House announced that Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada has accepted the President's invitation to pay an official visit to Washington on February 21 and 22.

January 25

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the Democratic congressional leadership to discuss the economic stimulus package, reorganization legislation, and energy legislation.

The Vice President again telephoned the President to discuss his trip.

January 26

The President met at the White House with:

--George Meany, president, and J. Lane Kirkland, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO;

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Andrew J. Young, U.S. Ambassador-designate to the United Nations;

--Sir Peter Ramsbotham, British Ambassador to the United States.

The President declared a major disaster for the State of Maryland as a result of ice conditions in the Chesapeake Bay region beginning about January 1, 1977.

The President declared an emergency for the State of Virginia as a result of ice conditions in the Chesapeake Bay region and the Atlantic Coast of Virginia beginning about January 1, 1977, which caused extensive public and private property damage.

January 27

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the National Security Council; --Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and top-level officials of the Department;

--Secretary of the Treasury W. Michael Blumenthal and top-level officials of the Department;

--Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams and top-level officials of the Department.

January 28

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Representative Al Ullman, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Bert Lance, Director, and Stock Coleman, Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Management and Budget, Charles L. Schultze, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Frank B. Moore, Assistant to the President for Congressional Liaison, to discuss the economic stimulus package under consideration in the Congress;

--Jack Dunn, international chaplain of Civitan International;

--Gov. and Mrs. Dolph Briscoe of Texas and Harry McAdams, director of the State of Texas office of State-Federal relations, to discuss energy and natural gas problems and the need for economic programs more responsive to the needs of the poor;

--Dr. Brzezinski, Secretary Vance, and E. Henry Knoche, Acting Director of Central Intelligence;

--Edmund G. Brown, former Governor of California.

Jimmy Carter, Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday, Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243314

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