White House Visitors Database

The Obama administration each month releases a log of people who pass through the White House security system, which also includes visits to the vice president's residence and two executive office buildings. The database has more than 2.5 million entries for the period from January 2009 through May. 31, 2012. The log may include some scheduled visits that did not take place and exclude visits by members of Congress, top officials and others who are not required to sign in at security gates.

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Visitor Date Staffer Location Description
Paul A Angelone 01/17/2012 James Bredin White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Ernesto Apreza 01/17/2012 Lacy Kline Old Executive Office Building 88
Cameron D Arterton 01/17/2012 Jeanne M. Lambrew Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Old Executive Office Building 82
Elizabeth A Ashwell 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Byron G Auguste 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Dini
Christopher R Austin 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Michael J Axelrod 01/17/2012 Matthew A. Lehrich Midwestern Regional Communications Director White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Kevin J Bailey 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Dini
Whitney S Bailey 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Jon E Baio 01/17/2012 Jeanne M. Lambrew Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Old Executive Office Building 82
William Baker 01/17/2012 Johanna M. Maska Special Assistant and Press Lead Old Executive Office Building 230
Elizabeth A Baldwin 01/17/2012 Matthew A. Lehrich Midwestern Regional Communications Director White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Estera Barbarasa 01/17/2012 Alyssa Fisher White House East Wing
Karen Barker 01/17/2012 Michael A. Strautmanis Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 115
James A Barnett 01/17/2012 Mark Leblanc New Executive Office Building 5227
Robert B Barnett 01/17/2012 Cathy Russell White House West Wing
Brian L Bartow 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Laura L Bartow 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Vanessa N Battle 01/17/2012 Claudia Mcnamara White House E Street Dr
Andrew P Baukol 01/17/2012 David Kaden Old Executive Office Building 439
Andrew S Baur 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Frederick J Baur 01/17/2012 Eddie Hui New Executive Office Building 4220
Jennifer L Baur 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Todd N Baur 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Kathleen C Beale 01/17/2012 Julia L. Duncan Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building 430b
Jessica P Beegle 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Dini
Robert R Beers 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
John Bell 01/17/2012 John P. New Executive Office Building 5230
Laura W Bell 01/17/2012 Richard Oconnell New Executive Office Building 3202
Laura W Bell 01/17/2012 Richard Oconnell Old Executive Office Building 445
Laura W Bell 01/17/2012 Richard Oconnell New Executive Office Building 3202
Keith Benes 01/17/2012 Steven P. Croley Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy White House Ww
Keith Benes 01/17/2012 Steven P. Croley Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy White House Ww
Jason N Benkendorf 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
David P Berger 01/17/2012 Michael J. Gottlieb Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President White House West Wing West Wing Tour
David P Berger 01/17/2012 Michael J. Gottlieb Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President White House White House
Lori A Bergman 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
William L Berkman 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Geoffrey D Berman 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Max P Bernstein 01/17/2012 Mike Stebbins Old Executive Office Building 530
John M Bertko 01/17/2012 Jeanne M. Lambrew Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Old Executive Office Building 82
Christopher P Bertram 01/17/2012 Nicole Buffa Old Executive Office Building 230a
Lisa L Bethancourt 01/17/2012 Potus Old Executive Office Building 430 Bc
Lisa L Bethancourt 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Dini
Jennifer A Bickel 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Laura E Bickel 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jeremiah C Bird 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Stephanie E Birdwell 01/17/2012 Nell Mccarthy Old Executive Office Building 100
Chad W Blair 01/17/2012 Potus White House State Floo Team Waves.
Bennett W Blodgett 01/17/2012 Jeanne M. Lambrew Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Old Executive Office Building 82
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The logs contain the names of people who enter the security gate at the White House, the Old Executive Office Building, the New Executive Office Building and the vice president's residence.

The database was created for internal use and includes some inaccuracies. The name of the person listed as receiving the visitor, for example, is often a junior-level staffer responsible for signing in the visitor, but is not necessarily the person meeting with the visitor. The Washington Post standardized staff names and matched them with the White House salary database to include the employee's title.

The logs released to the public often do not include visits by U.S. lawmakers and top administration officials who are not required to sign in at security gates. If the arrival time next to a visitor's name is blank, it may indicate that a scheduled appointment was changed or the visitor did not show up.

Some visits may be removed by the administration under its disclosure policy, including personal visits to the first family and those that, if disclosed, might compromise national security or law enforcement. The administration can also withhold visits that are deemed "particularly sensitive," such as interviews with potential Supreme Court nominees.

The logs are released on a monthly basis and on a three-month delay, so visits from January will be released in April, for example. The Obama administration began releasing visitor logs in September 2009 under the terms of a court settlement. Some visits that took place between January and September 2009 have been released selectively in response to requests from the public.

The administration initially refused to provide records to the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and others who requested them, saying the logs were not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. In July 2009, CREW filed a lawsuit seeking access to the logs, ending in the settlement creating the database of visitor logs. The group Judicial Watch has brought an additional lawsuit seeking access to all entries in the logs, without exceptions, dating to the beginning of the administration.

SOURCE: Data.gov. GRAPHIC: Emily Chow, Jude Bowman, Greg Franczyk, T.W. Farnam - The Washington Post. Published May 21, 2012.

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