President Barack Obama is extending his Hawaiian holiday by a day, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Obama was originally expected to return to Washington on Jan. 3, but he will now be back Jan. 4.
“After the extended lame duck and five-day delay of his trip here, he’s just trying to squeeze in more time with his family before returning to Washington,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told pool reporters.
The president has been in Hawaii with his family since Dec. 23.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.