President Obama is extending his Hawaii vacation by one day.
The president will leave Honolulu on the evening of Jan. 3 and arrive in Washington in the afternoon of Jan. 4, according to a White House pool report.
Obama had planned to be in Hawaii through Sunday, Jan. 2, according to the original White House schedule.
White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton told the press pool Wednesday that "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."
Obama left for Hawaii on Dec. 22 — five days after he was scheduled to depart — because Congress was finishing several high-profile pieces of legislation in the lame-duck session. His family traveled to Honolulu first.