US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EST– THE VICE PRESIDENT will meet with the National Black Caucus of State Legislators to discuss the Administration’s work on a range of issues | Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments

The White House

Russia, Ukraine

  • Remarks by President Biden Announcing Response to Russian Actions in Ukraine
  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Kuleba of Ukraine
  • Fact Sheet: United States Imposes First Tranche of Swift and Severe Costs on Russia
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on Russia Sanctions
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics and Deputy NEC Director Daleep Singh, February 22, 2022

Critical Minerals

  • Remarks by President Biden at a Virtual Event on Securing Critical Minerals for a Future Made in America
  • Fact Sheet: Securing a Made in America Supply Chain for Critical Minerals


  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Libya
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Libya

Other Matters

  • Readout of White House Meeting with Parents to Discuss Efforts to Invest in Children and Cut the Cost of Child Care
  • Bills Signed into Law:
    • S. 566 which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office; and
    • S. 583, the “Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions Act of 2021” or the “PRICE Act of 2021,” which encourages identification and promotion of best practices for acquisition techniques and procurement practices.

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at a Meeting in Honor of Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
  • Article: America ‘Unwavering’ in Support for Ukraine, Austin Says
  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl Call with U.K. Ministry of Defence Director General, Security Policy, Dominic Wilson
  • Publication: Posture Updates in Support of Allies in Europe
  • Article: Biden Shifts U.S. Troops in Europe to Defend Frontline NATO States
  • Press Release: DoD Awards $35 Million to MP Materials to Build U.S. Heavy Rare Earth Separation Capacity
  • Press Release: DoD and Partners Release Combined Space Operations Vision 2031
  • Article: Sports Heroes Who Served: Hall of Famer Served in Army Air Corps in World War II
  • Contracts for February 22, 2022

U.S. Army

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: Joint Base Lewis–McChord Medical Company trains in Germany
  • Press Release: Connecticut Guardsmen now part of contingency response force

U.S. Navy

  • Press Release: RIMPAC ‘22 Commanders’ Conference Solidifies Planning Partner-Building Efforts

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Space Force

  • Press Release: Department of Defense and Partners Release Combined Space Operations Vision 2031

U.S. Coast Guard

  • Press Release: Coast Guard will launch two new Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units in Fall 2022

Department of State

Ukraine, Russia

  • February 22: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at a Joint Press Availability


  • February 22: Statement | Reports of Atrocities in the Amhara Region (Ethiopia)


  • February 22: Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Vietnam
  • February 22: Statement | Japan National Day

Southeast, South Asia

  • February 22: Statement | Brunei National Day
  • February 22: Statement | United States Takes Unilateral Action to Protect the Cultural Heritage of the People of Afghanistan

Middle East

  • February 22: Statement | Sixth Anniversary of Iran’s Wrongful Detention of Baquer Namazi

Western Hemisphere

  • February 22: Statement | Saint Lucia Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Administrator Samantha Power Call with Polish Deputy Interior Minister Bartosz Grodecki

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN Security Council Stakeout Following an Emergency Meeting on Ukraine
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Central African Republic
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Compensation Commission

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: U.S. Treasury Imposes Immediate Economic Costs in Response to Actions in the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions
  • Sanctions List Updates: Russia-related Designations; Issuance of Russia-related Directive 1A and General Licenses; Publication of new and updated Frequently Asked Questions

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Health Care Co. and Two Former Employees for Accounting Improprieties

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks After Federal Jury Finds Three Men Guilty of Hate Crimes in Connection with the Pursuit and Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
  • Press Release: Federal Jury Finds Three Men Guilty of Hate Crimes in Connection with the Pursuit and Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
  • Press Release: Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Not Filing Tax Returns

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: RGV Agents Disrupt Four Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: $600K Worth of Meth Seized by Border Patrol (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Convicted Gang Member Arrested in the Imperial Sand Dunes (California)
  • Press Release: Lost Migrant Rescued Over the Weekend (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Opposes Canada’s Digital Services Tax Act Proposal

Wednesday’s Schedule:

  • U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will hold separate meetings with Germany’s State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Susanne Baumann; State Secretary for Financial Market Policy and European Policy Dr. Jörg Kukies; and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Dr. Robert Habeck.
  • Ambassador Tai will participate in a meeting hosted by the Federation of German Industries.
  • Ambassador Tai will participate in a roundtable with stakeholders and students hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany.
  • Ambassador Sarah Bianchi will meet with Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Nguyen Quoc Dzung.

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: FirstNet at 10 | A Decade of Dedication to Public Safety

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Returns More Than $930,000 To Consumers Who Bought Teami’s Deceptively Advertised Teas
  • Press Release: New Data Shows FTC Received 2.8 Million Fraud Reports from Consumers in 2021

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Speech: Chairwoman Rosenworcel Remarks on FirstNet 10-Year Anniversary
  • Speech: Starks Remarks at Connecting Black Communities Event
  • Order: FCC Requires Aureon to Submit Data for Refunds of Illegal Rate Charges
  • Press Release: Chairwoman Rosenworcel Proposes Plan for Next Gen 911
  • Press Release: FCC Proposes $45 Million Fine for Apparently Unlawful Robocalls
  • Press Release: FCC Seeks Comment on Further Reforms to Rural Health Care Program
  • Press Release: IB Seeks Comment on Recommendations Approved by the WAC

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: United States Advances Agricultural Innovation at Inaugural AIM for Climate Ministerial

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Secretary Granholm Traveled to South Carolina to Highlight Efforts to Strengthen University Pipeline to Clean Energy Jobs
  • Press Release: DOE Announces $150 Million to Reduce Climate Impacts of Energy Technologies and Manufacturing

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: In Arizona Visit, Secretary Haaland Highlights Interior’s Commitment to Indian Country, Investments in Water and Drought Resilience
  • Press Release: Tribes to Receive $1.7 Billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Fulfill Indian Waters Rights Settlements
  • Press Release: Interior Department Launches Interagency Working Group on Mining Reform
  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces Next Steps to Remove “Sq___” from Federal Lands

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release: Application Process Opens for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds to Build Safe, Sustainable and Accessible Airport Terminals

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $63K in back wages for 17 restaurant managers wrongly denied overtime
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $159K in unpaid wages after investigation finds Idaho potato farm shortchanged, threatened agricultural workers

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)