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*

9:30 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | The White House

11:30 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on his plan to fight inflation and lower costs for working families, and contrast his approach with Congressional Republicans’ ultra-MAGA plan to raise taxes on 75 million American families and threaten to sunset programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid | South Court Auditorium

  • Fact Sheet: The Biden-⁠Harris Inflation Plan | Lowering Costs and Lowering the Deficit | May 10, 2022

2:00 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy to reaffirm the deep bonds of friendship and strong partnership between the United States and Italy | Oval Office

Looking Ahead: The President is set to travel to Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 11, to attend the 40th IBEW International Convention.  On Thursday, May 12, the President will welcome the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the White House for dinner.   On Friday, May 13, the President will participate in a U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Summit at the State Department.  On May 20-21, the President is set to travel to Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan, from May 22-24.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President will be in Washington, D.C., and has no public events scheduled.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:30 p.m. ET – Press Briefing with 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 Monday, May 9, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden and Vice President Harris Reduce High-Speed Internet Costs for Millions of Americans
  • Bill Signed Into Law: S. 3522, the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022,” which provides a different authority to lend or lease defense articles to Ukraine or to Eastern European countries
  • Remarks by President Biden at Signing of S. 3522, the “Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act Of 2022”
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Funding for COVID-⁠19 and Ukraine
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 9, 2022
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Yemen
  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Yemen
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Central African Republic
  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Central African Republic
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq
  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria
  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Advisory: President Biden to Host His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan (May 13)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing (re: UKR, RUS)
  • Article: Biden Signs Lend-Lease Act to Supply More Security Assistance to Ukraine
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Call With Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Greek Minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
  • Article: Austin Consults Ukraine’s Defense Minister to Ensure Needed Assistance Is Flowing
  • Article: More Chances to Participate in Exercises Will Enhance National Guard, Chief Says (re: State Partnership Programs)
  • Article: New Logistics Fuel Card Offers Flexibility, Speed
  • Article: Medal of Honor Monday | Army Pvt. Nicholas Minue
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing
  • Contracts for May 9, 2022

U.S. Army

  • Press Release: Italian leaders’ visit to U.S. offers glimpse at Army life and more

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: NY Airmen discuss space operations with Brazilian counterparts
  • Press Release: Kentucky Guard provides security, directs traffic at Derby

U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force

  • Press Release: DAF hosts congressional delegation for ABMS update, E-7 orientation

Department of State

Europe, UKR, RUS, Mediterranean

  • May 9: Readout | Deputy Secretary of State Sherman’s Meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis
  • May 9: Statement | Europe Day
  • May 9: Statement | Joint Statement on the 3+1 (Republic of Cyprus, Greece, Israel + United States) Foreign Ministerial


  • May 9: Statement | Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea
  • May 9: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Hong Kong Chief Executive Selection

Southeast Asia

  • May 9: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan

Middle East

  • May 9: Advisory | Deputy Secretary Brian McKeon Travels to Qatar
  • May 9: Sanctions | Designating an International ISIS Network of Financial Facilitators
  • May 9: Statement | The Department of State Celebrates the Groundbreaking of the New U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar


  • May 9: Statement | United States Support for the Sudanese Tripartite Political Process
  • May 9: Advisory | Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to South Africa and Zambia

Other Developments

  • May 9: Statement | Women Leaders from 11 Countries Arrive in the U.S. for Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Program
  • May 9: Advisory | Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at Georgetown Commencement Ceremony (May 21)
  • May 9: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Readout: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles
  • Readout: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Syrian Civil Society Organizations
  • Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War in Europe

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Designates Facilitation Network Supporting ISIS Members in Syria

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rules on Climate-Related Disclosures, Reopens Comment Periods for Proposed Rules Regarding Private Fund Advisers and Regulation ATS

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Chemist Sentenced for Stealing Trade Secrets, Economic Espionage and Wire Fraud
  • Press Release: Third Man Charged in Connection with Plot to Kill Haitian President
  • Press Release: Justice Department Secures Settlement with Consulting Agency to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces $40 Million in Funding to Advance Community Policing and $5 Million in Funding for the Collaborative Reform Initiative
  • Press Release: Third Defendant in ‘Grandparent Scam’ Network Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Two Men Sentenced for COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Two Owners of Tony Luke’s Philadelphia Cheesesteak Restaurant Plead Guilty to Tax Conspiracy

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

  • Press Release: RGV Agents Continue To Keep Our Communities Safe (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Encounter Several Large Groups (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize over $75K in Fentanyl at the Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Encounter Three Large Groups Within a Day (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Agriculture Specialists in Pharr Intercept Rare Pest, a First in the Nation Discovery (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Apprehends 60 Haitians after disembarking in Cabo Rojo (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis
  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Levan Davitashvili
  • Press Release: Heather Hurlburt Named USTR Chief of Staff

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Secretary Raimondo Announces Temporary Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Ukraine Steel

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Heavy Forged Hand Tools from China

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Assistance for New Mexico Wildfire Emergencies Available 24/7
  • Press Release: Emergency Communications Procedures for New Mexico Wildfires
  • Press Release: FCC Activates Disaster Reporting for New Mexico Wildfires

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release: CFPB Issues Advisory Opinion on Coverage of Fair Lending Laws

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $240 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Repair Aging Water Infrastructure

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces $65 Million in WIFIA Loans to Modernize Water Infrastructure in Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Readout: Secretary Walsh hears nurses discuss experiences amid pandemic, concerns about staffing, job quality during National Nurses Week
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor investigation underscores role of manufacturers, retailers in perpetuating exploitative working conditions
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites oil company after three workers suffer severe injuries in North Dakota well explosion
  • Press Release: Federal judge upholds $1.9M in penalties for child labor abuses by Paragon Contractors Corp., owner Brian Jessop, others after lengthy litigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $624K in back wages for 92 Charleston restaurant workers after finding minimum wage, overtime pay violations
  • Press Release: Federal court orders Maryland eldercare providers, owners to pay $364K in back wages, damages to 132 underpaid workers
  • Press Release: Florida pediatric special needs caregiver to pay $303K in back wages to 160 workers after U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds overtime violations

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Indian Health Service funding provides resources to address Alzheimer’s disease

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release: HUD Expands Eviction Protection and Diversion Program With Additional $20 Million
  • Press Release: HUD Takes Action to Expand Broadband to Low-Income Households, as Part of Administration’s Whole-of-Government Outreach Effort on Affordable Connectivity Program