This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

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POTUS’ Schedule*

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

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews | South Lawn

1:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing from his senior leadership team on interagency efforts to prepare for and respond to hurricanes this season | Joint Base Andrews 

2:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route the White House

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

NoteThe First Lady will travel to Ecuador, Panamá, and Costa Rica, from May 18-23, 2022, in advance of the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas that will take place in Los Angeles, California, the week of June 6-10, 2022.

Looking Ahead: On May 20-21, The President will travel to Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan, from May 22-24.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo confirmed on Tuesday that President Biden will formally launch his signature trade initiative with Asia – the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework – when he is in Tokyo next week.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

8:55 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Washington, D.C., en route New London, Connecticut

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks at the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony

2:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart New London, CT en route Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

10:45 a.m. EDT – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:30 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Recap of Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden and First Lady Biden Honoring the Lives Lost in Buffalo, New York, and Calling on All Americans to Condemn White Supremacy
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure
  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at a Reception to Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month
  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Readout of President Biden call with President Guillermo Lasso of the Republic of Ecuador
  • Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with Prime Minister Mitsotakis of Greece
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Actions to Expand Infant Formula
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on New Cuba Policy
  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route Buffalo, New York
  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden Administration Announces Americans Can Order Additional Free At-Home, Rapid COVID-⁠19 Tests at
  • Advisory of the Upcoming Meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Andersson of Sweden and President Niinistö of Finland (May 19)
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Transcript:  Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Press Release:  DoD Announces Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee Membership, Charter, and Projected Site Visit Schedule
  • Article:  DOD Names Lead for Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee
  • Publication:  USD PR Memo, Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee
  • Publication:  Memorandum | Timely and Thorough Assessments of Reported Civilian Harm Incidents
  • Publication:  Executive Summary | Independent Review of 18 March 2019 Civilian Casualty Incident in Baghuz, Syria
  • Press Release:  DOD Announces Winners of the 2022 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence
  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense to Host Sweden Minister of Defence at the Pentagon (May 18)
  • Article:  U.S. to Resume Small, Persistent Presence in Somalia | May 16, 2022
  • Contracts for May 17, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, May 18

Global Food Security

  • May 17:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to New York, New York (May 18-19)


  • May 17:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Noyes’ Travel to New York (May 18-20)

Europe, UKR, RUS

  • May 17:  Statement | Promoting Accountability for War Crimes and Other Atrocities in Ukraine
  • May 17:  Readout | The Secretary’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dendias
  • May 17:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias before their Meeting
  • May 17:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Donfried’s Travel to the Republic of Bulgaria (May 18-19)
  • May 17:  Statement | Norway National Day

Middle East

  • May 17:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Yemen Foreign Minister Bin Mubarak
  • May 17:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Yemeni Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak Before Their Meeting

Other Developments

  • May 17:  Readout | Meeting of the Governing Board of Administrators for the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law
  • May 17:  Statement | On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphopbia, Interphobia, and Transphobia
  • May 17:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID) | May 16, 2022

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Food Security Experts on the Worsening Global Food Crisis
  • Advisory:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Travels to Germany to Attend G7 Development Ministerial Meeting (May 18)
  • Readout:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Travels to Laos

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at the UN Security Council Briefing on Iraq
  • Readout:  UN Security Council Press Elements Following Consultations on Yemen
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UNICEF Event on Conflict, Hunger, and Children
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Memorial in Remembrance of The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meetings in Brussels, Belgium
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Brussels Economic Forum
  • Press Release:  Counter ISIS Finance Group Leaders Issue Joint Statement
  • Remarks by Climate Counselor John Morton at the MSCI Capital for Climate Action Conference on Treasury’s Efforts to Promote Transparency and Accountability Around Financial Institutions’ Net-Zero Targets
  • Advisory:  Publication of North Korea Information Technology Workers Advisory | May 16, 2022

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Allianz Global Investors and Three Former Senior Portfolio Managers with Multibillion Dollar Securities Fraud
  • Press Release:  SEC Obtains Emergency Relief to Halt Pre-IPO Stock Fraud Scheme by Unregistered Broker-Dealer

Department of Justice

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Sues to Compel a U.S. Businessperson to Register Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Announces Publication of the First Volume of the National Firearms in Commerce and Trafficking Assessment
  • Speech:  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks at the 2022 National Summit to Reduce Violence and Strengthen Communities
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Hosts Violent Crime Summit
  • Press Release:  Former Executive of Pesticide Manufacturing Company Pleads Guilty to Making and Using False Document
  • Press Release:  Three Portfolio Managers and Allianz Global Investors U.S. Charged in Connection with Multibillion-Dollar Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Medical Device Manufacturer and its Owner for Training Providers to Improperly Reuse Disposable Items
  • Press Release:  Ohio Woman Pleads Guilty to Violating the Lacey Act by Selling Marbled Crayfish
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Settlement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Iowa Landlord
  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Commencement Address at the University of Baltimore School of Law

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

  • Press Release:  Small Solutions by SWAT Teams Making a Big Difference
  • Press Release:  CBP Releases April 2022 Monthly Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  El Paso Area CBP Officers Seize Narcotics and Arrest 25 Fugitives (Texas)
  • Press Release:  U.S. Citizen Arrested Attempting to Smuggle Two Undocumented Individuals (California)
  • Press Release:  Agents Rescue Two Distressed Migrants (California)
  • Press Release:  Over 1.56M of Narcotics Seized Over the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release:  Dulles CBP Officers Arrest Prince George’s County MD Murder Suspect (Virginia)
  • Press Release:  Counterfeit Designer Clothes Worth Over $2 Million Seized (Virginia)
  • Press Release:  CBP Arrests Fugitive from Justice Wanted for a Bomb Threat to Disney World (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Publication of New Canadian Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Policies | May 16, 2022

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  U.S.-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council | May 16, 2022

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Hits R360 and its Owner With $3.8 Million Civil Penalty Judgment for Preying on People Seeking Treatment for Addiction | May 17, 2022
  • Press Release:  Alvaro Bedoya Sworn in as FTC Commissioner | May 16, 2022

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Dismisses and Denies AFR Filed by Chinese Voice of Golden City
  • Press Release:  FCC Commits $50 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding
  • Press Release:  FCC Expands Disaster Information Reporting Area for NM Wildfires
  • Press Release:  New Mexico Wildfires Communications Status Report – May 17, 2022
  • Press Release:  Deletion of Item from May 19, 2022 Open Meeting

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Takes Action to Protect Depositors from False Claims About FDIC Insurance | May 17, 2022
  • Press Release:  CFPB Releases Report on Mortgage Servicing Metrics | May 16, 2022

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Advisory:  DFC CEO Nathan to Travel to Poland and Italy (May 17-20)
  • Press Release:  DFC Celebrates Two Years of Global Health and Prosperity Initiative, Renews Focus on Supporting Innovative Global Health Projects

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout:  Chair Lewis’ Bilateral Meeting with Australian Export Credit Agency, Export Finance Australia
  • Statement from Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis on World Trade Week 2022
  • Readout:  Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Lewis Concludes 2022 Berne Union Spring Meeting, Stakeholder Engagements in Istanbul | May 16, 2022

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Bring Food Safety to Your Summer Vacation
  • Press Release:  USDA to Provide Approximately $6 Billion to Commodity and Specialty Crop Producers Impacted by 2020 and 2021 Natural Disasters | May 16, 2022

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Announces Call For Joint U.S.–Israel Clean Energy Technology Proposals | May 16, 2022

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Deputy Secretary Beaudreau Highlights Biden-Harris Administration Infrastructure Investments in Texas

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Steel to pay $1.5 million penalty, make improvements to settle air pollution violations at Braddock, Pa. steelmaking plant
  • Press Release:  Denison, Iowa, Selected to Receive $400K as Biden Administration Announces $254 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Newly Released Estimates Show Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Rear Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips as 20th Administrator of the Maritime Administration | May 16, 2022
  • Press Release:  President Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announce Availability of $1 Billion for Local Communities to Ensure Safe Streets and Roads for All, Address National Roadway Safety Crisis | May 16, 2022

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  As the Northwest’s summer season approaches, recent federal investigations should remind employers to make youth employment beneficial for all
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Breckenridge contractor willfully exposed workers to trench hazards after fatal cave-in
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor to offer prevailing wage compliance seminars online for federal contractors, contracting agencies, unions, workers
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor debars Geismar plumbing contractor from work on federal contracts for egregious violations of wage, benefits laws
  • Press Release:  Kroger supermarket allowed minors to engage in hazardous work, exceed hours standards, U.S. Department of Labor investigation in Mississippi finds
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor urges caution to avoid fall, electrical, other hazards during spring storm cleanup throughout South Dakota

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sexual Harassment Investigation of San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Press Release:  Education Department to Host Summit to Spotlight Strategies to Support Students with Disabilities, Students with Mental Health Needs

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Funding Opportunity for New Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Behavioral Health Center of Excellence
  • Press Release:  HHS Announces New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Behavioral Health Services in Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | May 17, 2022
  • Press Release:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update |  FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to Children 5 through 11 Years
  • Press Release:  FDA Encourages Importation of Safe Infant Formula and Other Flexibilities to Further Increase Availability | May 16, 2022

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces $10.3 Billion in Grants for Housing and Community Development Activities Across U.S.