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

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Briefing

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs into law S. 3373, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022; The Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the Secretary of Homeland Security attend | East Room

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Signs the PACT Act and Delivers on His Promise to America’s Veterans

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route Charleston, South Carolina

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady arrive in Charleston, South Carolina

2:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady arrive Charleston Executive Airport Charleston

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:05 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Las Vegas, Nevada

11:25 a.m. PDT – the Vice President will deliver remarks at the United Steelworkers Constitutional Convention | MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom

1:15 p.m. PDT – the Vice President will hold a roundtable discussion with Nevada state legislators to discuss reproductive health care | MGM Grand Conference Center

4:15 p.m. PDT – the Vice President will depart Las Vegas, Nevada, en route to San Francisco, California

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

Recap of Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Bills Signed into Law:  H.R. 4346 (CHIPS)
  • Remarks by President Biden at Signing of H.R. 4346, “The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022”
  • Fact Sheet:  CHIPS and Science Act Will Lower Costs, Create Jobs, Strengthen Supply Chains, and Counter China
  • Memorandum on Delegation of Authority Under Sections 102 and 106 of the CHIPS Act of 2022
  • Remarks by President Biden at Signing of the Instruments of Ratifications for the Accession Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty for Finland and Sweden
  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Andersson of Sweden and President Niinistö of Finland
  • Letter to the President of the Senate on the Accession of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Higher Education Leaders on Reproductive Rights
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Minnesota Disaster Declaration
  • Memorandum on Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden Administration Announces Key Actions and Implementation Plan to Increase Vaccine Supply (Monkeypox)
  • Nominations:  President Biden Names Twenty-Fifth Round of Judicial Nominees
  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Three to Serve as U.S. Marshals

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Publication:  Ukraine Fact Sheet – Aug. 8
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Visit to United States Africa Command
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at U.S. Africa Command’s Change of Command Ceremony (As Delivered)
  • Article:  Langley Succeeds Townsend as Africa Command Commander
  • Article:  Defense Official Discusses New U.S. Sub-Saharan Strategy
  • Article:  Information Enterprise Modernization Is an Important DOD Priority, Official Says
  • Article:  DLA, Forest Service Work Together to Prep Firefighters for Busy Season
  • Article:  Deputy Defense Secretary Announces New Defense Business Board Members
  • Article:  Federal Hiring Summit Offers Career Resources for Transitioning Service Members, Spouses 
  • Article:  National Military Youth of the Year Awarded in DOD-Supported Program
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks’ Meeting with LGBTQ+ Advocacy Groups
  • Contracts for August 9, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, August 10

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, from August 10-12, 2022.

SecState’s Trip

  • August 9:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with South African President Ramaphosa
  • August 9:  Remarks | South African Women’s Day Event
  • August 9:  Fact Sheet | The United States-Democratic Republic of the Congo Relationship
  • August 9:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Christophe Lutundula at a Joint Press Availability
  • August 9:  Remarks at a Jazz Cultural Event (DRC)
  • August 9:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Romain Chanson of Radio France Internationale (RFI)


  • August 9:  Readout | Deputy Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Pak Meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Officials to Address the DPRK Cyber Threat
  • August 9:  Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Stern’s Travel to Nepal and India
  • August 9:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Secretary and Chief Executive Chris Seed
  • August 9:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ardern
  • August 9:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Pacific Islands Diplomatic Representatives

Europe, Ukraine, Belarus

  • August 9:  Statement | Signing of U.S. Instruments of Ratification of Finland and Sweden’s NATO Accession Protocols
  • August 9:  Statement | $89 Million in New U.S. Humanitarian Demining Assistance for Ukraine
  • August 9:  Statement | Promoting Accountability on the Second Anniversary of the Fraudulent Election in Belarus

Other Matters

  • August 9:  Statement | The Passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022
  • August 9:  Statement | U.S. Delegation to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • August 9:  Advisory | CDP Senior Bureau Official Jennifer Bachus’ Travel to the Bay Area

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze
  • Press Release:  Administrator Samantha Power and Chef Tom Colicchio to Host a Twitter Spaces Discussion with Experts on the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa
  • Statement:  Second Anniversary of the Fraudulent Presidential Belarusian Election

U.S. Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Rosenberg’s Visit to Indonesia

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Awards More Than $16 Million to Two Whistleblowers

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Vessel Operator and Chief Engineer Convicted for Oily Bilge Water Discharge Offense
  • Press Release:  Three Charged with COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release:  California Man Pleads Guilty to $3.5 Million Scam-PAC Fraud

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Fentanyl at the Ysleta Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Norfolk, VA CBP Officers Seize Second Significant Sham Socks Shipment destined to Loudoun County (Virginia)
  • Press Release:  Crew Member Visa Overstay Caught in New Orleans (Louisiana)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai Following White House CHIPS and Science Act Signing Ceremony

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Signing of CHIPS and Science Act

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Final Order Restoring Competitive Markets for Gasoline and Diesel in Michigan and Ohio
  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Final Order to Protect South Carolina and Alabama Markets from Anticompetitive Gasoline Terminal Deal
  • Press Release:  FTC Sues Marketer of Personal Protective Equipment and Light Fixtures for Lying About Products Being Made in the USA and Government-Certified

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces the Second Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Launches $675 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Expand Domestic Critical Materials Supply Chains

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  July/August 2022 Highlights | FERC insight | Volume 7

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Haaland Announces Members of the Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Selects Educational Organizations to Receive Over $3.2 Million to Support Environmental Projects Nationwide
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor orders Louisiana helicopter ambulance service to reinstate Utah pilot who refused to fly in hazardous conditions
  • Press Release:  Kansas City medical information technology company agrees to pay $1.8M to resolve racial discrimination alleged by U.S. Department of Labor
  • Press Release:  Court requires Pittsburgh home care agency to pay $1.4M in back wages, damages, to 218 workers after federal investigation finds overtime violations

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra issues 564 determination, paving way for emergency use authorization of monkeypox vaccines

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of JYNNEOS Vaccine to Increase Vaccine Supply (Monkeypox)
  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | August 9, 2022
  • Press Release:  FDA Issues Warning Letters to Three Companies for Selling Unapproved New Drugs for Mole and Skin Tag Removal

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards More than $840,000 to Provide Rental Assistance and Supportive Services to Native American Veterans Experiencing or At Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Nearly $3 Million in Loan Guarantee for Babylon, NY to Create a Multi-Purpose Greenhouse Public Facility