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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*

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and SECOND GENTLEMAN will depart Los Angeles, California, en route Kauai, Hawaii

*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 Friday-Sunday, August 12-14, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

August 14

  • Statement by President Joe Biden Celebrating the Republic of India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence

August 13

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Attack on Salman Rushdie​
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Attack Against Writer Salman Rushdie

August 12

  • Statement from Vice President Harris on the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on Supporting the Commercial Space Sector
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris At Oakland Generation Fund Event
  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Vice President Harris Aboard Air Force Two Before Departure
  • Transcript:  On-the-Record Press Call by Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific
  • Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2022
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Department of Defense (DOD)

August 12

  • Press Release:  Defense Department Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions
  • Publication:  FY22 HBCU-MSI Award List of Recipients
  • Article:  Ukrainian Forces Make Some Gains in North, South
  • Article:  After Dobbs Decision, DOD Provides Q&A Resource
  • Article:  Breaking Records | DLA Energy Quality Assurance Specialist Has a Need for Speed
  • Transcript:  Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing
  • Contracts for August 12, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, August 15


  • August 14:  Statement | Indian Independence Day

South Asia

  • August 13:  Statement | Pakistan Independence Day

Middle East

  • August 14:  Statement | Terrorist Attack Outside the Old City of Jerusalem


  • August 13:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kenyan President Kenyatta

Western Hemisphere

  • August 12:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Noyes’ Travel to Pennsylvania
  • August 12:  Sanctions | Designation of Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez and Yacyretá Bi-National Entity Legal Counsel Juan Carlos Duarte for Involvement in Significant Corruption

Other Matters

  • August 14:  Statement | The Attack against Salman Rushdie

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

August 12

  • Press Release:  United States Announces $30 Million Commitment to Advance Women and Girls’ Rights in Afghanistan
  • Press Release:  USAID Announces New $40 Million Agreement with UNICEF to Increase Girls’ and Boys’ Education Opportunities in Afghanistan
  • Press Release:  United States Announces $80 Million Commitment to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to Improve Food Security and Nutrition for Vulnerable Afghans
  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Malawian Anti-Corruption Reformers and International Counterparts

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

August 12

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Laura Trevelyan of BBC World News

Department of the Treasury

August 12

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

August 12

  • Press Release:  Lori H. Price Named Director of Office of Credit Ratings

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

August 12

  • Press Release:  Former San Diego Police Officer and Three Co-Defendants Indicted for Owning and Operating Illicit Massage Businesses in California and Arizona

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

August 12

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Arrest Dangerous Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Spoil Three Human Smuggling Events (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Over 30 Dangerous Human Smuggling Schemes Disrupted (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agents Rescue Woman with Severed Foot (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Dismantle More Stash Houses in Laredo (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP and GSA Partner with Cameron County and CCRMA for Traffic Improvements at Los Tomates Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Philadelphia CBP Officers Arrest Allentown, PA Homicide Suspect (Pennsylvania)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

August 12

  • Advisory:  Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to Iowa (Aug. 17)
  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai Following Congressional Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

August 12

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman Rosenworcel Statement on 5.9 GHz Band Court Decision
  • Press Release:  Commissioner Starks Applauds the D.C. Circuit’s Decision on 5.9 GHz
  • Press Release:  Carr Welcomes Another FCC Mid-Band Spectrum Win

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

August 12

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act
  • Press Release:  USDA Investing $197 Million in Partner-Driven, Locally led Conservation

Department of Energy (DOE)

August 12

  • Statement by Secretary Granholm on Final Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

August 12

  • Statement by Administrator Regan on the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
  • Press Release:  Three Organizations in Region 7 Selected to Receive Funding for Environmental Education from EPA
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

August 12

  • Press Release:  Tuskegee University to host U.S. Department of Labor’s HBCU Southeast hiring summit to advance equity through HBCU faculty, students, career service professionals
  • Press Release:  Permian Basin Safety Day event reaffirms OSHA’s commitment to protect workers in Northwest Texas, raises awareness of ‘811 Day’
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recognized for excellence in procurement practices in Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard for 5th consecutive year

Health & Human Services (HHS)

August 12

  • Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on House Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

August 12