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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 | Biden Residence, Wilmington, Delaware

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President has no public events scheduled.

*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 19-21, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

August 21

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom

August 20

  • Statement by President Joe Biden Marking Slavery Remembrance Day

August 19

  • Statement by President Biden on State Unemployment Rates
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on World Humanitarian Day
  • Fact Sheet:  The Inflation Reduction Act Supports Workers and Families
  • Fact Sheet:  How the Inflation Reduction Act Helps Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
  • Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Legislation
  • Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  • Blog:  United We Stand | Countering Hate-Fueled Violence Together
  • Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on The White House “United We Stand” Summit
  • Proclamation on National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

August 19

  • Transcript:  Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing
  • Press Release:  $775 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine
  • Article:  Additional Defensive Weapons to be Shipped to Ukraine, Official Says
  • Press Release:  JADC2 Tactical Capabilities Go International During Bold Quest 22
  • Contracts for August 19, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, August 22


  • August 19:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Park
  • August 19:  Advisory | East Asian and Pacific Affairs Assistant Secretary Daniel J. Kritenbrink’s Travel to Ulaanbaatar and Seoul

Europe, Ukraine, Russia

  • August 19:  Statement | $775 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine
  • August 20:  Statement | Second Anniversary of the Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny
  • August 19:  Statement | Hungary’s National Day

Middle East

  • August 21:  Statement | Ninth Anniversary of the Ghouta, Syria Chemical Weapons Attack
  • August 19:  Advisory | Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Allen Travels to Amman, Beirut, the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv

Western Hemisphere

  • August 19:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Robinson’s Travel with ONDCP and USAID Leadership to Colombia (Aug. 21-25)


  • August 20:  Statement | Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu

Other Matters

  • August 21:  Statement | Advisory | Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to Charlotte, North Carolina
  • August 19:  Statement | On the Occasion of World Humanitarian Day
  • August 19:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Lee Satterfield to Deliver Remarks at the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra Concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Aug. 20)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

August 19

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

August 19

  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on World Humanitarian Day

Department of the Treasury

August 19

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with Deputy Finance Minister of Türkiye Yunus Elitas
  • Readout:  Under Secretary Brian Nelson’s Visit to Brazil
  • Press Release:  Treasury Approves Four Additional State Plans to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs and Small Business Growth Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Counter Narcotics Designations Removals; Transnational Criminal Organizations Designations Removals; Issuance of Russia-related General Licenses

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

August 19

  • Statement by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco on the Sentencing of El Shafee Elsheikh
  • Press Release:  ISIS ‘Beatle’ Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Hostage-Taking Scheme that Resulted in the Deaths of American, British, and Japanese Citizens
  • Press Release:  Jamaican National Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Elderly Americans Through a Jamaica-Based Lottery Scam
  • Speech:  Acting Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Virtual Remarks at 2022 National Sexual Assault Conference
  • Press Release:  Department of Justice Announces $35.7 Million in Grants for States to Support Victims of Sexual Assault
  • Press Release:  Former Senior U.S. Navy Employee Convicted for Bribery Conspiracy and Lying to Investigators
  • Press Release:  District Court Enjoins Illinois Pharmaceutical Manufacturer from Making and Selling Adulterated Drugs
  • Press Release:  Brooklyn Hospital Dietician Indicted for Fraudulent Refund Scam
  • Press Release:  El Paso Property Management Company to Pay $107,000 to Resolve Alleged Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • Press Release:  Waukegan Man Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft and Mail Fraud
  • Press Release:  Florida Power Company Sentenced in Worker Death Case

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

August 19

  • Readout:  DHS and Law Enforcement Partners host the 2022 Intelligence Summit
  • Press Release:  CISA and Election Security Partners Hold Tabletop the Vote Exercise in Preparation for 2022 Midterm Elections
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize 14 Pounds of Cocaine at the Ysleta Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize over $80K in Cocaine and Methamphetamine at the Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Dangerous Migrants Arrested in the RGV this Week (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Unaccompanied Child Imposters Identified in El Paso (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Three Smuggling Interdictions Lead to the Arrest of 15 Subjects (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Help Save Man’s Life at Point Roberts Port of Entry (Washington State)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

August 19

  • Press Release:  Federal Trade Commission Sends More than $822,000 to Students Deceived by Student Advocates’ Debt Relief Scam

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

August 19

  • Press Release:  FCC Reminds Visitors of Updated COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Department of Energy (DOE)

August 19

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Launches $28 Million Program to Advance Hydropower for Clean Energy

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

August 19

  • Press Release:  EPA Proposes Stronger Regulations to Protect Communities from Chemical Accidents
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

August 19

  • Press Release:  Secretary Buttigieg to Visit Six States on Building a Better America Tour (Florida, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire; Aug. 23-26)

Department of Labor

August 19

  • Press Release:  U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Treasury issue final rules to clarify federal process to protect against surprise billing
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, New Jersey agencies renew alliance to promote workplace safety, health among employers, workers

Department of Education

August 19

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Terminates Federal Recognition of ACICS, Enhances Federal Aid Program Participation Requirements for ACICS-accredited Colleges
  • Press Release:  Department of Education Makes $8 Million in New Grants Available to Help Colleges Strengthen and Diversify the Teacher Workforce

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

August 19