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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 departs New Castle, Delaware, en route the White House

9:55 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

6:40 a.m. EDT – the Vice President and Second Gentleman will depart Orlando, Florida, en route to Kennedy Space Center, Florida

8:30 a.m. EDT – the Vice President and Second Gentleman will view the Artemis I launch

10:05 a.m. EDT – the Vice President and Second Gentleman will tour Artemis II and Artemis III mission hardware

12:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will deliver remarks regarding the Artemis I launch

1:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President and Second Gentleman will depart Kennedy Space Center, Florida, en route to Washington, D.C.

Note:  Per NASA Communications, Artemis I launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson has called a scrub of today’s launch due to an engine issue.  The next opportunity to launch starts 12:48 p.m. EDT on September 2, if the engine issue is resolved.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*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 26-28, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

August 29

  • Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Announcing the Date of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (Sept. 28; Washington, D.C.)

August 28

  • Fact Sheet:  White House Announces President Biden Will Host the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference on September 19, 2022 (New York City, New York)
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the 59th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 27

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at a DNC Finance Event | California

August 26

  • Statement by President Biden on PCE Inflation Data
  • Remarks by President Biden during Meeting on Reproductive Rights with State and Local Officials
  • Remarks by President Biden at a at a Democratic National Committee Grassroots Rally | Maryland
  • Remarks by President Biden at a Reception for the Democratic National Committee | Maryland
  • Remarks by President Biden before Marine One Departure
  • Bill Signed into Law:  S. 4458, the “Ensuring the Best Schools for Veterans Act of 2022,” which improves the process for how VA decides and evaluates programs of education for violations of the 85/15 rule
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin Gantz
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti, August 26, 2022
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by White House Monkeypox Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Statement of President Joe Biden on the Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack Outside Kabul Airport
  • Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on New Abortion Bans
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  • Press Release:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces the Application Period for Spring Session of the White House Internship Program
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Alaska Disaster Declaration
  • Proclamation on Overdose Awareness Week, 2022
  • Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under Section 614(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
  • Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under Section 614(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (re: anniversary of the attack at Abbey Gate in Afghanistan)
  • Press Release:  DoD Announces Appointments to the Defense Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct
  • Contracts for August 26, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, August 29

  • August 28:  Statement | Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Remains Strong Despite Russian Obstructionism
  • August 28:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Medina’s Travel to Cape Canaveral and Stockholm
  • August 27:  Statement | Moldova’s Independence Day
  • August 26:  Statement | Remembering the Loss of 13 American Heroes (Afghanistan)
  • August 26:  Statement | Establishing an Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic Region
  • August 26:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Concludes Settlements of Alleged Export Violations by Ryan Adams, Marc Baier, and Daniel Gericke
  • August 26:  Transcript | Special Briefing via Telephone with Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich AFCENT Commander
  • August 26:  Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Greece, Indonesia, and Vietnam
  • August 26:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele Sison’s Travel to Slovenia

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at Chicago State University
  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Sasha-Ann Simons of WBEZ Chicago
  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Rufus Williams of WVON – Chicago
  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Mike Lowe of WGN – Chicago 

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Travel to New Delhi
  • General Licenses:  Issuance of Iran General License M-2 and Amended Frequently Asked Question

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Issues First Fee Rate Advisory for Fiscal Year 2023
  • Press Release:  SEC Amends Whistleblower Rules to Incentivize Whistleblower Tips

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Readout of Southwest Border U.S. Attorneys Visit to Mexico
  • Press Release:  $1.2 Million to Be Returned to Romanian Government, the Victim of an International Tax Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
  • Press Release:  New Mexico Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release:  Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release:  Former Tennessee Law Enforcement Officer Sentenced for Federal Civil Rights Offenses
  • Press Release:  Two Individuals Convicted of Conspiracy and Fraud in Cattle Ponzi Scheme
  • Press Release:  West Virginia Man Indicted for Acquiring Illegally Transported Plants
  • Press Release:  President and Treasurer of Super PAC Sentenced for Dark Money Scheme
  • Press Release:  Partner in Key West Labor Staffing Companies Sentenced for Tax, Immigration, and Money Laundering Crimes
  • Press Release:  Illinois Doctor Indicted for Tax Crimes

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

  • Press Release:  AMO & Partners Seize Over 77 tons of Narcotics to Date in FY22 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agents Seize $4.3 Million in Fentanyl Along I-8 (Arizona)
  • Press Release:  Migrant Rescues and Smuggling Disruptions Continue in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Stop Bologna and Tramadol Smuggling Attempt (New Mexico)
  • Press Release:  Armed Felon Arrested, Missing Juvenile Found by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release:  Press Release:  Armed Felon Arrested, Missing Juvenile Found by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release:  Calexico Port of Entry Agriculture Specialist Intercepted a First-in-Nation Pest (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Awards $18.9 Million “Internet for All” Grant to Expand High-Speed Internet Access on Tribal Lands

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Publishes New Strategic Plan, Performance Plan, and Performance Report
  • Press Release:  Federal Trade Commission Authorizes Three New Compulsory Process Resolutions for Investigations
  • Press Release:  Telemarketer Fees to Access the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry to Increase in 2023

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration invests $65M from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in clean water, roads, trails improvement

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Energy Invests $31 Million to Advance Carbon Capture and Storage for Natural Gas Power and Industrial Sectors

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Outlines Roadmap to Achieving a Diverse Workforce
  • Press Release:  Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 24 States Set to Begin Plugging Over 10,000 Orphaned Wells
  • Link to Orphan Wells Developments (Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan, Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona) 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Issues Fuel Waiver for Four States Impacted by BP Refinery Shutdown
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Administration Issues Temporary Hours of Service Exemption in Response to the Unanticipated Shutdown of the BP Whiting Refinery
  • Press Release:  Air Travel Consumer Report: Consumer Complaints Up from May, Nearly 270 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $8M to support policy development center for equal, inclusive employment of people with disabilities
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor launches online tool to improve federal contractors’ reporting, notifications, evaluations

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Department Awards over $29 Million to 10 States for Innovative, Equitable Approaches to Improve Student Learning

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Makes Largest Investment Ever in Navigators Ahead of Open Enrollment Period
  • Press Release:  HHS Takes Action to Strengthen Access to Reproductive Health Care, Including Abortion Care

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | August 26, 2022
  • Press Release:  FDA Removes N95 Respirators from Medical Device Shortage List, Signaling Sufficient Supply