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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*

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Briefing | The White House

12:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

12:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

3:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on his Safer America Plan to further reduce gun crime and save lives | Marts Center, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, en route Joint Base Andrews

5:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

5:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Briefing

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:15 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

*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 Monday, August 29, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • 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.)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Netherlands Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren
  • Press Release:  Defense Department Launches Innovative Manufacturing Pilot Program
  • Transcript:  Senior Defense Official and Senior Military Official Hold a Background Briefing
  • Article:  Russian Efforts to Raise Numbers of Troops ‘Unlikely to Succeed,’ U.S. Official Says
  • Article:  Acquisition Leaders Visit HIMARS, GMLRS Facilities
  • Article:  Novavax COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Service Members
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Navy Machinist Charles Willey
  • Advisory:  Secretary Austin Travels to U.S. Special Operations Command (Aug. 30)
  • Contracts for August 29, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 30

  • August 29:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vu
  • August 29:  Statement | Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a UN Cybercrime Convention Third Negotiating Session at the United Nations in New York
  • August 29:  Statement | Joint Statement on the Contribution of Cooperative Threat Reduction Partnerships to Global Health Security
  • August 29:  Statement | Angola Elections

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  United States Providing Immediate Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Flooding in Sudan
  • Advisory:  Administrator Samantha Power and Chef Tom Colicchio to Host a Twitter Spaces Discussion with Experts on the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa (Aug. 31)

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

  • Statements at a UNOPS Executive Board Meeting
  • Joint Statement on Oversight Matters UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Meeting
  • Joint Statement on UNOPS Executive Board Meeting
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan in Response to China and Russia
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Acting Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at 2022 National Conference on Domestic Violence
  • Press Release:  Office on Violence Against Women Awards $30.59 Million to Improve Services for Underserved Populations and Provide Culturally Specific Services
  • Press Release:  Former Eastern Kentucky Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Restrained Inmate
  • Press Release:  Former Statesboro City Councilman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion
  • Press Release:  South Carolina Man Sentenced for Unlawful Distribution of Anabolic Steroids and Unapproved Steroid-like Drugs

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

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Apprehend 494 Migrants in Three Large Groups (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $71K Worth of Cocaine at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Colombia-Solidarity Bridge CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $11.8 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Smugglers Drive Marijuana Load Vehicle Into the Rio Grande (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Woman’s Nearly Three Year Flight on Murder Charges Ends With CBP Arrest At El Paso Port (Texas)
  • Video Release:  Air and Marine Operations and U.S. Border Patrol Rescue from the Baboquivari Mountains (Arizona)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Releases the Year in Trade 2021
  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Robotic Pool Cleaners and Components Thereof
  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Solar Power Optimizers, Inverters, and Components Thereof

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Releases Final Agenda for Public Forum on Commercial Surveillance and Lax Data Security Practices
  • Press Release:  FTC Sues Kochava for Selling Data that Tracks People at Reproductive Health Clinics, Places of Worship, and Other Sensitive Locations

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Carr Recognizes Robert Gallegos with 5G Ready Hard Hat Award

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Readout:  Assistant Secretary Cantor Visits American Samoa, Announces Nearly $390,000 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments
  • Press Release:  Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Awards $231,000 in Grants to Expand Outreach to Under-Represented Students in STEM

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor alleges Killeen newspaper retaliated illegally against worker who complained of insect infestation, files suit against company
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Colorado Springs employer willfully exposed worker to serious injury when cement mixer turned on with worker inside
  • Press Release:  Missouri steakhouse’s wage violations lead U.S. Department of Labor to recover $171K for 75 workers denied tips, overtime, minimum wages
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of $4M in funding to tackle child labor in West African agriculture
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor to make $5M in funding available to increase protection of workers in Brazil, Paraguay’s cattle-raising areas
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $12M to support improved enforcement of Mexico’s labor laws, landmark 2019 reform efforts
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor joins with Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras leaders to launch Labor Rights Week 2022 with kick-off event in Washington

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Funds U.S.-Based Production of Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine
  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Over $20 Million in Awards to Implement Biden-Harris Administration Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis; Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health
  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra Appoints New National Fitness Foundation’s Board of Directors

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Fudge Announces $15 Million to Help Older Americans Age in Place
  • Press Release:  HUD Charges Kansas Housing Provider with Discriminating Against Applicant with Disabilities