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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*

12:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 p.m. ICT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand

*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 Wednesday, November 17, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Statement by President Joe Biden (re: mid-term election results; U.S. House of Representatives in Republican control)
  • Statement By President Joe Biden on Senate Cloture of the Respect for Marriage Act
  • G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration | Bali, Indonesia
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom | Bali, Indonesia
  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Sunak of the United Kingdom Before Bilateral Meeting | Bali, Indonesia
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Maritime Attack Against the MV Pacific (Iran alleged perpetrator)
  • Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Adrienne Watson (Poland)
  • Readout of Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer’s Meeting with Kazakhstan’s Special Representative for International Cooperation Erzhan Kazykhan
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Groundbreaking, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at the College Promise Careers Institute, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Proclamation on National Rural Health Day, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Opening Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Seventh Ukraine Defense Contact Group (As Delivered)
  • Transcript:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Army General Mark A. Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Hold a Press Briefing Following Ukrainian Defense Contact Group Meeting
  • Article:  Ukraine Defense Contact Group Remains United, Determined, Austin Says
  • Article:  Ukraine Contact Group Is Key to Helping Ukraine’s Defense
  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Awards $78 Million Grant to Sierra Sands School District for Richmond Elementary School on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
  • Contracts for November 16, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, November 17, 2022


  • November 16:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Hasler
  • November 16:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Kang travels to Helsinki and Stockholm


  • November 16:  Readout | Second U.S.-ROK Working Group Meeting on the DPRK Cyber Threat
  • November 16:  Readout | Japan-U.S. Extended Deterrence Dialogue

Middle East

  • November 16:  Statement | Sanctioning Senior Officials of Iranian Broadcaster
  • November 16:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Leaf’s Travel to Bahrain

Western Hemisphere

  • November 16:  Statement | Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue

Climate Change | COP27

  • November 16:  Statement | The United States Announces the First Cohort of Countries to Endorse the Ocean Conservation Pledge at COP27
  • November 16:  Fact Sheet | U.S. Announcements on Ocean-Climate Action at COP27

Outer Space

  • November 16:  Statement | Artemis I Advances International Cooperation, Inspires Next Generation
  • November 16:  Fact Sheet | International Cooperation in NASA’s Artemis I Program

South Caucasus

  • November 16:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev

Other Matters

  • November 16:  Advisory | Deputy Secretary McKeon Visits the University of the District of Columbia
  • November 16:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Simon Coveney, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence, Republic of Ireland
  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Nadia Murad, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Nadia’s Initiative
  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Lebanese-American Diaspora
  • Press Release:  USAID Announces Progress on Support for Indigenous Peoples, Conserving Global Forests
  • Press Release:  The United States Announces $43.5 Million to Support Youth Empowerment in South Sudan
  • Press Release:  USAID Announces $15 million, Five-Year Award for Global Family Planning Partnership

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Russia’s War Against Ukraine
  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, Ukraine
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the G5 Sahel
  • General Statement on a U.S.-Led Resolution in the Third Committee on the Human Rights Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights of Rohingya Muslims and Other Minorities in Myanmar

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on Recent Crypto Market Developments
  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Giancarlo Giorgetti
  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with German State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Udo Philipp
  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Kemi Badenoch
  • Press Release:  Treasury International Capital Data for September
  • Remarks by Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang at the 2022 Treasury Market Conference
  • Press Release:  New Treasury Report Shows Fintech Industry Requires Additional Oversight to Close Gaps, Prevent Abuses and Protect Consumers
  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Senior Officials and “Interrogator Journalists” of Iran’s State-Run Media

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Iowa Construction Firm Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
  • Press Release:  Tax Attorneys and Insurance Agent Indicted for Promoting and Selling Fraudulent Tax Shelter
  • Press Release:  Dallas Attorney and Members of Accounting Firm Charged with Promoting Illegal Tax Shelter
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Announces Director of the Office of Environmental Justice
  • Press Release:  Former Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police Officer Found Guilty of Civil Rights Violation for Using Excessive Force
  • Press Release:  Man Convicted for Health Care Fraud and Prescription Drug Diversion Scheme
  • Press Release:  Chinese Government Intelligence Officer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Espionage Crimes, Attempting to Steal Trade Secrets from Cincinnati Company
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Launches Disability Rights Investigation into Missouri’s Use of Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Press Release:  Two Pharmacy Owners Plead Guilty in COVID-19 Money Laundering and Health Care Fraud Case

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

  • Statement from DHS on Court Granted Stay That Temporarily Keeps the Title 42 Public Health Order in Place


  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol disrupts human smuggling operation at a stash house
  • Press Release:  El Paso Port of Entry to Expand SENTRI And Commercial Hours During Upcoming Holiday Period
  • Press Release:  CBP Announces Measures to Facilitate Upcoming Thanksgiving, Black Friday Holiday Traffic at the Laredo Port of Entry


  • Press Release:  Cincinnati CBP Seizes $1.2 Million Worth of Cocaine and Meth in Outbound Shipments

Puerto Rico

  • Press Release:  US Border Patrol Seizes 198 Pounds of Cocaine during a maritime smuggling event in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Brunei Minister of Finance and Economy Dato Amin Liew Abdullah

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Awards More Than $5.5 Million to Nebraska in ‘Internet for All’ Planning Grants

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Takes Action to Stop DK Automation and Kevin David Hulse From Pitching Phony Amazon and Crypto Moneymaking Schemes

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Nearly $84 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding
  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Agenda for Nov. 17 Hearing on Hurricanes Fiona and Ian

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Supervisory Examinations Find Credit Reporting Failures, Junk Fees, and Mishandling of COVID-19 Protections

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Memorandum:  As Thanksgiving Approaches, Americans Who Want a Turkey Will Be Able to Get One
  • Press Release:  USDA Invests $21.6M in Small Business-Led Innovations
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration, Trout Unlimited Invest up to $40 Million to Restore Watersheds on National Forests

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $74 Million to Advance Domestic Battery Recycling and Reuse, Strengthen Nation’s Battery Supply Chain

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces Supplemental Proposed Rule to Modify Toxic Substances Control Act Fees Rule
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  FRA Publishes Northeast Corridor Project Inventory, Laying Out Priorities for Intercity Passenger Rail Development on the NEC

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Mandates Medical Requirements for Commercial Balloon Pilots

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor issues statement following sentencing of Northeast Carpenters Benefit Funds’ former plan administrator
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $1.2M in back wages for 599 home healthcare workers employed by four agencies in Texas, Louisiana
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor initiative finds violations in 80% of care industry investigations; recovers $28.6M for nearly 25K workers, mostly women
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor grants Alliance Ambassador status on Great Plains OSHA Education Center for continued commitment to safety, health

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Spurs Innovation for Human Food from Animal Cell Culture Technology
  • Press Release:  FDA Warns Firms for Selling Illegal E-cigarettes That Look Like Toys, Food, and Cartoon Characters

General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces U.S. Government’s First Initiative with a Utility to Work Toward 24/7 Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity