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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. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

3:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT will host a ceremony on the South Lawn to sign the Respect for Marriage Act; The Vice President, The First Lady, and The Second Gentleman attend | South Lawn

This week, the U.S. Government is hosting the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, along with the AGOA Forum.  The Agenda for the three-day Summit is available here.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:20 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit’s African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum | National Museum of African American History and Culture

3:30 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and the Second Gentleman will attend the President’s ceremony to sign the Respect for Marriage Act | South Lawn

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:15 p.m. EST – 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 Monday, December 12, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

  • Statement:  Strengthening the U.S.-Africa Partnership in Space
  • Fact Sheet:  U.S-Africa Partnership in Health Cooperation
  • Fact Sheet:  U.S-Africa Partnership in Supporting Conservation, Climate Adaptation and a Just Energy Transition

December 12

  • G7 Leaders’ Statement
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Bicentennial of United States-Mexico Bilateral Relations
  • Remarks by President Biden at the 75th Anniversary Toys for Tots Event
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at the 75th Anniversary Toys for Tots Event
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at a Virtual Educator Appreciation Event, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
  • Statement from Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall on Arrest of Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi
  • Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Inter-Agency Group to Counter Antisemitism
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuse and Corruption
  • Message to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuse and Corruption
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Global Illicit Drug Trade
  • Message to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Global Illicit Drug Trade

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing
  • Article:  Official Says Fighting Remains Intense in the Donbas
  • Advisory:  Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing
  • Article:  Department Names Vendors to Provide Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Tech Sgt. Ralph Neppel
  • Contracts for December 12, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, December 13, 2022


  • December 12:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Reception for African Innovators as Part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
  • December 12:  Statement | Updates to the Zimbabwean Sanctions Program
  • December 12:  Statement | Kenya National Day

Western Hemisphere

  • December 12:  Statement | 200th Anniversary of U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Relations
  • December 12:  Readout | Special Presidential Advisor Christopher J. Dodd’s Meeting with Mexican President López Obrador
  • December 11:  Advisory | Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Dodd’s Travel to Mexico, Ecuador, and Costa Rica December 11-14


  • December 12:  Statement | Alleged Pan Am Flight 103 Bombmaker in U.S. Custody


  • December 12:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Uzbekistani Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov
  • December 12:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken and Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov Before Their Meeting

Other Matters

  • December 12:  Statement | Tent Partnership for Refugees
  • December 12:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Signing Ceremony for a New Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) With the Tent Partnership for Refugees

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Advisory:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Participation at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit 2022
  • Press Release:  USAID Announces Central Europe Program
  • Advisory:  USAID Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen Travels to Thailand

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

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Takes Additional Actions in Zimbabwe
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Zimbabwe Designations and Designations Removals; North Korea Designation Update; Iran-related Designation Removal; Syria Designations Removals; Foreign Sanctions Evaders Determination Removals
  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) at Thirty Breakfast
  • Press Release:  Treasury’s Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Issues Consumer Advisory to Protect Against Cyber Fraud During the Holiday Shopping Season

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Awards More Than $20 Million to Whistleblower

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Pan Am Flight 103 Terrorist Suspect in Custody for 1988 Bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland
  • Press Release:  Baltimore Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Employment Tax Crimes
  • Speech:  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks at the National Public Safety Partnership Violent Crime Reduction Summit
  • Press Release:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Issues Statement on 2021 FBI Hate Crimes in the United States Statistics

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

  • Readout of Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas Trip to Bogotá, Colombia
  • Press Release:  DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2023
  • Press Release:  New Orleans Field Office Seizes $29.5 Million Worth of Counterfeits (Louisiana)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  What They Are Saying | Ambassador Katherine Tai Confirms Amendments to the Beef Safeguard Trigger Level Under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

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

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Disapproves Anti-Doping and Medication Control Proposed Rule Submitted by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Proposes Fines for Noncompliance with Reassigned Numbers Database

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Proposes Rule to Create Repeat Offender Registry of Nonbank Financial Institutions

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  Export-Import Bank of the United States Hosts Joint Meeting of 2022-2023 Advisory Committees and Subcommittees to Kick Off EXIM Annual Conference

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces an Additional $325 Million in Pilot Projects through Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, for Total Investment of $3.1 Billion

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Secretary of Energy Hosts Battery Workforce Initiative Roundtable
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2.5 Billion Loan to Ultium Cells for Three Domestic Battery Cell Manufacturing Facilities

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Releases Annual Automotive Trends Report
  • Press Release:  EPA Announces $25.7 Million in Grants to Support Water Systems in Rural and Small Communities
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $98 Million in Loans for Safety Improvements on Virginia’s I-81

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor reports more than $1.4B in recoveries for employee benefit plans, participants, beneficiaries in fiscal year 2022
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $40K in back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $614K to continue cleanup, recovery needed in 9 counties after West Virginia’s severe storms in 2021
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds manufacturer exposed workers to machine, other hazards at Kewaunee, Wisconsin, facility

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Releases Policies to Make Coverage More Accessible and Expand Behavioral Health Care Access for Millions of Americans in 2024

General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Press Release:  GSA Awards $13.8M Contract for Design of a New Land Port of Entry at Highgate Springs, Vermont, Funded by the Biden-Harris Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law