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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.

Note:  The Federal Government was closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 a.m. EST – The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

11:15 a.m. EST – The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands | Oval Office

12:45 p.m. EST – The President has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

2:45 p.m. EST – The President welcomes the Golden State Warriors to the White House to celebrate their 2022 NBA championship; The President and The Vice President deliver remarks, The Second Gentleman attends | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:45 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will join the President for lunch | Private Dining Room

2:45 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE Second Gentleman will join THE President in welcoming the Golden State Warriors to the White House to celebrate their 2022 NBA Championship | East Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:45 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 Friday-Monday, January 13-16, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

January 16

  • Remarks by President Biden Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Georgia Disaster Declaration

January 15

January 13

  • Joint Statement of the United States and Japan
  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris and Prime Minister Kishida of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on New Justice Department Action to Keep Dangerous Firearms Out of Dangerous Hands
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the State of the Union (Feb. 7)
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  • Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2023

Department of Defense (DOD)

January 16

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Travel to Ukraine
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Pfc. Garfield Langhorn

January 13

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Italian Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Asim Munir
  • Fact Sheet:  Ukraine Contracting Fact Sheet – Jan. 13
  • Article:  Gas and Go
  • Contracts for January 13, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 17, 2023


  • January 16:  Statement | Abductions in Northern Burkina Faso
  • January 13:  Advisory | Special Envoy for Global Food Security Fowler’s Travel to Zambia, Malawi, and the United Kingdom

Europe, Ukraine

  • January 16:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Ukraine
  • January 13:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
  • January 14:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Cassis


  • January 13:  Readout | U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee Vice-Ministerial Meeting
  • January 13:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel at the Signing of a U.S.-Japan Space Cooperation Framework Agreement
  • January 13:  Statement | The United States and Japan Sign Framework Agreement on Space Cooperation
  • January 13:  Advisory | Under Secretary Jenkins Travel to Hawaii

Other Matters

  • January 16:  Statement | Honoring and Promoting Respect for Freedom of Religion or Belief Globally
  • January 16:  Advisory | Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian to Participate in the United States Conference of Mayors’ 91st Winter Meeting
  • January 13:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

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

January 16

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a “Day of Reconciliation and Service” Event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

January 13

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release:  2022 Annual Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy Lily Batchelder on the Appointment of Manal Corwin to lead OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
  • Press Release:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit
  • Statement:  FRWG December 2022 – Joint Statement
  • Advisory:  Detailed Press Guidance for Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Travel to Africa (Jan. 17-28)
  • Guidance:  Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Announces Departure of Renee Jones; Erik Gerding Named Director of Division of Corporation Finance
  • Press Release:  SEC Awards More Than $5 Million to Whistleblower

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Announces New Rule to Address Stabilizing Braces, Accessories Used to Convert Pistols into Short-Barreled Rifles
  • Press Release:  Florida Woman Sentenced to Prison for False Statement to Investigator Related to Pediatric Asthma Drug Study
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Resolution in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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

  • Press Release:  DHS Announces Process Enhancements for Supporting Labor Enforcement Investigations
  • Press Release:  DHS Scheduling System for Safe, Orderly and Humane Border Processing Goes Live on CBP OneTM App
  • Press Release:  CISA Releases 2022 Year in Review
  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol disrupts a human smuggling operation at a stash house find illegal contraband (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Prevent Alleged Child Smuggling Attempt at the Camino Real International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  San Diego Border Patrol Firearms Seizures Rise (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
  • Press Release:  Week Ahead Guidance for the Week of January 16-21, 2023
  • Advisory:  Ambassador Tai to Travel to Belgium and Switzerland (Jan. 17-21)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  Secretary Raimondo Appoints Members of U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Suit Requires Investment Advice Company WealthPress to Pay $1.7 Million for Deceiving Consumers

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman Thanks Telecommunications Workforce Interagency Group

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  At Indo-Pacific Business Forum DFC Announces Active Commitments Across Region Have Reached $6.6 Billion
  • Press Release:  DFC (US), JBIC (Japan) and DFAT/EFA (Australia) Affirm Commitment to Cooperate on Climate Finance in Vietnam

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Statement from the Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Staff Issues the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Three Rivers Interconnection Project (CP21-113)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Assistant Secretary Trujillo Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Drought Resilience Investments in Colorado

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces Appointments to Local Government Advisory Committee
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Statement by Secretary Walsh on the Telecommunications Workforce Interagency Group’s release of its report to Congress
  • Advisory:  Secretary of Labor Walsh to speak at 2023 World Economic Forum, highlight empowering workers, responding to current labor dynamics

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  New HHS Report Shows Gains in Health Coverage Under Biden-Harris Administration from 2019 to 2021
  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Key Dates for the First Year of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Restoring Protections for Beneficiaries of Federally Funded Social Services

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces $568 Million Available to Address Lead-based Paint and Additional Housing-related Hazards