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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

5:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Camp David

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Personnel Announcement (Ron Klain’s departure/Jeff Zients replacing)
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Progress to Protect Communities from Lead Pipes and Paint

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will host the Accelerating Lead Pipe Replacement Summit at the White House; the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator will participate

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 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 Thursday, January 26, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Economic Progress Since Taking Office
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Tyre Nichols Case
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Remarks by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Lunar New Year Celebration
  • Readout of Inaugural Meeting of Ukraine Donor Coordination Platform Steering Committee
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on a Successful Counterterrorism Operation in Somalia
  • Memorandum on Extending and Expanding Eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Hong Kong Residents
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • OMB Blog:  Initial Proposals for Revising the Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards
  • Press

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh Holds a Press Briefing
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Somalia Operation
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with Albanian Minister of Defense Niko Peleshi at the Pentagon
  • Article:  U.S.-Albanian Leaders Discuss NATO, Bilateral Relations
  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Meeting with Estonian Ministry of Defense Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm
  • Virtual Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks at Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) NextGen Initiative’s “A Conversation With the DSD” (As Prepared)
  • Press Release:  DoD Releases Small Business Strategy
  • Publication:  DoD Small Business Strategy
  • Press Release:  Countries Gather for U.S.-Canada Co-Hosted Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop Focused on the Western Hemisphere
  • Article:  Largest U.S.-Israeli Exercise in History Concludes
  • Article:  ‘Sextortion’ Human Trafficking Prevention Month Topic
  • Article:  Thunderbirds Soar Into 70
  • Press Release:  Livestream the NFL on AFN Now!
  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense Travels to Republic of Korea, Philippines
  • Contracts for January 26, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, January 27, 2023

Western Hemisphere

  • January 26:  Advisory | Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Virtual Ministerial Event (Jan. 27)
  • January 26:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard
  • January 26:  Statement | Sanctioning Senior Paraguayan Officials for Corruption

Middle East

  • January 26:  Statement | The Situation in Jenin
  • January 26:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Egypt, Israel, and the West Bank (Jan. 29-31)
  • January 26:  Transcript | Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf on the Secretary’s Upcoming Travel to Egypt, Israel, and the West Bank

Europe, Ukraine, Russia

  • January 26:  Statement | Countering the Wagner Group and Degrading Russia’s War Efforts in Ukraine

International Telecommunication Union

  • January 26:  Statement | Naming Anna Gomez to Lead U.S. Preparations for the International Telecommunication Union World Radiocommunication Conference 2023

Department Press Briefing

  • January 26:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with The Elders

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Mozambican Foreign Minister Verónica Macamo
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Media Availability with Mozambican Foreign Minister Verónica Macamo
  • Remarks by Ambassador Robert Wood at an event hosted by Yad Vashem
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Russian Proxy Wagner Group as a Transnational Criminal Organization
  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Paraguay’s Former President and Current Vice President for Corruption
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Russia-related Designations and Designation Update; Central African Republic Designations; Transnational Criminal Organizations Designation; Global Magnitsky Designations; Issuance of Global Magnitsky General Licenses and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Minister of Finance of South Africa Enoch Godongwana
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Ford Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Press Release:  Treasury Announces Four Additional Capital Projects Fund Awards to Increase Access to Affordable, High-Speed Internet

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Justice Disrupts Hive Ransomware Variant
  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on the Disruption of Hive Ransomware Variant
  • Speech:  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks on the Disruption of Hive Ransomware Variant
  • Press Release:  Five Members and Associates of White Supremacist Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racketeering, Kidnapping, and Murder
  • Press Release:  Man Charged with Immigration Fraud for Concealing War Crime Charge in Croatia
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Files Pay Equity Lawsuit Challenging Compensation Discrimination by Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs
  • Press Release:  Former Louisville, Kentucky, Department of Corrections Officer Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Violent Assault on Pretrial Detainee
  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event
  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event
  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for Civil Rights Delivers Remarks at OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event
  • Speech:  Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs Delivers Remarks at OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event
  • Speech:  Director Kristina Rose of the Office for Victims of Crime Delivers Remarks at OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Commemorative Event

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

  • Joint Statement by United States Secretary Mayorkas and European Union Commissioner for Internal Market Breton
  • Press Release:  U.S. Announces Ian Saunders as U.S. Candidate for WCO Secretary General on International Customs Day (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize More Than 500 Pounds of Hard Drugs Since Start of 2023 (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Arrested Several Undocumented Individuals with Fraudulent Documents (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Despite the Cold Weather Maine Border Patrol Agents Foil Back-to-Back Smuggling Attempts (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Improving Support for Digital Health in Rural America
  • Press Release:  FCC Proposes Rules to Promote Reliable Access to 988 Lifeline
  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Departure of Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh
  • Statement from Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh
  • Press Release:  USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Energy Awards $118 Million to Accelerate Domestic Biofuel Production

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Assistant Secretary Cantor Completes Pacific Tour of Hawaiʻi, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Protects Boundary Waters Area Watershed

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA awards $26M in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to protect, improve water quality in Idaho 
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $380 Million in Grants to Modernize Ferry Services, Reduce Emissions, and Connect Rural Communities

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces enforcement guidance changes to save lives, target employers who put profit over safety
  • Press Release:  Department of Labor Selects 10 States, District of Columbia for National Effort to Expand Employment Opportunities, Outcomes for People with Disabilities
  • Press Release:  Federal investigators find employee suffered fatal injuries while duct tape held machine safety guards open at Kingsman plastics plant
  • Press Release:  Gainesville psychiatric hospital implements safety measures after federal investigation into series of staff injuries after violent incidents with patients
  • Press Release:  Facing manslaughter charges in worker’s 2021 trench collapse death, Colorado contractor who willfully ignored federal law surrenders to police
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $106K in back wages, damages after benefits advisors misclassify 68 workers as independent contractors
  • Press Release:  Penalties Mount | Fined more than $15M since 2017, familiar Dollar General safety failures in 3 inspections in Florida, Alabama, add $387K more

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Pregnancy Discrimination Investigation of Troy University in Alabama
  • Press Release:  Secretary Cardona Speaks with Native American Parents About Unique Needs of Native American Students in Urban Oklahoma Schools

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Approves California’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Demonstration Authority to Support Care for Justice-Involved People
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration to Launch Summit Series to Advance Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Economic Equity
  • Press Release (HHS OIG):  The National Institutes of Health and EcoHealth Alliance Did Not Effectively Monitor Awards and Subawards, Resulting in Missed Opportunities to Oversee Research and Other Deficiencies | January 25, 2023

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Concludes that Existing Regulatory Frameworks for Foods and Supplements are Not Appropriate for Cannabidiol, Will Work with Congress on a New Way Forward

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Over 100,000 Families & Individuals Housed Through “House America” Homelessness Initiative
  • Press Release:  HUD Announces over $116 million to Public Housing Agencies for the Family Self Sufficiency Program
  • Press Release:  HUD Proposes Expanded Support for Housing Counseling Services Tailored to the Needs of Tribal Communities

General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Press Release:  GSA’s Workplace Innovation Lab opens to federal agencies | January 25, 2023

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report (Transportation) | Drones: FAA Should Improve Its Approach to Integrating Drones into the National Airspace System
  • Report (National Defense) | Contested Information Environment: Actions Needed to Strengthen Education and Training for DOD Leaders
  • Report (Environment) | Clean Water Act: EPA Should Track Control of Combined Sewer Overflows and Water Quality Improvements