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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 AM – The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | Oval Office

The President returned to Washington from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Monday.  Looking ahead, the President is set to travel to Covington, Kentucky, on Wednesday.  Friday evening, the President will depart Washington for Delaware, where he will spend the weekend.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will preside over the Senate to open the chamber and administer the oath of office to all newly-elected and re-elected Senators**

On Wednesday, the Vice President will travel to Chicago, Illinois to deliver remarks on the Biden Administration’s economic plan.

**VPOTUS’ schedule was later corrected by the White House.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:30 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 Friday, December 30, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

January 2, 2023

  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival
  • Press Release:  ICYMI | President, Vice President, Senior Administration Officials to Kick Off 2023 Highlighting Impact of President’s Economic Plan, Including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

January 1, 2023

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the 160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

December 31, 2022

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the Havasupai Tribe

December 30, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

January 2

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army SFC Junior Edwards

December 30

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 3, 2023

  • January 2:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Cohen
  • January 2:  Statement | Sudan National Day
  • January 1:  Statement | Haiti National Day
  • December 31:  Statement | The Passing of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus

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

December 30

  • Remarks at the Closing of the UN Fifth Committee Main Session
  • Explanation of Vote in the Fifth Committee on an Amendment to Increase Human Rights Funding

Department of the Treasury

December 30

  • Press Release:  Year in Review | Treasury’s Top Accomplishments During Year Two of the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Guidance:  Preliminary Guidance on Implementation of the Price Cap Policy for Petroleum Products of Russian Federation Origin
  • Press Release:  Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Danfoss A/S

December 29

  • Press Release:  Treasury Releases Additional Information on Clean Vehicle Provisions of Inflation Reduction Act

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

December 30

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

December 29

  • Press Release:  DFC Approves More Than $465 Million of Investments Including in Infrastructure, Health Security, and Small and Medium Sized Businesses in Q1 of FY 2023

Department of Energy (DOE)

December 28

  • Press Release:  DOE Proposes New Efficiency Standards for Distribution Transformers

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  Open Access Podcast | Chairman Glick says farewell to FERC

Department of Labor

December 29

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor urges employers to enhance workplace safety measures, protect workers from crane hazards following fatality in Guam

December 28

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $3M grant to support sugarcane workers in Dominican Republic

Health & Human Services (HHS)

December 30

  • Press Release:  HHS Provides Support to New Mexico Children’s Hospital

December 29

  • Press Release:  HHS Issues New Strengthened Conscience and Religious Nondiscrimination Proposed Rule

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

December 30