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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

11:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on border security and enforcement; The Vice President attends | Roosevelt Room

3:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT holds a Cabinet meeting; The Vice President attends | Cabinet Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:15 a.m. ET – The Vice President will attend the President’s remarks on border security and enforcement

3:00 p.m. ET – The Vice President will attend the President’s Cabinet meeting

*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, January 4, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Rebuilding Our Infrastructure and Creating Good-Paying Jobs | Covington, Kentucky
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure
  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival
  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu En Route Hebron, KY
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senior Administration Officials Kick Off 2023 Implementing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on Rebuilding Our Infrastructure and Creating Good-Paying Jobs | Chicago, Illinois
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris After Visiting Calumet Fisheries

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant
  • Press Release:  DOD Expands Military Parental Leave Program
  • Article:  Gold Star Son Steps Into Father’s Shoes
  • Contracts for January 4, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, January 5, 2023

  • January 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Launch of the U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security
  • January 4:  Statement | Statement on UN Group of Experts (DRC/Rwanda)
  • January 4:  Readout | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia
  • January 4:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  USAID Advances Women’s Economic Security through the Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Creator of CoinDeal Crypto Scheme and Seven Others in Connection with $45 Million Fraud

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on the Second Anniversary of the January 6 Attack on the Capitol
  • Press Release:  Former Bolivian Minister of Government Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Man Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Visa Fraud Conspiracies
  • Press Release:  Waco Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Conspiracy and PPP Fraud
  • Press Release:  Jet Medical and Related Companies Agree to Pay More Than $700,000 to Resolve Medical Device Allegations

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

  • Press Release:  Human Smuggling on the Rise in the Rio Grande Valley New Year, Same Tactics (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol agents prevented a narcotic smuggling attempt at Laredo Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release:  San Ysidro Port of Entry Resumes Limited Hours of Operation at Ped-West (California)
  • Press Release:  CBP at JFK Intercepts Med Fly in Peppers (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  United States and Taiwan to Hold Negotiating Round for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Components for Certain Environmentally-Protected LCD Digital Displays and Products Containing Same

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Cracks Down on Companies That Impose Harmful Noncompete Restrictions on Thousands of Workers

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Affordable Connectivity (ACP) Outreach Grant & Pilot Programs Applications Due 1/9/23
  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Over $34 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding
  • Press Release:  FCC Starts Rulemaking on Licensed Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Use
  • Press Release:  Starks Statement on Sohn Nomination

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB and New York Attorney General Sue Credit Acceptance for Hiding Auto Loan Costs, Setting Borrowers Up to Fail

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Following the Swearing in of Jose Emilio Esteban, Ph.D. to Serve as Under Secretary for Food Safety

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Issues Next Test Order Under National Testing Strategy for PFAS Used in Plastics, Chemical Manufacturing
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $40 Million in Grants for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia to Improve Recycling Infrastructure
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2.1 Billion to Improve Four Nationally Significant Bridges Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigation of fatal equipment rollover incident finds Texas fencing contractor exposed workers to deadly safety hazards
  • Press Release:  Investigation finds American Airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by fumes in aircraft cabins
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Ohio craft brewing industry renew alliance to improve workplace place safety, offer web-based training
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor renews ‘Star’ designation of Millstone Power Station for workplace safety, health achievements

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Offers States Flexibility to Better Address Medicaid Enrollees’ Needs
  • Press Release:  SAMHSA Announces National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Results Detailing Mental Illness and Substance Use Levels in 2021

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards $24.7 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to Support Community Living for Non-Elderly People with Disabilities
  • Press Release:  Dr. Kimberly A. McClain Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations