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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 and The Vice President welcome the nation’s Governors to the White House during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting | East Room

3:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady welcome President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Ms. Janja Lula da Silva of Brazil to the White House to further strengthen the close relationship between the United States and Brazil

3:50 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil | Oval Office

Looking ahead: On Saturday, the President and the First Lady will host the White House Governors Ball.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT will welcome the nation’s governors to the White House during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting | East Room

Looking ahead: On Saturday, the Vice President and Second Gentleman will attend the President and First Lady’s White House Governors Ball.

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, February 9, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Social Security and Medicare | Tampa, Florida
  • Fact Sheet:  Congressional Republicans’ Many Proposals to Cut Social Security and Medicare, and Increase Prescription Drug Prices and Health Care Premiums
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure
  • Appointments:  President Joe Biden Appoints Two New Members to President’s Council of Governors (Indiana Governor; New Mexico Governor)
  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route Tampa, Florida
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Alabama Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Remarks:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcomes Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze to the Pentagon
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Bilateral Meeting with Minister of Defense Juansher Burchuladze of Georgia
  • Article:  Georgia Scheduled for More U.S. Military Assistance
  • Article:  DOD Is Focused on China, Defense Official Says
  • Press Release:  AFN Airing Super Bowl LVII
  • Article:  Defense Agency Ad Gets Super Bowl Slot on AFN
  • Article:  ‘Quiet Professionals’ Dazzle in Training
  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcomes Canadian Minister of National Defense to the Pentagon (Feb. 10)
  • Press Release:  Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignments
  • Press Release:  Military OneSource MilTax Now Available for 2023 Tax Filing and Support
  • Contracts for February 9, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, February 10, 2023

Middle East

  • February 9:  Statement | U.S. Assistance to Emergency Earthquake Response Efforts in Türkiye and Syria
  • February 9:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu
  • February 9:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein Before Their Meeting
  • February 9:  Statement | Designating Entities Involved in the Iranian Petrochemical and Petroleum Products Trade


  • February 9:  Readout | The 1st U.S.- Japan Strategic Dialogue on Democratic Resilience

Western Hemisphere

  • February 9:  Statement | Release of Political Prisoners from Nicaragua

Human Trafficking

  • February 9:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken to Convene Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting (Feb. 13)


  • February 9:  Statement | Taking Joint Action Against Cybercriminals

Department Press Briefing; Culinary Partnership

  • February 9:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing
  • February 9:  Statement | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  The United States to Provide $85 million for Escalating Humanitarian Needs for the Türkiye and Syria Earthquakes Response

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Discussions with NGOs Responding to the Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a United Nations Screening of U.S. and the Holocaust
  • Remarks at a U.S. hosted, High-Level Side Event on Globalizing Efforts to Combat Antisemitism
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Treasury Issues Syria General License 23 to Aid in Earthquake Disaster Relief Efforts
  • General License:  Issuance of Syria General License
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Press Release:  Treasury Department Announces Puerto Rico to Receive up to $109 Million to Promote Small Business Growth and Entrepreneurship through President Biden’s American Rescue
  • Sanctions:  United States and United Kingdom Sanction Members of Russia-Based Trickbot Cybercrime Gang
  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Companies Involved in Production, Sale, and Shipment of Iranian Petrochemicals and Petroleum
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Cyber-related Designations; Iran-related Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  Kraken to Discontinue Unregistered Offer and Sale of Crypto Asset Staking-As-A-Service Program and Pay $30 Million to Settle SEC Charges

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  U.S. Citizen Sentenced for Conspiring to Provide Electronic Equipment and Technology to the Government of Iran
  • Press Release:  Pharmacist Convicted for $1M Prescription Drug Fraud
  • Press Release:  Man Sentenced for Scheme Involving U.S.-Funded Military Contracts
  • Press Release:  Minnesota Attorney Charged with Employment Tax and False Return Crimes

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

  • Press Release:  The Department of Homeland Security Joins the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol utilizes Vehicle Immobilization Device to halt a human smuggling attempt (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Advisory:  Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to Vietnam, Malaysia and Germany

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  Puerto Rico Approved to Receive Federal Funding Through the State Small Business Credit Initiative to Support Small Business Financing Programs
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $3 Million in an Internet for All Grant to Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Staff Provides Annual Letter to CFPB On 2022 Equal Credit Opportunity Act Activities
  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Final Orders against Google and iHeartMedia for Deceptive On-Air Endorsements for Google’s Pixel 4 Phone
  • Press Release:  New FTC Data Reveals Top Lies Told by Romance Scammers

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, February 16, 2023

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Launches Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $24.6 Million to Create Good-Paying Union Jobs, Catalyze Economic Revitalization in Indiana

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Urges Laser Manufacturers, Distributors to Add Warning Label to Not Shine Lasers at Aircraft

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Readout:  Secretary Walsh stresses need to support Black, underserved communities during visit to Tulsa’s historic Black Wall Street, Job Corps
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $16M to promote equitable access to unemployment benefits in Connecticut, New Jersey, Oklahoma
  • Press Release:  Massachusetts serial violator | The Roof Kings LLC faces $137K in new penalties for again exposing employees to life-threatening falls
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor resolves wage violations, West Hartford moving, storage company pays $41K to 22 employees
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Better Business Bureau North Central Texas sign alliance partnership to help keep workers safe
  • Press Release:  U.S. Labor Department recovers $58K in back wages for 13 Tennessee hotel workers after employer failed to pay wages to one, overtime to other workers

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Letter to U.S. Governors from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on renewing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)
  • Fact Sheet:  COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap
  • Press Release:  HHS Releases Initial Guidance for Medicare Prescription Drug Inflation Rebate Program

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Issues Updated Guidance to Enhance Use of Supportive Services Programs at Properties for Low-Income Seniors

General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Press Release:  GSA launches AI Challenge to drive better healthcare outcomes

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  VA Mental Health | Additional Action Needed to Assess Rural Veterans’ Access to Intensive Care