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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*

10:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing | Oval Office

12:45 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route the National Association of Counties, Washington, D.C.

1:15 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers a keynote address during the National Association of Counties | Washington Hilton

2:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing | Oval Office

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 Monday, February 13, 2023, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby, February 13, 2023
  • Fact Sheet:  President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at Mesa Community College, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article:  Chinese Surveillance Balloons Global in Scope, Says Official
  • Article:  Efforts Underway to Recover Object Downed Over Lake Huron
  • Transcript:  Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III Addresses Traveling Press Upon Arrival in Brussels, Belgium
  • Article:  Defense Ministers to Address NATO’s ‘Race for Logistics’
  • Transcript:  Dana Stroul, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, and Senior Department of Defense Leaders Participating in the United States-Gulf Cooperation Council Working Group Meetings, Hold an Off-Camera, On-The-Record Briefing From Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Article:  U.S., Gulf Nations Assess Same Threats in Middle East
  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks at the President’s Interagency Task Force (PITF) to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking in Persons Meeting (As Delivered)
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Navy Chief Commissary Stewart Daniel Atkins
  • Contracts for February 13, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Europe, NATO

  • February 13:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Danish Foreign Minister Rasmussen
  • February 13:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen Before Their Meeting
  • February 13:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Minister Konakovic


  • February 13:  Statement | Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • February 13:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Mallory Stewart Travels to Florida, February 14-15


  • February 13:  Statement | U.S. Support for the Philippines in the South China Sea
  • February 13:  Remarks | Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman and Japanese Vice Minister Mori Takeo and Republic of Korea (ROK) First Vice Minister Cho Hyundong at a Joint Press Availability
  • February 13:  Statement | Joint Statement on the U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Ministerial Meeting
  • February 13:  Statement | Marking One Year Since the Release of the Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
  • February 13:  Advisory | Counselor of the U.S. Department of State Chollet’s Travel to Bangladesh and Pakistan

Middle East

  • February 13:  Statement | Israeli Settlement and Outpost Legalization Announcement

Climate Change

  • February 13:  Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to The Bahamas and Germany

Press Briefings

  • February 13:  Transcript | Special Online Briefing with Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO
  • February 13:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

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

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Treasury, Energy Release Guidance on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Incentivize Investments in Underserved Communities, Hard-Hit Coal Communities
  • Remarks by Under Secretary Brian Nelson at the Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • Joint Statement on the U.S.-EU Financial Regulatory Forum

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Criminal Division Delivers Remarks at the Criminal Justice Forum for Asia and the Pacific
  • Speech:  Director Rachel Rossi of the Office for Access to Justice Delivers Remarks at the Legal Aid Listening Session
  • Press Release:  U.S. Marshals Capture Over 800 Fugitives in Operation North Star
  • Press Release:  Spacelabs Healthcare, LLC Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Allegations it Overcharged Federal Agencies for Patient Monitoring Equipment
  • Press Release:  Two Amazon Marketplace Sellers and Four Companies Plead Guilty to Price Fixing DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs

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

  • Press Release:  Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector Apprehensions & Encounters Reach Historic Highs (Vermont)
  • Press Release:  Laredo Field Office Set to Reopen and Resume Normal Operating Hours at the Amistad Dam Port of Entry in Del Rio (Texas)
  • Press Release:  First Rare Pest Discovery by CBP Agriculture Specialists at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility (California)
  • Press Release:  Minneapolis CBP Seize More than $26K in Unreported Currency from Traveler Bound for Vietnam (Minnesota)
  • Press Release:  Agriculture Specialists in Chicago Have a Busy January Intercepting More Than 5,100 Prohibited Items (Illinois)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Vietnam’s Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyễn Hồng Diên

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Taiwan

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Statement of FTC Chair Lina M. Khan on the Renomination of Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman Seeks Information on Multilingual Wireless Emergency Alerts

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Unveils Strategic Approach and New Investments for Addressing Water Supply Challenges for Producers in the West
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of Inflation Reduction Act Funding for Climate-Smart Agriculture Nationwide
  • Press Release:  USDA Announces Plenary Speakers for the 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investments to Support America’s Energy and Industrial Communities

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $728 Million in Historic Investments to Address Western Drought, Improve Climate Resilience
  • Press Release:  Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Releases Strategy to Meet Aerial Firefighting Equipment Needs

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2 Billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to States and Territories to Address Emerging Contaminants like PFAS in Drinking Water
  • Press Release:  EPA Region 7 Announces Virtual Listening Session on PFAS Strategic Roadmap
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Readout:  U.S. Department of Labor expands OSHA’s ability to protect all workers by certifying special visa applications to ensure effective enforcement
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces reopening of comment period on Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Austin landscape supplier allowed minor-aged employee to do prohibited work, leading to serious injury
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces $4.25M award to advance global action against forced labor by supporting International Labor Organization
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $38K in back wages for 55 workers after Goldsboro non-profit failed to meet standards to allow subminimum wages
  • Press Release:  U.S. Labor Department recovers $24K in back wages, damages for 64 workers after Sweet Brew Tea maker failed to pay overtime as law requires
  • Press Release:  Federal investigators determine 27-year-old worker suffered partial leg amputation after entering Illinois grain bin while paddle conveyor ran
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor cites Lehigh Valley tree service company, owner for serious violations after 17-year-old worker suffers fatal injuries

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Continues Unprecedented Efforts to Increase Transparency of Nursing Home Ownership

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  In Case You Missed It | HUD Announces More than $315 Million in Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Grants Across the U.S.

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Abandoned Hardrock Mines | Land Management Agencies Should Improve Reporting of Total Cleanup Costs
  • Report:  Adult Drug Court Programs | Factors Related to Eligibility and Acceptance of Offers to Participate in DOJ Funded Adult Drug Courts