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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 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

4:15 p.m. CET – the Vice President will attend a meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany | Hotel Bayerischer Hof

5:00 p.m. CET – the Vice President will meet with President Emmanuel Macron of France | Hotel Bayerischer Hof

6:05 p.m. CET – the Vice President will host a reception with members of the U.S. Congressional Delegations and Secretary of State Blinken | Commerzbank

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 16, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the United States’ Response to Recent Aerial Objects
  • Remarks by President Biden at “Till” Movie Screening
  • Statement:  President Biden’s Current Health Summary, February 2023
  • Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Signs Executive Order to Strengthen Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Across the Federal Government
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, February 16, 2023
  • Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany (Mar. 3)
  • Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur Press Briefing in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Article:  Austin Assures Baltic States of U.S. Commitment
  • Press Release:  DoD Releases Policies to Ensure Access to Non-Covered Reproductive Health Care
  • Memorandum:  Travel for Non-Covered Reproductive Health Care Services
  • Memorandum:  Changes to Command Notification of Pregnancy Policy
  • Memorandum:  Administrative Absence for Non-Covered Reproductive Health Care
  • Article:  Leaders Outline Agency’s Role in DOD Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Article:  Flyovers and Football | DOD Has a Super-Sized Super Bowl Week
  • Contracts for February 16, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, February 17, 2023


  • February 16:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with French Foreign Ministry Secretary General Descôtes
  • February 16:  Statement | Joint Statement of the United States of America and the Netherlands on Cooperation in Quantum Information Science and Technology
  • February 16:  Statement | Lithuania National Day

Middle East

  • February 16:  Statement | Joint Statement by the United States and Gulf Cooperation Council Members on Iran


  • February 16:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi

Western Hemisphere

  • February 16:  Statement | Nicaragua’s Move to Strip Citizenship from 94 Political Opponents
  • February 16:  Statement | Actions to Impose Visa Restrictions on Haitians Involved in Street Gangs and Other Haitian Criminal Organizations

Artificial Intelligence

  • February 16:  Statement | Building Consensus on the U.S. Framework for a Political Declaration on the Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy

Press Briefings

  • February 16:  Transcript | Daily Press Briefing
  • February 16:  Transcript | Special Online Briefing with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Victoria Nuland
  • February 16:  Transcript | Special Online Briefing with National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  USAID’s Partnership for Peace Fund Advisory Board Visits Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act Programs
  • Press Release:  United States Provides Additional $43 Million to Education Cannot Wait
  • Press Release:  United States Provides More Than $288 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to South Sudan

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

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Joe Madison on SiriusXM (AFR)
  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Rebecca Kesby of BBC World Radio (Territorial Airspace; Syria)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with First Vice President of Spain and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation Nadia Calviño
  • Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Ben Harris at the Argus Americas Crude Summit in Houston, Texas
  • Press Release:  Treasury Releases Financial Report of the U.S. Government
  • Press Release:  Government of Indonesia and International Partners Launch Just Energy Transition Partnership Secretariat to Drive Indonesia’s Energy Transformation

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Options Clearing Corporation with Rule Failures
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Final Participant in Multi-Million Dollar Scheme to Spread and Trade on False Rumors about Public Companies
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Terraform and CEO Do Kwon with Defrauding Investors in Crypto Schemes  

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Readout of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s Trip to London
  • Press Release:  United States to Repatriate Nearly $1 Million to Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Press Release:  Manager of Key West Labor Staffing Companies Sentenced for Immigration and Employment Tax Fraud
  • Press Release:  Justice and Commerce Departments Announce Creation of Disruptive Technology Strike Force
  • Speech:  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks on Disruptive Technologies at Chatham House
  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening
  • Speech:  Deputy Assistant Attorney General Lisa H. Miller Delivers Remarks at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law on Corporate Enforcement and Compliance
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Agreement with Alaska School District Concerning Discriminatory Seclusion and Restraint Practices

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

  • Press Release:  CBP Expands 321 Data Pilot Participation
  • Press Release:  Milwaukee CBP Intercepts Shipment of Prescription Medication

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 Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Malaysia Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Statement of Elizabeth Wilkins, Director of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, on the Decision of SUNY Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health System, Inc. to Drop Their Proposed Merger
  • Press Release:  FTC Charges Supplement Marketer with Hijacking Ratings and Reviews on and Using Them to Deceive Consumers

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Encourages Greater Tribal Participation in E-Rate Program
  • Press Release:  FCC Looks to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Access Connectivity
  • Press Release:  Starks and Rep. Horsford to Hold Black History Month Broadband Event
  • Press Release:  FCC Releases Agenda for February 23 Diversity Council Meeting

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  EXIM Board of Directors Approves Final Commitment for Turkish Airlines

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Vilsack Awards Employees for Exceptional Service Supporting, Advancing U.S. Agriculture
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests $63 Million in High-Speed Internet for People in Rural Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Mississippi

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Approves Extreme Cold Weather Reliability Standards, Directs Improvements
  • Press Release:  Chairman Phillips Announces June 2023 New England Winter Gas-Electric Forum
  • Press Release:  Chairman Phillips Makes Two Key Staff Appointments

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Mid-Atlantic Region schedules March 2 virtual listening session on PFAS Strategic Roadmap
  • Press Release:  EPA Region 8 announces March 8 Virtual Listening Session on Strategic Roadmap for PFAS contaminants
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Completes Rule to Increase Safety at Airports

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor seeking public comments on modernizing program that recognizes employers committed to best safety, health practices
  • Press Release:  Unsafe at sea: Inspection finds Kodiak seafood processing vessel’s operator continues to expose crews to a bounty of safety, health violations
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $139K in back wages for 28 drivers after Florida motor carrier misapplied exemption, denied overtime
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $159K in back wages for 147 employees after Florida produce packer denies overtime
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $98K in back wages, damages for 137 employees of Florida electrical contractor who denied proper overtime
  • Press Release:  Federal investigation finds Barberton toolmaker failed to properly protect drill press operators; three workers suffered preventable injuries
  • Press Release:  Judge affirms U.S. Department of Labor findings that Georgia nursery favored 29 unsafe housing

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Announces More Than $188 Million from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to Support Mental Health and Student Wellness

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Advances Additional Activities to Prevent Drug Overdoses and Reduce Death

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Invites Local Governments to Request Thriving Communities Technical Assistance to Align Housing and Infrastructure Investments
  • Press Release:  State of Louisiana Reach Agreement to Free 3,300 Louisianans from Road Home Repayment Obligations