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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*

9:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

The First Lady is in Namibia on Thursday.  She will participate in a luncheon with President Geingob and First Lady Geingos at the State House in Windhoek.  Later today, the First Lady will visit Hope Initiatives Southern Africa (HISA) in Katutura to highlight U.S. government programming that supports young people, women, and families.  The First Lady will also deliver remarks and participate in a meet and greet with U.S. Embassy Windhoek staff and their families at the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Windhoek. 

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President is in Washington, D.C., and has no public events scheduled.

The Second Gentleman will deliver remarks at a political finance event on Thursday at the Westin Chicago River North. 

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 Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with the Leaders of the Bucharest Nine Eastern Flank NATO Allies
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with the Leaders of the Bucharest Nine
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at HUD Mortgage Announcement Event
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Action to Save Homebuyers and Homeowners $800 Per Year
  • Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on “Red Flag” Laws (re: guns)
  • Nominations:  President Biden Names Thirtieth Round of Judicial Nominees
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Actions to Expand Offshore Wind Nationally and Harness More Reliable, Affordable Clean Energy

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh Holds a Press Briefing
  • Article:  DOD Official Says U.S. Not Yet Seeing China Giving Lethal Aid to Russia
  • Article:  Service Members Should Avoid Foods with Poppy Seeds
  • Article:  Tuskegee Airman Discusses Distinguished Service
  • Article:  Marines Get Littoral About Training
  • Contracts for February 22, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, February 23, 2023

United Nations, Ukraine

  • February 22:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken Travels to New York City (Feb. 23-24)

Western Hemisphere

  • February 22:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with Brazilian Secretary General da Rocha
  • February 22:  Statement | U.S. to Sanction Sinaloa Cartel Network of Fentanyl Suppliers Contributing to the U.S. Opioid Crisis
  • February 22:  Statement | Saint Lucia National Day


  • February 22:  Statement | Welcoming the African Union Peace and Security Council Communiqué on Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • February 22:  Advisory | Special Representative McAuliffe Leads Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Ghana

Middle East

  • February 22:  Statement | Expanding Regional Economic Integration through I2U2’s Business-to-Business Cooperation


  • February 22:  Statement | India Joins the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate
  • February 22:  Statement | Japan National Day
  • February 22:  Statement | Brunei National Day


  • February 22:  Advisory | Special Envoy and Coordinator for the Global Engagement Center Rubin’s Travel to London and Brussels

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

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session Before the Vote on a Resolution on Achieving Peace in Ukraine
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a High-Level Side Event on Gross Human Rights Violations Due to Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo, Treasurer Chief Malerba Meet with Tribal Youth Delegation
  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Sinaloa Cartel Network of “Super Lab” Suppliers and Fentanyl Operators
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Counter Narcotics Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges African Gold Acquisition Corp. with Internal Controls, Reporting, and Recordkeeping Failures

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Forsage Founders Indicted in $340M DeFi Crypto Scheme
  • Press Release:  Two Business Owners Sentenced for Conspiring to Pay Bribes in Exchange for Municipal Contracts in Puerto Rico
  • Press Release:  Digital Healthcare Platform Ordered to Pay Civil Penalties and Take Corrective Action for Unauthorized Disclosure of Personal Health Information
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against California Rental Property Manager and Owners
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Agreement with New York IT Staffing Firm to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
  • Press Release:  Eight Defendants Indicted in Michigan for Obstructing a Reproductive Health Services Facility
  • Press Release:  Former Kentucky Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charges for Assaulting Two Federal Inmates
  • Press Release:  A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to preparing false tax returns for clients
  • Press Release:  Michigan Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrests gang member (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol stopped two human smuggling attempts at Laredo Sector checkpoints (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol immobilized a human smuggling attempt at I-35 checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release:  A Single Border Patrol Station in San Diego Foiled Over 100 Smuggling Attempts During the Month of January (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will outline the Administration’s goals for implementing the CHIPS Act in a speech today at noon.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Chairwoman Takes Steps to Lower State Prison Phone Rates & Charges
  • Press Release:  FCC Chairwoman Proposes New Rules to Block Likely Illegal Robotexts

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Energy Announces $68 Million For Small Businesses Developing Technologies to Cut Emissions and Study Climate
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Energy Announces New Actions to Accelerate U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Deployment

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Enduring International Collaboration a Focus of Secretary Haaland’s New Zealand Visit
  • Press Release:  Interior Department Proposes First-Ever Offshore Wind Sale in Gulf of Mexico

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Region 10 Announces Virtual Listening Session on PFAS Strategic Roadmap
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Readout of Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Activities in East Palestine, O.H.

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Court orders Salinas labor contractor to pay $460K in damages, penalties to 542 farmworkers after Department of Labor investigation, litigation
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor to offer online seminars to educate current, prospective federal contractors on prevailing wage requirements
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $3.1M in wages, benefits for 3,100 workers employed by a federal subcontractor servicing BENEFEDS program
  • Press Release:  U.S. Labor Department secures $10K in overtime back wages, damages for 9 employees of Wytheville window installation company
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $185K in overtime back wages owed to 181 workers of North Carolina rack system installation company
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds McDonald’s franchise operator violated child labor hours, safety regulations at seven locations in Erie, Warren
  • Press Release:  Forced to live on tips: Department of Labor recovers $253K in back wages for 93 workers after Florida restaurants denied them minimum wage, overtime
  • Press Release:  New York City hotel management company denied employees overtime pay, benefits by misclassifying them as independent contractors
  • Press Release:  Labor Department fines pizza restaurants $30K for child labor violations, recovers $12K for two managers illegally denied overtime wages

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Files Civil Money Penalty Complaints Against Four E-Cigarette Product Manufacturers
  • Press Release:  FDA Provides Draft Labeling Recommendations for Plant-based Milk Alternatives to Inform Consumers

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration to Save FHA Homebuyers Average $800 Annually on Mortgage Payments Through Premium Reduction
  • Fact Sheet: HUD Has Worked to Make Homeownership More Affordable, Accessible, and Attainable