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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*

8:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

9:00 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT gathers with G7 Leaders and President Zelenskyy for a virtual meeting to continue coordinating our efforts to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable for its war | South Court Auditorium

  • Proclamation on Increasing Duties on Certain Articles from the Russian Federation
  • Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States
  • Fact Sheet:  On One Year Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, Biden Administration Announces Actions to Support Ukraine and Hold Russia Accountable

5:25 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route New Castle, Delaware

6:20 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in New Castle, Delaware

The First Lady will next travel to Kenya (February 24-26) to strengthen the United States’ bilateral partnership and advance shared priorities.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will hold a meeting on access to reproductive healthcare | Vice President’s Ceremonial Office
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 23, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Nomination:  President Biden Announces U.S. Nomination of Ajay Banga to Lead World Bank
  • Statement from Vice President Harris on U.S. Nomination of Ajay Banga to Lead World Bank
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Nigeria’s Upcoming Election
  • Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at a Luncheon with the President and First Lady of Namibia
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Memorandum on United States Conventional Arms Transfer Policy
  • Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with Members of the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on UN Vote To Support Peace in Ukraine
  • Statement from NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the Opening of Omani Airspace
  • Readout of Convening on Blue Chip Climate-Risk Macroeconomic Forecasts
  • Readout of White House Listening Session: Bolstering the U.S. Economy by Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Work to Support Black Disabled Americans
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, February 23, 2023

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release:  Guantanamo Bay Detainee Transfer Announced
  • Press Release:  8th U.S.-ROK Deterrence Strategy Committee Table-Top Exercise – Joint Press Release
  • Article:  DOD Aims to Boost Small Business Involvement in Nation’s Defense
  • Contracts for February 23, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, February 24, 2023

Central Asia

  • February 23:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and India


  • February 23:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Conversation on “Russia’s War on Ukraine: One Year Later” With Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic
  • February 23:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Announces $7 Million for Ukraine Cultural Heritage Response Initiative
  • February 23:  Statement | Joint Statement on the Strategic Dialogue between Slovenia and the United States
  • February 23:  Statement | Authentication of Washington at Princeton Portrait by Charles Willson Peale at U.S. Embassy Paris Ambassador’s Residence
  • February 23:  Advisory | Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Barclay’s Travel to Geneva

Middle East

  • February 23:  Statement | Support for Libyan Elections
  • February 23:  Statement | Joint Statement on the U.S.-Oman Strategic Dialogue
  • February 23:  Advisory | United States Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Cormier Smith’s Travel to Jordan


  • February 23:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Equatoguinean President Obiang

U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

  • February 23:  Statement | White House Releases Updated U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy
  • February 23:  Fact Sheet | The U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

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

  • Remarks at the UN General Assembly Stakeout Following the Adoption of a Resolution on a Comprehensive Peace in Ukraine
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Treasury Announces Approval of Up to $339 Million to Support Small Business Success Across Three States and Two U.S. Territories
  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Transcript of Press Conference from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen in Bengaluru, India
  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with Finance Minister of Indonesia Sri Mulyani Indrawati
  • Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Nomination of Ajay Banga to Lead the World Bank

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Cousins for Insider Trading in Kodak Stock Ahead of Company’s Planned Govt. Partnership to Assist in Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Ozy Media and its CEO Carlos Watson with Widespread Scheme to Defraud Investors

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Three High-Ranking MS-13 Leaders Arrested on Terrorism and Racketeering Charges
  • Press Release:  Two MS-13 Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Their Roles in Murders
  • Press Release:  Man Arrested for Cold Case Murder on Military Base in Germany
  • Press Release:  Man Pleads Guilty to $55M Investment Fraud Scheme

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

  • Press Release:  CBP Officer and Border Patrol Agent Rescue Motorists from Crash (Arizona)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Thwart Alleged Child Smuggling Attempt at the Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol shuts down stash house (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Stop Alleged Human Smuggling Attempt at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Mother and Daughter caught smuggling over $830,000 of Methamphetamine (California)
  • Press Release:  Otay Mesa CBP Officers Intercept Deadly Drugs Worth More Than $15 Million (California)  
  • Press Release:  CBP to Hold Global Entry Enrollment Event at Missoula Montana Airport in April 2023 (Montana)
  • Press Release:  Philadelphia CBP Discovers Dangerous Ketamine inside an Ottoman destined to Maryland (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release:  Caribbean Air and Marine Branch Breaks Ground on New Facility for Mayaguez Marine Unit (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  USTR Announces Christopher Wilson as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs
  • Joint Statement from the 9th U.S.-Pakistan TIFA Council Ministerial
  • Joint Statement:  U.S.-Pakistan Efforts in Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on USMCA Free Trade Commission Decision on North American Competitiveness

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  Doris Johnson Hines Named Administrative Law Judge at U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Cased Pencils from China

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Final Orders Requiring Two Glass Container Manufacturers to Drop Noncompete Restrictions That They Imposed on Workers
  • Press Release:   New FTC Data Show Consumers Reported Losing Nearly $8.8 Billion to Scams in 2022

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for March Open Meeting

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Orders TitleMax to Pay a $10 Million Penalty for Unlawful Title Loans and Overcharging Military Families

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  Export-Import Bank of the United States Signs $500 Million Memorandum of Understanding with the Sultanate of Oman

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2.5 Billion to Cut Pollution and Deliver Economic Benefits to Communities Across the Nation

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights Investments in Equitable Outdoor Access, Preservation of Equal Rights History in the Carolinas

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $550 Million to Advance Environmental Justice
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor continues efforts to empower workers to take advantage of Family and Medical Leave Act protections, benefits
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor cites Amazon for again exposing workers to ergonomic hazards, this time at Colorado Springs delivery station
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor issues final rules on changes to 2023 Form 5500, Form 5500-SF Employee Benefit Plan reports
  • Press Release:  Business as usual | Mount Pleasant, Texas, Dollar Tree inspection finds storeroom exits blocked, boxes stacked dangerously
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $40K for 56 employees at two Catskill Mountains’ resorts in New York

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards $12.9 Million to Prevent Homelessness Among Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Veterans Health Administration | Action Needed to Address Persistent Control Weaknesses and Related Risks in Employee Screening Processes
  • Report:  EPA Chemical Reviews | Workforce Planning Gaps Contributed to Missed Deadlines