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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

8:25 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route the United States Capitol

9:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT addresses the peoples’ representatives in Congress at the State of the Union; The Vice President, The First Lady, and The Second Gentleman attend

  • Press Release:  The White House Announces Guest List for the First Lady’s Box for the 2023 State of the Union Address

10:40 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking ahead:

  • On Wednesday, the President is set to travel to Madison, Wisconsin, to speak on themes from his State of the Union address.
  • Similarly, on Thursday, the President is set to travel to Tampa, Florida.
  • On Saturday, the President and the First Lady will host the White House Governors Ball.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE SECOND GENTLEMAN, and THE FIRST LADY will attend the President’s address to the peoples’ representatives in Congress at the State of the Union | U.S. Capitol
Looking ahead:

  • On Wednesday, the Vice President will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to speak of the Administration’s investments and actions to combat the climate crisis. 
  • On Thursday, the Vice President will travel to St. Cloud, Minnesota, to speak of the Administration’s electric vehicles investments.
  • On Friday, the Vice President will join the President in welcoming the nation’s Governors to the White House during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting.
  • On Saturday, the Vice President and Second Gentleman will attend the President and First Lady’s White House Governors Ball.

*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 6, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden Economic Plan Is Working
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Economic Council Director, February 6, 2023
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Earthquakes Impacting Türkiye and Syria
  • Readout of President Biden Jr.’s Call with President Erdogan of Türkiye
  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Central America Forward Launch Event
  • Fact Sheet:  Vice President Harris Launches Next Phase of Public-Private Partnership for Northern Central America
  • Fact Sheet:  Vice President Harris Announces Public-Private Partnership Has Generated More than $4.2 Billion in Private Sector Commitments for Northern Central America
  • Fact Sheet:  Update on the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America
  • Letters to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to Burma
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to Burma
  • Statement by Press Secretary Kirsten Allen on Vice President Harris’ Travel to Germany
  • Readout of Principals Committee Meeting on National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Holds an Off-Camera, On-The-Record Briefing on the High-Altitude Surveillance Balloon Recovery Efforts
  • Article:  U.S. Navy Collecting Surveillance Balloon Debris
  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles to the Pentagon
  • Press Release:  DoD Announces U. S. Representative to NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) Initiative
  • Article:  Chemical, Biological Defense Community Names Top Performers for 2022
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley Jr.
  • Press Release:  Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
  • Contracts for February 6, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, February 7, 2023


  • February 6:  Readout | U.S. Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim’s Meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim

Middle East

  • February 6:  Statement | Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
  • February 6:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu
  • February 6:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan


  • February 6:  Readout | Secretary Blinken Convenes Fourth COVID-19 Global Action Plan Ministerial


  • February 6:  Statement | Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Department Press Briefing

  • February 6:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Calls Regarding the Response to the Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
  • Statement by Administrator Samantha Power | USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team as Devastating Earthquake in Türkiye Generates Significant Humanitarian Need

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Report:  Economic and National Security Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic Through 2026

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with European Commission Executive Vice – President Margrethe Vestager

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Benteler Steel & Tube Manufacturing Corp. Abandons Merger with Tenaris, S.A. After Justice Department Investigation
  • Press Release:  Maryland Woman and Florida Man Charged Federally for Conspiring to Destroy Energy Facilities
  • Press Release:  Justice Department and Federal Partners Recognize Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation

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

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrested a convicted criminal (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Narcotic smuggling attempt intercepted by Laredo Sector Border Patrol (Texas) 
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Fentanyl and Cocaine at the Ysleta Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  USBP Trains Government of Mexico Partners in Border Rescue Operations to Save Lives (California)
  • Press Release:  CBP Agriculture Specialists Stop and Smell the Roses for a Pest-Free Valentine’s Day (California)
  • Press Release:  CBP to Hold Global Entry Enrollment Event at the Billings-Logan Airport in March 2023 (Montana)
  • Press Release:  USBP Trains Government of Mexico Partners in Border Rescue Operations to Save Lives (California)
  • Press Release:  CBP and CBSA Implement NEXUS and FAST Processing in Houlton (Maine)

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 Chicago, Illinois

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Romania’s Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization Sebastian Burduja

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Order to Bar ZyCal Bioceuticals from Deceptive Health Marketing

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on its Promises to Invest in Rural Communities, Nutrition Security, Climate-Smart Agriculture, More and Better Markets and Lower Costs for Families
  • Press Release:  USDA Chief Scientist Applauds Notable Scientific Achievements in 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Proposes $1.1M Fine Against United Airlines for Allegedly Not Performing Maintenance Inspection

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Sioux Falls contractor’s history of federal safety violations continues with workers endangered on 2 different sites in 2 days
  • Press Release:  Coastal Maine gourmet market pays $51K to resolve ‘preventable’ wage, child labor violations after U.S. Department of Labor investigation
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor again cites Missouri cattle processor for exposing workers to potentially lethal carbon dioxide levels
  • Press Release:  Bad Bean Counting | Federal investigators find two more Louisville coffee shops shortchanged workers, allowing managers to dip illegally into tip pools
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor highlights federal family, medical leave protections as nation marks 30th anniversary of passage of landmark legislation
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $99K for 58 workers after finding upstate South Carolina restaurant illegally used tips to offset operating costs

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Department of Education Releases New Data Showing the American Rescue Plan and Other Pandemic Relief Funds Kept Millions of College Students Enrolled in School

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Export Controls | Department of State Needs to Improve Compliance Data to Enhance Oversight of Defense Services