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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*

9:55 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Madison, Wisconsin

12:35 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Madison, Wisconsin (11:35 a.m. local)

2:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT discusses how his economic plan is creating good-paying, union jobs and delivering real results for the American people (1:00 p.m. local) | LIUNA Training Center, DeForest, Wisconsin

  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden Economic Plan | Delivering for Wisconsin

6:05 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs en route Joint Base Andrews (5:05 p.m. local)

7:55 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route the White House

8:05 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:15 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport

10:55 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will arrive at Hartsfield – Jackson  Atlanta International Airport.

2:10 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will participate in a moderated conversation to uplift the Administration’s investments and actions to combat the climate crisis and road ahead | Georgia Institute of Technology

4:25 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport en route to Joint Base Andrews

5:55 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will arrive at Joint Base Andrews

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EST – Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Madison, Wisconsin

*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 Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks of President Joe Biden – State of the Union Address, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Excerpts from President Biden’s State of the Union Address as Prepared for Delivery
  • Transcript:  On-the-Record Press Call on President Biden’s Unity Agenda Ahead of the State of the Union
  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Work to Make Our Communities Safer and Advance Effective, Accountable Policing
  • Fact Sheet:  In State of the Union, President Biden to Outline Vision to Advance Progress on Unity Agenda in Year Ahead
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Disaster Declaration
  • Press Release:  The White House Announces Guest List for the First Lady’s Box for the 2023 State of the Union Address
  • Quad Joint Statement on Cooperation to Promote Responsible Cyber Habits

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar
  • Article:  Delaware Base Supports Earthquake Response Efforts in Turkey
  • Article:  Chemical, Biological Defense Community Names Top Performers for 2022
  • Article:  Highlighting History | How “Tet” Began the End of Vietnam
  • Contracts for February 7, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Europe, Ukraine

  • February 7:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
  • February 7:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with German Vice Chancellor Habeck
  • February 7:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck Before Their Meeting
  • February 7:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg Before Their Meeting
  • February 7:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg
  • February 7:  Advisory | Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to Moldova and France

Critical Minerals

  • February 7:  Statement | Minerals Security Partnership Governments Engage with African Countries and Issue a Statement on Principles for Environmental, Social, and Governance Standards

Middle East

  • February 7:  Remarks | UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Western Hemisphere

  • February 7:  Statement | Grenada National Day

Other Matters

  • February 7:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Reception (Feb. 9)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Arrives in Ukraine
  • Press Release:  USAID Delivers Mobile Gas Turbine Power Plant to Ukraine to Meet Electricity Needs
  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Travel to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Press Release:  USAID Deepens Democratic Partnership with the Government and People of Nepal

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

  • Joint Statement following a UN Security Council meeting on Syria Chemical Weapons
  • Remarks by Under Secretary Bonnie Jenkins at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria
  • Remarks During UNICEF Executive Board First Regular Session 2023
  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Division of Examinations Announces 2023 Priorities
  • Press Release:  SEC Seeks Applicants for Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Seat

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Associate of Sanctioned Oligarch Indicted for Sanctions Evasion and Money Laundering
  • Press Release:  False Claims Act Settlements and Judgments Exceed $2 Billion in Fiscal Year 2022
  • Press Release:  Department of Justice Releases Roadmap for Implementation for Columbus, Ohio, Division of Police
  • Press Release:  Twenty-Three Individuals Charged in $61.5 Million Medicare Fraud Schemes
  • Press Release:  Medical Equipment Suppliers Convicted of Health Care Fraud
  • Press Release:  Former Alabama Department of Corrections Lieutenant Charged with Federal Civil Rights Crimes for Using Excessive Force on Inmates and with Obstruction Offenses

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

  • Press Release:  DHS Teams Up with State and Local Officials to Secure Super Bowl LVII
  • Press Release:  DHS Updates Department-Wide Use of Force Policy to Advance Effective, Accountable Law Enforcement and Strengthen Public Safety
  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Three Felony Child Sex Offenders (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Child Fondling at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  El Paso Area CBP Agriculture Specialist Working to Ensure Valentine’s Day Flowers Are Pest-Free (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Two Chicago CBP Interceptions Stop Counterfeit Merchandise & Cash (Illinois)
  • Press Release:  Indianapolis CBP Stops 3 Shipments Filled with Counterfeits in 5 Days Had These Been Genuine, They Would Have Been Worth Nearly $265K (Indiana)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with German Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Change Robert Habeck and French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty Bruno Le Maire

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Furfuryl Alcohol from China

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Seeks Nominations for Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
  • Press Release:  Starks Remarks to CEDC Media Ownership Diversity Symposium

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Issues Guidance to Protect Mortgage Borrowers from Pay-to-Play Digital Comparison-Shopping Platforms

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC CDO Herscowitz travels to Tanzania, Uganda, and Burundi

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  EXIM Advances White House’s Central America Forward Initiative

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Air Travel Consumer Report | November Consumer Complaints Increase from October
  • Press Release:  USDOT Announces $1.7 Million in Available Funding for Small Business Innovation Research Program

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Statement on Aero Micronesia Inc. (re: suspension of operations authority)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Federal investigation finds owner of residential nursing homes owes $69K in overtime, damages to 45 managers at three Detroit area facilities
  • Press Release:  Everyday Danger | Dollar Tree again found blocking emergency exits as federal inspection in Alabama as history of unsafe
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Missouri Association of Manufacturers renew alliance to target workplace hazards, keep workers safe
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor cites U.S. Postal Service for failing to provide running water, usable bathroom at Chesapeake facility for more than a month
  • Press Release:  Bentonia contractor could have prevented deadly Flora explosion, death of 25-year-old welder, U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $49K in back wages, damages for Honolulu preschool employees denied full wages

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Information Technology | IRS Needs to Complete Modernization Plans and Fully Address Cloud Computing Requirements
  • Report:  Critical Infrastructure Protection | Time Frames to Complete DHS Efforts Would Help Sector Risk Management Agencies Implement Statutory Responsibilities
  • Report:  Cybersecurity High-Risk Series | Challenges in Protecting Cyber Critical Infrastructure
  • Report:  Middle-Tier Defense Acquisitions | Rapid Prototyping and Fielding Requires Changes to Oversight and Development Approaches