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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 | The White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 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 Friday-Sunday, February 10-12, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

February 11

  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Governors Ball Dinner
  • Readout of Council of Governors Meeting
  • Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at a Service Project for Military Families with Governors’ Spouses and United Through Reading

February 10

  • Joint Statement Following the Meeting Between President Biden and President Lula
  • Remarks by President Biden and President Lula da Silva of Brazil Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting
  • Letters to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency Concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-⁠19) Pandemic
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency Concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-⁠19) Pandemic
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby, February 10, 2023
  • Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Travel to Poland (Feb. 20-22)
  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Response to the Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria
  • Fact Sheet:  Resources for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
  • Press Release:  Wide Range of Constituencies Union Leaders, Business Leaders, and Advocates Applaud President Biden’s State of the Union Address
  • Press Release:  Leaders Applaud the President’s State of the Union Address
  • Press Release:  Kate Bedingfield to Depart After 4 Years Leading Biden Communications Team; to be Succeeded by Ben LaBolt

Department of Defense (DOD)

February 12

  • Statement on Today’s Actions by North American Aerospace Defense Command (High-Altitude Object | Lake Huron)

February 11

  • Statement on Today’s Actions by North American Aerospace Defense Command (High-Altitude Object | Canada)
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Black Engineer of the Year STEM Conference (As Prepared)
  • Article:  Austin Encourages Black Engineers to Mentor Youths

February 10

  • Transcript:  Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing
  • Article:  Air Force Shoots Down ‘High-Altitude Object’ off Alaskan Coast
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Bilateral Meeting with Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand
  • Article:  Canada, U.S. Support NORAD Modernization
  • Press Release:  Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks and DoD Senior Leaders Attend 26th Council of Governors Plenary Meeting
  • Article:  Defense Official Says Allies, Partners Are Key to Defense
  • Press Release:  DOD Survey Delivers Data on Well-Being of Military Spouses
  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to Visit Brussels for Ukraine Defense Contact Group, NATO Defense Ministerial (Week of Feb. 13)
  • Contracts for February 10, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, February 13, 2023


  • February 11:  Statement | United States Starts Defense Cooperation Agreement Negotiations with Papua New Guinea
  • February 10:  Statement | The United States and the Federated States of Micronesia Sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • February 10:  Advisory | Deputy Secretary Sherman to Host U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Meeting
  • February 10:  Advisory | Senior Official Murray’s Travel to New Zealand, Australia, and Palm Springs
  • February 10:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Pyatt’s Travel to India


  • February 11:  Statement | Calling for the Release of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev (Azerbaijan)


  • February 10:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Colonna
  • February 10:  Statement | Countering Systemic Corruption in Defense of Bulgarian Democratic Institutions
  • February 10:  Advisory | Foreign Service Institute Director Polaschik Travels to France and Jordan

Middle East

  • February 10:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Before Their Meeting
  • February 10:  Statement | Condemning Today’s Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem
  • February 10:  Advisory | Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Landberg’s Travel to Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • February 10:  Advisory | Interagency Delegation Travels to Saudi Arabia

Western Hemisphere

  • February 10:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Moncada
  • February 10:  Statement | Announcement of Candidate to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Press Briefings

  • February 10:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing
  • February 10:  Transcript | Special Online Briefing with Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security
  • February 10:  Transcript | Special Online Briefing with Ambassador Michael Carpenter, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Visits Hungary
  • Readout:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Travels to Ukraine
  • Press Release:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Travels to Central Asia

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

  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Urgent Need for a UNSCR to Authorize Additional Cross-Border Humanitarian Access into Syria
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the William & Mary Charter Day Ceremony
  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Press Availability with Senator Tim Kaine Aboard the USNS Comfort

Department of the Treasury

February 11

  • Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Lily Batchelder for the American Bar Association
  • Readout:  Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Elizabeth Rosenberg’s Visit to the United Kingdom

February 10

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with Iraqi Government Officials
  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Roundtable with Sanctions Experts
  • Press Release:  Treasury Takes Action Related to Excepted Foreign State and Excepted Real Estate Foreign States (United Kingdom, New Zealand | Five Eye Allies)
  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Corrupt Elites Across Bulgarian Political Spectrum
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Global Magnitsky Designations

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Nearly 40,000 Victims Receive Over $115M in Compensation for Fraud Schemes Processed by MoneyGram
  • Press Release:  Former Private Prisoner Transport Officer Indicted for Sexual Assault and Use of a Firearm in Furtherance of His Sexual Assault
  • Speech:  Director Rachel Rossi of the Office for Access to Justice Delivers Keynote Remarks During Stanford Law Review 2023 Symposium on Access to Justice

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

  • Press Release:  CBP Releases January 2023 Monthly Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  CBP Surpasses 1 Billion Flowers Ahead of Valentine’s Day (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Smuggling attempts disrupted in El Paso Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Two Child Sex Offenders Convicted of Sexual Assault and Intent to Rape (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP to Temporarily Halt Vehicular Traffic at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge to Host International Bridge Ceremony on Feb. 18 (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Big Bust at the Area Port of Douglas (Arizona)
  • Press Release:  Drummond Island Ice Bridge to Open Reporting Requirements for Snowmobilers Traveling into the United States (Michigan)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  United States and Kenya Conclude Opening Round Under the U.S.-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Special Negotiating Round
  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Gas Powered Pressure Washers from China and Vietnam

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC, DOJ Issue Fiscal Year 2021 Hart Scott Rodino Premerger Notification Report
  • Press Release:  More than $115 Million in Refunds Sent to Consumers as a Result of FTC, DOJ Charges That MoneyGram Failed to Crack Down on Scams

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Announces William White, Jr. as Chief Human Capital Officer

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  2022 Was Another Record Year for U.S. Farm Exports
  • Press Release:  USDA Announces Renewed Partnership with Tribal Colleges and Historic Realignment

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Proposes New Standards for Residential Appliances to Save Americans Billions in Annual Energy and Water Bill
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Materials and Manufacturing to Lower Costs of Large Wind Turbines

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Additional $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds to Start New Cleanup Projects and Expedite On-going Cleanup Work Across the Country
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Secretary Walsh calls for release of trade union leaders, members, political prisoners in Belarus after six recent imprisonments
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Georgia contractors to promote safety, health during Hartsfield-Jackson airport concourse widening project

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)