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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*

8:00 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

5:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT hosts a screening of “Till” | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. CET – THE VICE PRESIDENT will arrive at Munich International Airport | Germany

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:45 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 15, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Economy
  • Excerpt of Remarks, as Prepared for Delivery, by President Biden on His Plan to Reduce the Deficit While Investing in America, Bringing Down Costs for Families, and Protecting and Strengthening Social Security and Medicare
  • Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on Retirement of Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Press Release:  ICYMI | Biden Boom Continues: Another Week of Massive Private Sector Investments in American Manufacturing
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Standards and Major Progress for a Made-in-America National Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Fact Sheet: The Congressional Republican Agenda to Increase the Debt by Over $3 Trillion
  • Appointment:  President Biden Announces William M. Russo as Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs
  • Nomination:  President Biden Announces Xochitl Torres Small as Nominee for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Press Conference Following the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium
  • Article:  Russian Invasion Changed Security Calculations Worldwide, Austin Says
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks’ Meeting with the Reserve Forces Policy Board
  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks at the Reserve Forces Policy Board Meeting (As Delivered)
  • Press Release:  DoD CIO Issues DoD Manual 8140
  • Contracts for February 15, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, February 16, 2023

Middle East

  • February 15:  Fact Sheet | U.S.-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee
  • February 15:  Statement | Joint Statement on the U.S.-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee


  • February 15:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Germany, Türkiye, and Greece
  • February 15:  Transcript | Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried On Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Germany, Türkiye, and Greece
  • February 15:  Advisory | Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Nina Hachigian to Attend the Munich Security Conference
  • February 15:  Advisory | Special Envoy Medina’s Travel to London
  • February 15:  Statement | Serbia National Day


  • February 15:  Statement | Forbes Names U.S. Department of State as One of America’s Best Large Employers 2023

Press Briefings

  • February 15:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing
  • February 15:  Transcript | Online Press Briefing with General Jacqueline Van Ovost, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Recently Released Political Prisoners from Nicaragua
  • Press Release:  United States Announces Additional $42.5 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for the People of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
  • Press Release:  United States Announces Additional $50 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Burma

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

  • Explanation of Position on the UN/ECOSOC Commission for Development’s Resolution: “Social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development”
  • Explanation of Position on the UN/ECOSOC Commission for Social Development’s Resolution: “Policies and programmes involving youth”
  • Explanation of Position at the UN/ECOSOC Commission for Development’s Resolution on the Primary Theme

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on World Bank leadership
  • Press Release:  Treasury International Capital Data for December
  • Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Graham Steele Before the Exchequer Club of Washington, D.C.
  • Press Release:  New Treasury Data Shows Emergency Rental Assistance Program Made Nearly 10 Million Payments to Families at Risk of Eviction

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Proposes Enhanced Safeguarding Rule for Registered Investment Advisers
  • Press Release:  SEC Finalizes Rules to Reduce Risks in Clearance and Settlement

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Street Gang Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Former Digital Interactive Whiteboards Salesman Pleads Guilty to Rigging Bids to the Largest Public-School System in the United States
  • Press Release:  Ohio Gambling Business Owner Sentenced for Tax Fraud Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Massachusetts Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Settlement in Religious Discrimination Suit Against Lansing, Michigan
  • Speech:  Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Event
  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening
  • Speech:  Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon of the Office of Justice Programs Delivers Remarks at the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative Grantee Convening

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

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $239K Worth of Cocaine at Veterans International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  For Third Straight Year, Animal Product Contraband Hit Record Levels at LA/LB Seaport (California)
  • Press Release:  CBP Agriculture Specialists Stop the “Pest-ering” at Otay Mesa with a First-in-Nation Discovery (California)
  • Press Release:  Dulles CBP Officers Seize over $350k during 14 Currency Reporting Violations Since New Year’s Eve (Virginia)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Discover Stolen Vehicle at Peace Bridge with False License Plates (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Call with Brazilian Vice President and Minister of Development, Industry, Trade and Services Geraldo Alckmin

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC to Host Forum on February 16 Examining Its Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompete Restrictions

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Task Force to Hold Listening Session in Los Angeles
  • Press Release:  FCC Takes on Repeat Robocall Offender’s Attempts to Evade Enforcement
  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Over $24 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Nomination of Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small to Serve as Deputy Secretary of USDA
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Provides $262 Million to Improve Access to Jobs, Health Care and Infrastructure Across the Rural Partners Network

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Corridors, Expansion of EV Charging in Underserved Communities

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  U.S. – Mexico Border 2025 Program Selects Environmental Projects for Implementation in the Border Region in Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León
  • Readout:  EPA Regional Administrator and USDA Leadership Co-Host Roundtable Discussion with Underserved and Underrepresented Producers
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Latest Steps to Deliver a National Network of Convenient, Reliable, Made-in-America Electric Vehicle Chargers

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Consulate of Mexico in Denver renew alliance to promote workers’ rights, protections
  • Press Release:  Federal judge orders Blackhawk Mining, subsidiaries to pay $349K in penalties to resolve more than 530 violations
  • Press Release:  Slim Chickens’ franchisee failed to correct illegal child labor practices in Avon, months after knowing of same violations at Streetsboro location
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $380K in back wages, damages for 126 workers after 2 North Carolina home care employers fail to pay proper overtime

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence Program Grants to Strengthen Teachers of Color Pipeline and Address Teacher Shortage
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Launches Review of Prohibition on Incentive Compensation for College Recruiters