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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*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on protecting consumers when there are flight delays or cancellations; The Secretary of Transportation participates | South Court Auditorium

7:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a screening of “American Born Chinese” in celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

White House Press Briefing*

2:30 p.m. EDT – 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, May 5-7, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

May 7

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Shooting in Allen, Texas
  • Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on the Shooting in Allen, Texas
  • Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Allen, Texas
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting on Regional Integration

May 5

  • Remarks by President Biden in Meeting with His Investing in America Cabinet
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on Investing in Small Business Manufacturing
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Key Infrastructure Funding to Electrify Ports
  • Readout of White House Convening on Advancing Clean Buildings
  • Statement from President Biden on Dr. Rochelle Walensky
  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key White House Personnel
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration
  • Proclamation on Public Service Recognition Week, 2023
  • Proclamation on National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2023

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Poland Marius Blaszczak to the Pentagon
  • Article:  Polish-U.S. Defense Leaders Look to Further Crucial Partnership
  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to Travel to Fort Bragg, NC, and Fayetteville State University (May 12)
  • Press Release:  DoD Co-funds Institute to Research the Neural, Biological, and Cognitive Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • Press Release:  DOD Announces Implementation of the Brandon Act (re: mental health support)
  • Article:  Brandon Act Aims to Improve Mental Health Support
  • Press Release:  Flag Officer Announcements
  • Press Release:  Navy to Christen Submarine Massachusetts
  • Press Release:  Navy to Commission Future Littoral Combat Ship Cooperstown
  • Article:  NATO Partners Prepare to Kick Off ‘Formidable Shield’ Exercise
  • Contracts for May 5, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, May 8, 2023

Middle East

  • May 5:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan
  • May 5:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Stewart Travels to South Africa and Egypt


  • May 7:  Statement | AIM For Climate Summit: Vision for Adapted Crops and Soils in Africa
  • May 5:  Statement | Joint Statement on Sudan


  • May 5:  Statement | The Occasion of Vesak Day

Western Hemisphere

  • May 5:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Pyatt’s Travel to Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana

Domestic Matters

  • May 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Georgia Institute of Technology Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2023
  • May 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens Remarks to the Press
  • May 6:  Readout| Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Leaders of Atlanta’s Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 
  • May 5:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Following a Tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 5:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque Ceremony | Washington, D.C.

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Detailed Press Guidance for Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Travel to Japan
  • Guidance:  Issuance of Russia-related General License

The Federal Reserve

  • Remarks by Governor Cook at the Michigan State University 2023 Spring Convocation

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Investment Adviser and Fund Trustees with Liquidity Rule Violations
  • Press Release:  SEC Issues Largest-Ever Whistleblower Award

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Foreign National Extradited to the United States for Kidnapping and Assaulting U.S. Army Soldiers in Colombia
  • Press Release:  DEA Operation Last Mile Disrupts Fentanyl Trafficking Fueled by the Sinaloa and Jalisco Cartels
  • Press Release:  Founder and Former CEO of Sustainable Fuel Company Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement Scheme
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Reaches Settlement in Suit to Block ASSA ABLOY’s Proposed Acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement Division
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Looks Back on First Year of Comprehensive Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy and Office of Environmental Justice
  • Fact Sheet:  Justice Department Strengthens Efforts to Address the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
  • Press Release:  Minnesota Man Indicted for Mosque Arson

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

  • DHS Press Release:  DHS Announces Upcoming Re-parole Process for Afghan Nationals
  • DHS Press Release:  Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board Allocates Over $300 Million to Local Communities for Humanitarian Support
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP Makes Changes to CBP One App (Washington, D.C.)
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP Officers seize ammunition, riffle magazines, marijuana and fentanyl at the Ysleta Port of Entry (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  Roses are red violets are blue CBP has Mother’s Day tips for you (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Advisory:  United States to Host Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial in Detroit

Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Commits $150 Million to Yilport Terminal to Expand and Upgrade Port Infrastructure in Ecuador

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  United States and Philippines Cooperation Highlighted at U.S.-Philippines Food Security Dialogue

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4.5 Million to Build K-12 Staff Capacity and Lower Energy Costs for Schools
  • Press Release:  DOE Announces Efficiency Rules to Save Americans More Than $650 Million in Annual Energy and Water Bills

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Haaland Highlights President’s Investing in America Agenda in New Mexico Visit

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Small Businesses During National Small Business Week
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4 Billion Through the Investing in America Agenda for Clean Port Upgrades and Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles to Improve Air Quality and Protect Public Health
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Loans of Up to $327 million for Improvements to the Sound Transit System in Washington State
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $700 Million in Grants to Replace Aging Passenger Railcars in Six Transit Systems
  • Press Release:  USDOT Announces Bipartisan PIPES Act Proposal to Modernize Decades-Old Pipeline Leak Detection Rules, Invests in Critical American Infrastructure, Create Good-Paying Jobs, and Improve Safety

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  Mark Your Calendar | 2023 FAA Drone Symposium and Advanced Air Mobility Summit

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Statement by Assistant Secretary Julie McClain Downey on April Jobs Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Holder Construction Group LLC partner to promote safety at data center project
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, IEW Construction Group partner to protect workers on bridge, road repair projects in 7 New Jersey counties
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor partners with Georgia agencies, employers to promote safety stand-downs to address workplace mental health awareness

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on CDC Director
  • Press Release:  Secretary Becerra Announces New Initiatives at HHS Mental Health Summit to Strengthen Access to Mental Health Care

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)