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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*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | Oval Office

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Fort Lesley J. McNair

4:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Fort Lesley J. McNair en route to Camp David

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:50 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will participate in a moderated conversation on reproductive freedom and maternal health | ESSENCE Festival of Culture, New Orleans, Louisiana

6:10 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart New Orleans en route to Los Angeles, California

8:00 p.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will arrive at Los Angeles International Airport

White House Press Briefing*

3:15 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 Thursday, June 29, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Supreme Court’s Decision on Affirmative Action
  • Statement by Vice President Harris on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Announces Actions to Promote Educational Opportunity and Diversity in Colleges and Universities
  • Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Reception | New York, New York
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Christine King Farris
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Passing of Lowell Weicker
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Boris Pistorius, Federal Minister of Defense of Germany
  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route New York, NY
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes Action to Address Veteran Homelessness

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds a Press Briefing
  • Article:  DOD | No Changes in Russian, U.S. Strategic Posture After Wagner Security Situation
  • Contracts for June 29, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, June 30, 2023


  • June 29:  Statement | Condemning Republika Srpska Actions that Undermine the Dayton Peace Agreement


  • June 29:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Closing Plenary Session with Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov


  • June 29:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Communist Party of Vietnam External Relations Commission Chairman Trung
  • June 29:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung Before Their Meeting

Middle East

  • June 29:  Statement | Amendment of the Terrorist Designations of Real IRA and ISIL-Libya


  • June 29:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with South African Minister Pandor

Western Hemisphere

  • June 29:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Celebrates the Dedication of the New U.S. Embassy in Asunción, Paraguay

Other Matters

  • June 29:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing
  • June 29:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Reception in Honor of Pride Month
  • June 29:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Awards 47 Exchange Alumni Grants Through Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Lê Hoài Trung, Member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee, Chairman of the Commission for Foreign Relations

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Fireside Chat with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Global Black Economic Forum
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting Called by Russia on Threats to International Peace and Security
  • Remarks at the Joint ECOSOC-Peacebuilding Commission Meeting
  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Adoption of a United Nations General Assembly Resolution on Missing Persons in Syria
  • Remarks Before the Vote on a UN General Assembly Resolution on the Independent Institution on Missing Persons in the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Political and Humanitarian Situations in Syria
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Symposium Co-Hosted by the United States on DPRK Abductions

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions List Updates:  Counter Terrorism Designations Updates; Counter Narcotics Designations Removals; Venezuela-related Designations Removals

The Federal Reserve

  • Speech by Chair Powell on financial stability and economic developments
  • Press Release:  Agencies finalize policy statement on commercial real estate loan accommodations and workouts
  • Press Release:  Federal Reserve names organizations certified as ready for FedNow® Service

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

  • Press Release:  Agencies Finalize Policy Statement on Commercial Real Estate Loan Accommodations and Workouts

Security Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Former Pfizer Statistician with Insider Trading Ahead of COVID-19 Announcement
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Stockbroker and Friend with Insider Trading
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Police Chief, Four Others in Connection with Insider Trading Before Pharmaceutical Merger
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Former DWAC Board Member and Others for Insider Trading in DWAC Securities

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on Supreme Court’s Ruling in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. (SFFA) v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and SFFA v. University of North Carolina
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Opens Application Period for Program to Enhance Tribal Access to National Crime Information Databases
  • Press Release:  Florida Contractors and Owner to Pay More than $7.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Procurement of Small Business Contracts
  • Press Release:  Texas Man Sentenced to Over 13 Years for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release:  California County Organized Health System and Three Health Care Providers Agree to Pay $68 Million for Alleged False Claims to California’s Medicaid Program
  • Press Release:  Member of White Supremacist Group Charged for Allegedly Defacing Synagogue with Neo-Nazi Symbols
  • Press Release:  Sheriff and Three Men Charged in Bribery Scheme Involving Purchase of Law-Enforcement Badges and Credentials
  • Press Release:  Philadelphia Business Owner Charged with Fraud and Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release:  DHS Announces Results of 2023 Invent2Prevent Final Competition
  • Press Release:  Five Country Ministerial 2023 Communique
  • CBP Press Release:  Laredo Port of Entry prepares and implements facilitation measures considering increased holiday traffic (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP officers seize nearly 900,000 fentanyl pills in one event (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  United States, Mexico, and Canada Hold the Second Meeting of the Labor Council under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Commerce Department

  • Readout of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Virtual Ministerial
  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Members of the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Launches Recompete Pilot Program Funding Opportunity
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests $60 Million to Create a Climate-Ready Workforce through Investing in America Agenda
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Releases 2023 National Export Strategy
  • Remarks of April McClain-Delaney: Building America’s Internet Infrastructure in America

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  Federal Trade Commission Announces Updated Advertising Guides to Combat Deceptive Reviews and Endorsements

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  FFIEC Announces Availability of 2022 Data on Mortgage Lending

Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC’s Approval of $300 Million Financing for Sustainable Infrastructure Projects to Include Countries Party to IPEF

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Forest Service Invests $188M to Keep Forests Working, Conserve Private Forestland through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Partners with Agricultural Producers to Promote Competition, Strengthen Food Supply Chain and Rural Economies

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden- Harris Administration Announces $178 Million to Improve Health, Safety, and Lower Energy Costs at K-12 Public Schools

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces Behavioral Health and Wellness Program for Tribal Schools

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  New England Continues to Experience Poor Air Quality due to Smoke from Canadian Wildfires on Friday June 30, 2023
  • Press Release:  EPA Announces New Framework to Prevent Unsafe New PFAS from Entering the Market
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release:  Air Travel Consumer Report | April 2023 Numbers

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Seeks Public Input on New Control Towers for Municipal, Smaller Airports
  • Press Release:  FAA International Flight Test Demonstration Takes Off

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $11.7M to help organizations prepare young people for the workforce in underserved communities
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor sues national customer support service provider in Florida for workers misclassified as independent contractors
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor impact inspections in May 2023 cited 279 violations at 16 mines, including 83 significant, substantial violations
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards more than $58M to support delivery of services to help homeless veterans reenter workforce
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $51K in back wages, damages for 11 employees of Timmonsville trucking company that denied overtime pay

Department of Education

  • Statement from Secretary Cardona on Supreme Court Ruling on College Affirmative Action Programs
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Announces Actions to Promote Educational Opportunity and Diversity in Colleges and Universities

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on CDC’s Historic Recommendation Allowing Older and Immunocompromised Adults to Receive the RSV Vaccine
  • Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the Supreme Court’s Harvard, University of North Carolina Affirmative Action Decision
  • Fact Sheet:  HHS Releases Draft Framework to Accelerate Efforts to Help Americans Avoid and Quit Smoking

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Adults with Severe Hemophilia A

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Artificial Intelligence | DOD Needs Department-Wide Guidance to Inform Acquisitions
  • Report:  Climate Change | State Department Did Not Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Delegation Travel to Meetings 26 and 27 of the United Nations Conference of the Parties
  • Report:  U.S. Territories | Public Debt Outlook – 2023 Update
  • Report:  Research and Development | DOD Benefited from Financial Flexibilities but Could Do More to Maximize Their Use
  • Report:  Military Officers | DOD Can Enhance Promotion and Education Guidance for Addressing Indo-Pacific Region Needs
  • Report:  Cybersecurity | Launching and Implementing the National Cybersecurity Strategy
  • Report:  Amateur Athlete Safety | Certification Related to the Independence of the U.S. Center for SafeSport for Fiscal Year 2022

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 1586, Forest Protection and Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2023