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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. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:20 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

10:50 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

12:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a tour of Philly Shipyard

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT discusses how his Bidenomics agenda is growing the economy from the middle out and the bottom up

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, en route to Joint Base Andrews

3:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route to the White House

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

  • Fact Sheet:  Bidenomics is Boosting Clean Energy Manufacturing for Offshore Wind and Creating Good-Paying American Union Jobs

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:20 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Indianapolis, Indiana

11:55 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives at Indianapolis International Airport

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers keynote remarks at the Social Action Luncheon during the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Convention | Indiana Convention Center

3:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Indianapolis, Indiana, en route to Washington. D.C.

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

White House Press Briefing*

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

*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, July 19, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at Congressional Picnic
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Isaac Herzog of the State of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Remarks by President Biden in Meeting of the White House Competition Council
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call on the White House Competition Council Announcement
  • Fact Sheet:  White House Competition Council Announces New Actions to Lower Costs and Marks Second Anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order on Competition
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes on Junk Fees in Rental Housing to Lower Costs for Renters
  • Readout of the White House States Convening on Child Care
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
  • Message to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration
  • Statement from Communications Director Liza Acevedo on Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff’s Travel to Samoa

Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release:  Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine
  • Publication:  Ukraine Fact Sheet – 19 July
  • Press Release:  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Chidi Blyden’s Meeting in Washington With Nigerien Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Abdou Sidikou
  • Statement by Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks Marking One Year of the Defense Department’s Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)
  • Press Release:  Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Office Celebrates First Year
  • Press Release:  Initial Readout of the Defense Innovation Board Summer Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Selects 2023 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows to Pursue Vital Basic Research
  • Article:  PACOM Commander Says U.S. Must Continue Modernization of Strategic Capabilities
  • Article:  ‘Helping Our State’: Vermont Guard Responds to Severe Flooding
  • Contracts for July 19, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, July 20, 2023


  • July 19:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with French Foreign Ministry Secretary General Descôtes
  • July 19:  Statement | Sanctioning Corrupt Businessman in North Macedonia


  • July 19:  Readout | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry Meets with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Vice President Han Zheng
  • July 19:  Transcript | Digital Press Briefing with John F. Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Middle East

  • July 19:  Statement | Israel’s Travel Policy Announcement
  • July 19:  Statement | New and Ongoing U.S.-Israel Cooperation on Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • July 19:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit Before Their Meeting

Western Hemisphere

  • July 19:  Advisory | Under Secretary Nuland’s Travel to Brazil
  • July 19:  Advisory | LGBTQI+ Special Envoy Stern’s Travel to Mexico City

United Nations

  • July 19:  Fact Sheet | Outcomes of the 53rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

DPB, Other Matters

  • July 19:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing (DPB)
  • July 19:  Advisory | Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Elizabeth M. Allen Travels to Los Angeles, CA, and Aspen, CO
  • July 19:  Statement | Third Annual Transmission of the Section 353 Report to Congress
  • July 19:  Statement | Wanted: Virtual Student Federal Service Student Interns for 2023-24 Academic Year

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  The United States Provides $15 Million in Additional Assistance for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services Programming in Ukraine
  • Press Release:  United States Announces Additional $230 Million Investment in Ukraine’s Economy and Reconstruction

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

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Meeting Following a Veto by Russia on a UN Security Council Resolution on Syria
  • Press Release:  ICYMI | At Aspen Security Forum, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Highlights U.S. Commitment to the SDGs Ahead of September Summit
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a USCIS Naturalization Ceremony in Los Angeles, California

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Drug Traffickers Operating Across Europe and North America
  • Sanctions:  U.S. Treasury Targets Corrupt Businessman in North Macedonia
  • Sanctions List Updates:  Balkans-related Designation; Counter Narcotics Designations; Issuance of Venezuela-related General License

The Federal Reserve

  • Press Release:  Federal Reserve Board announces two enforcement actions against Deutsche Bank AG, its New York branch, and other U.S. affiliates

Security Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Twice-Convicted Fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein and Five Others with $38 Million Ponzi-Like Scheme to Defraud Investors

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Justice Department And FTC Seek Comment on Draft Merger Guidelines
  • Press Release:  Amazon Agrees to Injunctive Relief and $25 Million Civil Penalty for Alleged Violations of Children’s Privacy Law Relating to Alexa
  • Press Release:  Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography
  • Press Release:  Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Virginia Man and Woman Charged with Committing Forced Labor and Alien Harboring at Gas Station and Convenience Store for Multiple Years
  • Press Release:  Businessman Sentenced for Bribery Scheme and Tax Evasion
  • Press Release:  New Jersey Owner of Auto Repair Shop Sentenced to Prison for Filing a False Corporate Tax Return
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Finds that Arizona Prisons Discriminate Against People with Vision Disabilities

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

  • DHS Statement on Israel’s Announcement Regarding Reciprocal Visa Acceptance for U.S. Citizens
  • CBP Press Release:  Eagle Pass CBP officers apprehend fugitive wanted for sex-related charges (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  El Paso Sector weekly recap (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  Laredo Field Office CBP officers remind traveling public of inspection reporting requirements, consequences for departing port without inspection (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with President of Kenya William Ruto
  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Stakeholder Meetings in Kenya
  • Press Release:  United States and Mexico Announce Plan to Remediate Denials of Rights at Goodyear SLP Facility

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Italy, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Kingdom

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC and DOJ Seek Comment on Draft Merger Guidelines
  • Press Release:  FTC Seeks Comment on New Parental Consent Mechanism Under COPPA
  • Press Release:  FTC Takes Action Against Makers of Sobrenix Supplement That Deceptively Claimed to Reduce Alcohol Cravings, Relied on Fake Endorsements

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Sues Snap Finance for Illegally Luring Americans into Expensive Financing and Bullying Borrowers Using False Threats

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Launches Historic Partnership with Bipartisan State Attorneys General to Help Reduce Anticompetitive Barriers Across Food, Agriculture Supply Chains

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Investing $120 Million to Support Tribes Dealing with the Impacts of the Climate Crisis
  • Press Release:  Michael Brain Named Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Proposes to Streamline Requirements for States and Tribes, Strengthen Co-Regulator Partnerships to Protect Nation’s Waters
  • Advisory:  EPA and Congresswoman Valerie Foushee to hold a press event in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to highlight $7 Billion available for Solar for All grant competition
  • Press Release:  EPA’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council to Hold First-Ever Meeting in Puerto Rico
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Proposes Rule to Enhance Safety and Performance of Light Sport Aircraft

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces proposed rule to clarify personal protective equipment standard, ensure safety of construction industry workers
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Trade Representative reach agreement with Mexican government to address labor violations at San Luis Potosí tire plant
  • Press Release:  Agreement between U.S. Department of Labor, San Diego school district improves understanding, use of protected leave to address family, health concerns
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Aims Community College alliance seeks to promote safety, health for agriculture workforce
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Pennsylvania contractor failed to follow safety requirements after investigation of lineman’s fatal electrocution in Miami
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $43K in back wages, damages from Paris Baguette franchisee in Santa Clara who denied overtime pay to 16 employees
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards nearly $17M to expand use of Registered Apprenticeships in education, clean energy, other critical industries
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $65M to help states increase, expand access to Registered Apprenticeships in high-growth, high-demand industries

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Distributes $47.8 Million in Grant Funding for Programs Expanding Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, Addressing Other Facets of Overdose and Substance Use

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration and Secretary Fudge Take on Junk Fees in Rental Housing

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  • Blog:  A Call for New Research in the Area of Health
  • Report:  The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Discretionary Funding Caps as Specified in the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 1505, No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act of 2023
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 2980, DOE and NSF Interagency Research Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 2988, DOE and NASA Interagency Research Coordination Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 4435, Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2023