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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*

The President and The First Lady are in Reno, Nevada, and have no public events scheduled.

  • Appointment:  President Joe Biden Names Ed Siskel New White House Counsel

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

  • Statement from Vice President Harris on Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s new SAVE Plan for Student Loan Repayment
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s New SAVE Plan
  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches the SAVE Plan, the Most Affordable Student Loan Repayment Plan Ever to Lower Monthly Payments for Millions of Borrowers

*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 Monday, August 21, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden at Community Engagement with Residents Impacts by Wildfires
  • Remarks by President Biden Paying Respects to the Lives Lost in Maui and Reaffirming His Commitment to Supporting Residents
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Latest Actions to Support Communities Impacted by Maui Wildfires
  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell En Route Maui, Hawaii
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Brazilian Presidential Advisor Celso Amorim
  • Statement from National Security Council Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the 10 Year Anniversary of the Ghouta Chemical Weapons Attack

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article:  U.S. Open to Training Ukrainian F-16 Pilots if Needed
  • Article:  Pentagon Policy Official Underscores Defense Ties With Djibouti
  • Article:  Families of Korean War Missing Are Still Hopeful
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Navy Ensign Charles Hammann
  • Advisory:  Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. Pre-Trial Hearing
  • Contracts for August 21, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 22, 2023


  • August 21:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary of State Satterfield Travels to India
  • August 21:  Advisory | Acting Special Coordinator for the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment Matza’s Travel to Indonesia and the Philippines

Middle East

  • August 21:  Statement | Tenth Anniversary of the Ghouta, Syria, Chemical Weapons Attack
  • August 21:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Bitter’s Travel to Armenia, Jordan, and Egypt


  • August 21:  Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to Switzerland and United Kingdom

Other Matters

  • August 21:  Statement | 6th Commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • August 21:  Statement | Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a UN Cybercrime Convention Sixth Negotiating Session at the United Nations in New York
  • August 21:  Statement | U.S. Delegation to the Seventh Global Environment Facility Assembly in Vancouver, Canada

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

  • Statement | UN Security Council Press Statement on Cyprus
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

Security Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges FinTech Investment Adviser Titan for Misrepresenting Hypothetical Performance of Investments and other Violations

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Major Generic Drug Companies to Pay Over Quarter of a Billion Dollars to Resolve Price-Fixing Charges and Divest Key Drug at the Center of Their Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Gang Members Convicted of Murder, Federal Racketeering, and Firearms Charges
  • Press Release:  Texas Man Who Earned Millions Working Overseas Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
  • Press Release:  Detroit-Area Personal Injury Attorney Sentenced to 18 Months for Filing False Tax Returns
  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota

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

  • Press Release:  DHS Announces Distribution of More Than $77 Million in Congressional Funding for Communities Receiving Migrants
  • Press Release:  CBP officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry shut down human smuggling attempt; a 75-year-old female U.S. citizen driver is arrested (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Tecate CBP officers discover mixed drug load in extra gas tank (California)
  • Press Release:  Cincinnati CBP Seizes 100 Shipments Containing Counterfeit MLB, MLS, NFL Merchandise (Ohio)

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 Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, Zulkifli Hasan
  • Press Release:  What They Are Saying | U.S. Establishes USMCA Dispute Panel on Mexico’s Agricultural Biotechnology Measures

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Stops Scammers Charged with Preying on Students Seeking Debt Relief

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Rosenworcel Announces Rechartering of Precision Agriculture Task Force
  • Press Release:  Tropical Storm Hilary Communications Status Report – Aug 21, 2023
  • Press Release:  Hawaii Wildfires Communications Status Report – Aug. 21, 2023

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $700 Million to Connect People in Remote and Rural Areas to High-Speed Internet

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $30 Million to Build Up Domestic Supply Chain for Critical Minerals

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Mobilizing Support as Part of All of Government Response to Devastating Fires on Maui
  • Press Release:  National Park Visitation Sets New Record as Economic Engines

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Initiates New Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards to Reflect the Latest Science
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Providing Hawaii $3 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding for Traffic Management and Repairs to Infrastructure Damaged by Wildfires in Lahaina

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  Close Calls and the New York Times | What You Need to Know

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Northern Marianas Technical Institute, OSHA Onsite Consultation Program align to promote safer, healthier workplaces
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $77K in wages, benefits for 10 workers working on a federal contract at Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune
  • Press Release:  Federal investigation into employee’s fatal fall finds San Antonio wire drawing company willfully exposed workers to unsafe forklift hazards
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor seeks reinstatement, back wages from Tyler pipe manufacturer that allegedly fired employee who raised safety concerns
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds 5 Florida skating rinks illegally employing minors later than allowed, assesses $26K in civil penalties
  • Press Release:  Rite Aid Corp. agrees to develop, implement bloodborne pathogen safety program for retail employees at all New Jersey, New York stores

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Readout of HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s Visit to India for the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting
  • Press Release:  CMS Issues Draft Guidance on New Program to Allow People with Medicare to Pay Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Costs in Monthly Payments
  • Press Release:  Secretary Becerra Welcomes New Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Jeffrey A. Nesbit

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Approves First Vaccine for Pregnant Individuals to Prevent RSV in Infants

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  • Cost Estimate:  S. 2272, Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act of 2023
  • Cost Estimate:  S. 2291, Northern Border Coordination Act