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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 U.S. President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a meeting with Pacific Islands Forum leaders for the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit | East Room

11:40 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a family photo with Pacific Islands Forum leaders | South Portico

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a meeting with the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; The Vice President participates | Roosevelt Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Universities and Colleges | Roosevelt Room

Looking Ahead: The President will travel to Wayne County, Michigan, on Tuesday, to participate in the UAW picket line, before flying later to California.  On Wednesday, the President will meet with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; he will attend two campaign receptions before flying to Phoenix, Arizona.  On Thursday, the President will deliver remarks honoring the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and take part in a campaign reception, before returning to Washington.  On Friday, the President will take part in a ceremony honoring outgoing Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley and incoming Chair Gen. C.Q. Brown

  • Statement:  Extreme House Republicans’ Chaos Is Marching America Toward a Shutdown That Would Jeopardize Vital Nutrition Assistance for Nearly 7 Million Vulnerable Moms and Young Children

Looking Ahead: The Vice President will travel Tuesday to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, for a moderated discussion, as part of the “Fight for Our Freedoms” college tour.  On Thursday, the Vice President will travel to Florida International University in Miami, Florida.  On Friday, the Vice President will attend the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in honor of General Mark A. Milley, 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and an Armed Forces Hail in honor of General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., 21st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Fort Myer, Virginia. 

White House Press Briefing*

1:30 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Recap of Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

September 24

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Yom Kippur

September 23

  • Letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor: President Biden’s COVID and Influenza Vaccination
  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at the 2023 Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards
  • Readout of Workforce Roundtable with Black Elected Officials, Philanthropies, Unions, and NGOs

September 22

  • Remarks by President Biden on Gun Safety
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on Gun Safety
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 46th Annual Gala
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at Cancer Moonshot Listening Session at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, as Prepared for Delivery
  • Bill Signed into Law:  H.R. 2544, the “Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Act”
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Hawaii Disaster Declaration
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Representative Lucy McBath
  • Proclamation on National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2023
  • Proclamation on National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2023
  • Proclamation on National Public Lands Day, 2023
  • Proclamation on Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Week, 2023

Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

  • Potential Federal Government Shutdown | Agency Contingency Plans
  • Fact Sheet:  Building Digital Experiences for the American People
  • Blog:  Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government

Department of Defense (DOD)

September 24

  • Readout:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meetings with the President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh and Minister of Defense Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan

September 22

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Bilateral Meeting with President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming the President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
  • Article:  Austin Lauds Mozambique’s Leadership on Regional Security
  • Readout:  U.S. and PRC Hold Working Level Meeting on 2023 DOD Cyber Strategy Unclassified Summary and Related Cyber Issues
  • Article:  Recipients Honored for Commitment to Service Members, Families
  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)
  • Press Release:  Interoperability Experimentation at Bold Quest/Island Marauder Strengthens Collaboration With Allies and Partners
  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Approves $100 Million in Grants Under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program
  • Press Release:  General Officer Assignments
  • Article:  First Tomb Badge Awarded to Female Infantry Soldier
  • Contracts for September 22, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, September 25, 2023

Eurasia, Southern Caucasus

  • September 23:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan


  • September 22:  Readout | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko and Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo Before Their Meeting
  • September 22:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa And Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Manalo
  • September 22:  Statement | Joint Readout of the Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New York
  • September 22:  Statement | Joint Statement on the Partners in the Blue Pacific Foreign Ministers Meeting
  • September 22:  Statement | Taking Steps to Impose Visa Restrictions on Individuals Involved in Undermining the Democratic Election Process in Bangladesh
  • September 22:  Statement | Under Secretary Elizabeth Allen Attends Signing of New Agreement to Increase Mongolian Participation in the Fulbright Program
  • September 24:  Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry to Deliver Remarks at Special Meeting on Climate and Ocean Resilience as part of the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit

Middle East

  • September 22:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Fidan
  • September 23:  Statement | Saudi Arabia’s National Day

I2U2 Group

  • September 22:  Statement | The I2U2 Group Announces Joint Space Venture


  • September 22:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with West African Partners on the Situation in Niger
  • September 22:  Statement | Mali National Day
  • September 24:  Statement | Guinea-Bissau National Day

Western Hemisphere

  • September 22:  Statement | Actions to Impose Visa Restrictions on Haitians Involved in Street Gangs and Other Haitian Criminal Organizations
  • September 22:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Addressing the Urgent Security Situation in Haiti Meeting
  • September 22:  Remarks | Acting Deputy Secretary of State and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols after the Addressing the Urgent Security Situation in Haiti UN General Assembly Side Event
  • September 24:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Robinson Travels to Colombia

UNGA; Other Matters

  • September 22:  Transcript | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability | New York City
  • September 22:  Advisory | Under Secretary Jenkins to Participate in the IAEA General Conference In Vienna, Austria, September 24-28

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with President of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency Tanaka Akihiko
  • Press Release:  USDA’s Pilot Program to Enhance Our Nation’s Food Security and Expand Opportunities for Lawful Migration
  • Press Release:  USAID Launches New Efforts in Fight Against Tuberculosis, Including Additional $23 Million in Funding

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf
  • Press Release:  ICYMI | Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Highlights During High-Level Week of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Press Release:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Joins Secretary Blinken for Meeting on establishing a Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting on September 22, 2023
  • Press Release:  Treasury Department Announces Launch of Economic and Financial Working Groups with the People’s Republic of China
  • Press Release:  Reminder to file the 2023 Annual Report of Blocked Property

The Federal Reserve

  • Speech by Governor Bowman on the economy and monetary policy
  • Keynote address by Governor Cook at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Economics of Artificial Intelligence Conference, Fall 2023

Security Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Private Equity Fund Adviser American Infrastructure Funds for Breaching Its Duties
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Citadel Securities for Violating Order Marking Requirements of Short Sale Regulations
  • Press Release:  Goldman to Pay SEC $6 Million in Penalties for Providing Deficient Blue Sheet Data

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Readout of U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Meeting with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin
  • Press Release:  Retired FBI Special Agent in Charge Pleads Guilty to Concealing Information from the FBI
  • Press Release:  United States, Mexico, and Canada Launch Joint Initiative to Detect Collusive Schemes Seeking to Exploit the 2026 FIFA World Cup
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Marks 23rd Anniversary of Federal Religious Land Use Law by Announcing Community Outreach Program and Resources to Increase Awareness of Protections for Faith-Based Groups
  • Press Release:  Two Tax Shelter Promoters Found Guilty in Billion-Dollar Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Scheme

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

  • CBP Press Release:  CBP Releases August 2023 Monthly Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • CBP Readout:  U.S.-Mexico Meeting on Joint Actions to Further Enhance Border Security | National Media Release
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP officers seize $7.7 million in methamphetamine at World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP officers seize over two and a half tons of fentanyl precursors at Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  Otay Mesa CBP officers seize more than $5 million worth of narcotics from tractor trailers (California)
  • CBP Press Release:  USBP seizes four bundles of heroin hidden in diaper bag (California)
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP announces new Global Entry Mobile App (Washington, D.C.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Advisory:  Ambassador Tai to Travel to North Carolina

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary Don Graves Travel to Seoul
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Final National Security Guardrails for CHIPS for America Incentives Program
  • Press Release:  ​​​Biden-Harris Administration Announces Investments in Domestic Production of Electronics Equipment Used in High-Speed Internet Networks 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Advisory:  FTC to Host Virtual Roundtable on AI and Content Creation (Oct. 4)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Seeks Further Comment on 5G Fund for Rural America
  • Press Release:  FCC Updates Rules to Curb Robocallers’ Access To Phone Numbers
  • Press Release:  FCC Fines ScammerBlaster $116M for Robocalls to Toll Free Lines
  • Press Release:  FCC Streamlines Satellite Application Processing
  • Press Release:  FCC Ensures Commercial Space Launches Have Reliable Spectrum Resources

Export-Import (EXIM) Bank

  • Press Release:  EXIM Board of Directors Unanimously Approves Financing for Three Transactions in Energy and Transportation Sectors

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Launches Program to Support Agricultural Employers and Farmworkers, Aiming to Increase Economic and Supply Chain Resilience as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
  • Press Release:  USDA Extends Application Deadline for Discrimination Financial Assistance Program to January 13

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $325 Million For Long-Duration Energy Storage Projects to Increase Grid Resilience and Protect America’s Communities

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Posts Plan for Operating in the Event of a Lapse in Appropriations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Proposes to Strengthen 2020 Air Toxics Regulation to Prevent Emissions Increases and Protect Public Health
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor files suit seeking $181K for 70 nurses, assistants denied overtime after Michigan company misclassifies them as contractors
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor begins outreach in Florida for technical support, worker safety in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Idalia
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigation of 28-year-old worker’s fatal fall finds Miami Gardens roofing contractor failed to follow safety requirements
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces $204M in grants to improve capacity, user experience, reliability of unemployment insurance systems

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Supports to Increase Reach of Mental Health Services and Professionals in Schools

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Letter from HHS Secretary on COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage
  • Press Release:  HHS Deploys Public Health Service Officers to Hawaii

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD and VA Award $16 Million to Aid Homeless Veterans in Securing Permanent Housing
  • Press Release:  HUD Announces $25 Million Loan Guarantee for Birmingham, AL, Loan for Black, Indigenous, People of Color Fund

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  • Report:  CBO’s 2023 Long-Term Budget Projections
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 1722, Grand Ronde Reservation Act Amendment of 2023
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 1796, Disaster Survivors Fairness Act of 2023
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 4755, Privacy Enhancing Technology Research Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 4765, Exposing China’s Support for the Taliban Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 5337, Retirement Proxy Protection Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 5338, No Discrimination in My Benefits Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 5339, RETIRE Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 5340, Providing Complete Information to Retirement Investors Act
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 5349, Crucial Communism Teaching Act