September 26, 2022

Volume XII, Number 269


September 26, 2022

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US Executive Branch Update – August 15, 2022

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 has no public events scheduled

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and SECOND GENTLEMAN will depart Los Angeles, California, en route Kauai, Hawaii

*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, August 12-14, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

August 14

  • Statement by President Joe Biden Celebrating the Republic of India’s 75th Anniversary of Independence

August 13

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Attack on Salman Rushdie​

  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Attack Against Writer Salman Rushdie

August 12

  • Statement from Vice President Harris on the Inflation Reduction Act

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on Supporting the Commercial Space Sector

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris At Oakland Generation Fund Event

  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Vice President Harris Aboard Air Force Two Before Departure

  • Transcript:  On-the-Record Press Call by Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific

  • Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2022

  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Department of Defense (DOD)

August 12

  • Press Release:  Defense Department Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions

  • Publication:  FY22 HBCU-MSI Award List of Recipients

  • Article:  Ukrainian Forces Make Some Gains in North, South

  • Article:  After Dobbs Decision, DOD Provides Q&A Resource

  • Article:  Breaking Records | DLA Energy Quality Assurance Specialist Has a Need for Speed

  • Transcript:  Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing

  • Contracts for August 12, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, August 15


  • August 14:  Statement | Indian Independence Day

South Asia

  • August 13:  Statement | Pakistan Independence Day

Middle East

  • August 14:  Statement | Terrorist Attack Outside the Old City of Jerusalem


  • August 13:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kenyan President Kenyatta

Western Hemisphere

  • August 12:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Noyes’ Travel to Pennsylvania

  • August 12:  Sanctions | Designation of Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Velazquez and Yacyretá Bi-National Entity Legal Counsel Juan Carlos Duarte for Involvement in Significant Corruption

Other Matters

  • August 14:  Statement | The Attack against Salman Rushdie

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

August 12

  • Press Release:  United States Announces $30 Million Commitment to Advance Women and Girls’ Rights in Afghanistan

  • Press Release:  USAID Announces New $40 Million Agreement with UNICEF to Increase Girls’ and Boys’ Education Opportunities in Afghanistan

  • Press Release:  United States Announces $80 Million Commitment to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to Improve Food Security and Nutrition for Vulnerable Afghans

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Malawian Anti-Corruption Reformers and International Counterparts

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

August 12

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Laura Trevelyan of BBC World News

Department of the Treasury

August 12

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

August 12

  • Press Release:  Lori H. Price Named Director of Office of Credit Ratings

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

August 12

  • Press Release:  Former San Diego Police Officer and Three Co-Defendants Indicted for Owning and Operating Illicit Massage Businesses in California and Arizona

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

August 12

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Arrest Dangerous Migrants (Texas)

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Spoil Three Human Smuggling Events (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Over 30 Dangerous Human Smuggling Schemes Disrupted (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agents Rescue Woman with Severed Foot (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Dismantle More Stash Houses in Laredo (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP and GSA Partner with Cameron County and CCRMA for Traffic Improvements at Los Tomates Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Philadelphia CBP Officers Arrest Allentown, PA Homicide Suspect (Pennsylvania)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

August 12

  • Advisory:  Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to Iowa (Aug. 17)

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai Following Congressional Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

August 12

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman Rosenworcel Statement on 5.9 GHz Band Court Decision

  • Press Release:  Commissioner Starks Applauds the D.C. Circuit’s Decision on 5.9 GHz

  • Press Release:  Carr Welcomes Another FCC Mid-Band Spectrum Win

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

August 12

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

  • Press Release:  USDA Investing $197 Million in Partner-Driven, Locally led Conservation

Department of Energy (DOE)

August 12

  • Statement by Secretary Granholm on Final Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

August 12

  • Statement by Administrator Regan on the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

  • Press Release:  Three Organizations in Region 7 Selected to Receive Funding for Environmental Education from EPA

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

August 12

  • Press Release:  Tuskegee University to host U.S. Department of Labor’s HBCU Southeast hiring summit to advance equity through HBCU faculty, students, career service professionals

  • Press Release:  Permian Basin Safety Day event reaffirms OSHA’s commitment to protect workers in Northwest Texas, raises awareness of ‘811 Day’

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recognized for excellence in procurement practices in Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard for 5th consecutive year

Health & Human Services (HHS)

August 12

  • Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on House Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

August 12

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About this Author

Stacy Swanson, Public Policy Specialist, Squire Patton Boggs Law Firm
Public Policy Specialist

Stacy Swanson helps sovereign governments successfully navigate Washington and understand United States Government policy. She regularly provides clients with strategies which effectively leverage existing relationships to advocate policy objectives before the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.