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US Executive Branch Update – August 23, 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 | Biden Beach House, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President has no public events scheduled.

*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 22, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the announcement of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Departure from NIAID

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Portuguese Foreign Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release:  DOD Concludes Industry Engagement Day for the Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve (RDER)

  • Publication:  Ukraine Fact Sheet – Aug. 19

  • Article:  DOD Welcomes the State Department’s International Exchange Visitors

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday: Army Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro

  • Advisory:  Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Encep Nurjaman et al. Pre-Trial Hearin

  • Contracts for August 22, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 23

  • August 22:  Statement | De-escalation in Northern Syria

  • August 22:  Statement | U.S. Renews Calls for De-escalation in Libya

  • August 22:  Statement | Standing Against Religious Persecution

  • August 22:  Statement | Announcement of Workforce Development Cooperation in the Global Textiles Industry

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on International Peace and Security

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Appoints Members of U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC)

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Soft Projectile Launching Devices, Components Thereof, Ammunition, and Products Containing Same

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Selects Industry Traceback Group for Robocall Consortium

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

  • Press Release:  USDA to Invest up to $300 million in New Organic Transition Initiative

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Assistant Secretary Bryan Newland Highlights Tribal Co-Stewardship, Celebrates Homeland Restoration in Minnesota Visit

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Three Rural Communities in New England Receive Assistance to Grow Their Outdoor Recreation Economy

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Members to its Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $65K in back wages, damages for 3 workers denied overtime by gas station operators with history of costly violations

  • Press Release:  Federal court requires Pennsylvania home healthcare agency to pay $293K in back wages, damages to 75 workers denied overtime

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor proposes $1.3M in penalties for metro-area roofing contractor after second employee suffers fatal fall in 3 years

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Upcoming Departure of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

  • Press Release:  HHS Expands Home and Community-Based Services in Five New States and Territories for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

  • Press Release:  CMS Encourages States to Use Medicaid Payments to Nursing Homes to Drive Better Health Outcomes for Residents, Improve Staffing

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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.