US Executive Branch Update – August 24, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 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*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

10:55 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President has no public events scheduled.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

3:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

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 Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Israeli National Security Advisor Eyal Hulata

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release:  Defense Media Activity and ESPN Broadcast 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games on American Forces Network

  • Article:  Reservists Convene for Competition, Camaraderie

  • Contracts for August 23, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, August 24

  • August 23:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Council Bernard

  • August 23:  Statement | The Nomination of Professor Sarah Cleveland for the International Court of Justice

  • August 23:  Advisory:  The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the 2022 Industry Advisory Group Annual Meeting Date

  • August 23:  Disinformation (Spanish) Publication:  La guerra de Rusia en Ucrania: Seis meses de mentiras, implementadas  (Russia/Ukraine)

  • August 23:  Disinformation (Chinese) Publication:  俄罗斯对乌克兰发动的战争:散布谎言六个月之久 (Russia/Ukraine)

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

  • Remarks at the UN Security Council Briefing on the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (UKR)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing by the ICC Prosecutor for Sudan

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release:  IARPA Selects Teams to Revolutionize Electrically Small Antennas

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Readout of Justice Department Officials’ Remarks to National Association of Election Officials

  • Press Release:  United States Enters into Agreement with Nigeria to Repatriate Over $23 Million in Assets Stolen by Former Nigerian Dictator General Sani Abacha

  • Press Release:  Oregon White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime and False Statement Charges in Connection with Assault of a Black Man

  • Press Release:  Former Louisville, Kentucky, Police Detective Pleads Guilty to a Federal Crime Related to the Death of Breonna Taylor

  • Press Release:  Essilor Agrees to Pay $16.4 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability for Paying Kickbacks

  • Press Release:  Tennessee State Representative and Former Chief of Staff Charged with Bribery and Kickback Conspiracy

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release:  S&T SVIP Awards Funds to Volt Athletics for Physical Well-Being AI Software

  • Press Release:  Mobile Passport Control Available for Use at Canadian Preclearance Locations (Washington, D.C.)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol rescued an individual from the Rio Grande (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Law Enforcement Partners working together yielded large amount of cash (Texas)

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Interdict Four Migrant Smuggling Events (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Agents Save Overdose Suspect after Failure to Yield (Arizona)

  • Press Release:  Human Smuggler and Four Migrants Apprehended (Michigan)

  • Press Release:  $3.5 Million in Fake Jewelry Seized by CBP Officers in Louisville (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  United States to Host Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial (Sept. 8-9; Los Angeles, California)

  • Readout:  United States and Chile Convene 9th Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement

Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

  • Press Release:  United States to Host Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial

  • NTIA Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Awards Nearly $119 Million in “Internet for All” Grants to Expand High-Speed Internet Access on Tribal Lands in Five States

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Declines to Extend Comment Period on Proposed Auto Rule, Deadline for Comments Sept. 12

  • Press Release:  FTC Seeks Additional Public Comment on Advertising to Kids in Digital Media

  • Press Release:  FTC Lifts Stay on Intuit Administrative Proceeding

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Begins Accepting Applications for $100 Million in Biofuel Infrastructure Grants

  • Press Release:  USDA Extends Infant Formula Waivers, Supports WIC State Agencies

  • Press Release:  USDA Expands Local Foods in School Meals through Cooperative Agreement with Minnesota

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces Appointments to Equity Commission Subcommittee on Rural Community Economic Development

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Announces $60 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies and Decarbonize Grid

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Staff Issues Third Supplemental Notice and Agenda for the New England Winter Gas-Electric Forum | Aug. 22

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Historic Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Headed to Klamath Basin (Oregon, California)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Officials Tour Pittsburgh Redevelopment Sites Where Brownfield Funding Supports a Community Resurgence

  • Link to other EPA press releases (incl. contaminated and superfund site updates)

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  On Nationwide Building a Better America Tour, DOT Under Secretary Carlos Monje Jr. Highlights Funding from President Biden’s Infrastructure Law for the Albuquerque Rail Trail

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor welcomes nine organizations to support delivery of employment assistance to transitioning service members, spouses

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $70.8M in grants to expand employment, training services for low-income, unemployed Native Americans

  • Press Release:  OSHA, SafetyWorks!, Construction Safety Alliance of Maine partner to promote workplace safety among industry workers

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards nearly $26M in funding to support workers’ equitable access to states’ unemployment insurance systems

  • Press Release:  Illinois contractor racks up additional $303K in federal fines for repeatedly exposing construction workers to deadly fall hazards

  • Press Release:  Federal court orders Tampa Electric Co. to make significant workplace safety changes, pay $500K fine, face 36 months probation for fatal plant failures

  • Press Release:  Investigation finds two recycling companies failed to use fire safety plans to evacuate nine workers as air rescue averts drilling platform tragedy

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigation recovers $602K in back wages for 127 Utah tile installers, finds employer violated overtime rules

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $80K in back wages, liquidated damages after temporary staffing agency denied overtime to 108 hospitality workers

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $106K in back wages for 105 Louisiana waste workers denied overtime

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor obtains court order preventing federal contractor from retaliating against, intimidating workers on Maryland projects

  • Press Release:  Court finds mother, daughter tried to avoid paying overtime to Pittsburgh-area healthcare workers, orders payment of $2.4M in overtime back wages

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $56K in unpaid overtime, damages for Hawaii landscaping workers

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Thanks to Temporary Changes, U.S. Department of Education Announces Public Service Loan Forgiveness Surpasses $10 Billion in Debt Relief

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Anti-Semitic Harassment Investigation of Kyrene School District #28

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra Announces More Than $20 Million in Funding to End HIV Epidemic

  • Press Release:  OCR Settles Case Concerning Improper Disposal of Protected Health Information

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in July 2022

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards $25 Million to Stabilize Public Housing Agencies Facing Financial Shortfalls


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