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US Executive Branch Update – August 30, 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*

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Briefing | The White House

12:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

12:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

3:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on his Safer America Plan to further reduce gun crime and save lives | Marts Center, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, en route Joint Base Andrews

5:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

5:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Briefing

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:15 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

*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 29, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Announcing the Date of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (Sept. 28; Washington, D.C.)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Netherlands Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren

  • Press Release:  Defense Department Launches Innovative Manufacturing Pilot Program

  • Transcript:  Senior Defense Official and Senior Military Official Hold a Background Briefing

  • Article:  Russian Efforts to Raise Numbers of Troops ‘Unlikely to Succeed,’ U.S. Official Says

  • Article:  Acquisition Leaders Visit HIMARS, GMLRS Facilities

  • Article:  Novavax COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available for Service Members

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Navy Machinist Charles Willey

  • Advisory:  Secretary Austin Travels to U.S. Special Operations Command (Aug. 30)

  • Contracts for August 29, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 30

  • August 29:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vu

  • August 29:  Statement | Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a UN Cybercrime Convention Third Negotiating Session at the United Nations in New York

  • August 29:  Statement | Joint Statement on the Contribution of Cooperative Threat Reduction Partnerships to Global Health Security

  • August 29:  Statement | Angola Elections

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  United States Providing Immediate Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Flooding in Sudan

  • Advisory:  Administrator Samantha Power and Chef Tom Colicchio to Host a Twitter Spaces Discussion with Experts on the Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa (Aug. 31)

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

  • Statements at a UNOPS Executive Board Meeting

  • Joint Statement on Oversight Matters UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Meeting

  • Joint Statement on UNOPS Executive Board Meeting

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan in Response to China and Russia

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Afghanistan

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Acting Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at 2022 National Conference on Domestic Violence

  • Press Release:  Office on Violence Against Women Awards $30.59 Million to Improve Services for Underserved Populations and Provide Culturally Specific Services

  • Press Release:  Former Eastern Kentucky Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Restrained Inmate

  • Press Release:  Former Statesboro City Councilman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

  • Press Release:  South Carolina Man Sentenced for Unlawful Distribution of Anabolic Steroids and Unapproved Steroid-like Drugs

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

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Apprehend 494 Migrants in Three Large Groups (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $71K Worth of Cocaine at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Colombia-Solidarity Bridge CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $11.8 Million (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Smugglers Drive Marijuana Load Vehicle Into the Rio Grande (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Woman’s Nearly Three Year Flight on Murder Charges Ends With CBP Arrest At El Paso Port (Texas)

  • Video Release:  Air and Marine Operations and U.S. Border Patrol Rescue from the Baboquivari Mountains (Arizona)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Releases the Year in Trade 2021

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Robotic Pool Cleaners and Components Thereof

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Solar Power Optimizers, Inverters, and Components Thereof

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Releases Final Agenda for Public Forum on Commercial Surveillance and Lax Data Security Practices

  • Press Release:  FTC Sues Kochava for Selling Data that Tracks People at Reproductive Health Clinics, Places of Worship, and Other Sensitive Locations

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Carr Recognizes Robert Gallegos with 5G Ready Hard Hat Award

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Readout:  Assistant Secretary Cantor Visits American Samoa, Announces Nearly $390,000 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Awards $231,000 in Grants to Expand Outreach to Under-Represented Students in STEM

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor alleges Killeen newspaper retaliated illegally against worker who complained of insect infestation, files suit against company

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Colorado Springs employer willfully exposed worker to serious injury when cement mixer turned on with worker inside

  • Press Release:  Missouri steakhouse’s wage violations lead U.S. Department of Labor to recover $171K for 75 workers denied tips, overtime, minimum wages

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces availability of $4M in funding to tackle child labor in West African agriculture

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor to make $5M in funding available to increase protection of workers in Brazil, Paraguay’s cattle-raising areas

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $12M to support improved enforcement of Mexico’s labor laws, landmark 2019 reform efforts

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor joins with Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras leaders to launch Labor Rights Week 2022 with kick-off event in Washington

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Funds U.S.-Based Production of Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine

  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Over $20 Million in Awards to Implement Biden-Harris Administration Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis; Reduce Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health

  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra Appoints New National Fitness Foundation’s Board of Directors

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Fudge Announces $15 Million to Help Older Americans Age in Place

  • Press Release:  HUD Charges Kansas Housing Provider with Discriminating Against Applicant with Disabilities

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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.