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US Executive Branch Update – February 7, 2023

This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

8:25 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route the United States Capitol

9:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT addresses the peoples’ representatives in Congress at the State of the Union; The Vice President, The First Lady, and The Second Gentleman attend

  • Press Release:  The White House Announces Guest List for the First Lady’s Box for the 2023 State of the Union Address

10:40 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking ahead:

  • On Wednesday, the President is set to travel to Madison, Wisconsin, to speak on themes from his State of the Union address.

  • Similarly, on Thursday, the President is set to travel to Tampa, Florida.

  • On Saturday, the President and the First Lady will host the White House Governors Ball.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE SECOND GENTLEMAN, and THE FIRST LADY will attend the President’s address to the peoples’ representatives in Congress at the State of the Union | U.S. Capitol
Looking ahead:

  • On Wednesday, the Vice President will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to speak of the Administration’s investments and actions to combat the climate crisis. 

  • On Thursday, the Vice President will travel to St. Cloud, Minnesota, to speak of the Administration’s electric vehicles investments.

  • On Friday, the Vice President will join the President in welcoming the nation’s Governors to the White House during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting.

  • On Saturday, the Vice President and Second Gentleman will attend the President and First Lady’s White House Governors Ball.

*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, February 6, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden Economic Plan Is Working

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Economic Council Director, February 6, 2023

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Earthquakes Impacting Türkiye and Syria

  • Readout of President Biden Jr.’s Call with President Erdogan of Türkiye

  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Central America Forward Launch Event

  • Fact Sheet:  Vice President Harris Launches Next Phase of Public-Private Partnership for Northern Central America

  • Fact Sheet:  Vice President Harris Announces Public-Private Partnership Has Generated More than $4.2 Billion in Private Sector Commitments for Northern Central America

  • Fact Sheet:  Update on the U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America

  • Letters to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to Burma

  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to Burma

  • Statement by Press Secretary Kirsten Allen on Vice President Harris’ Travel to Germany

  • Readout of Principals Committee Meeting on National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Holds an Off-Camera, On-The-Record Briefing on the High-Altitude Surveillance Balloon Recovery Efforts

  • Article:  U.S. Navy Collecting Surveillance Balloon Debris

  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles to the Pentagon

  • Press Release:  DoD Announces U. S. Representative to NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) Initiative

  • Article:  Chemical, Biological Defense Community Names Top Performers for 2022

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Sgt. 1st Class Eugene Ashley Jr.

  • Press Release:  Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

  • Contracts for February 6, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, February 7, 2023


  • February 6:  Readout | U.S. Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim’s Meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim

Middle East

  • February 6:  Statement | Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

  • February 6:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu

  • February 6:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan


  • February 6:  Readout | Secretary Blinken Convenes Fourth COVID-19 Global Action Plan Ministerial


  • February 6:  Statement | Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Department Press Briefing

  • February 6:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Calls Regarding the Response to the Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria

  • Statement by Administrator Samantha Power | USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team as Devastating Earthquake in Türkiye Generates Significant Humanitarian Need

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Report:  Economic and National Security Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic Through 2026

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with European Commission Executive Vice – President Margrethe Vestager

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Benteler Steel & Tube Manufacturing Corp. Abandons Merger with Tenaris, S.A. After Justice Department Investigation

  • Press Release:  Maryland Woman and Florida Man Charged Federally for Conspiring to Destroy Energy Facilities

  • Press Release:  Justice Department and Federal Partners Recognize Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation

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

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrested a convicted criminal (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Narcotic smuggling attempt intercepted by Laredo Sector Border Patrol (Texas) 

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Fentanyl and Cocaine at the Ysleta Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  USBP Trains Government of Mexico Partners in Border Rescue Operations to Save Lives (California)

  • Press Release:  CBP Agriculture Specialists Stop and Smell the Roses for a Pest-Free Valentine’s Day (California)

  • Press Release:  CBP to Hold Global Entry Enrollment Event at the Billings-Logan Airport in March 2023 (Montana)

  • Press Release:  USBP Trains Government of Mexico Partners in Border Rescue Operations to Save Lives (California)

  • Press Release:  CBP and CBSA Implement NEXUS and FAST Processing in Houlton (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Advisory:  Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to Chicago, Illinois

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Romania’s Minister for Research, Innovation and Digitalization Sebastian Burduja

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Order to Bar ZyCal Bioceuticals from Deceptive Health Marketing

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on its Promises to Invest in Rural Communities, Nutrition Security, Climate-Smart Agriculture, More and Better Markets and Lower Costs for Families

  • Press Release:  USDA Chief Scientist Applauds Notable Scientific Achievements in 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Proposes $1.1M Fine Against United Airlines for Allegedly Not Performing Maintenance Inspection

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Sioux Falls contractor’s history of federal safety violations continues with workers endangered on 2 different sites in 2 days

  • Press Release:  Coastal Maine gourmet market pays $51K to resolve ‘preventable’ wage, child labor violations after U.S. Department of Labor investigation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor again cites Missouri cattle processor for exposing workers to potentially lethal carbon dioxide levels

  • Press Release:  Bad Bean Counting | Federal investigators find two more Louisville coffee shops shortchanged workers, allowing managers to dip illegally into tip pools

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor highlights federal family, medical leave protections as nation marks 30th anniversary of passage of landmark legislation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $99K for 58 workers after finding upstate South Carolina restaurant illegally used tips to offset operating costs

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Department of Education Releases New Data Showing the American Rescue Plan and Other Pandemic Relief Funds Kept Millions of College Students Enrolled in School

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Export Controls | Department of State Needs to Improve Compliance Data to Enhance Oversight of Defense Services

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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.