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US Executive Branch Update – January 19, 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*

7:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

9:25 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

9:45 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Santa Clara County, California

3:10 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Santa Clara County, California (12:10 p.m. PST) | Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, California

3:25 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT surveys storm-ravaged areas via helicopter en route Santa Cruz County, California (12:25 p.m. PST)

3:50 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Santa Cruz County, California (12:50 p.m. PST)

4:50 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT meets with business owners and local residents impacted by the devastation from recent storms (1:50 p.m. PST) | Capitola Wharf, Capitola, California

5:35 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT visits with first responders, state and local officials to survey recovery efforts and assess what additional Federal support is needed (2:35 p.m. PST)

6:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to reaffirm his commitment to supporting the people of California as they recover and rebuild from the impact of recent extreme weather across the state (3:00 p.m. PST) | Seacliff State Park, Aptos, California

7:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Santa Cruz County en route Santa Clara County, California (4:00 PM Local)

7:35 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Santa Clara County, California en route Joint Base Andrews (4:35 PM Local)

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:05 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE Second Gentleman will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Tonopah, Arizona

11:50 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE Second Gentleman will arrive at Luke Air Force Base

(2:00 p.m. MST – THE Second Gentleman will participate in a roundtable with college students to discuss combating antisemitism in the United States | Arizona State University)

2:00 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive a briefing on transmission line project with IBEW workers

2:25 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks highlighting the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to create a clean energy economy that works for all Americans; the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Energy will join her.

4:50 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will greet with servicemembers at Luke Air Force Base

5:35 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE Second Gentleman will depart Luke Air Force Base en route to Los Angeles, California

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EST – Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Santa Clara County, California

*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 Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on December Producer Price Index

  • Statement of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on Helicopter Crash in Ukraine

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, January 18, 2023

  • Nominations:  President Biden Names Twenty-Ninth Round of Judicial Nominees

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Efforts to Support Community Schools

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends California Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article:  Austin Arrives in Germany Focused on Efforts to Help Ukraine

  • Article:  Firefighters on Ice

  • Contracts for January 18, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, January 19, 2023

Europe, Ukraine

  • January 18:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Italian Diplomatic Advisor Talò

  • January 18:  Statement | Condolences on Helicopter Crash in Ukraine

  • January 18:  Statement | $125 Million for Support of Ukraine’s Urgent Energy Systems Needs


  • January 18:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan


  • January 18:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu Before Their Meeting

  • January 18:  Statement | Joint Statement on the U.S.-Türkiye Strategic Mechanism


  • January 18:  Statement | The United States Releases Signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to Strengthen Electric Vehicle Battery Value Chain

U.S. Domestic

  • January 18:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the United States Conference of Mayors’ 91st Winter Meeting | Washington, D.C.

  • January 18:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Chicago, Illinois (Jan. 19-20)

  • January 18:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken Participates in a Conversation at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (Jan. 20)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Attends Second Day of World Economic Forum

  • Press Release:  USAID Announces Additional $125 Million in Urgent Energy Support for Ukraine

  • Press Release:  A U.S.-Supported E-Government App Accelerated the Digital Transformation of Ukraine; Now Ukraine is Working to Scale the Solution to More Countries

  • Press Release:  USAID to Launch New Fund to Tap into Private Sector’s Competitive Edge To Solve Global Challenges

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

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

  • Explanation of Vote on Russian Draft Decision on UNEP Executive Director

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Bilateral Meeting with People’s Republic of China (PRC) Vice Premier Liu He

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with People’s Republic of China Vice Premier Liu He

  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo on Action Against Russian Illicit Finance

  • Press Release:  Treasury International Capital Data for November

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

  • Press Release:  Founder and Majority Owner of Cryptocurrency Exchange Charged with Processing Over $700 Million of Illicit Funds

  • Speech:  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks on Founder and Majority Owner of Cryptocurrency Exchange Charged with Processing Illicit Funds

  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Delivers Remarks on Founder and Majority Owner of Cryptocurrency Exchange Charged with Processing Illicit Funds

  • Press Release:  Construction Company Owner Sentenced for Fraud in Securing Millions of Dollars in Contracts Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

  • Press Release:  Cumberland County, Tennessee, Agrees to End Discrimination Based on Opioid Use Disorder

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Agreement with Broadway Ticket Services Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims

  • Press Release:  Four Hawaii Correctional Officers Sentenced for Abusing Inmate and Conspiring to Cover Up Abuse

  • Press Release:  CPA Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Promote Fraudulent Tax Shelter Scheme

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Announces New Director of the U.S. Trustee Program

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

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Severe Weather and Recovery Efforts in Alabama, California, and Georgia

  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Felony Sex Offenders (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $2 Million in Hard Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Man Dies Despite Efforts to Save His Life Following Apprehension Near El Paso (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Agents Reel in Human Smugglers Hauling Boat (Arizona)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers “Stone” the Night and Seize Over $4 Million Worth of Cocaine Concealed within a Shipment of Decorative Stone (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Commerce Department

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeaki Matsumoto

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Japan

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Order Requires Pyrex Glass Manufacturer to Pay for Falsely Claiming Chinese Products Were Made in USA

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Updates 4.9 GHz Band Rules, Seeks Further Comment

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Appoints New Members to Development Advisory Council

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Publishes Strengthening Organic Enforcement Final Rule

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Community-Centered Clean Energy Programs Across the U.S. and $9 Billion for Home Rebates

  • Press Release:  DOE Launches New $50 Million Program to Help Communities Meet Their Clean Energy Goals

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Seeks Input from Small Entities on Meat and Poultry Products Effluent Guidelines Rulemaking Revision

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Proposes $1M Fine Against Aircraft Resource Management for Illegal Charter Flights

  • Press Release:  Ready for the Kickoff | What GA Pilots Need to Know about Super Bowl LVII

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S., Mexico sign memorandum to protect temporary foreign workers

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $325K to provide education, training, supportive services to migrant, seasonal farmworker youth, young adults

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces proposed rulemaking to revise standards for coal mine operators’ self-insurance under Black Lung Benefits Act

  • Press Release:  Federal safety inspections at three Amazon warehouse facilities find company exposed workers to ergonomic, struck-by hazards

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Announces $63 Million to Expand Community Schools and Increase Social, Emotional, Mental Health, and Academic Support for Students, Educators, and Families

Health & Human Services (HHS)Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Takes Additional Steps to Strengthen Nursing Home Safety and Transparency

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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.