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US Executive Branch Update – January 23, 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*

9:45 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, en route the White House

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

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will administer the oath of office to Pete Ricketts, the junior Senator from Nebraska

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EST –​ Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*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 Friday-Sunday, January 20-22, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

January 22

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision

  • Memorandum on Further Efforts to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden to Sign Presidential Memorandum on Ensuring Safe Access to Medication Abortion

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Shooting in Monterey Park, California

  • Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Monterey Park, California

January 21

  • Remarks by President Biden at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

January 20

  • Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Reproductive Rights Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

  • Proclamation on 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision

  • Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Meetings with Congressional Leaders

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Opening Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Eighth Ukraine Defense Contact Group (As Delivered)

  • Transcript:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and General Mark A. Milley Press Conference Following Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

  • Article:  Defense Leaders Pledge New Ukraine Support

  • Article:  Austin, Zelenskyy Call on Contact Group to Redouble Efforts

  • Press Release:  Navy to Christen USNS Earl Warren

  • Contracts for January 20, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, January 23, 2023

Middle East

  • January 21:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Thani

  • January 20:  Advisory | Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Minkara’s Trip to Saudi Arabia and Jordan

Africa

  • January 21:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed

  • January 20:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Angolan President Lourenço

  • January 20:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sison’s Travel to Algeria and Morocco

Domestic

  • January 22:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Mary Ann Ahern of NBC Chicago WMAQ-TV

  • January 21:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

  • January 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken’s Conversation with Institute of Politics Founding Director David Axelrod

  • January 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Senator Dick Durbin After Visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Center

  • January 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Congressman Mike Quigley Following Tour of Eli’s Cheesecake Company

Europe, Ukraine

  • January 20:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino

Asia-Pacific

  • January 20:  Statement | On Lunar New Year

  • January 20:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Witkowsky’s Travel to Belgium and the United Kingdom

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

  • Advisory:  U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Ghana, Mozambique, and Kenya

  • Remarks at a Russian-Hosted Arria-Formula Meeting on Ukraine

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Weldy Lamont Groundbreaking of Rural Electrification Project | Senegal

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen During Visit to Gorée Island in Dakar, Senegal

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with President of Senegal Macky Sall

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Minister of Finance and Budget of Senegal Mamadou Moustapha Bâ

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Lunch with Business Leaders from American Chamber of Commerce in Dakar, Senegal

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Délégation Générale à l’Entrepreneuriat Rapide des Femmes et des Jeunes (DER/FJ) in Dakar, Senegal

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Roundtable with Women Entrepreneurs at the Délégation Générale à l’Entrepreneuriat Rapide des Femmes et des Jeunes (DER/FJ) in Dakar, Senegal

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Minister of Economy, Planning, and Cooperation of Senegal Oulimata Sarr

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary Adeyemo’s Meeting with Price Cap Coalition Deputies

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Avraham Eisenberg with Manipulating Mango Markets’ “Governance Token” to Steal $116 Million of Crypto Assets

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

  • Speech:  Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks at the ATF Academy Graduation

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Commemorates National Stalking Awareness Month

  • Press Release:  Arrest and Criminal Charges Announced Against British and Russian Businessmen for Facilitating Sanctions Evasion of Russian Oligarch’s $90 Million Yacht

  • Press Release:  North Korean National Sentenced for Money Laundering Offenses

  • Press Release:  DePuy Synthes, Inc. Agrees to Pay $9.75 Million to Settle Allegations Concerning Kickbacks Paid to Massachusetts Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Press Release:  Chicago Man Convicted of Participating in Illegal Kickback Conspiracy

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

  • Press Release:  CBP Releases December 2022 Monthly Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol awarded Youth of the Month honorees for January (Texas)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reminds Travelers Certain Agricultural Items are Prohibited in the U.S. (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Lunar New Year

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Ammonium Sulfate from China

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Asks Federal Court to Hold ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli in Contempt

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Media Ownership Diversity Symposium Set for February 7, 2023

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  Export-Import Bank of the United States’ Board of Directors Approves Clarified Policy for 5G Transactions

  • Press Release:  Heads of G7 Export Credit Agencies – Joint Statement Expressing Support for Ukraine

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Names 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum Future Leaders in Agriculture Program Winners

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

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Staff Issues the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project (Docket No. CP22-44-000)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Infrastructure Coordinator Stachelberg Kicks Off Tour to Highlight Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Transmission Line, Delivering Clean, Reliable, Affordable Energy to Millions of Americans

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces Plans for Wastewater Regulations and Studies, Including Limits for PFAS, New Study for Nutrients

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, ElDorado National reach conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Riverside, California, location

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Department Awards Grants to Improve Opportunities and Outcomes for Nation’s Postsecondary Students

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces $5.5 Million in Funding Opportunity for Hispanic Serving Institutions

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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. 

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