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US Executive Branch Update – January 24, 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*

10:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing; The Vice President attends | Oval Office

3:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT hosts Democratic Congressional leaders; The Vice President attends | Roosevelt Room

5:20 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT hosts a reception for new members of Congress; The Vice President and The Second Gentleman attend | East Room

Looking ahead: on Friday evening, the President will travel to Camp David, where he will spend the weekend.  On January 30, the President will travel to Baltimore, Maryland.  On January 31, the President is set to travel to New York City, New York. 

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the Presidential Daily Brief | Oval Office

3:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will meet with Democratic Congressional leaders | Roosevelt Room

5:20 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and the Second Gentleman will attend a reception for new Members of Congress | East Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 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 Monday, January 23, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Transcript:  On-the-Record Press Call by White House Spokesperson Ian Sams (12:38 p.m. EST briefing; re: classified documents)

  • Transcript:  On-the-Record Press Call by White House Spokesperson Ian Sams (4:20 p.m. EST briefing; re: classified documents)

  • Statement from President Biden on the Shooting in Half Moon Bay, California | January 24, 2023

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Introduction of Key Gun Safety Bills

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Special Representative for International Cooperation Erzhan Kazykhan of Kazakhstan

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees

  • Nominations:  Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing

  • Article:  Official Details Situation in Ukraine

  • Press Release:  U.S. Air Force Selects Howard University for Science Research Partnership

  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Announcement of Howard University’s University-Affiliated Research Center (As Delivered)

  • Article:  Howard University Will Be Lead Institution for New Research Center

  • Article:  Master Jumpers | 173rd Airborne’s Sky Soldiers

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Navy Rear Adm. Robert Cary Jr.

  • Contracts for January 23, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Eurasia

  • January 23:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Kazakhstani Special Presidential Representative Kazykhan

Caucasus

  • January 23:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev

Middle East

  • January 23:  Statement | Designations in Connection with Human Rights Abuses in Iran

Western Hemisphere

  • January 23:  Advisory | Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Dodd’s Travel to Argentina

Domestic

  • January 23:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

  • January 23:  Advisory | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Cleveland and Parma, Ohio

  • January 23:  Advisory | Overseas Schools Advisory Council Meeting, Thursday, January 26, 2023

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera

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

  • Transcript:  Remarks by Senior Administration Official During a Background Briefing on Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Travel to Ghana, Mozambique, and Kenya

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Laura Trevelyan of BBC

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Readout:  DNI Haines Participates in World Economic Forum Panel

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with the President of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Minister of Finance of Zambia Situmbeko Musokotwane

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Zambia National Public Health Institute

  • Press Release:  Treasury Sanctions the IRGC Cooperative Foundation and Senior Iranian Officials Connected to Protest Suppression

  • Sanctions List Updates:  Iran-related Designations and Designation Update; Non-Proliferation Designation Update; Counter Terrorism Designation Update

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  Fee Rate Advisory #2 For Fiscal Year 2023

  • Press Release:  Bloomberg to Pay $5 Million for Misleading Disclosures About Its Valuation Methodologies for Fixed Income Securities

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Readout of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s Trip to Florida and Georgia

  • Readout of Meeting between the Department of Justice and the Central Bureau of Investigation of India

  • Press Release:  Former Special Agent in Charge of the FBI New York Counterintelligence Division Charged with Violating U.S. Sanctions on Russia

  • Press Release:  Retired FBI Executive Charged with Concealing $225,000 in Cash Received from Former Intelligence Officer

  • Press Release:  Bulgarian National Convicted for Child Pornography Trafficking Conspiracy

  • Press Release:  U.S. Marshals Arrested More Than 75,000 Fugitives in 2022

  • Press Release:  Four Oath Keepers Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

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

  • Press Release:  Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Rape and Domestic Battery (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol apprehends a wanted criminal and a gang member (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Agents Apprehend Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Over $109K in Cocaine at Eagle Pass Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Louisville CBP Seize Over $260M in Counterfeits & More Than 21,000 Pounds of Narcotics in Fiscal Year 2022 (Kentucky)

  • Press Release:  Indianapolis CBP Sees 55 Percent Increase in Counterfeit Goods in FY 2022 (Indiana)

  • Press Release:  4.3 Tons of Narcotics, 6,084 Seizures, 9,130 Agriculture and Biological Interceptions, More Than $105 Million in Fake Merchandise: Fiscal Year 2022 Yields Big Enforcement Numbers for Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)

  • Press Release:  AMO Seizes 2262 Pounds of Cocaine in Southeastern Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Statement by USTR and USDA Officials Regarding Meetings in Mexico City

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  Lemon Juice from Brazil and South Africa Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Announces 2023 Update of Size of Transaction Thresholds for Premerger Notification Filings and Interlocking Directorates

  • Press Release:  FTC Finalizes Order Requiring Credit Karma to Pay $3 Million and Halt Deceptive ‘Pre-Approved’ Claims

  • Press Release:  FTC Order Requires HomeAdvisor to Pay Up To $7.2 Million and Stop Deceptively Marketing its Leads for Home Improvement Projects

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Compliance Date for Amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Rules

  • Press Release:  FCC Provides Guidance to Enable Critical Health Care Coverage Calls

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Advisory:  DFC COO Dasewicz Travels to the Dominican Republic

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces Additional Assistance for Dairy Farmers

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE and FEMA Release One-Year Progress Report on Joint Effort to Modernize Puerto Rico’s Grid With 100% Clean Energy

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor alleges Pigeon Forge, Tennessee hotel operator willfully denied workers full wages, endangered minor-aged employees

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds lumber company failed to secure, service forklift that fatally struck 18-year-old worker at Arkansas yard

  • Press Release:  Federal court forbids Putnam County plant nursery from threatening workers, obstructing U.S. Department of Labor wage investigation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $244K in back wages, damages for 49 employees of healthcare practice that failed to pay for all hours worked

  • Press Release:  Safety shelved | Federal safety inspectors again find Dollar General workers exposed to fire, other hazards – this time in West Lafayette, Ohio

© Copyright 2023 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLPNational Law Review, Volume XIII, Number 24
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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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