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US Executive Branch Update – January 25, 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*

8:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on continued support for Ukraine | Roosevelt Room

12:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

1:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:20 a.m. EST– the Vice President will travel to the U.S. Capitol to address the House Democratic Caucus

1:45 p.m. EST – the Vice President will depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Los Angeles International Airport

4:15 p.m. PST – the Vice President will arrive at Los Angeles International Airport

5:20 p.m. PS T– the Vice President will visit Monterey Park, California, and meet and offer condolences to the families of the victims

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 Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Readout of Meeting with Democratic Congressional Leadership

  • Remarks By President Biden in Meeting with Democratic Congressional Leaders

  • Readout of Vice President Harris’s Call with Prime Minister Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Lowering Insulin Costs and State Unemployment Rates

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Expands Access to Capital and Support for Small Businesses

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Chief of the National Guard Bureau Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief Tony L. Whitehead Hold a Press Briefing

  • Article:  Leaders Detail Future of National Guard

  • Article:  U.S., Israel Begin Juniper Oak Exercise

  • Article:  DOD’s Safe Helpline Has Aided Victims for a Decade

  • Article:  If It Is Worth Dying for, It Is Worth Living for

  • Press Release:  Five Species on San Clemente Island Declared Fully Recovered

  • Contracts for January 24, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, January 25, 2023


  • January 24:  Statement | Joint Statement on the United States-Kazakhstan High-Level Dialogue on Human Rights and Democratic Reforms


  • January 24:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with G7+ Partners on Ukraine Energy Sector Support

  • January 24:  Statement | United States – Iceland Economic Partnership Dialogue


  • January 24:  Statement | Australia National Day

  • January 24:  Statement | Strengthening U.S. Open Skies Civil Aviation Partnerships (Mongolia)

Middle East

  • January 24:  Statement | Sanctioning a Hizballah Money Exchange Network

Western Hemisphere

  • January 24:  Statement | Strengthening Protection of Environmental Defenders in the Americas


  • January 24:  Transcript | Daily Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Arrives in Haiti

  • Press Release:  United States Provides Additional $56.5 Million for Urgent Humanitarian Needs in Haiti

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

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Haiti

  • Remarks at the Opening of UN Exhibition “After the End of the World: Displaced Persons and Displaced Persons’ Camps”

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Green Climate Fund Agriculture Site | Zambia

  • Press Release:  Treasury Announces $690 Million to be Reallocated to Prevent Eviction

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Key Hizballah Money Exchanger

  • Sanctions List Updates:  Counter Terrorism Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Issues $28 Million Award to Joint Whistleblowers

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Sues Google for Monopolizing Digital Advertising Technologies

  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks on Lawsuit Against Google for Monopolizing Digital Advertising Technologies

  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter Delivers Remarks on Lawsuit Against Google for Monopolizing Digital Advertising Technologies

  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks on Lawsuit Against Google for Monopolizing Digital Advertising Technologies

  • Press Release:  Mexican National Charged with International Cocaine and Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

  • Press Release:  Former Energy Company Executive Sentenced for $15 Million Investment Fraud

  • Press Release:  Virginia Family Sentenced for Conspiracy for Years-Long Forced Labor of Pakistani Woman

  • Press Release:  Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. to Address Clean Air Act Violations in Settlement with United States

  • Press Release:  Two Defendants Indicted for Civil Rights Conspiracy and FACE Act Offenses Targeting Pregnancy Resource Centers

  • Press Release:  City and County of Honolulu Agree to Improve Paratransit for People with Disabilities

  • Press Release:  Two Former Arkansas Sheriff’s Deputies Charged with Federal Civil Rights Offenses for Using Excessive Force

  • Press Release:  Colorado Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Louisiana Tax Preparer

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release:  DHS Unveils Secretary Jeh Johnson Official Portrait

  • Press Release:  CISA Releases Report for K-12 Schools to Help Address Evolving Cybersecurity Threats

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Gang Member (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $520K (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $274K in Unreported U.S. Currency at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $800K (Texas)

  • Press Release:  More than 8K Pounds of Drugs and $23M in Counterfeit Items Seized by Chicago CBP During FY 22 (Illinois)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Marks Identity Theft Awareness Week for 2023 on January 30-February 3

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Takes on Mortgage Scam Robocall Campaign Targeting Homeowners

  • Press Release:  FCC Proposes $504K Fine Against Fox for EAS Violations

  • Press Release:  FCC Identifies 34 Tentative Selectees for New NCE FM Stations

  • Press Release:  Deletion of Items from January 26, 2023, Open Meeting

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Seeks Public Input on Consumer Credit Card Market

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Margo Schlanger to Serve as USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Stacy Dean to Serve as Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Providing $29.4 Million in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funding to California, Four U.S. Federal Land Management Agencies for Flood Damage Repair

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor resumes regular enforcement activities in 18 Florida counties affected by Hurricane Ian

  • Press Release:  Investigation into 41-year-old driver’s death finds two delivery services companies failed to protect workers transporting dry ice in Alabama

  • Press Release:  In federal court, Alabama plastics manufacturer pleads guilty to willful safety regulation violation found in 2017 OSHA investigation into worker’s death

  • Press Release:  Child care remains out of financial reach for many families, U.S. Department of Labor data shows

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $10M in funding to support stronger state labor courts, promote worker rights, protections in Mexico

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Secretary Cardona Announces the U.S. Department of Education’s “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” Initiative

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  New HHS Report Finds Major Savings for Americans Who Use Insulin Thanks to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | January 24, 2023

  • Press Release:  FDA Denies Marketing of Two Vuse Menthol E-Cigarette Products Following Determination They Do Not Meet Public Health Standard

  • Press Release:  FDA Announces Action Levels for Lead in Categories of Processed Baby Foods

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About this Author

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.