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US Executive Branch Update – January 5, 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 | The White House

11:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on border security and enforcement; The Vice President attends | Roosevelt Room

3:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT holds a Cabinet meeting; The Vice President attends | Cabinet Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:15 a.m. ET – The Vice President will attend the President’s remarks on border security and enforcement

3:00 p.m. ET – The Vice President will attend the President’s Cabinet meeting

*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 4, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Rebuilding Our Infrastructure and Creating Good-Paying Jobs | Covington, Kentucky

  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure

  • Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure

  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival

  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu En Route Hebron, KY

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senior Administration Officials Kick Off 2023 Implementing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on Rebuilding Our Infrastructure and Creating Good-Paying Jobs | Chicago, Illinois

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris After Visiting Calumet Fisheries

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant

  • Press Release:  DOD Expands Military Parental Leave Program

  • Article:  Gold Star Son Steps Into Father’s Shoes

  • Contracts for January 4, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, January 5, 2023

  • January 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Launch of the U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security

  • January 4:  Statement | Statement on UN Group of Experts (DRC/Rwanda)

  • January 4:  Readout | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia

  • January 4:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  USAID Advances Women’s Economic Security through the Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Creator of CoinDeal Crypto Scheme and Seven Others in Connection with $45 Million Fraud

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on the Second Anniversary of the January 6 Attack on the Capitol

  • Press Release:  Former Bolivian Minister of Government Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy

  • Press Release:  Man Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Visa Fraud Conspiracies

  • Press Release:  Waco Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Conspiracy and PPP Fraud

  • Press Release:  Jet Medical and Related Companies Agree to Pay More Than $700,000 to Resolve Medical Device Allegations

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

  • Press Release:  Human Smuggling on the Rise in the Rio Grande Valley New Year, Same Tactics (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Border Patrol agents prevented a narcotic smuggling attempt at Laredo Sector (Texas)

  • Press Release:  San Ysidro Port of Entry Resumes Limited Hours of Operation at Ped-West (California)

  • Press Release:  CBP at JFK Intercepts Med Fly in Peppers (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  United States and Taiwan to Hold Negotiating Round for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Components for Certain Environmentally-Protected LCD Digital Displays and Products Containing Same

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Cracks Down on Companies That Impose Harmful Noncompete Restrictions on Thousands of Workers

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Affordable Connectivity (ACP) Outreach Grant & Pilot Programs Applications Due 1/9/23

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Over $34 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding

  • Press Release:  FCC Starts Rulemaking on Licensed Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Use

  • Press Release:  Starks Statement on Sohn Nomination

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB and New York Attorney General Sue Credit Acceptance for Hiding Auto Loan Costs, Setting Borrowers Up to Fail

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Following the Swearing in of Jose Emilio Esteban, Ph.D. to Serve as Under Secretary for Food Safety

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Issues Next Test Order Under National Testing Strategy for PFAS Used in Plastics, Chemical Manufacturing

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $40 Million in Grants for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia to Improve Recycling Infrastructure

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $2.1 Billion to Improve Four Nationally Significant Bridges Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s First Large Bridge Grants

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigation of fatal equipment rollover incident finds Texas fencing contractor exposed workers to deadly safety hazards

  • Press Release:  Investigation finds American Airlines retaliated against flight attendants who reported worker illnesses caused by fumes in aircraft cabins

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Ohio craft brewing industry renew alliance to improve workplace place safety, offer web-based training

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor renews ‘Star’ designation of Millstone Power Station for workplace safety, health achievements

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Offers States Flexibility to Better Address Medicaid Enrollees’ Needs

  • Press Release:  SAMHSA Announces National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Results Detailing Mental Illness and Substance Use Levels in 2021

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards $24.7 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to Support Community Living for Non-Elderly People with Disabilities

  • Press Release:  Dr. Kimberly A. McClain Sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

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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.