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US Executive Branch Update – March 1, 2022

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:50 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

9:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress; THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY, and THE SECOND GENLEMAN attend | United States Capitol

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will attend THE PRESIDENT’S State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress; THE FIRST LADY and THE SECOND GENLEMAN will attend | United States Capitol

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

Recap of Monday, February 28, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments

The White House

State of the Union (SOTU)

  • Fact Sheet: Background on President Biden’s Remarks on the Economy During His First State of The Union Address

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden to Lay Out Bold Commitments on Rebuilding America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Over the Next year

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden to Highlight Clean Energy Manufacturing and Deployment Investments that Cut Consumer Costs, Strengthen U.S. Energy Sector, and Create Good-Paying Jobs

  • Fact Sheet: Lowering Prices and Leveling the Playing Field in Ocean Shipping

  • Fact Sheet: Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes

Other Developments

  • Remarks by President Biden at a Celebration to Mark Black History Month

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Celebration to Mark Black History Month

  • Fact Sheet: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Black People and Communities Across the Country

  • Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Dick Blum

  • Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on the Passing of Richard Blum

  • Fact Sheet: The White House and Department of Justice Announced 99 Law Schools in 35 States and Puerto Rico Continue to Answer the Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention

  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

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

  • Proclamation on American Red Cross Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2022

Ukraine-Russia War

  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with Allies and Partners

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesperson and Chief Advisor to the President of Turkey

  • Transcript: Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on New Economic Restrictive Measures on Russia

  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 28, 2022 (RUS-UKR, SOTU, Belarus, PRC, Climate Change, ASEAN Summit, etc.)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds an Off-Camera Press Briefing (UKR, RUS Updates)

  • Article: DOD | In Ukraine, Every Lost Soul is on Putin

  • Article: Ukrainians Continue Resistance as Russia Funnels More Troops Into the Country

  • Press Release: Space Development Agency Makes Awards for 126 Satellites to Build Tranche 1 Transport Layer

  • Press Release: DoD Announces Appointments to the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform

  • Article: DOD Officials Discuss Advancements in Joint All-Domain Command, Control

  • Article: Medal of Honor Monday | Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Leonard

  • Contracts for February 28, 2022

U.S. Navy

  • Press Release: U.S. Navy Ships Participate in Bilateral Drills with Italian Navy

U.S. Air Force

  • Press Release: Air Force medics continue deployments to civilian hospitals and care facilities

Department of State

Ukraine-Russia War

  • February 28: Sanctions | Additional Measures Against the Russian Financial System

  • February 28: Statement | Suspending Operations at U.S. Embassy Minsk and Change in Status for U.S. Embassy Moscow

  • February 28: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

  • February 28: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Dutch Foreign Minister Hoekstra

  • February 28: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu

  • February 28: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Central Asian Foreign Ministers

  • February 28: Statement | 49th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Middle East

  • February 28: Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to the Gulf

  • February 28: Readout | Secretary Blinken Launches the Second U.S.-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue

Other Developments

  • February 28: Statement | The Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a UN Cybercrime Convention

  • February 28: Statement | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

  • February 28: Fact Sheet | U.S. Actions to Address Plastic Pollution

  • February 28: Statement | State Department Announces 2021-2022 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

  • February 28: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ukraine Refugees

  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Travel to Belgium to Meet with European Union Officials

  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Travel to Poland to Meet with Our Military and Ukrainian Communities and Refugees

  • Interview: Administrator Samantha Power’s Interview with PBS News Hour’s Nick Schifrin

  • Interview: Administrator Samantha Power’s Interview with NPR’s Sacha Pfeiffer on All Things Considered

  • Interview: Administrator Samantha Power with CNN’s Kate Bolduan

Other Developments

  • Readout: Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman’s Meeting with UN Women Executive Director Sima Sami Bahous

  • Press Release: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

Ukraine

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Ukraine and the Region

Russia

  • Statement on the Decision to Initiate the Expulsion of Russian Diplomats in New York

  • Remarks in the UN Security Council Addressing the U.S. Decision to Initiate the Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

Other Developments

  • Remarks at the General Debate of the First Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

  • Joint Statement on the February 27 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Department of the Treasury

Ukraine-Russia War

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen’s Call with Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki

  • Sanctions: Treasury Prohibits Transactions with Central Bank of Russia and Imposes Sanctions on Key Sources of Russia’s Wealth

  • Guidance: Issuance of Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations

  • Sanctions List Updates: Russia-related Designations; Issuance of Russia-related Directive 4 and Russia-related General License 8A

Other Development

  • Press Release: Preliminary Report on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2021

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release: Justice Department and Federal Maritime Commission Reaffirm and Strengthen Partnership to Promote Fair Competition in the Shipping Industry

  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Remarks at U.S. Election Assistance Commission Black History Month Program

  • Press Release: Chicago Woman Convicted on Federal Fraud and Tax Charges

Note:  There appeared to be a problem with DOJ’s website, which kept linking to press releases from 2015.  See this link, in case not all February 28 press releases are reflected above. 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2022 H-1B Cap

  • Press Release: Lost Migrant Rescued Over the Weekend (California)

  • Press Release: Over $1.2M Worth of Narcotics Seized by Border Patrol (Texas)

  • Press Release: Three Failed Smuggling Attempts Lead to 19 Arrests (Texas)

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents See a Rise in Train Rescues (Texas)

  • Press Release: AMO Secures New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades from Air and River (Louisiana)

  • Press Release: Let Go of Me Lucky Charms | Louisville CBP Seizes Marijuana Hidden in Lucky Charms Cereal (Kentucky)

  • Press Release: Baltimore CBP Officers Seize Shipment of 29,000 Counterfeit Water Purifier Filters from China (Maryland)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

Tuesday’s Schedule:

Ambassador Tai will meet with Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Dr. Robert Habeck

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Department of Commerce Invites Applicants to the 2022-2025 U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum Term

  • Press Release: Commerce Department Awards $54 Million in American Rescue Act Grants to Increase Access to Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities

  • Press Release: Department of Commerce’s NTIA Awards Additional $1M in Grants to Tribal Groups Seeking to Expand Broadband

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: Operators of Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction Scam Permanently Banned from Debt Relief Business Under Settlement with the FTC and Florida Attorney General

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Launches Inquiry into Internet Routing Vulnerabilities

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Releases January 2022 Monthly Small Business Authorization Data

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces Pledges from 90+ Organizations to Slash Emissions by 50% Within Decade

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces New Science Advisory Board Process to Strengthen Science Supporting EPA Decisions

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: Air Travel Consumer Report | December 2021, Full Year 2021 Numbers

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release: FAA Expands Use of Independent Review Groups When Certifying Aircraft

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to educate healthcare industry on wage laws to ensure essential workers receive earned wages, worker protections

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces mine safety campaign to reinforce operators’ obligation to train miners on the job properly

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $169K in back wages, damages for 118 shortchanged restaurant workers in Oregon after investigation

  • Press Release: Traffic control company pays $224K in back wages, damages after investigation finds pay practice violations in Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor alleges fiduciaries for a Chicago-area employee benefit plan misappropriated more than $2.8M of plan assets

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers wages for Albuquerque supermarket workers repeatedly denied overtime

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Long Island contractor for 9 willful safety violations following employee’s fatal fall

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: New Report Demonstrates Impact of Climate Change on Mental and Physical Health

  • Readout of HHS Secretary Becerra’s Roundtable with SEIU Healthcare to Celebrate Black History Month

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release: Federal Housing Administration Insures $24.5 Million Mortgage for Affordable Multifamily Housing in Northeast Denver

  • Press Release: HUD Secretary Fudge Joins DOE Secretary Granholm to Announce Better Climate Challenge

 

© Copyright 2022 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 61
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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. 

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