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US Executive Branch Update – May 13, 2022

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

10:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT welcomes His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein to the White House; this visit reinforces the close friendship and enduring partnership between the United States and Jordan

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT joins a meeting with local elected officials, chiefs of police, and a community violence intervention expert from cities across America that have benefited from using American Rescue Plan funding to increase spending on community policing and public safety programs | Roosevelt Room

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Issues Call for State and Local Leaders to Dedicate More American Rescue Plan Funding to Make Our Communities Safer – And Deploy These Dollars Quickly

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks highlighting state and local leaders who are investing American Rescue Plan funding to make our communities safer | Rose Garden

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit to commemorate 45 years of U.S.-ASEAN relations and strengthen ASEAN’s central role in delivering sustainable solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route New Castle, Delaware

6:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in New Castle, Delaware

Looking Ahead: On May 20-21, the President is set to travel to Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan, from May 22-24.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT, as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, will host a working lunch with the leaders of ASEAN countries. They will discuss maritime security and global health, among other areas | U.S. Department of State

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT, as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, will host a meeting with the leaders of ASEAN countries, members of the Cabinet, and other Administration officials to discuss climate action, clean energy, and sustainable infrastructure | U.S. Department of State

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Thursday, May 12, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Statement from President Joe Biden Marking One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-⁠19

  • Proclamation on Remembering the 1,000,000 Americans Lost to COVID-⁠19

  • Remarks by President Biden at the Global COVID-⁠19 Summit

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Global COVID-19 Summit

  • Statement from President Joe Biden and President Ursula von der Leyen on occasion of the second Global COVID-⁠19 Summit, May 12, 2022

  • Statement:  2nd COVID-⁠19 Co-Host Statement

  • Commitments:  2nd Global COVID-⁠19 Summit Commitments

  • Fact Sheet:  The 2nd Global COVID-⁠19 Summit

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Official Previewing the Second Global COVID Summit

  • Fact Sheet:  U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, D.C.

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official Previewing New Initiatives from the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit

  • Readout of President Biden’s Virtual Meetings with Retailers and Infant Formula Manufacturers

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Announces Additional Steps to Address Infant Formula Shortage

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials to Address Infant Formula Shortage

  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bipartisan Innovation Act Conference Committee Meeting

  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

  • Message to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Kim Sung-han of the Republic of Korea

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 12, 2022

  • Bill Signed into Law:  S. 270, the “Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park Expansion and Redesignation Act”

  • Bills Signed into Law:  S. 497, the “American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act,” and S. 658, the “National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021,”

  • Statement from President Biden on the Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as USCG Commandant

  • Statement from President Biden after Senate Confirmation of Federal Reserve Nominees

  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

  • Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Rhode Island Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming King Abdullah II of Jordan to the Pentagon

  • Article:  Jordan’s King Meets with U.S. Security Leaders

  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Thailand Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prayut Chan-o-cha to the Pentagon

  • Article:  Fisher House: ‘Home Away From Home’ When Medical Needs Arise

  • Article:  Ethical Behavior More Than Just Yearly Online Training

  • Contracts for May 12, 2022

U.S. Army

  • Press Release:  Maintenance key to Blackhawk helicopters’ ability to accomplish mission in Kosovo

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release:  MING conducts public affairs workshop with Latvia, Liberia

U.S. Navy

  • Press Release:  USS Porter departs Rota, Spain, to start 11th patrol

U.S. Marine Corps

  • Press Release:  Marines Showcase NATO Command and Control Capabilities

U.S. Air Force

  • Press Release:  Contingency response dominates ACE exercise during Southern Strike

U.S. Space Force

U.S. Coast Guard

  • Press Release:  Fagan confirmed as next Coast Guard Commandant

Department of State

Europe

  • May 12:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Germany and France (May 13-16)

South Asia

  • May 12:  Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation of Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Asia-Pacific

  • May 12:  Readout:  Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ngoc

  • May 12:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai Before Their Meeting

  • May 12:  Readout | The Deputy Secretary’s Meeting with NUG Representatives (Burma)

Middle East

  • May 12:  Statement | Joint Statement on Syria

  • May 12:  Statement | Authorizing Specified Economic Activities in Non-Regime Held Areas of Northeast and Northwest Syria in Support of D-ISIS Efforts

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Agricultural Leaders from the Governments of Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania

  • Press Release:  USAID Launches New $20.5 Million Climate Change and Environmental Conservation Activity in Bangladesh to Protect Wildlife, Forests, and Livelihood

  • Press Release:  At Second Global COVID-19 Summit, USAID Announces $220 Million Commitment to Prevent Future Pandemics and Test and Treat Against COVID-19

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict in Ukraine

  • Opening Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the White House Global COVID-19 Summit

  • Closing Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the White House Global COVID-19 Summit

  • Remarks in a Meeting of the Fifth Committee’s Second Resumed Session on Improving the Financial Situation of the United Nations

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

  • Congressional Testimony:  Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Remarks by Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

  • Statement for the United States by Andy Baukol Performing the Duties of Under Secretary for International Affairs U.S. Department of the Treasury

Department of Justice

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

  • Readout of Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s Trip to Chicago

  • Press Release:  United States Signs Protocol to Strengthen International Law Enforcement Cooperation to Combat Cybercrime

  • Press Release:  District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Shutting Down Fake CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card Operation

  • Press Release:  Justice Department and EEOC Warn Against Disability Discrimination

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

  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as USCG Commandant

  • Press Release:  DHS Awards RAND Corporation a Five-Year Contract to Continue Operating HSOAC

  • Press Release:  Smugglers Show Reckless Disregard for Lives of Migrants (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Not So Trusted Traveler Attempts to Smuggle Cocaine Through SENTRI Lane (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Narcotics Worth over $145K at Del Rio Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Reminds Pleasure Boating Community, Reporting Procedures in Effect (Michigan)

  • Press Release:  Air and Marine Operations & partners seize over 15 tons of cocaine from January to March (Washington, D.C.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

  • Advisory:  Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to France

Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

  • Press Release:  Memorandum of Understanding between FCC, NTIA, USDA and Treasury

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Announces Tentative Agenda for May 19 Open Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC, NTIA, USDA, Treasury Announce Broadband Info Sharing Agreement

  • Press Release:  New Mexico Wildfires Communications Status Report – May 12, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, May 19, 2022

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Financing up to $1 Billion for Gavi COVID-19 Vaccine and Ancillary Supply Purchase and Delivery

  • Press Release:  DFC, Fulbright University Vietnam, and Government of Vietnam Partner to Advance Higher Education and Workforce Development at Margins of U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden Administration Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $505 Million Initiative to Boost Deployment and Cut Costs of Increase Long Duration Energy Storage

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than $68 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Conserve and Strengthen Ecosystems and Economies

  • Press Release:  President Biden Signs Law to Expand and Redesignate Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden Administration Announces $254 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites

  • Link to daily EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the U.S.

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

  • Press Release:  Consumer Price Index Summary

  • Readout:  Labor Department’s Deputy Undersecretary Lee, Vietnamese Minister Dung confirm future labor dialogue

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $799K in back wages after investigation finds North Jersey contractor paid electricians incorrect wages, fringe benefits

  • Press Release:  Technological services company pays $319K in overtime back wages to 57 employees at Rochester, New York, location

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor reminds Northeast employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  NIH Licenses COVID-19 Research Tools and Early-Stage Technologies to WHO Program

  • Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19

  • Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra at the Global COVID-19 Summit

  • Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra at Second Public Meeting of President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Over $1.4 Million in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month

© Copyright 2022 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 133
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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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