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US Executive Branch Update – November 11, 2022

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

Note:  The U.S. Government is closed in observance of Veterans Day.

POTUS’ Schedule*

8:20 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (3:20 p.m. local)

8:55 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt (3:55 p.m. local) | Tonino Lamborghini International Convention Center, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

10:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) (5:15 p.m. local) | Tonino Lamborghini International Convention Center, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Announces New Initiatives at COP27 to Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Tackling Climate Change

11:20 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, en route to Phnom Penh, Cambodia (6:20 p.m. local)

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will attend the Veterans Day breakfast at the White House, hosted by the First Lady

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration is Supporting America’s Veterans and Their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

11:00 a.m. EST – the Vice President will attend a wreath laying ceremony at the National Veterans Day Observance; THE FIRST LADY and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will attend | Arlington National Cemetery

11:15 a.m. EST – the Vice President will deliver remarks at the National Veterans Day Observance | Arlington National Cemetery

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:20 p.m. EST – Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Phnom Penh, Cambodia (8:20 p.m. local – estimated)

*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 Thursday, November 10, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the October Consumer Price Index Report

  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at a Democratic National Committee Event | Washington, D.C.

  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure

  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Upcoming Meeting Between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (Nov. 14)

  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the District Court’s Ruling on the Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Program

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, November 10, 2022

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Proposes Plan to Protect Federal Supply Chain from Climate-Related Risks

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases National Security Memorandum to Strengthen the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture

  • National Security Memorandum on Strengthening the Security and Resilience of United States Food and Agriculture

  • Remarks by Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall at the United Nations Security Council High-Level Debate on “Counterterrorism in Africa – An Imperative for Peace, Security, and Development”

  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Nicaragua

  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Nicaragua

  • Memorandum on Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 ($400m UKR drawdown)

  • Nomination:  President Biden Announces Key Nominee (IRS)

  • Proclamation on National Apprenticeship Week, 2022

  • Proclamation on American Education Week, 2022

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves the Seminole Tribe of Florida Emergency Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Sabrina Singh, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary, Holds a Press Briefing

  • Press Release:  $400 Million in Additional Assistance for Ukraine

  • Publication:  Ukraine Fact Sheet – Nov. 10

  • Article:  $400 Million Security Package Headed to Ukraine

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks’ Meeting with the Defense Business Board

  • Readout of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Christopher Maier’s Meeting with Lithuanian Vice Minister of National Defence for Defence Policy and Planning, Žilvinas Tomkus

  • Contracts for November 10, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, November 11, 2022

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to Egypt, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand from November 11-18

Climate Change | COP27

  • November 11:  Statement | Joint Declaration from Energy Importers and Exporters on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuels

  • November 10:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Witkowsky’s Travel to Egypt for UN Climate Change Conference

Europe, Ukraine

  • November 10:  Statement | $400 Million in Additional U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine

Western Hemisphere

  • November 10:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of Finance Ramirez de la O

  • November 10:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Mexican Secretary of Economy Buenrostro

Middle East

  • November 10:  Statement | Direct Flights Between Tel Aviv and Doha for the World Cup

  • November 10:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Noyes Travels to Jordan

Asia-Pacific

  • November 10:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Toloui’s Travel to San Francisco, Japan, Thailand and Singapore

Kimberley Process (Diamonds)

  • November 10:  Statement | U.S. Views on the 2022 Kimberley Process Plenary

Press Briefings

  • November 10:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

  • November 10:  Transcript | Telephonic Press Briefing with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink, and U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Yohannes Abraham

  • November 9:  Transcript | Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, Amos Hochstein

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

November 11

  • Press Release:  Global Expansion of Comprehensive Action for Climate Change Initiative

  • Press Release:  USAID Reaffirms Commitments to Investments in Climate Smart Food Systems | Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate, Investment Impacts, Innovation Sprints, and Methane Accelerator

November 10

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Concludes Visit to Lebanon, Urges Government Reforms

  • Press Release:  Administrator Samantha Power Announces $50 Million for Higher Education in Lebanon

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

  • Remarks by Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall, White House Homeland Security Advisor, at a UN Security Council High-Level Debate on Counterterrorism in Africa

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Myroslava Gongadze of VOA in Warsaw, Poland

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Meeting on the Situation in Afghanistan

  • Statement:  Third Committee General Statement on UNGA 77 (Short Form)

  • Remarks at the UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee Meeting on Israeli Practices and Settlement Activities

  • Explanation of Vote on a Second Committee Resolution on the Permanent Sovereignty of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution Proposed by Cuba on Promotion of Peace as a Vital Requirement for Full Enjoyment of Human Rights

  • Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on the Enhancement of International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights

  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on the Use of Mercenaries

  • Explanation of Vote on a Second Committee Resolution on the Oil Slick on Lebanese Shores

  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on the Right to Development

  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order

  • Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on Human Rights and Unilateral Coercive Measures

  • Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on the Right to Food

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on President Biden’s Intention to Nominate Daniel Werfel to Serve as IRS Commissioner

  • Press Release:  Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

  • Press Release:  Inter-Agency Working Group Releases New Report on Treasury Market Resilience Efforts

  • Readout:  Assistant Secretary Alexia Latortue and Climate Counselor John Morton Lead Treasury Delegation at COP27

  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Trip to Europe

  • General Licenses:  Issuance of Russia-related General License and Frequently Asked Question

  • General Licenses:  Issuance of Russia-related General License 8D

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Pharmaceutical Co. Chief Information Officer in $8 Million Insider Trading Scheme

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Ohio State University Pays Over $875,000 to Resolve Allegations that It Failed to Disclose Professor’s Foreign Government Support

  • Press Release:  Chief Information Officer of Publicly Traded Pharmaceutical Company Charged for Insider Trading Scheme

  • Press Release:  Man Charged for Participation in LockBit Global Ransomware Campaign

  • Press Release:  Justice Department, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor Issue Resource Document for Military Servicemembers Ahead of Veterans Day

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

  • CISA Press Release:  United States and Spain Announce the Development of a New Capacity Building Tool to Combat Ransomware

Texas

  • Press Release:  117 Arrests Made in Four Failed Smuggling Attempt

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Participates in the Laredo Noon Optimist’s Youth Appreciation Day

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with EU Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Certain Freight Rail Couplers and Parts Thereof from China and Mexico

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Restores Rigorous Enforcement of Law Banning Unfair Methods of Competition

  • Press Release:  FTC Amicus Brief Challenges Abuse of FDA “Orange Book” Listing Procedures to Block Drug Competition

  • Press Release:  FTC Joins Justice Department in Amicus Brief Supporting Workers’ Challenge to McDonald’s “No Hire” Franchise Restrictions

  • Press Release:  FTC Announces Tentative Agenda for November 17 Open Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Nicole Communications Status Report – November 10, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC Seeks to Cut Off Likely Source of Student Loan Scam Robocalls

  • Press Release:  FCC To Release New Broadband Maps on November 18

  • Press Release:  FCC to Promote Affordable Broadband Program with Outreach Grants

  • Press Release:  Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program Webinar

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Bulk Fixed Challenge Workshop and Tutorial

  • Press Release:  FCC To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, November 17, 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Publishes New Bulletin Analyzing Rise in Crypto-Asset Complaints

  • Press Release:  CFPB Issues Guidance to Address Shoddy Investigation Practices by Consumer Reporting Companies

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Stands Up Major Push to Accelerate Climate Adaptation Investments

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Urban Producers, Public Invited to Attend November Meeting of Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

  • Press Release:  USDA Invests $50 Million for Schools & Food Industry to Work Together to Strengthen School Meals

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Announces Cost-Shared Award for First-Ever Domestic Production of HALEU for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

  • Press Release:  Biden- Harris Administration Launches First-Of-Its-Kind $50 Million Program to Help Nonprofits Make Critical Energy Upgrades

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Joins National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Private Partners to Announce $91 Million in America the Beautiful Challenge Grants

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Strengthens Proposal to Cut Methane Pollution to Protect Communities, Combat Climate Change, and Bolster American Innovation

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $6.85M to promote equitable access to unemployment insurance benefits in Delaware, Montana, Wyoming

  • Press Release:  Chicago-area contractor faces $277K in fines for repeated failures to protect roofing employees from exposure to deadly fall hazards

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards nearly $2.7M to provide employment, training services for transitioning military, spouses at Fort Hood

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor cites two contractors for demolition, asbestos hazards after mezzanine collapse at former South Boston power plant

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $12K for employee after Spring Hill nutritional manufacturer failed to accommodate need for intermittent leave

Department of Education

  • Statement from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on District Court Ruling on the Biden-Harris Administration Student Debt Relief Program

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Shares Health Sector Emissions Reduction and Climate Resilience Announcements at COP27

© Copyright 2023 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 315
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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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