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US Executive Branch Update – November 16, 2022

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

POTUS’ Wednesday Schedule*

12:10 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Bali, Indonesia, en route Guam (1:10 PM Local)

5:10 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Guam for a refuel stop (8:10 PM Local)

6:40 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Guam en route Honolulu, Hawaii (9:10 PM Local)

1:50 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii for a refuel stop (8:50 AM Local)

3:20 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Honolulu, Hawaii en route Joint Base Andrews (10:20 AM Local)

11:40 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrew

VPOTUS’ Wednesday Schedule*

The Vice President is set to depart Washington, D.C., later today for a trip overseas that includes stops in Thailand and the Philippines.

*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 Monday-Tuesday, November 14-15, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

November 15

Poland, Ukraine, Russia

  • Joint Statement of NATO and G7 Leaders on the Margins of the G20 Summit in Bali

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Explosion and Loss of Life in Eastern Poland

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President Andrzej Duda of Poland

  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Russia’s Missile Strikes

  • Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Adrienne Watson (re: Poland)

POTUS’ Trip | G20 Summit

  • U.S.-Australia-Japan Joint Statement on Cooperation on Telecommunications Financing

  • Remarks by President Biden at the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) Meeting

  • U.S.-Indonesia-EU Joint Statement on Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment

  • Fact Sheet:  Presidents Biden, Widodo, von der Leyen, and G20 Announce G20 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment Projects

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Meeting with Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni

  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkiye

VPOTUS’ Upcoming Trip

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials Previewing Vice President Harris’s Trip to Thailand and the Philippines

Domestic Matters

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Producer Price Index (PPI) in October

  • Letter to Certain Congressional Committees on Changes to the Legal and Policy Frameworks for the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at a Reception in Honor of Native American Heritage Month, as Prepared for Delivery

  • Readout of White House Meeting on Tenant Protections and Rental Affordability

  • Fact Sheet:  One Year into Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates Major Progress in Building a Better America

  • Fact Sheets:  White House Releases Updated State Fact Sheets Highlighting the Impact of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law One Year into Implementation

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Accomplishes Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint

  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

  • Press Release:  Indonesia and International Partners Secure Groundbreaking Climate Targets and Associated Financing

November 14

POTUS’ Trip

  • Remarks by President Biden in a Press Conference | Bali, Indonesia

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China

  • Remarks by President Biden and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China Before Bilateral Meeting

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia

  • Remarks by President Biden and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia Before Bilateral Meeting

Domestic Matters

  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at an Event Highlighting Career-Connected Learning and Apprenticeships, as Prepared for Delivery

  • Nomination:  President Biden Announces Key Nominee (FDIC)

  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments

  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

  • Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Shooting in Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Proclamation on America Recycles Day, 2022

Other Foreign Affairs | Iran

  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Continued Crackdown on Protestors in Iran

Department of Defense (DOD)

November 15

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak

  • Readout Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call with the Kuwait Minister of Defense, His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Ali al-Salem al-Sabah

  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense Travel to Canada, Indonesia and Cambodia

  • Readout of the U.S.-Argentina Bilateral Working Group

  • Press Release:  DOD Completes Department-Wide Financial Statement Audit; Essential Catalyst for Business Transformation and Modernization

  • Article:  DOD Makes Audit Progress, But Much More Needs to Happen, Official Says

  • Transcript:  Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing

  • Article:  Defense Official Addresses Progress on Hawaii Fuel Facility Closure

  • Article:  Building Corps Confidence

  • Contracts for November 15, 2022

November 14

  • Advisory:  Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Travel to Israel, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates

  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl Call with Director General for International Relations and Strategy, French Ministry of Defense, Alice Rufo

  • Transcript:  Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing

  • Article:  Liberation of Kherson ‘Significant Accomplishment’ for Ukraine

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Poland, Ukraine, Russia

  • November 15:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Polish Foreign Minister Rau

  • November 15:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

  • November 15:  Statement | Imposing Sanctions on Entities and Individuals in Response to Iran’s Transfer of Military UAVs to Russia

  • November 14:  Statement | Targeting Russia’s Global Military Procurement Network and Kremlin-Linked Networks

Southern Caucasus

  • November 15:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan

Africa

  • November 15:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kenyan President Ruto

  • November 15:  Transcript | Briefing with Senior State Department Official on the Situation in Ethiopia

  • November 15:  Statement | Accelerating Adaptation Action in Africa

  • November 15:  Advisory | Rights Minkara’s Trip to Mozambique 

Western Hemisphere

  • November 15:  Statement | Designation of Former Belizean Minister John Birchman Saldivar for Involvement in Significant Corruption

  • November 15:  Statement | Migration Talks with the Government of Cuba

  • November 14:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols Visits Montevideo and Santiago for High-Level Dialogues

  • November 14:  Statement | Peru and U.S. Highlight Key Achievements and Commit to Extension During Third Annual Child Protection Partnership Dialogue

  • November 14:  Advisory | Under Secretary Nuland’s Travel to Jamaica, Ecuador, and Colombia

Middle East/Near East

  • November 15:  Statement | West Bank Violence

  • November 14:  Statement | Iran Attacks the Iraqi Kurdistan Region

  • November 14:  Statement | State Department Launches Afghan Family Reunification Landing Page

Other Matters

  • November 14:  Statement | Joint Statement on Global Food Security

  • November 14:  Fact Sheet | At COP27, Our Climate Future is Female: A Progress Report on Implementing U.S. Efforts to Advance Women and Girls’ Climate Action

  • November 14:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Launches International Education Week, Open Doors Report 2022

  • November 14:  Statement | 2022 AAFSW Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad

  • November 15:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

November 15

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Sevgil Musaieva, Ukrainska Pravda

  • Press Release:  USAID Calls for Innovators to Counter Corruption in the Green Minerals Industry

  • Press Release:  USAID Announces Appointment of Chief Economist

November 14

  • Press Release:  USAID Advances Global Climate Action and Gender Equality

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

November 15

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Jonathan Capehart at The Washington Post Live Global Women’s Summit

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the Annual Briefing of the Diplomatic Security Overseas Security Advisory Council

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Libya

  • Joint Statement on the 3C Resolution Adoption: Inclusive development for and with persons with disabilities

November 14

  • Remarks in a UNGA Emergency Special Session on a Resolution Titled “Furtherance of Remedy and Reparation for Aggression Against Ukraine”

  • Explanation of Vote Following the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution Renewing the Mandate of MINUSCA

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Annual Briefing on the UN Police Contributions to the Action for Peacekeeping Plus Priorities

  • Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty

  • Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on Preventing and Combating Corrupt Practices

  • Explanation of Position on a Third Committee Resolution on the Administration of Justice

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

November 15

  • Press Release:  NCSC and Partners Unveil “Safeguarding Science” Toolkit to Help U.S. Research Enterprise Guard Against Threats

Department of the Treasury

November 15

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Request for Emergency Supplemental Funding for Ukraine

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Targets Actors Involved in Production and Transfer of Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Russia for Use in Ukraine

  • Sanctions List Updates:  Russia-related Designations and Designation Update; Iran-related Designation and Designations Updates; Issuance of Counter Terrorism General License and related Frequently Asked Question

  • Press Release:  Treasury Secretary and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Support the Launch of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) in Indonesia

November 14

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Global Russian Military Supply Chain, Kremlin-linked Networks, and Elites with Western Fortunes

  • Sanctions List Updates:  Russia-related Designations, Designation Update, and Designation Removal; Issuance of Russia-related General License

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

November 15

November 14

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges S&P Global Ratings with Conflict of Interest Violations

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

November 15

  • Press Release:  Michigan Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support To ISIS

  • Press Release:  Justice Department’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force Announces Four New National Law Enforcement Partners as it Enters its Fourth Year

  • Speech:  Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at Elder Justice Coordinating Council Meeting

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Launches Investigation of Worcester Police Department

November 14

  • Press Release:  Former Department of Transportation Employee Charged with Bribery and Extortion

  • Press Release:  Construction Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Bribery

  • Press Release:  Settlements Resolve Clean Water Act Violations at Four Solar Farm Construction Sites in Alabama, Idaho and Illinois

  • Press Release:  Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan and Association to Pay $51 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

  • Press Release:  Former Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department Detective and Three Others Indicted for Conspiracy to Hold Young Women in Involuntary Servitude and Forcing Them to Provide Sexual Services

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

November 16

  • Statement from DHS on Court Granted Stay That Temporarily Keeps the Title 42 Public Health Order in Place

November 15

  • Statement from DHS on Decision Regarding Title 42

  • Press Release:  DHS Hosts First Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Symposium

Texas

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol halted two human smuggling attempts at the I-35 checkpoint

  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Two Child Sex Offenders on Veterans Day

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol apprehends Paisa Gang Member with Prior convictions

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol apprehends individual with extensive criminal history

New York

  • Press Release:  Buffalo and Swanton Sector Border Patrol Prevents a Human Smuggling Attempt

California

  • Press Release:  U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize $1.4 Million in Cocaine

November 14

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Nicole

Washington, D.C.

  • Press Release:  CBP Releases October 2022 Monthly Operational Update

Texas

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrest a person with an outstanding warrant

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child at Hidalgo International Bridge

Virginia

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $33K in Unreported Currency from Egypt-bound Man at Dulles Airport

Georgia

New York

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

November 15

  • Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai Following the Release of the USITC Report on the Distributional Effects of Trade and Trade Policy

  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meetings with Government Officials in Singapore

November 14

  • Statement from USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on December IPEF Negotiating Round in Australia

Department of Commerce

November 15

  • Press Release:  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Celebrates the Anniversary of the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

  • Blog:  The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Turns One | A Progress Report on Internet for All

November 14

  • Press Release:  Department of Commerce Statement on December IPEF Negotiations in Australia

  • Press Release:  ICYMI | U.S. Department of Education Launches New Initiative to Support Career-Connected Learning and Increase Job Pathways for Young Americans

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Awards More Than $4.9 Million to Idaho in ‘Internet for All’ Planning Grants

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

November 14

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

November 15

  • Press Release:  FTC Extends Deadline by Six Months for Compliance with Some Changes to Financial Data Security Rule

  • Press Release:  FTC Issues Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2022

November 14

  • Press Release:  FTC Returns More Than $9.8 Million To Consumers Harmed by Napleton Auto’s Junk Fees and Discriminatory Practices

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

November 14

  • Press Release:  FCC to Extend Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Honors Program

  • Press Release:  Simington Discusses 5G at NSR Conference

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

November 15

  • Press Release:  CFPB Reports Highlight Problems with Tenant Background Checks

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

November 15

  • Press Release:  DFC Marks Largest Year with More Than $7.4 Billion Committed in FY 2022 

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

November 15

  • Press Release:  USDA Provides Nearly $24M Boost for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Launches Interactive Map Showcasing Wildfire Reduction Projects

  • Fact Sheet:  One Year of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at USDA

November 14

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces New Resources to Empower Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Department of Energy (DOE)

November 15

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $250 Million to Finance Energy Efficiency Upgrades for American Families and Businesses

  • Press Release:  DOE Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Historic Investments in America’s Clean Energy Future

November 14

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $350 Million For Long-Duration Energy Storage Demonstration Projects

Department of Interior (DOI)

November 15

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $109 Million to Create Good-Paying Union Jobs, Catalyze Economic Revitalization

November 14

  • Press Release:  Secretary Haaland Visit Highlights Climate Resilience Investments in U.S. Territories

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces Selection of Members to Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

  • Press Release:  EPA and PEMEX Announce Collaboration to Reduce Methane Emissions

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

November 15

  • Press Release:  Adam Tindall-Schlicht Announced as New Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Administrator

November 14

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Two Loans Totaling Nearly $41 million to Help Louisiana Rebuild Rural Bridges and Provide Ferry Service

  • Press Release:  More Than $600 Million in Refunds Returned to Airline Passengers Under DOT Rules Backed by New Enforcement Actions Issued Today

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

November 15

  • Press Release:  Piedmont Triad International Airport Tower Comes Online, Project led by All-Woman Team

Department of Labor

November 14

  • Press Release:  First Lady, Secretaries Walsh, Cardona, Raimondo kick off National Apprenticeship Week in Chicago

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces nationwide effort to prepare students at Job Corps centers for Registered Apprenticeship programs

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor highlights the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships as National Apprenticeship Week 2022 launches

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, LAZ Parking California reach agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Southern California locations

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor urges vigilance by first responders, recovery crews, public to protect themselves from hazards in tropical storm recovery

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages, damages for workers shortchanged overtime pay by Beaver County home healthcare agency

Department of Education

November 14

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Launches New Initiative to Support Career-Connected Learning and Increase Job Pathways for Young Americans

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

November 15

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | November 15, 2022

  • Press Release:  FDA Announces Preliminary Assessment that Certain Naloxone Products Have the Potential to be Safe and Effective for Over-the-Counter Use

  • Press Release:  FDA Advances the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, Finalizing Foundational Rule to Improve Traceability of Contaminated Foods

  • Press Release:  FDA Conditionally Approves First Drug to Manage Acute Onset of Pancreatitis in Dogs

November 14

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

November 15

  • Press Release:  Federal Housing Administration Annual Report Showcases Continued Leadership in Affordable Home Financing and Strength of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

  • Fact Sheet:  HUD Marks Anniversary of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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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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