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US Executive Branch Update – October 12, 2022

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

POTUS’ Schedule*

8:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Briefing | Oval Office

9:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

9:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Vail, Colorado

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Vail, Colorado

2:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Camp Hale, Vail, Colorado

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on protecting and conserving America’s iconic outdoor spaces

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Designates Camp Hale – Continental Divide National Monument

5:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Vail, Colorado, en route Los Angeles, California

7:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Los Angeles, California

7:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Los Angeles, California, en route Santa Monica, California

7:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Santa Monica, California

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House did not release the Vice President’s schedule for Wednesday.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Vail, Colorado

*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 Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • G7 Statement on Ukraine, 11 October 2022

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Breakthrough Diplomacy in the Middle East

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Yair Lapid of Israel

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President Michel Aoun of Lebanon

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement

  • Remarks by President Biden at the Summit on Fire Prevention and Control

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Honda and LG Investments in Ohio

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on “Family Glitch” Final Rule

  • Remarks by President Biden in a Virtual Reception for Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt

  • Bills Signed into Law:  H.R. 91, H.R. 92, H.R. 2142, H.R. 3508, H.R. 3539, H.R. 5809, H.R. 7698, S. 1098

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Delivers on Strengthening America’s Cybersecurity

  • Readout of White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse Youth Roundtable

  • Press Release:  The White House Opens Volunteer Applications for the 2022 Holiday Season

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha

  • Nomination and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate

  • Proclamation on General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2022

  • Proclamation on International Day of the Girl, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley Press Conference Tomorrow, Oct. 12

  • Readout of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Sasha N. Baker’s Meeting with Greek Deputy Minister of National Defense Nikolaos Chardalias

  • Readout of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker Meeting with Minister of Defense Armend Mehaj of Kosovo

  • Article:  Stoltenberg Says NATO Remains Committed to Supporting Ukraine

  • Article:  Indo-Pacific Exercise Offers Effective Deterrence

  • Contracts for October 11, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, October 12


  • October 11:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Huitfeldt

  • October 11:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt Before Their Meeting

  • October 11:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with French Director General of Defense and National Security Stéphane Bouillon

  • October 11:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kosovan Prime Minister Kurti

  • October 11:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Serbian President Vučić

  • October 11:  Advisory | Acting Coordinator for the Global Engagement Center Bray’s Trip to Germany

Middle East

  • October 11:  Statement | Historic Breakthrough on the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Boundary

  • October 11:  Statement | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to the Region

Central Asia

  • October 11:  Statement | Announcement of Visa Restrictions in Response to the Repression of Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Other Matters

  • October 11:  Statement | Observance of the International Day of the Girl Child on its 10th Anniversary

  • October 11:  Statement | The U.S. Department of State-espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program Welcomes International Sports Leaders to the United States

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at Debate on Cooperation Between the UN and the AU

  • Remarks at a Third Committee General Discussion on the Rights of Children

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Schedule for Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo at the 2022 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Ukraine Minister of Finance Sergii Marchenko

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Bilateral Meeting with Indian Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Dinner for African Finance Ministers

  • Remarks by Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson at Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

  • Press Release:  Treasury Announces Eleven Additional States to Receive up to $1 Billion from U.S. Treasury Department to Promote Small Business Growth and Entrepreneurship through the American Rescue Plan

  • Press Release:  Treasury Announces Two Enforcement Actions for over $24M and $29M Against Virtual Currency Exchange Bittrex, Inc.

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  U.K. Businessman Graham Bonham-Carter Indicted for Sanctions Evasion Benefitting Russian Oligarch Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska

  • Press Release:  Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting Hate Crime

  • Press Release: Michigan Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Seize More Than $1 Million Worth of Marijuana Over the Weekend (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $679K Worth of Cocaine in Two Narcotics Seizures at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)

  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Arrest 22 After Disrupting Seven Smuggling Events (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child at Anzalduas International Bridge (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP, Princess Cruise Line Introduces Facial Biometrics at Port of San Francisco (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Hits Milestone: More Than $1 Billion Awarded for High-Speed Internet Projects

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Phosphor Copper from South Korea

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Consent Order Addressing Concerns Over Tractor Supply’s Acquisition of Orscheln Farm and Home

  • Press Release:  FTC Wins Court Order Putting an End to Deceptive Insulation Claims Made by Building Paints Marketer FGI

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Commissioner Starks at the Americas Spectrum Management Pre-Conference Dinner

  • Press Release:  FCC Provides Additional Information Concerning ACP Pilot Programs

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests $80 Million to Improve Nutrition in School Meals

  • Press Release:  USDA Invests $14M to Strengthen Hispanic-serving Higher Education Programs

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces Opportunities for Public Input on Environmental Justice for the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements | October 12, 2022

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces $30 Million in Grants for Projects to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water in Disadvantaged Communities and Schools

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60 Billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Invests $31M in Key Airport Cargo Projects to Strengthen Supply Chains

  • Press Release:  FAA Activates New GPS-Guided Routes in Alaska to Fly Below Hazardous Weather

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $157K in back wages for 65 workers of North Carolina restaurant that kept their tips illegally

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor hosts annual conference for nation’s mine safety, health trainers at National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Oct. 11-13

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces proposed rule on classifying employees, independent contractors; seeks to return to longstanding interpretation

  • Press Release:  Federal court orders Hyundai, Kia auto parts manufacturer to stop employing minors illegally, end ‘oppressive’ child labor law violations

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Joint Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra (re: Announcement of Ambassador Pamela K. Hamamoto as U.S. Negotiator for the Pandemic Accord)

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Administration Action to Resolve “Family Glitch” and Lower Health Care Costs

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

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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.