November 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 331

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US Executive Branch Update – October 3, 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*

10:10 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route Ponce, Puerto Rico

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady arrive in Ponce, Puerto Rico

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady visit Centro Sor Isolina Ferré Aguayo School

4:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart Ponce, Puerto Rico, en route Joint Base Andrews

8:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady arrive at Joint Base Andrews

8:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route the White House

8:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The First Lady arrive at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President will be in Washington, D.C., and has no public events scheduled.

*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 Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

October 2

  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Head of Presidential Office Andriy Yermak of Ukraine

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

October 1

  • Fact Sheet:  Update on Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Response to Hurricane Ian

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Return of Americans Wrongfully Detained in Venezuela

  • Statement by President Joe Biden Marking Five Years since the Las Vegas Shooting

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves North Carolina Emergency Declaration

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

September 30

  • Remarks by President Biden on Hurricane Ian Federal Response Efforts

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina

  • Fact Sheet:  Update on Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Response to Hurricane Ian

  • Statement from President Biden on Russia’s Attempts to Annex Ukrainian Territory

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hooper and Aviation Survival Technician Second Class Zach Loesch of the U. S. Coast Guard

  • Executive Order on Promoting the Arts, the Humanities, and Museum and Library Services

  • Remarks by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at a Hispanic Heritage Month Reception

  • Remarks by President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff at a Reception to Celebrate the Jewish New Year

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, September 30, 2022

  • Fact Sheet:  U.S.-Israel Strategic High-Level Dialogue on Technology

  • Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Mental Health Legislation 

  • Readout of Meeting with Health System and Hospital Leaders on Managing COVID-⁠19 This Fall

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces American Rescue Plan’s Historic Investments in Community Health Workforce

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Actions to Prevent Suicide

  • Press Release:  ICYMI | Pennsylvania Leaders Visit White House, Meet With President Biden and Administration Officials to Discuss Strong Economic Recovery

  • Proclamation on National Arts and Humanities Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on Child Health Day, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Youth Justice Action Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Clean Energy Action Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Community Policing Week, 2022

  • Proclamation on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2022.

  • Bills Signed into Law:  H.R. 6833, S. 3895, S. 3969, S. 4900

  • Bill Signed into Law:  H.R. 8656

  • Memorandum on Delegation of Authority Under Public Law 117-169

  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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

Department of Defense (DOD)

October 1

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting (TDMM) with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Japanese Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence

  • Article:  U.S., Australian Defense Leaders Stress Importance of Alliance System

  • Article:  Indo-Pacific Component Commanders Stress Importance of Partners

  • Article:  Defense Leaders Look to Strengthen Rules-Based Order

September 30

  • Press Release:  Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families

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

  • Readout of ASD Celeste Wallander Meeting With Ambassador Marios Lysiotis on the Selection of the Republic of Cyprus for the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program

  • Readout of U.S.-Baltic Dialogue with Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

  • Transcript:  Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) LaPlante and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) Baker Hold a Media Roundtable on the Recent Meeting of the National Armaments Directors Under the Auspices of the Ukraine Defense Contract Group

  • Article:  Standardized Materiel Could Bolster Ukraine’s Defense, Says Official

  • Article:  Defense Leaders Look to Improve U.S-Philippine Interoperability

  • Article:  Rescue and Recovery in Hurricane Ian’s Wake

  • Article:  Face of Defense | Forecasting for the Flightline

  • Publication:  Department of Defense Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Strategic Plan

  • Article:  More Can Be Done to Bring Hispanic Americans into DOD, Defense Official Says  

  • Contracts for September 30, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, October 3

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to Colombia, Chile, and Peru, from October 3-7, 2022.

Europe, Ukraine, Russia

  • October 1:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

  • September 30:  Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Illegal Annexation of Sovereign Ukrainian Territory

  • September 30:  Sanctions | Imposing Swift and Severe Costs in Response to Russia’s Violations of Ukraine’s Sovereignty

  • September 30:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with Swedish Foreign Minister Linde

  • September 30:  Advisory | Under Secretary Zeya Travels to Qatar, Switzerland, and Poland

  • October 1:  Statement | Republic of Cyprus Independence Day

Middle East

  • October 1:  Statement | Iran’s Lifting of Travel Ban on Baquer Namazi and Granting of Humanitarian Furlough to Siamak Namazi

  • October 1:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

  • September 30:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Omani Foreign Minister al-Busaidi

  • September 30:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg

  • September 30:  Advisory | Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Minkara’s  Travel to Qatar and Nigeria

Africa

  • October 1:  Readout | Under Secretary Nuland and South African DIRCO Director General Dangor Convene the U.S.-South Africa Working Group on African and Global Issues

  • October 1:  Statement | Chad’s National Dialogue Commission Report

  • October 1:  Statement | The Situation in Burkina Faso

  • September 30:  Statement | New U.S. Embassy in Niamey Awarded Global Best Project by Engineering News-Record

  • September 30:  Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry’s Travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United Arab Emirates

  • October 2:  Statement | Guinea National Day

  • October 1:  Statement | Nigeria’s National Day

  • September 30:  Statement | Botswana National Day

Western Hemisphere

  • October 1:  Statement | The Release of U.S. Nationals from Venezuela

  • September 30:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly at a Joint Press Availability

  • September 30:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Colombia, Chile, and Peru (Oct. 3-7)

  • September 30:  Transcript | Briefing on Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Colombia, Chile, and Peru

Asia-Pacific

  • September 30:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the Republic of the Marshall Islands President Kabua, the Federated States of Micronesia President Panuelo, and Palau President Whipps

  • September 30:  Statement | Palau National Day

  • September 30:  Statement | Tuvalu National Day

  • September 30:  Statement | The People’s Republic of China National Day

  • September 30:  Advisory | Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Betts’ Travel to Indonesia

  • September 30:  Statement | Supporting Human Rights in North Korea

Other Matters

  • September 30:  Statement | On National Disability Employment Awareness Month 

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

October 2

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the National Congress of Black Women Award Ceremony

September 30

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Leaks in the NordStream Pipeline

  • Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at the UN Security Council Stakeout Following a Vote on a Resolution Condemning Russia’s Sham Referenda

  • Explanation of Vote before the Vote Delivered by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield on a UN Security Council Resolution Condemning Russia’s Sham Referenda

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Democratic Republic of Congo

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release:  IARPA Pursues Research to Identify Low-dose Radiation Exposure

Department of the Treasury

October 1

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Vermont Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

September 30

  • Readout:  Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) Task Force Deputies Meeting

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Imposes Swift and Severe Costs on Russia for Putin’s Purported Annexation of Regions of Ukraine

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on Passage of Additional Economic Assistance for Ukraine

  • Guidance:  Sanctions Compliance Guidance for Instant Payment Systems; Settlement Agreement between OFAC and Tango Card, Inc.; Issuance of Libyan Sanctions Regulations

September 29

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Targets Financial and Shipping Facilitators of Iranian Petrochemicals and Petroleum Sales

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on New Rule under the Corporate Transparency Act

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

September 30

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Eight in Scheme to Fraudulently Promote Securities Offerings

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Two Canadian Software Engineers with Insider Trading

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Audit Firm RSM and Three Senior-Level Employees with Failure to Properly Conduct Client Audits

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Readout of Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) Task Force Deputies Meeting

  • Press Release:  Two Guatemalan Nationals Plead Guilty to Human Smuggling Conspiracy Resulting in 2021 Death of Migrant in Odessa, Texas

  • Press Release:  Insulation Contracting Firm and Co-Owner Sentenced for Rigging Bids and Fraud

  • Press Release:  Atlantic Richfield Company Agrees to Complete Multimillion-Dollar Cleanup of the Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site

  • Press Release:  Home Health Care Company Owners Sentenced for $6.7 Million Health Care Fraud

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

September 30

  • Press Release:  CBP Signs Global Entry Agreement with Dominican Republic (Washington, D.C.)

  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agent Entrance Exam Now Available Online (Washington, D.C.)

  • Press Release:  Gang Members Continue to be Arrested in the RGV (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents participate in outreach at area schools (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Calexico Agents Arrest an Individual with Homicide Conviction (California)

  • Press Release:  Undocumented, Convicted Sex Offender Arrested in Calexico (California)

  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Seizes Fentanyl Being Shipped (Michigan)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

September 30

  • Press Release:  New Mexico Physician Association to Pay $263,000 Civil Penalty to Settle FTC Allegations That it Violated 2005 Order

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

October 2

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Ian Communications Status Report – October 2, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC Narrows Disaster Reporting Area for Hurricane Ian

October 1

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Ian Communications Status Report – October 1, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC Narrows Disaster Reporting Area for Hurricane Ian

September 30

  • Statement from Chairwoman Rosenworcel on Hurricane Ian

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Ian Communications Status Report – September 30, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC Adjusts Scope of Hurricane Ian Disaster Reporting

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Fiona Communications Status Report – September 30, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC Deactivates Hurricane Fiona Disaster Information Reporting

  • Press Release:  FCC Improves the Accessibility and Clarity of Emergency Alerts

  • Press Release:  FCC Launches Outage Information Sharing for Government Agencies

  • Press Release:  FCC Adopts New ‘5-Year Rule’ for Deorbiting Satellites

  • Press Release:  FCC Mandates TRS Access for Incarcerated People with Disabilities

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Media Bureau Staff Changes

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

September 30

  • Press Release:  DFC Approves 62 Transactions Totaling More Than $2.3 Billion of Investment in Q4

U.S. Export-Import (EXIM) Bank

September 30

  • Press Release:  EXIM Bank of the United States Advisory Committee Convenes First Meeting of 2022-2023 Term

Department of Energy (DOE)

September 30

  • Statement by U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm (re: energy companies’ profits)

  • Press Release:  DOE Seeks Input on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program Round Two Funding

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Staff Issues the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project (Docket No. CP22-44-000)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

September 30

  • Press Release:  EPA Announces $26 Million in Funding for New Mexico Water Infrastructure Improvements

  • Press Release:  EPA Hurricane Fiona Update for September 30

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

September 30

  • Statement of the Department of Transportation Regarding Cooperation with the Department of Justice on Airline Industry Competition and Consumer Protection Issues

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Brings Together Trucking Community to Help Expand Truck Parking

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

September 30

  • Press Release:  FAA Begins Environmental Review for West Virginia International Yeager Airport Projects

Department of Labor

September 30

  • Readout:  At U.S. Department of Labor, Workers’ Voice Summit stresses collaboration in addressing workers’ rights concerns

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor invites Florida’s highway construction industry employers to join survey to set accurate prevailing wage rates

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Trenton contractor again exposing workers to falls, this time at Mahwah, Upper Saddle River, River Vale work sites

  • Press Release:  Court enters consent order requiring USPack Logistics to pay $575K to 62 Massachusetts couriers to resolve allegations of independent contractors’ misclassification

  • Press Release:  U.S. Chicago restaurant pays $17K in penalties for not complying with Department of Labor subpoena for wage investigation

Department of Education

September 30

  • Press Release:  Department Awards Nearly $1 Billion to 56 States and Territories to Provide Students with Safer and Healthier Learning Environments

Health & Human Services (HHS)

September 30

  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency for South Carolina in response to Hurricane Ian

  • Press Release:  President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Releases Inaugural Report

  • Press Release:  New HHS Reports Illustrate Potential Positive Impact of Inflation Reduction Act on Prescription Drug Prices

  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Roselyn Tso as Director of the Indian Health Service

  • Press Release:  With New American Rescue Plan Funding, HHS Expands and Strengthens the Community and Public Health Workforce

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

September 30

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | September 30, 2022 

  • Press Release:  FDA Pathway Supports Long-Term Stability, Diversity of Safe and Nutritious Infant Formula Supply in the U.S.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

September 30

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Florida

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Alaska

  • Press Release:  HUD Makes More Than $28 Million Available to Fight Housing Discrimination

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards $4.9 Million to Public Housing Agencies to Correct Emergency Conditions

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Renewal Contract Term Increases

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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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