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US Executive Branch Update – October 4, 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*

10:15 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Briefing | Oval Office

12:00 a.m. EDT – The President has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

3:30 p.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President attend the second meeting of the Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access and deliver remarks; The Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy attend | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Briefing

11:25 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will deliver remarks at the Freedman’s Bank Forum | U.S. Department of the Treasury  

  • Fact Sheet:  Vice President Harris Announces New Public and Private-Sector Efforts to Advance Racial Equity at Freedman’s Bank Forum

12:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President

3:30 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will convene the second meeting of the Task Force on Reproductive Health Care Access | State Dining Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*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, October 3, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Hurricane Fiona Response and Recovery Efforts | Puerto Rico

  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure

  • Executive Order on Expanding Eligibility for Certain Military Decorations and Awards

  • Statement by President Biden on the Violent Crackdown in Iran

  • Memorandum on Presidential Determination and Certification with Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008

  • Memorandum on the Presidential Waiver of Statutory Requirements Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended

  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch

  • Transcript:  Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell En Route Ponce, Puerto Rico

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing

  • Article:  Senior Military Official Says Russia in ‘Defensive Crouch’ in Kherson

  • Article:  DOD Policy Official Says Authoritarian Regimes Like Russia at Distinct Disadvantage

  • Article:  DOD Office Looks to Effects of Climate Change on Department 

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Air Forces Lt. Col. Addison Baker

  • Contracts for October 3, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, October 4

Western Hemisphere

  • October 3:  Fact Sheet | Secretary Blinken Travels to Bogota to Advance the U.S.-Colombia Partnership

  • October 3:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Colombian President Gustavo Petro at a Joint Press Availability

  • October 3:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Colombian Vice President Francia Marquez at a Signing Ceremony to Support the Comprehensive Implementation of the Ethnic Chapter of the 2016 Peace Accord

Middle East

  • October 3:  Statement | UN Truce Expiration in Yemen

  • October 3:  Statement | Iraq National Day

Africa

  • October 3:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kenyan President Ruto

  • October 3:  Advisory | Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hammer Travels to Kenya, South Africa, and Ethiopia

Europe

  • October 3:  Sanctions | Designation of Two Individuals and One Entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • October 3:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Ramin Toloui’s Travel to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany

  • October 3:  Statement | Day of German Unity

Asia-Pacific

  • October 3:  Statement | New U.S. APEC Business Advisory Council Member Appointment

Other Matters

  • October 3:  Statement | Naming Ambassador Nina Hachigian as Special Representative for Subnational Diplomacy (new domestic U.S. focused unit at State)

  • October 3:  Statement | Amy Pope’s Nomination for Director General of the International Organization for Migration

  • October 3:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Launches Partnership with Google in Indonesia and Vietnam, Pilots Media Literacy and Google Startup Academy Programs at American Spaces

  • October 3:  Statement | Colin Powell Leadership Program Now Open

  • October 3:  Statement | William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship Program Now Open

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  USAID and the Federal Trade Commission Launch Trust and Competition in Digital Economies Initiative to Promote Consumer Protection and Competition in Africa’s Digital Economy

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

  • Remarks at a Third Committee General Discussion on Drugs and Crime

  • Statement at the Opening of the 77th UN General Assembly Fifth Committee Main Session

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Treasury Department Announces Inaugural Members of Formal Advisory Committee on Racial Equity | October 4, 2022

  • Readout:  Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting on October 3, 2022

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting October 3, 2022

  • Readout:  U.S. Department of the Treasury Hosts Discussion with Banks on Enhancing the Impact of Net-Zero Finance Commitments

  • Press Release:  Financial Stability Oversight Council Establishes New Climate-related Financial Risk Advisory Committee

  • Press Release:  Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Report on Digital Asset Financial Stability Risks and Regulation

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Takes Additional Sanctions Actions Across Bosnia and Herzegovina

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Kim Kardashian for Unlawfully Touting Crypto Security

  • Press Release:  SEC to Spotlight Financial Planning and Resilience during World Investor Week 2022

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Landmark U.S.-UK Data Access Agreement Enters into Force

  • Press Release:  Former Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging and Bribery

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Agreement to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Services

  • Press Release:  Justice Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and State of Ohio Reach Natural Resource Damages Settlement with Dover Chemical Corporation

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Finds Minnesota Department of Corrections Violates Rights of Incarcerated Individuals with Disabilities

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Housing Authority of New Orleans Properties

  • Press Release:  Former Alabama Police Chief Indicted for Excessive Force and Lying to Investigators

  • Press Release:  Federal Court Orders West-Palm Beach Tax Preparer to Pay Contempt Sanction for Violating Permanent Injunction

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

  • Press Release:  Department of Homeland Security Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

  • Press Release:  CISA Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

  • Press Release:  CISA Directs Federal Agencies to Improve Cybersecurity Asset Visibility and Vulnerability Detection

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Arrest Senior Citizen Sought on Sex Abuse of Child Charges (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Smugglers Use ATV to Transport Migrants (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize over $300,000 in Methamphetamine at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol prevent a drug smuggling attempt (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $288K in Unreported Currency at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  233 Pounds of Meth in Tractor Trailer Seized at Checkpoint (California)

  • Press Release:  San Diego Field Office Continues to Make Major Busts Seized over $4.1M the week of 18 – 24 of September (California)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Citizen Arrested Attempting to Transport Meth Through Checkpoint (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release:  More Than 235 Applications Submitted to the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” Middle Mile Grant Program | October 4, 2022

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Aluminum Extrusions from China

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Updates Labeling Rule Designed to Help Consumers Reduce Energy Costs

  • Press Release:  FTC Chair Lina M. Khan Appoints New Chief Technology Officer and Public Affairs Director

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Ian Communications Status Report – October 3, 2022

  • Press Release:  FCC to Remove Companies from Robocall Database for Non-Compliance

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Seeks Input on How Defense Production Act Could Support National Security by Strengthening Grid Reliability

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Assistant Secretary Estenoz Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Urban Park Investments in Washington State

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces New Law Enforcement Policies to Advance Transparent and Accountable Policing Practices

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Launches New Online Tools to Provide Communities with Information on Environmental Enforcement and Compliance

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Marks the Start of National Pedestrian Safety Month, Stresses the Need to Protect Vulnerable Road Users

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Seeks Additional Administrators for Recreational Drone Test

  • Press Release:  FAA Upgrades Malaysia’s Safety Assessment Rating

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor announces $80M funding opportunity to help train, expand, diversify nursing workforce; address shortage of nurses

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funds to Increase the Number of School-Based Mental Health Providers in Schools Provided Through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

  • Statement by Secretary Cardona on President Biden’s Intent to Appoint Members to the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Remarks by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Implementation of Inflation Reduction Act Provision Addressing Medicare Payments for Biosimilars

  • Press Release:  HHS Awards Organizations Advancing Community-Driven Approaches to Tackling Structural Racism

  • Press Release:  HHS Invests Nearly $27 Million to Expand Support for Pediatric Mental Health Care

  • Press Release:  HHS Announces LEAP in Health IT Awardees Focused on Health Equity

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Charges California High-Rise Condominium Operators with Disability Discrimination

  • Press Release:  HUD Marks 10th Anniversary of the Office of Housing Counseling

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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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