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US Executive Branch Update – September 21, 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*

10:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks before the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly | United Nations, New York, New York

11:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres | United Nations

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss of the United Kingdom | United Nations

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference | New York

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a Leader’s Reception | American Museum of Natural History, New York

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will attend a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II | Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks on a press call with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to provide an update on Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP) investments in states across the country

*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, September 20, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Joint Statement on Atlantic Cooperation

  • Fact Sheet:  At United Nations General Assembly, President Biden Announces $2.9 Billion in Additional Funding to Strengthen Global Food Security

  • Remarks by President Biden on the DISCLOSE Act

  • Remarks by President Biden at a Reception for the Democratic National Committee

  • Statement:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces CHIPS for America Leadership

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the ITU Secretary General Candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at South Carolina State University’s Fall Convocation

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris in Roundtable Discussion with Student Leaders at Claflin University

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris Before Air Force Two Departure

  • Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Reproductive Rights Legislation

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

  • Fact Sheet:  The Biden-⁠Harris Administration’s Plan for Student Debt Relief Could Benefit Tens of Millions of Borrowers in All Fifty States

  • Blog:  How the Biden-⁠Harris Administration is Continuing to Promote Voting Access

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation

  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with Norway’s Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram

  • Article:  U.S., Norway Defense Leaders Discuss Ukraine, Importance of High North

  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Virtual Meeting With German Federal Ministry of Defence Political Director Dr. Jasper Wieck

  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Norwegian Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram to the Pentagon

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

  • Publication:  Ukraine Contracting Actions – Sept. 20

  • Advisory:  Department of Defense to Hold 2022 Pentagon Energy Expo (Sept. 21-22)

  • Press Release:  DOD Awards SMART Scholarship-For-Service Cooperative Agreement

  • Article:  Defense Department Assists in Puerto Rico Hurricane Aftermath

  • Article:  Online Courses Provide Aid to Those Affected by Suicide 

  • Contracts for September 20, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, September 21

UN General Assembly (UNGA)

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Global Food Security Summit

  • September 20:  Statement | Declaration of Leaders’ Summit on Global Food Security

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Development in Democracy

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the USAID Democracy Delivers Event

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at the Strengthening Atlantic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting

  • September 20:  Statement | Joint Statement on Atlantic Cooperation

  • September 20:  Readout | Secretary of State Blinken Launches Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken at the Launch of the Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience

  • September 20:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Before Their Meeting

  • September 20:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly

  • September 20:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati Before Their Meeting

  • September 20:  Readout | Under Secretary Fernandez Convenes I2U2 Counterparts from India, the UAE, and Israel on the Margins of UNGA 77

  • September 20:  Readout | Under Secretary Fernandez’s Meeting with Republic of Korea 2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee

  • September 20:  Statement | Ambassador Hussain and Special Envoy Lipstadt Host “Pathways to Respect” Event on the Margins of the United Nations General Assembly

  • September 20:  Statement | U.S. Contribution for the UN’s Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar’s Witness Protection Efforts

Other Matters

  • September 20:  Statement | 2022 Service to America Medal Winners – Hilary Ingraham, Holly Herrera, and Kiera Berdinner and the Operation Allies Welcome Resettlement Team

  • September 20:  Statement | Sustainable Access to Market and Resources for Innovative Delivery of Healthcare Blended Finance Facility Wins the 2022 P3  Impact Award at Concordia Summit

  • September 20:  Transcript | Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Mike Hammer

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Attends United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2022

  • Press Release:  USAID and Vodafone Foundation Announce New Partnership with the Government of Tanzania to Expand Maternal Health Emergency Transportation System

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

  • Readout:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting

  • Readout:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Dominque Hasler of Liechtenstein

  • Readout:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with President Umaro Sissoco of Guinea-Bissau

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield during a Pre-COP27 Africa and Diaspora Summit

  • Interview:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with James Bays of Al Jazeera

  • Interview:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Laura Trevelyan of BBC World News

  • Interview:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Pamela Falk of CBS News

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers’ Board of Directors

  • Remarks by Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang During Webinar Hosted by Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

  • Remarks by Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury Brent Neiman at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

  • Congressional Testimony of Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Elizabeth Rosenberg Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to Pay $35 Million for Extensive Failures to Safeguard Personal Information of Millions of Customers

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  U.S. Attorney General and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Met to Strengthen Joint Efforts to Hold Accountable Perpetrators of War Crimes and Other Atrocities Committed in Ukraine

  • Congressional Testimony:  Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Antitrust Division Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights

  • Speech:  Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Marshall Miller Delivers Live Keynote Address at Global Investigations Review

  • Press Release:  U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges Against 47 Defendants in $250 Million Feeding Our Future Fraud Scheme

  • Press Release:  Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Inspector General Convicted of Falsifying Financial Disclosure Forms

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

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Hurricane Fiona Impacts in Puerto Rico

  • Press Release:  After Hurricane Fiona AMO Agents Deploy a New Capability—Hoist Rescue Aircraft (Puerto Rico)

  • Press Release:  Stash House Dismantled by Laredo Sector Border Patrol and Texas DPS (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Five Smuggling Events Leads to the Arrest of 20 Subjects in the RGV (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $314K Worth of Cocaine at B&M International Bridge (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Unaccompanied Siblings Abandoned at Border (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize over $1.3 Million in Cocaine at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)

  • Press Release:  413 Pounds of Concealed Marijuana Intercepted by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australia Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Alfredo Pascual

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces CHIPS for America Leadership

  • Press Release:  Minority Business Development Agency Awards $1.68 Million to Fund Innovative Access to Capital Projects for Minority-Owned Businesses

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Groundbreaking Partnerships to Connect Small and Disadvantaged Businesses to Infrastructure Programs

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

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

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Chair Lina M. Khan Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Expands Covered List to Include China Unicom and PacNet/ComNet

  • Press Release:  Agenda Announced for CEDC Digital Skills Gap Symposium and Town Hall

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Fiona Communications Status Report – September 20, 2022

  • Press Release:  Rosenworcel Highlights Support for Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Fiona

  • Press Release:  FCC Waives Number Aging Rule for Providers Affected by Hurricane Fiona

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Addresses Smart City Expo USA, U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Awards Technical Assistance Contracts for EM Field Sites and Task Order 1 for EM-Los Alamos Field Office

  • Press Release:  DOE Recognizes 2022 Housing Innovation Award Winners

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Assistant Secretary Cantor Visits Guam, Announces $15 Million from the Inflation Reduction Act for the US Territories

  • Press Release:  Secretary Haaland Celebrates Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s 50th Anniversary

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA, Commission for Environmental Cooperation announce $2 Million EJ4Climate Grant Program

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Groundbreaking Partnerships to Connect Small and Disadvantaged Businesses to Infrastructure Programs

  • Press Release:  DOE and DOT Announce Gabe Klein to Lead Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

Department of Labor

  • Readout:  U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Trade Representative host trans-Atlantic trade, labor dialogue with union, business leaders

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor urges greater focus on safety by employers, workers as deaths, injuries in agricultural transportation incidents rises sharply

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, stakeholders sign partnership to protect workers from construction hazards at La Crosse Mayo expansion project

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $70K in back wages for 38 Louisiana restaurant workers denied minimum wage, overtime

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $34.4M in grants to improve access to good jobs, training in Appalachian Region, Lower Mississippi Delta

  • Press Release:  Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems recertified with ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

  • Press Release:  Fargo glass company earns ‘Star’ level designation for exemplary workplace safety, health programs

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Awards nearly $1 Million to Address Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls

  • Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Other Department Leaders on National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

  • Press Release:  OCR Settles Three Cases with Dental Practices for Patient Right of Access under HIPAA

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | September 20, 2022

  • Press Release:  FDA Committed to Strengthening U.S. Infant Formula Supply; Review Provides Roadmap to Support Ongoing Efforts

  • Press Release:  FDA Concludes Internal Review of Agency Actions Related to the U.S. Infant Formula Supply

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Awards Nearly $1 Million to Keep Foster Youth Housed

  • Fact Sheet:  One-Year Anniversary of HUD’s “House America” Initiative to Address Homelessness

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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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