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US Executive Branch Update – September 26, 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*

9:25 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs New Castle, Delaware en route Washington, D.C.

10:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

11:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT welcomes the Atlanta Braves to the White House | East Room

4:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the third meeting of the White House Competition Council highlighting the significant progress made on the competition agenda in the last year and previewing new actions that will save families money and lower costs | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:40 p.m. JST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will arrive at Yokota Air Base

5:30 p.m. JST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan, where they will discuss the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, as well as regional and global issues | Akasaka Palace  

6:10 p.m. JST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will participate in a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Kishida of Japan | Akasaka Palace

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 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 Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

September 25

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Rosh Hashanah

September 24

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

  • Press Release:  What They Are Reading in the States | Biden-⁠Harris Administration Awards $1.5 Billion to States and Tribes to Combat Overdose Epidemic

  • Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Arizona’s Court Decision

September 23

  • Readout of President Joe Biden Meeting with Economic Team

  • Remarks by President Biden at a Democratic National Committee Event

  • Statement from President Biden on Russia’s Sham Referenda in Ukraine

  • Statement:  Joint Leaders Statement to Mark One Year of AUKUS

  • Statement:  G7 Leaders’ Statement

  • Remarks by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at “A Night When Hope and History Rhyme,” a Musical Performance by Sir Elton John to Honor Everyday History-Makers

  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with NAACP Youth and College Leaders

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, September 23, 2022

  • Memorandum on Presidential Determination Terminating the Designation of Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally

  • Presidential Delegation:  President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to Japan to Attend the State Funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo of Japan

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call Previewing the Vice President’s Upcoming Travel to Japan and the Republic of Korea

  • Press Release:  President Biden Announces Twenty-Fifth Operation Fly Formula Mission

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions and Funding to Address the Overdose Epidemic and Support Recovery

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

  • Proclamation on National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2022

  • Proclamation on National Public Lands Day, 2022

  • Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s And Family’s Day, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Joint Statement on the U.S.-Romanian Bilateral Defense Relationship

  • Transcript:  Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

  • Article:  Hicks Highlights Energy Innovation to Improve Warfighter Capabilities

  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) – President’s Budget 2023

  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Approves $90 Million in Grants Under Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program

  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Approves $30 Million in Grants Under Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program

  • Press Release:  DOD Announces New Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

  • Contracts for September 23, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, September 26

Civil Nuclear Facilities in Armed Conflicts; COVID-19

  • September 23:  Statement | Joint Statement on the High-Level Meeting on the Safety and Security of Civil Nuclear Facilities in Armed Conflicts

  • September 23:  Statement | Chairs’ Statement on the COVID-19 Global Action Plan (GAP) Ministerial

  • September 23:  Statement | United States Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the COVID Global Action Plan Ministerial Meeting

Europe, Eastern Europe

  • September 25:  Statement | Welcoming the Release of Political Prisoners in Belarus

  • September 24:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Stewart Travels to Vienna, September 27-29

  • September 24:  Advisory | Under Secretary Jenkins to Participate in the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria, September 25-28

Asia-Pacific

  • September 23:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with People’s Republic of China (PRC) State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

  • September 23:  Readout | Joint Readout of Quad Ministerial Meeting

  • September 23:  Statement | Quad Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Ransomware

  • September 23:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa Before Their Meeting

  • September 23:  Fact Sheet | Guidelines for Quad Partnership on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in the Indo-Pacific

Middle East, North Africa

  • September 24:  Statement | Joint Statement Following the GCC, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen Ministerial

  • September 23:  Statement | Joint Statement on the Situation in Yemen

  • September 23:  Statement | Joint Statement – Concrete Steps to Support Expansion of UN-mediated Truce in Yemen

  • September 23:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken With Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nations, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen

  • September 23:  Statement | Saudi Arabia’s National Day

  • September 23:  Statement | Advancing the Free Flow of Information for the Iranian People

  • September 23:  Transcript | Briefing with Senior Administration Officials on the Administration’s Efforts to Advance the Free Flow of Information For the Iranian People

  • September 23:  Statement | Joint Statement on the Situation in Libya

Africa

  • September 24:  Statement | Guinea-Bissau National Day

Afghanistan

  • September 23:  Statement | United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Afghanistan

Western Hemisphere

  • September 23:  Statement |United States and Canada Joint Statement on Support for the Haiti Security Basket Fund

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

September 24

  • Readout:  USAID Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen’s Trip to Guatemala and Honduras

September 23

  • Readout:  USAID at the 77th Opening of the United Nations General Assembly

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Attends United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2022

  • Readout:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Attends United Nations General Assembly

  • Fact Sheet:  USAID Announces Countries for Test-To-Treat and Oxygen Programming as Part of The United States Covid-19 Response

  • Press Release:  The United States Has Provided More Than $1.1 Billion to Respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan Since August 2021

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN High-level event on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Equitable Access to Vaccines, Tests and Treatments

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the COVID Global Action Plan Ministerial Meeting

  • Readout: Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Holy See Secretary of State His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin

  • Readout:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with President Vjosa Osmani of Kosovo 

  • Press Release:  Media Note: Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Announces $3 Million Contribution to the UN Basket Fund for Haiti

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Joy Behar, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sarah Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro of “The View”

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Gayle King, Nate Burleson, and Vladimir Duthiers of “CBS Mornings”

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Alex Wagner of MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight”

  • Media Advisory:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to participate in the 2022 Global Citizen Festival NYC (Sept. 24)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting on September 23, 2022

  • Press Release:  U.S. Treasury Issues Iran General License D-2 to Increase Support for Internet Freedom

  • Remarks by Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang at the Brookings Institution

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Compass Minerals for Misleading Investors about Its Operations at World’s Largest Underground Salt Mine

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter on the District Court’s Decision in U.S. v. U.S. Sugar and Imperial Sugar

  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at George Washington University’s Equity Institute Initiative

  • Press Release:  Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Assaulting a Reproductive Health Care Provider

  • Press Release:  Mississippi Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime for Cross Burning

  • Press Release:  Two Men Plead Guilty in $30 Million Foreign Exchange Fraud Scheme

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

  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Typhoon Merbok in Alaska

  • Press Release:  CISA Announces Speakers Headlining its Fifth Annual National Cybersecurity Summit

  • Press Release:  El Paso Sector maintains border security during migrant influx (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol awards first Youth of the Month honorees for the 2022-2023 school year (Texas)

  • Press Release:  World Trade Bridge CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $11.4 Million (Texas)

  • Press Release:  El Paso CBP Officers Make Multiple Narcotic Seizures (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Wanted U.S. Citizen for Capital Murder Repatriated to the United States (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Weekly Update-Gang Members and Criminal Migrants Nabbed by RGV Agents (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Supplemental Environmental Assessment Planned for Border Patrol Station (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Advisory:  Deputy Secretary Graves to Travel to Bucharest, Romania for International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Proposed Enforcement Rule Modification

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Fiona Communications Status Report – September 25, 2022

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Fiona Communications Status Report – September 24, 2022

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Fiona Communications Status Report – September 23, 2022

  • Press Release:  Schedule Change, FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting November 17, 2022

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC and USAID Provide $10 Million Loan Portfolio Guaranty for Conservation International Foundation’s Impact Investment Fund, Conservation International Ventures, Supporting Conservation in Mexico, Peru, and Colombia

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  EXIM Bank of the United States President and Chair Lewis Solidifies New Minerals Security Partnership with Secretary of State Blinken, Under Secretary Fernandez

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests More Than $37 Million to Improve Recreational Sites and Cabins on National Forests and Grasslands

  • Press Release:  USDA Releases its Strategic Roadmap for Increasing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Chair’s Summary:  Global Clean Energy Action Forum 2022

  • Press Release:  United States Announces $94 Billion Of Global Public Funding To Accelerate Clean Energy Worldwide

  • Press Release:  DOE Releases Roadmap to Achieve Carbon Neutral Aviation Emissions

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4.9 Billion to Deploy Infrastructure Necessary to Manage and Store Carbon Pollution

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release:  FERC Proposes Incentives for Voluntary Cybersecurity Investments

  • Press Release:  Staff Presentation | Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Cybersecurity

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Departments of the Interior and Agriculture Announce Members of Federal Council to Support Hunting, Conservation Efforts

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Distributes $2.6 Million to Alaska Native Villages for Emergency Storm Relief

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Launches New National Office Dedicated to Advancing Environmental Justice and Civil Rights

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration and EPA Announce Delivery of Historic Water Infrastructure BIL Funding to D.C.

  • Press Release:  EPA and Colorado seek community input on Workplan to advance environmental justice goals

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  DOT Joins Energy and Agriculture on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Roadmap

Department of Labor

  • Readout:  U.S. Department of Labor, Cornell University co-host ‘Equity in Focus Summit’ in Washington

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor to refocus on proven Registered Apprenticeship model, rescind industry-recognized apprenticeship program

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigation, litigation result in settlement requiring InterArch Inc. fiduciaries to pay more than $2M

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $352K in back pay for 653 workers after Detroit area staffing agency misclassifies them as independent contractors

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Launches $1 Million Future Finder Challenge to Reimagine Career Navigation for Adult Learners

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Awards More Than $1.6 Billion in Funds for Communities Addressing Addiction and Overdose Crises

  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Initiative to Help Uninsured and Underinsured Americans Access COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Health Resources and Services Administration-Funded Health Centers Partnering With National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers to Improve Equity in Cancer Screening

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Roundup | September 23, 2022

  • Press Release:  New FDA Draft Guidance Aims to Protect Children who Participate in Clinical Trials

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Fudge Announces More Than 19,000 New Housing Choice Vouchers in Most Expansive Allocation of Flexible Rental Assistance in 20 Years

  • Fact Sheet:  HUD Awards More Than 19,000 New Housing Choice Vouchers in Most Expansive Allocation of Flexible Rental Assistance in 20 Years

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Settlement Agreement with California Housing Providers Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims

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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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