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US Executive Branch Update – September 8, 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*

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Briefing

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks highlighting the arrival of updated COVID-19 vaccines | Roosevelt Room

6:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route National Harbor, Maryland

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a reception for the Democratic National Committee

8:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

8:55 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Houston, Texas

12:00 p.m. CDT – the Vice President will give remarks at the National Baptist Convention 142nd Annual Session | Hilton Americas-Houston

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 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 Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden, First Lady Biden, Former President Obama, and Former First Lady Obama at the Unveiling of Official Obama White House Portraits

  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Foreign Interference In or Undermining Public Confidence in United States Elections

  • Statement from Press Secretary Kirsten Allen on Vice President Harris’ Travel to Japan and Republic of Korea (Sept. 25-29)

  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Iran’s Cyberattack against Albania

  • Readout from Communities in Action:  Building A Better Ohio

  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees

  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Foreign Interference In or Undermining Public Confidence in United States Elections

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley Press Conference on Sept. 8

  • Article:  Contact Group Meeting Signals Long-Term Support for Ukraine

  • Article:  Defense Official Speaks on Supply Chain Investments

  • Video:  Building a NATO Multinational Battlegroup in Bulgaria

  • Press Release:  Department of Defense Announces 2022 Class of Laboratory-University Collaboration Initiative Fellows

  • Contracts for September 7, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, September 8

Europe

  • September 7:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Polish Foreign Minister Rau

Africa

  • September 7:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kenyan President-elect Ruto

Asia-Pacific

  • September 7:  Statement | Department of State Cybersecurity Training Series Boosts Global Resilience Against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Malware

Western Hemisphere

  • September 7:  Statement | Brazil National Day

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  USAID Releases New Resource on Countering Kleptocracy

  • Advisory:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Travels to Indonesia to Attend the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting

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

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Meeting on Russia’s Filtration Operations

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN Security Council Stakeout on Russia’s Filtration Operations

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Rachel Martin on NPR’s “Morning Edition”

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Somalia

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes Elizabeth Rosenberg at The Brookings Institution

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Former Puerto Rico Legislator Sentenced for Bribery and Kickback Scheme

  • Press Release:  Colorado Company and Owner Agree to Pay $625,000 for Alleged False Claims Related to Buy American Act Violations

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Relief Against American Airlines for Air Force Reserve Veteran

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Texas Tax Preparer

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

  • Press Release:  DHS Establishes First-Ever Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council

  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize $11.9 Million in Methamphetamine at Del Rio Port of Entry (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Wheels Fall Off of Cheese Smuggling Scheme as CBP Officers Seize Undeclared Goods (Texas)

  • Press Release:  RGV Weekend Update (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents shut down stash house and seize narcotics (Texas)

  • Press Release:  CBP to Temporarily Halt Vehicular Traffic at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge During the 21st Anniversary Press Release:  Remembrance Ceremony to Honor the 9/11 Attack Victims (Texas)

  • Press Release:  El Paso Chief Patrol Agent Departing to Rio Grande Valley Sector (Texas)

  • Press Release:  Calexico and Andrade CBP Officers Foil Seven Narcotic Smuggling Attempts Worth Nearly $3 Million (California)

  • Press Release:  CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Natchi Apparel (P) Ltd. (Washington, D.C.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Korea’s Minister for Trade Ahn Dukgeun

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Pillows and Seat Cushions, Components Thereof, and Packaging Thereof

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC to Host Forum on September 8 on Commercial Surveillance and Lax Data Security Practices

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman & Louisiana Governor Led Network Resiliency Roundtable

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman Proposes Steps to Strengthen Security of Emergency Alerts

  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Over $81 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces $400 Million in Funding Available to Create USDA Regional Food Business Centers

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  FUSRAP Historical Display Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Haaland Meets with Tribal, Local Leaders Regarding Conservation Efforts in Southern Nevada

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List to Include Highway 3 PCE Site in Le Mars, Iowa

  • Link to other  EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor joins effort to provide online toolkit to help employers support, protect workers’ rights to unionize

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $45M to help 13 colleges in 12 states expand access to training for good-paying jobs

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor finds Meridian tree services company shortchanged workers of overtime wages, allowed minors to operate hazardous machinery

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $84K in back wages, damages for 44 underpaid workers of Honolulu employer

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Secretary Miguel Cardona Announces the Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on President Biden’s Nomination of Danté Allen

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on CDC’s Recommendation of An Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra Issues 564 Declaration to Expand the Availability of Testing for Monkeypox

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  Monkeypox Update | FDA Takes Significant Action to Help Expand Access to Testing

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Increases Frequency of Allowable Surplus Cash Distributions to Multifamily Borrowers

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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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