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US Executive Branch Update – August 4, 2022


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This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Briefing

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a roundtable event with business and labor leaders to discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act lowers costs for families and businesses, lowers the deficit, fights inflation, lowers energy costs, and significantly bolsters domestic manufacturing

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:25 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Washington, D.C., en route Boston, Massachusetts

10:45 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Briefing | Virtual

12:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will hold a roundtable on reproductive rights with Massachusetts state legislators and local leaders to discuss the fight to protect reproductive rights| IBEW Local 103

2:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Boston, Massachusetts, en route Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

4:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will give remarks at a Democratic National Committee event |Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

6:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will give remarks at a Democratic National Committee finance event | Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

7:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, en route Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:45 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor: President Biden SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Update
  • Statement from President Biden on the Passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana
  • Executive Order on Securing Access to Reproductive and Other Healthcare Services
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Issues Executive Order at the First Meeting of the Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access
  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris at the First Meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access
  • Statement from President Biden on Senate Ratification of the NATO Accession Protocols for Sweden and Finland
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Sullivan’s Call with Iranian-American Human Rights Activist Masih Alinejad
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of the Republic of Fiji
  • Statement from President Biden on the Third Anniversary of the El Paso Shooting
  • Press Release:  President Biden Announces Nineteenth Operation Fly Formula Mission
  • Fact Sheet:  White House Takes Action on Climate by Accelerating Energy Efficiency Projects Across Federal Government
  • Presidential Delegation:  President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Colombia to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, August 3, 2022
  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Bills Signed into Law:  H.R. 1057, H.R. 1842, and H.R. 3359

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov
  • Contracts for August 3, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, August 4

U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken is overseas on a trip with stops in Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda, from August 4-12, 2022.

Asia-Pacific

  • August 3:  Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Preserving Peace and Stability Across the Taiwan Strait
  • August 3:  Fact Sheet | The United States-ASEAN Relationship
  • August 3:  Advisory | Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to Visit Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Australia, and New Zealand (Aug. 3-9)

Europe, Caucasus

  • August 3:  Statement | First Grain Ship Departs the Black Sea
  • August 3:  Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Energy Security (RUS/UKR)
  • August 3:  Statement | De-Escalation In and Around Nagorno-Karabakh

Africa

  • August 3:  Statement | Kenyan General Elections
  • August 2:  Transcript | Special Online Briefing with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations (re: trip to Uganda, Ghana and Cabo Verde)

Other Department Matters

  • August 3:  Statement | Art in Embassies Announces New Temporary Exhibitions for Chief of Mission Residences

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

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Bianna Golodryga of CNN (re: trip to Africa – Uganda, Ghana and Cabo Verde – and Food Insecurity)
  • Remarks at the Unveiling of a Sculpture Gifted to the United Nations by the United States and Sweden in Memory of Zaida Catalán and Michael Sharp

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Meeting with CEOs on U.S. Economy and Biden-Harris Administration Actions to Reduce Inflation
  • Statement from Former Treasury Secretaries on Inflation Reduction Act
  • Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee August 2, 2022
  • Quarterly Refunding Statement of Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets Josh Frost
  • Readout:  Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Roundtable with Local and Tribal Governments on Incorporating Equity into American Rescue Plan
  • General Licenses:  Issuance of Russia-related General Licenses

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Surgical Implant Manufacturer Surgalign and Former Senior Executives with Accounting and Disclosure Fraud

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks for the Reproductive Rights Taskforce
  • Readout of Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s Trip to South Carolina
  • Press Release:  Readout of Justice Department Officials’ Participation in National Night Out
  • Press Release:  California Businessman Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Crimes

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

  • Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol Stops a Human Smuggling Attempt at Checkpoint, Recovers Stolen Vehicle (Texas)
  • Press Release:  U.S. Border Patrol Agents Foil Maritime Smuggling Attempt at Coronado Beach (California)
  • Press Release:  These Beats Were Not So Sweet (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Winners of American Rescue Plan $500 Million Good Jobs Challenge to Expand Employment Opportunities
  • NTIA Press Release:  Attending the first Generation Connect Global Youth Summit 

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Video Processing Devices and Products Containing the Same
  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Large Residential Washers from China

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Updates 17 GHz Rules to Support Spectrum for Satellite Broadband
  • Press Release:  Deletion of Item from August 5, 2022 Open Meeting

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout:  EXIM Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Minister Khalid Chowdhury and Delegation from Bangladesh
  • Press Release:  Owen Herrnstadt Sworn in by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar as Member of Export-Import Bank Board of Directors

Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Foreign Agricultural Service

  • Press Release:  Export Sales to Poland
  • Press Release:  USDA Accepting Applications for East Africa Trade Mission (Kenya; Tanzania – from Oct. 31-Nov. 4)

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Statement by Secretary Granholm on President Biden’s Nomination of David Crane
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Advances $750 Million Program to Strengthen Clean Energy Manufacturing and Recycling

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $725 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Clean Up Legacy Pollution

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Launches Community Engagement Efforts on New Ethylene Oxide Risk Information
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $16.9 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service
  • Press Release:  As Part of Ongoing Airline Consumer Protections Efforts, USDOT Announces New Rulemaking That Would Strengthen Protections for Consumers Seeking Refunds of Airline Tickets

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Trustees agree to reform New York Teamsters welfare fund to come into compliance with federal laws
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, AGC of Chicagoland renew alliance to educate workers, employers on construction’s deadly hazards
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Esri agree to resolve alleged pay discrimination at California headquarters; company to pay $2.3M to 176 female workers
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, DPR Construction partner to protect workers’ safety, health at Atlanta’s Peachtree Corners Campus Development project
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers more than $374K in back wages, damages for 62 workers after Cleveland construction contractor denies overtime
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards more than $20.5M to support equitable access to unemployment insurance systems in three states

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  Biden–Harris Administration Releases Two New Reports on Long COVID to Support Patients and Further Research

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Continues Efforts to Support Innovation in Medical Device Sterilization

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Closes $33.3 Million Rental Assistance Demonstration Conversion with Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, Preserving 114 Affordable Rental Homes at the Village at Castleberry Hill Site



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