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US Executive Branch Update – September 22, 2022


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

POTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a bilateral meeting with President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr., of the Republic of the Philippines | InterContinental Barclay, New York

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing on Hurricane Fiona’s impact on Puerto Rico and the ongoing federal government response | FEMA Region 2 Office, One World Trade, New York

4:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a Democratic National Committee reception | New York, NY

5:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs New York, New York, en route John F. Kennedy International Airport

6:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs John F. Kennedy International Airport en route Joint Base Andrews

7:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route White House

7:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:05 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1:00 p.m. CDT – the Vice President will deliver remarks at the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Conference | The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2:15 p.m. CDT – the Vice President will hold a conversation with local Latino leaders | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

3:55 p.m. CDT – the Vice President will depart Milwaukee, Wisconsin, en route to Washington, D.C.

*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 21, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden Before the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
  • Fact Sheet:   At United Nations General Assembly, President Biden Announces $2.9 Billion in Additional Funding to Strengthen Global Food Security
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
  • Remarks by President Biden and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss of the United Kingdom
  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Liz Truss of the United Kingdom Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea
  • Transcript:  Background Press Briefing on President Biden’s Meetings at the United Nations
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Raises Record Level Funding for Global Health through Global Fund Seventh Replenishment
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Senate Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol (Ozone Layer)
  • Remarks by President Biden at a Reception for the Democratic National Committee
  • Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at Columbia University Irving Medical Center with Queen Letizia of Spain
  • Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris in Press Call on the Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP)
  • Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022
  • Press Release:  What They Are Reading in the States | President Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan Will Benefit Borrowers in Every State
  • Press Release:  ICYMI | Biden-⁠Harris Administration Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Joint Statement on the Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Defense and the Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs
  • Article:  Conflict with a Nuclear-Capable Peer Possible, Says STRATCOM Commander
  • Article:  Diversity in U.S., Partner Militaries is a Strategic Strength
  • Press Release:  Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks’ Message to the Force on Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Article:  Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver Nearing End
  • Article:  Spectrum Sharing is Way Ahead to Maintain Economic Dominance, Defense Official Says
  • Contracts for September 21, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, September 20

Russia, Ukraine

  • September 21:  Statement | The Kremlin’s Troop Mobilization
  • September 21:  Statement | Welcoming Prisoner Exchanges in Ukraine

UNGA | Food Security

  • September 21:  Statement | The United States Publishes Food Security Action Report in Response to Global Food Insecurity

Ozone Layer

  • September 21:  Statement | U.S. Ratification of the Kigali Amendment

Middle East

  • September 21:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Lebanese Caretaker Prime Minister Mikati
  • September 21:  Statement | Joint Statement of Support for Lebanon from the United States, France, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Western Hemisphere

  • September 21:  Statement | Humanitarian Assistance for Mexico and Central America
  • September 21:  Statement | Belize Independence Day

Europe

  • September 21:  Statement | Malta National Day

Caucasus

  • September 21:  Statement | Armenian Independence Day

Other Matters

  • September 21:  Statement | U.S. Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship Program Now Open

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Attends United Nations General Assembly on September 21, 202
  • Press Release:  “The Child Malnutrition Crisis: Pledging to Save Lives” Announces Over $280 Million in New Commitments at UNGA
  • Press Release:  U.S. Government Announces New Commitments to Combat Global Food Security Crisis
  • Press Release:  United States Provides More Than $151 Million in Additional Assistance to Respond to the Crisis in Somalia
  • Press Release:  Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen Announces $20 Million in Additional Assistance to Address Global Food Security Crisis Impacts in Guatemala
  • Press Release:  USAID Announces $30 Million to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for New Research Partnership

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

  • Readout:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the 30th Anniversary of the Adoption of the UN Declaration on Minority Rights

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Under Secretary of the Treasury Brian Nelson’s Stakeholder Meeting at the Center for a New American Security
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $8.28 Billion in Investments in Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions through the Emergency Capital Investment Program
  • Press Release:  California to Receive up to $1.1 Billion from U.S. Treasury Department to Promote Small Business Growth and Entrepreneurship through the American Rescue Plan

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Cheetah Mobile’s CEO and its Former President with Insider Trading

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Announces More Than $246 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Secures Settlements with CarMax, Axis Analytics, Capital One Bank and Walmart for Posting Discriminatory Job Advertisements on College Recruiting Platforms
  • Press Release:  Doctor and Office Manager Convicted for Health Care Kickback Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Georgia Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Identity Theft Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Idaho White Supremacist Who Assaulted a Black Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime and False Statement Charge
  • Press Release:  Four Former Georgia Correctional Officers Sentenced for Assaults on Inmate and Cover-Up
  • Press Release:  West Virginia Ambulance Services Business Owner Indicted for Tax Crimes

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

  • Readout of Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas’ Participation in FEMA’s Daily Interagency Briefing on the Federal Response to Fiona’s Impact on Puerto Rico
  • Press Release:  CBP Publishes Its Privacy Evaluation Report of the Traveler Verification Service (TVS) (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Child Rapist at Uvalde Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Make 20 Arrests after Thwarting Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Temporarily Closing Alburg Springs Port of Entry for Port Construction (Vermont)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Dialogue with G20 Trade Ministers on WTO Dispute Settlement Reform
  • Readout:  Ambassador Tai Discusses Equity, Women’s Empowerment and IPEF With Local Leaders in Bali

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

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with South Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Chang-yang
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Commerce Awards Market Development Cooperator Program Grants to Generate Exports and Support High Quality U.S. Jobs
  • Press Release:  Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Awards $4.7 Million in Funding to Strengthen Business Centers Across U.S.
  • Readout:  2022 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium (Sept. 19)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Releases Agenda for Virtual Event on Digital Advertising to Kids

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Fiona Communications Status Report – September 21, 2022
  • Press Release:  FCC Announces Nearly $55 Million in Emergency Connectivity Funding for Schools and Libraries
  • Press Release:  FCC Proposes Fines for Violations of Children’s TV Programming Rules

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Remarks by Director Chopra’s at the Exchequer Club Fireside Chat, as Prepared for Delivery

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Commits $25 Million Loan for Golomoti Solar, Expanding Renewable Energy Generation and Storage in Malawi

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $502 Million for High-Speed Internet in Rural Communities
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests $178 Million in International Food for Progress Projects
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests $220 Million in International School Feeding Projects

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  DOE Launches New Energy Earthshot To Cut Industrial Heating Emissions By 85 Percent
  • Press Release:  Department of Energy Announces Pledges from 21 Organizations to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Semiconductors and Bolster American Manufacturing

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing to Comply with Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Full Operation of California Solar Project That Will Power More Than 145,000 Homes
  • Press Release:  Interior Department Invests Over $5.9 Million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Advance Wildfire Resilience in Nevada
  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces Nearly $105 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA to Assist Hurricane Fiona Response
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor’s emergency unit wins world championship at international competition testing mine rescue skills
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor awards $18.2M to promote equitable access to unemployment insurance systems in Kansas, Illinois, Ohio
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Chicago manufacturer enter agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination by federal contractor at Illinois facility

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  Education Department Awards $177 Million in New Grants to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Disabilities
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Awards Project SERV Grants to Fisk University and Coppin State University

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Delivers First National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers
  • Press Release:  HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Charges Minnesota Housing Provider with Disability Discrimination



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