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US Executive Branch Update – September 8, 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*

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


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


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


  • 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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