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

POTUS’ Schedule*

8:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, en route Dover Air Force Base

9:05 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Dover Air Force Base en route Lexington, Kentucky

10:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive in Lexington, Kentucky

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Lexington, Kentucky, en route Chavies, Kentucky

11:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive in Chavies, Kentucky

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a briefing on the ongoing response efforts to the recent flooding

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY visit families affected by the devastation from recent flooding and survey impacts and response efforts; The President delivers remarks

3:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Chavies, Kentucky, en route Lexington, Kentucky

4:20 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Lexington, Kentucky, en route Joint Base Andrews

5:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Joint Base Andrews

5:50 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will convene university and college presidents to discuss access to reproductive health care | Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Lexington, Kentucky

*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 Thursday-Sunday, August 4-7, 2022

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

August 7

  • Statement by President Biden on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris in Press Gaggle Following the Senate Vote on the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Statement by President Biden on the Ceasefire in Gaza
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Kentucky Disaster Declaration
  • Letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor: President Biden SARS-CoV-2 Update

August 6

  • Letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor: President Biden SARS-CoV-2 Update
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Indiana Abortion Ban

August 5

  • Letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor: President Biden SARS-CoV-2 Update
  • Statement by President Biden on the July Jobs Report
  • Remarks by President Biden on the July Jobs Report and Signing of Anti-Fraud Bills
  • Bills Signed into Law:  H.R. 7334 and H.R. 7352
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Latina State Legislators on Reproductive Rights
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris before a Roundtable Discussion with Latina State Legislators
  • Readout of the National Security Advisor to the Vice President’s Meeting with Leadership of the Partnership for Central America
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, August 5, 2022
  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes Action to Protect Places of Worship
  • Statement by President Joe Biden Marking Ten Years Since the Attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Tragic Loss of Life in Lafayette Park
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the 25th Anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Proclamation on National Health Center Week, 2022

August 4

  • Letter from Dr. Kevin O’Connor: President Biden SARS-CoV-2 Update
  • Statement from President Biden on the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Sentencing of Wrongfully Detained American Brittney Griner
  • Remarks by President Biden in Roundtable with Business and Labor Leaders on the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Roundtable Discussion with Massachusetts State Legislators on Reproductive Rights
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Governor Baker, Massachusetts State Legislators, and Advocates on Reproductive Rights
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Democratic National Committee Finance Event – Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Export Control Regulations
  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Export Control Regulations

Department of Defense (DOD)

August 5

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz
  • Article:  DOD Committed to Reducing Risk of Nuclear War, Says Official
  • Article:  Austin Launches New Round of Discussions With Hemispheric Partners
  • Advisory:  Secretary Austin Travels to U.S. Africa Command Headquarters and Latvia (Aug. 8)
  • Contracts for August 5, 2022

August 4

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Naming of USAF Brig. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder as the Next Pentagon Press Secretary
  • Statement on Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks Memo on Records Retention
  • Article:  National Reconnaissance Office Looks for More Commercial Services
  • Article:  Army Guard Puts Its Best to the Test
  • Contracts for August 4, 2022

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, August 8

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda from August 8-12, 2022.

SecState’s Trip

  • August 5:  Fact Sheet | The United States –Philippines Relationship
  • August 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a U.S. Trade and Development Agency Offshore Wind Grant Signing (Philippines)
  • August 7:  Transcript | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press
  • August 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a COVID-19 Assistance Event (Philippines)
  • August 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo at a Virtual Press Availability
  • August 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. Before Their Meeting
  • August 6:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique Manalo Before Their Virtual Meeting
  • August 5:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Park Jin After Their Meeting (Cambodia)
  • August 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
  • August 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Before Their Meeting
  • August 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi before the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting
  • August 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahaman Al Thani after their Meeting (Cambodia)
  • August 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with European Union High Representative Borrell
  • August 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell Before Their Meeting (Cambodia)
  • August 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar
  • August 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar before their Meeting (Cambodia)
  • August 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Sabry
  • August 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry before their Meeting (Cambodia)
  • August 4:  Remarks | At the YSEALI Environmental Responsibility Town Hall (Cambodia)
  • August 4:  Remarks | At the Agribusiness Showcase and Announcement of Food Security Funding (Cambodia)
  • August 5:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability
  • August 6:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Karen Davila of ABS-CBN
  • August 5:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Narin Sun of Voice of America Khmer

Asia-Pacific

  • August 7:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Select Cabinet Members
  • August 7:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Solomon Islands Opposition Leader Wale and Member of Parliament Kenilorea, Jr.
  • August 7:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with New Zealand Defense Minister Peeni Henare
  • August 5:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Tupou VI, King of Tonga
  • August 5:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Tongan Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Siaosi Sovaleni and Foreign Minister Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu
  • August 4:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Samoan Prime Minister Fiame
  • August 5:  Readout | U.S.-Australia-Japan Trilateral Strategic Dialogue
  • August 6:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Lee Satterfield Travels to New York City for Repatriation of Cultural Property to Cambodia (Aug. 8)

Russia, Ukraine, Europe

  • August 7:  Statement | Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Georgia
  • August 4:  Statement | Conviction and Sentencing of U.S. Citizen Brittney Griner in Russia   

Caucasus

  • August 5:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Azerbaijani President Aliyev
  • August 5:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan
  • August 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu (UKR/RUS; AZB/ARM)

Africa

  • August 7:  Statement | 24th Anniversary of the 1998 Embassy Bombings
  • August 7:  Statement | Côte d’Ivoire’s National Day
  • August 6:  Advisory | Under Secretary Fernandez’s Travel to South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Aug. 7-8)
  • August 5:  Statement | Humanitarian Assistance for Africa

Western Hemisphere

  • August 6:  Statement | The Saint Kitts and Nevis Election
  • August 6:  Statement | Jamaica’s Independence Day
  • August 5:  Statement | Bolivia’s Independence Day

Other Matters

  • August 4:  Statement | Finalists Announced for 2022 P3 Impact Award 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

August 7

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Attends Inauguration of His Excellency Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego as President of the Republic of Colombia
  • Readout:  USAID Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Bogotá Colombia

August 5

  • Press Release:  Administrator Samantha Power to Lead U.S. Government Delegation to Inauguration of Colombia’s President-Elect Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego
  • Press Release:  United States Provides $2.5 Million in Development Assistance in Ghana Amid Global Food Security Crisis
  • Press Release:  USAID’s Joshua Josa Winning the 2022 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal People’s Choice Award

August 4

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Guatemalan Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro
  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with Jose Ramos-Horta, President, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • Transcript:  Administrator Samantha Power’s Interview on PBS NewsHour (global food crisis)
  • Press Release:  United States Providing $431 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Yemen
  • Press Release:  United States Provides $20 Million in Development Assistance in Uganda amid Global Food Security Crisis
  • Press Release:  Secretary Blinken Announces $25 Million USAID Award in Cambodia to Improve Food Security and Nutrition
  • Press Release:  USAID Provides $106 Million to the UN World Food Program in South Sudan as part of New Commitments from the United States to Respond to the Global Food Crisis
  • Press Release:  USAID Announces up to $200 Million for Research to Combat Tuberculosis
  • Press Release:  USAID Receives an “A” Rating on Small Business Procurement Scorecard

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

August 7

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Cabo Verdean Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Joint Press Availability with Foreign Minister Rui Figueiredo in Praia, Cabo Verde

August 6

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo
  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Ghanaian Northern Regional Minister Shani Alhassan Saibu
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Media Availability in the Northern Region of Ghana

August 5

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of the KAIPTC
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Media Availability in Accra, Ghana
  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on a Vision for Peace and Progress on Food Security in Africa

August 4

  • Readout:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni
  • Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at a Press Conference Announcing $20 Million in Development Assistance in Uganda Amid a Global Food Crisis
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Ugandan Officials, Farmers, Consumers, and Employees during a Visit to Maganjo Grain Millers in Kampa

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

August 4

  • Press Release:  Africa Economic Growth Challenged by Pandemic and Insecurity (Report)
  • Press Release:  Africa Increasing Weight in the Global Arena (Report)

Department of the Treasury

August 4

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at White House Virtual Roundtable with Business and Labor Leaders

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

August 5

  • Statement of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the 57th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
  • Readout of Justice Department Meeting with Families of Fallen Officers
  • Press Release:  Alleged Russian Cryptocurrency Money Launderer Extradited to United States
  • Press Release:  Aircraft Parts Foundry Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Failure to Conduct Testing and Falsified Test Results
  • Press Release:  Former Sanger Police Officer Charged with Sexually Assaulting Multiple Victims while on Duty
  • Press Release:  Man Sentenced to Prison for $4.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release:  Maryland Man Indicted for Employment Tax Violations

August 4

  • Press Release:  Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor
  • Speech:  Attorney General Merrick Garland Delivers Remarks Announcing Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor
  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks Announcing Current and Former Louisville, Kentucky Police Officers Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Death of Breonna Taylor
  • Press Release:  Four Guatemalan Nationals Indicted by Joint Task Force Alpha and Arrested as Part of Takedown of Deadly Human Smuggling Network Based in Guatemala
  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Delivers Remarks Announcing Joint Task Force Alpha’s Human Smuggling Takedown Operation
  • Press Release:  Former Governor of Puerto Rico Arrested in Bribery Scheme
  • Press Release:  Ohio Company and Corporate Vice President Plead Guilty to Selling Unregistered Virucide, Despite Repeated Warnings
  • Press Release:  Two Companies Plead Guilty in Bid Rigging Scheme for Insulation Contracts
  • Press Release:  Federal Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Tampa-Area Pharmacist from Filling Prescriptions
  • Press Release:  Former Private Prisoner Transport Officer Indicted for Sexual Assault and Lying to the FBI
  • Press Release:  Texas Man Sentenced on Hate Crime Charges for Attacking Asian Family

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

August 5

  • Readout of U.S.-Korea Customs Commissioners Meeting
  • Press Release:  Sex Offenders and Gang Members Arrested in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Seize 166 Pounds of Marijuana after a Failed Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Bi-National Operation Yields Rifle, Ammunition, Makeshift Ladders (California)

August 4

  • Readout of CWMD Acting Assistant Secretary Gary Rasicot’s Visit to Atlanta
  • Press Release:  Four Guatemalan Nationals Indicted by Joint Task Force Alpha and Arrested as Part of Takedown of Deadly Human Smuggling Network Based in Guatemala
  • Press Release:  El Paso Area CBP Officers Seize 73 Pounds of Hard Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Apprehend Man Wanted for Homicide (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Six People Rescued Offshore from Vessel in Distress (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Continues Seizing Dangerous Drugs (California)
  • Press Release:  U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize $700K of Fentanyl (California)
  • Press Release:  CBP announces temporary pause to border barrier construction near Friendship Park, near U.S.-Mexico border (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Human Smuggling Attempt Thwarted on St Clair River (Michigan)
  • Press Release:  Over 50,000 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Seized by CBP Louisville (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

August 5

  • Joint Statement by Ambassador Tai and HHS Secretary Becerra on the Tenth Anniversary of the Oak Creek Shooting

Department of Commerce

August 7

  • Press Release:  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Applauds Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

August 5

  • Press Release:  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Launch Job Quality Toolkit
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Don Cravins Jr. as First-Ever Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

August 4

  • Press Release:  USITC to Investigate Economic Impact of USMCA Automotive Rules of Origin on the United States

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

August 5

  • Press Release:  FTC Approves Final Order Protecting Pet Owners from Private Equity Firm’s Anticompetitive Acquisition of Veterinary Services Clinics

August 4

  • Press Release:  Federal Trade Commission Returns More Than $1 Million To Consumers Harmed by Global Asset Financial Services’ Phantom Debt Collection Scheme

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

August 5

  • Press Release:  FCC Proposes Q Link Fine for Non-Response to Data Security Inquiry
  • Press Release:  FCC Urges EAS Participants to Secure EAS Equipment
  • Press Release:  FCC Opens Proceeding on Servicing, Assembly, & Manufacturing In Space
  • Press Release:  FCC Creates ‘Your Home, Your Internet’ Pilot Program
  • Press Release:  FCC Establishes Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program

August 4

  • Press Release:  Commissioner Carr Applauds PLAN for Broadband Act

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

August 5

  • Press Release:  USDA Extends Public Comment Period to August 23 and Posts Public Webinar for the Proposed Rule to Promote Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments

August 4

  • Press Release:  Streamlined Delivery of Emergency Relief Programs Is Win-Win for USDA and Agricultural Producers
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration to Begin Accepting Applications on September 6 for USDA ReConnect Program Round 4 Funding

Department of Energy (DOE)

August 7

  • Statement by Secretary Granholm on the Senate’s Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

August 5

  • Press Release:  DOE Announces New Leader of Energy Jobs Office
  • Press Release:  DOE Announces $32 Million to Reduce Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector

Department of Interior (DOI)

August 4

  • Press Release:  Carmen G. Cantor Sworn In as Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs
  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Continued Progress to Improve Conditions for Salmon and Other Native Fish in the Columbia River Basin

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Kicks Off Tour of Iconic Waters, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act | August 5, 2022
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

August 5

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Input for Thriving Communities Initiative, Created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Department of Labor

August 5

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on July Jobs Report

August 4

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor begins initiative highlighting maternal health, workplace protections for expectant, new mothers in August
  • Press Release:  Investigation finds Jacksonville wood crate, pallet company’s history of violations continues, employees exposed to machine, other hazards
  • Press Release:  Investigation recovers $246K in back wages for 306 painters, drywall workers denied overtime by misclassification as independent contractors
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigation recovers $229K in missed payroll, overtime wages for 809 misclassified construction workers in New Orleans
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor cites Grand Island recycling company after inspection prompted by 20-year-old worker’s fatal injuries

Department of Education

August 5

  • Statement from Secretary Miguel Cardona on Confirmation of Nasser Paydar as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

August 4

  • Statement from Secretary of Education on National Center for Education Statistics’ Data Showing Student Recovery Throughout the 2021-2022 School Year

Health & Human Services (HHS)

August 7

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

August 5

  • Joint Statement by HHS Secretary Becerra and Ambassador Tai on the Tenth Anniversary of the Oak Creek Shooting
  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on the 25th Anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

August 4

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Bolsters Monkeypox Response; HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency
  • Press Release:  HHS Announces New Campaign to Increase U.S. Blood and Plasma Donations

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

August 5

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

August 5

  • Press Release:  Deputy Secretary Todman Travels to Puerto Rico to Talk Economic Development and to Speak at LULAC

August 4

  • Press Release:  Affordable Rental Housing Community for Seniors in North Seattle, WA, Completes Construction under Section 202 Grant Award
  • Press Release:  HUD Releases Economic Justice Agenda to Help Low-Income Renters Build Assets