Executive Branch Daily Calendar and Press Releases

This report provides an overview of the priorities of the US executive branch via daily schedules and press releases from the previous day.

Schedule of POTUS*

The president is on vacation in South Carolina and has no public events planned.

Schedule of VPOTUS*

11:05 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks at an event highlighting efforts to support Oakland students and their aspirations for higher education. She will be joined by Mayor Libby Schaaf | Generation Thrive in Oakland, CA

12:10 p.m. PDT – VICE-PRESIDENT to hear from commercial space companies about their latest innovations during a visit to the Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland, California

1:35 p.m. PDT – VICE PRESIDENT to deliver remarks on how the Biden-Harris administration will support the commercial space sector | Chabot Space and Science Center

2:40 p.m. PDT – VICE PRESIDENT will depart Oakland, CA en route to Los Angeles, CA

* The daily schedules for the U.S. President (POTUS) and Vice President (VPOTUS) are subject to change, as is the schedule for White House press briefings.

Summary of Thursday, August 11, 2022

Note: All colored text indicates hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Report from Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Nevada State Legislators and Reproductive Rights Advocates

  • Vice President Harris’ remarks during a press call on Tribal Broadband Investments

  • Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Brings Affordable High-Speed ​​Internet to Tribal Communities

  • Minutes of Under Secretary of Commerce Don Graves’ Meeting with Puerto Rico Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi

  • Record of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s phone call with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Ahmad al-Nawaf al-Sabah

  • Statement from CAOT President Cecilia Rouse on encouraging economic news

  • Transcript: Briefing by White House Monkeypox Response Team and Public Health Officials

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Record of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki

  • Article: Black Hearts Train at Night

  • August 11, 2022 contracts

state department

Daily Schedule | friday august 12

The SecState Journey

  • August 11: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta at a joint press conference

  • August 11: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken following his meeting with Rwandan civil society representatives

  • August 11: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Kigali Genocide Memorial


  • August 11: Statement | The United States Diplomatic Representation for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe moves to the United States Embassy in Luanda

  • August 11: Statement | Chad National Day

Asia Pacific

Middle East

  • August 11: Notice | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen’s Lender King’s Trip to UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Debrief: Administrator Samantha Power meets with journalists from Central America

  • Postponed: Administrator Samantha Power and Chef Tom Colicchio to host a Twitter Spaces discussion with experts on the Horn of Africa hunger crisis

United States Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Under Secretary of State Bonnie D. Jenkins during a United Nations Security Council briefing on the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (UKR)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on the Arria formula on penholdership

Treasury Department

justice department

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily press releases

  • Speech: Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks (regarding the FBI)

  • Speech: Johnathan Smith, Acting Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, delivers an opening statement at the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  • News release: Justice Department closes review after South Dakota Unified Court System improves access for those with limited English proficiency

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

  • Press release: Back to school | Businesses and law enforcement team up to protect students, parents and teachers from counterfeit products (Washington, DC)

  • News Release: Laredo Area Border Patrol and Texas Department of Public Safety Close Hideout (Texas)

  • Press release: RGV agents rescue injured and lost migrants (Texas)

  • News Release: CBP Officers Seize $95,000 in Undeclared Currency from Travelers at Dulles, Virginia Airport

  • Press Release: Canadian Citizen Arrested for Possible Illegal Entry, Kidnapping (Montana)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Report on Ambassador Katherine Tai’s meeting with Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism, Don Farrell

  • Report of Ambassador Sarah Bianchi’s meeting with Thai Deputy Foreign Minister Vijavat Isarabhakdi

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

  • Minutes of Assistant Secretary Don Graves’ Meeting with Governor of Puerto Rico Pedro R. Pierluisi

  • Press Release: NTIA Institute for Telecommunications Sciences and Department of Defense Select 5G Challenge Stage Two Winners and Stage Three Competitors

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: Federal Trade Commission Returns Over $9.7 Million to Consumers Harmed by LendingClub’s Deceptive Hidden Fees

  • Press release: FTC explores rules cracking down on commercial surveillance and lax data security practices

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press release: Biden-Harris administration invests $74 million to improve health care for people living in 37 states, Guam and Puerto Rico

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • News Release: Department of the Interior Announces Next Steps in Selection by Vietnam-era Alaskan Veterans on Millions of Acres of Federal Land

  • Press Release: Interior Department Leaders Highlight Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Strengthening Indian Country and Environmental Protection at United Nations Conference

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • News Release: EPA Awards Over $225,000 to Advance Environmental Justice in Arizona

  • Press Release: Under EPA Agreement, Marine Corps Base Hawaii Will Make Improvements After Stormwater Violations

  • Link to other EPA press releases

transport department

  • Press release: Biden-Harris administration announces funding for 166 projects to modernize transportation across the country and make it more affordable, increase safety and strengthen supply chains

Ministry of Labour

  • Press Release: Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

  • News release: Bureau of Labor Statistics offers regional updates on labor market, economic disparities and regional growth at online data users conference

  • News Release: Baton Rouge Car Wash, Oil Change and Convenience Store Operator Cited After Federal Workplace Safety Investigation for Stabbing Assistant Manager

  • News Release: Wing Stop Franchisee Illegally Deducts Uniform, Training, and Background Check Fees; US Department of Labor recovers $51,000 for 244 workers

  • Press Release: US Department of Labor and Taqueria Garibaldi Owners Accept Stipulated Preliminary Injunction Regarding Employee Bullying

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Updated CDC Guidelines

  • News Release: At Raise the BAR Summit, Ministry of Education Announces College Completion Fund Competition to Support Post-Secondary Student Success

Health and Human Services (HHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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