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U.S. Executive Branch Update: April 5, 2023
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Briefing | The White House 

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch | The White House

Looking ahead: The President will be at Camp David, from April 6-9.  The President will travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland from April 11-14.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch | The White House

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will participate in a moderated conversation with Jessica Nabongo, author, and Kevin Young, Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture about her recent trip to Africa | National Museum of African American History and Culture

Looking ahead: On Thursday, the Vice President will travel to Dalton, Georgia, as part of the President’s “Investing in America” tour.

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

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Recap of Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with King Charles III

  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France

  • Remarks by President Biden in Meeting with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Arkansas Disaster Declaration

  • Memorandum on Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

  • Press Release:  Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) Annual Intellectual Property Report Submitted to Congress

  • Statement from President Joe Biden Welcoming Finland to NATO

  • Press Release:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases Inflation Reduction Act Guidebook for Tribes

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Clean Energy Projects to Revitalize Energy Communities, Support Coal Workers, and Reduce Reliance on Competitors Like China

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement From Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Finland’s Accession to NATO

  • Article:  Finland’s Accession to NATO Strengthens Alliance Security

  • Press Release:  Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

  • Publication:  Ukraine Fact Sheet – Apr. 4

  • Article:  Large Quantity of Defensive Munitions Earmarked for Ukraine

  • Transcript:  Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing on Ukraine

  • Publication:  Realignment and Management of the Defense Innovation Unit

  • Press Release:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Announces New Director of the Defense Innovation Unit

  • Article:  Agency Director Discusses Multi-Pronged Approach to Resiliency in Space

  • Contracts for April 4, 2023

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to Belgium from April 3-5, 2023.

Daily Schedule | Wednesday, April 5, 2023


  • April 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Transatlantic Quad Foreign Ministers

  • April 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

  • April 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting

  • April 4:  Statement | Finland’s Accession to NATO

  • April 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Finland’s NATO Instruments of Accession Ceremony

  • April 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the Deposit of Türkiye’s Instruments of Ratification of Finland’s NATO Accession

  • April 4:  Statement | Additional U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

  • April 4:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

  • April 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting

  • April 4:  Statement | Joint Statement on the U.S. – EU Energy Council

  • April 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks Before U.S.-EU Energy Council Meeting

  • April 4:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Remarks to the Press

Middle East

  • April 4:  Statement | The United States Designates Lebanese Individuals and Entities Profiting from Public Corruption


  • April 4:  Advisory | U.S. Special Representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Sung Kim to Meet Republic of Korea and Japanese Counterparts

Other Matters

  • April 4:  Statement | To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Conventional Weapons Destruction and Landmine Clearance

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman Meets with Abby Maxman, CEO of Oxfam America

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Congressional Testimony:  DNI Haines Opening Statement on the 2023 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

  • Speech:  A Conference on Today’s Competitive Geopolitical Landscape — In Honor of Robert Jervis

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with First Vice President of Spain and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation Nadia Calviño

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the Swearing-In Ceremony for IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel

  • Press Release:  Treasury Releases Guidance to Drive Investment to Coal Communities

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Targets Two Politically Connected Brothers in Lebanon for Profiting from Public Corruption

  • Sanctions List Update:  Lebanon Designations

Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC)

  • Press Release:  FDIC Announces Upcoming Sale of the Loan Portfolio from the Former Signature Bank, New York, New York

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC’s OMWI FY 2022 Annual Report Highlights the Agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives and Progress

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Founder of Frank with Fraud in Connection with $175 million Sale of Student Loan Assistance Company

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech:  Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks on the 55th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination at the National Civil Rights Museum

  • Press Release:  Final Rule Issued for Home Confinement Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • Press Release:  High-Ranking Member of the Sinaloa Cartel Extradited from Mexico to the United States to Face International Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

  • Press Release:  Former San Diego Police Officer and Three Co-Defendants Plead Guilty to Multiple Crimes Stemming from Years-Long Operation of Illicit Massage Businesses

  • Press Release:  Texas Laboratory Agrees to Pay $5.9 Million to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks to Third Party Marketers and Unnecessary Drug Tests

  • Press Release:  Maryland Man Charged for Making a Threatening Phone Call to an LGBTQ Advocacy Group

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

  • CBP Press Release:  Del Rio Sector agents rescue group of 140 migrants stranded in the Rio Grande (Texas)

  • CBP Press Release:  Indianapolis CBP records a 400% increase in marijuana seizures compared to this time last year (Indiana)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  EXIM helps U.S. sign onto Major OECD Reform for Export Credit Agencies

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Asks Americans to Protect Plants by Looking for Invasive Pests in April

  • Press Release:  USDA Appoints New Members to Food Safety Advisory Committee

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Invests $16 Million to Build America’s First-of-a-Kind Critical Minerals Production Facility

  • Joint Statement by the U.S. and EU following the 10th U.S.-EU Energy Council

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $10,897,000 Investment for Clean Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Tennessee

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  FMCSA Launches Operation Protect Your Move, A Nationwide Crackdown on Moving Scams

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Launches First-Ever Program to Improve Safety on America’s Roadways by Preventing Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $289K in back wages, damages, penalties after investigation found Maryland employers denied workers overtime wages

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

General Services Administration (GSA)

  • Press Release:  GSA Administrator speaks, hosts tribal consultation at RES

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Coast Guard Health Care | Additional Actions Could Help Ensure Beneficiaries’ Access

  • Report:  Department of Education | Employment Information for Key Grant Programs that Foster Expertise in World Languages and Cultures

  • Report:  Government Performance Management |  Actions Needed to Improve Transparency of Cross-Agency Priority Goals

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