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U.S. Executive Branch Update – July 6, 2023
Thursday, July 6, 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*

10:10 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route to West Columbia, South Carolina

11:50 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in West Columbia, South Carolina

12:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT tours Flex LTD

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on how Bidenomics is spurring manufacturing investments and good-paying jobs across the country, including a new partnership between Enphase Energy and Flex

2:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs West Columbia, South Carolina en route to Joint Base Andrews

3:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route to the White House

3:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:55 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will depart Los Angeles, California, en route to Phoenix, Arizona

11:05 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

11:45 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will participate in an arrival ceremony with Governor Stephen Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community | Gila Crossing Community School

12:55 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks on the impact of Biden-Harris Administration initiatives for advancing opportunity for Tribal nations and communities | Gila Crossing Community School

2:45 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will visit a water infrastructure project to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law | Pima Maricopa Irrigation Project

4:00 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN depart Phoenix en route to Washington, D.C.

10:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN arrive at Joint Base Andrews

White House Press Briefing*

Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to South Carolina

*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, July 5, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

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

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

  • Fact Sheet:  Bidenomics Has Driven $500 Billion in Private Sector Investments Across the Country, Is Growing South Carolina’s Economy from the Middle Out and Bottom Up

  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Kristersson of Sweden

  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden Before Bilateral Meeting

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris During Visit of Los Angeles Fire Station 39

  • Press Release:  ICYMI | “Judicial Confirmation Factory:” President Biden Now Outpacing Presidents Trump, Obama, and George W. Bush on Federal Judicial Confirmations

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Approves Findings, Recommendations on 45-day Security Review

  • Publication:  Secretary of Defense Memorandum on Security Review Follow-on Actions

  • Publication:  Fact Sheet on DOD 2023 Security Review: Findings and Recommendations

  • Transcript:  Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing on the Findings and Recommendations of the Comprehensive Review of Department of Defense Security Programs, Policies, and Procedures

  • Article:  Austin Directs DOD Components to Reinforce Classified Safeguards Following Security Review

  • Readout of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities Dr. Mara Karlin’s Visit to Australia

  • Article:  Austin Swears in New Service Members as DOD Marks the Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force

  • Article:  Passion, Service Lead Military’s Top Chefs to White House  

  • Advisory:  Secretary of Defense to Administer Oath of Enlistment at Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station

  • Advisory:  Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks Travels to Hawaii

  • Contracts for July 5, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, July 6, 2023

Western Hemisphere

  • July 5:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Haitian Prime Minister Henry

  • July 5:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken and Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry Before Their Meeting

  • July 5:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken at HADCO Phase II Panyard

  • July 5:  Remarks | Secretary Blinken’s Remarks at the CARICOM Plenary

  • July 5:  Advisory | Special Representative McAuliffe to Travel to Mexico City for Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp

  • July 5:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken Travels to Trinidad and Tobago

Europe, Russia

  • July 5:  Statement | Protesting Moscow’s Designation of the Anglo-American School as a “Foreign Agent”

Middle East

  • July 5:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Fidan

  • July 5:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed


  • July 5:  Statement | IAEA Task Force Report on Fukushima


  • July 5:  Statement | Cabo Verde National Day

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

  • Press Release:  Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

The Federal Reserve

  • Press Release:  Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, June 13-14, 2023

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

  • CBP Press Release:  Laredo Sector Border Patrol intercepted a human smuggling attempt using hay bales (Texas)

  • CBP Press Release:  Dulles CBP Officers Seize 70 Pounds of a Dangerous, Newer Cathinone Analogue Destined to D.C. (Virginia)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Sends Cease and Desist Letters with FDA to Companies Selling Edible Products Containing Delta-8 THC in Packaging Nearly Identical to Food Children Eat

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration to Jumpstart Clean Hydrogen Economy with New Initiative to Provide Market Certainty and Unlock Private Investment

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Approves Third Major Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Waters

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Region 7 Extends Call for Abstracts Deadline for Anaerobic Digestion on the Farm Conference

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces New, Streamlined Funding Application Process for Infrastructure Projects That Reconnect Communities

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  Federal investigation into 20-year-old worker’s death in Alabama finds sawmill operator again ignored machine safety requirements

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor welcomes four organizations to pilot program that delivers employment services to transitioning service members, spouses

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA, FTC Warn Six Companies for Illegally Selling Copycat Food Products Containing Delta-8 THC

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces More Than $3.1 Billion to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

Government Services Administration (GSA)

  • Press Release:  GSA debuts new search tool to support Native Governments and Businesses

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Priority Open Recommendations | Department of Homeland Security

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