U.S. Executive Branch Update – June 2, 2023
Friday, June 2, 2023
Executive Branch News: Federal Insurance, FCA  And Child Labor

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

POTUS’ Schedule*

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing; The Vice President attends | Oval Office

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT addresses the nation on averting default and the Bipartisan Budget Agreement | Oval Office

8:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Marine Barracks Washington | Washington, D.C.

8:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT attends the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington | Washington, D.C.

10:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

3:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will travel to Springfield, Virginia, to deliver remarks that highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s actions to reduce gun violence on National Gun Violence Awareness Day; The Secretary of the Education will join

White House Press Briefing*

2:00 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 Thursday, June 1, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement

  • Remarks by President Biden at the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris in a Press Call on Addressing Racial Bias in Home Appraisals

  • Fact Sheet:  Biden-⁠Harris Administration Takes Sweeping Action to Address Racial Bias in Home Valuations

  • Statement by Jake Sullivan on Accountability for the Ongoing Violence in Sudan

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call on Accountability for the Ongoing Violence in Sudan

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Israeli Officials

  • Joint Statement from the United States and Guatemala on Migration

  • Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Engagements with Japanese Leaders in Tokyo

  • Transcript:  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Joint Press Conference with Japanese Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu in Tokyo

  • Article:  U.S., Japanese Defense Leaders Discuss Progress on Closer Alliance

  • Press Release:  2023 U.S.-Republic of Cyprus Defense and Security Cooperation Dialogue

  • Press Release:  DOD Hosts 2023 Climate Resilience Workshop

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Pride Month

  • Publication:  2023 Department of Defense Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month Observance

  • Article:  Biden Urges New Lieutenants to Stay True to Fixed Qualities

  • Article:  Face of Defense | Marine Learns Space Is Vital to the Fight

  • Contracts for June 1, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, June 2, 2023

Europe, Russia

  • June 1:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg After Their Meeting

  • June 1:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Transatlantic Quad Foreign Ministers

  • June 1:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Huitfeldt

  • June 1:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt Before Their Meeting

  • June 1:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability | Oslo, Norway

  • June 1:  Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Simen Ekern of NRK TV

  • June 1:  Fact Sheet | The United States and Finland: Old Friends, A New and Stronger Alliance

  • June 1:  Statement | U.S. Countermeasures in Response to Russia’s Violations of the New START Treaty

  • June 1:  Fact Sheet | Russian Noncompliance with and Invalid Suspension of the New START Treaty

Middle East

  • June 1:  Statement | Sanctioning Operatives Involved in Iranian External Plots


Western Hemisphere

  • June 1:  Statement | Special Representative Syed Promotes Partnerships with U.S. Businesses in Suriname and Brazil


  • June 1:  Statement | U.S. Measures in Response to the Crisis in Sudan

  • June 1:  Readout | Deputy Secretary for Management & Resources Verma’s Meeting with Seychellois President Ramkalawan

  • June 1:  Readout | Deputy Secretary for Management & Resources Richard Verma’s Meeting with Seychellois Foreign Minister Radegonde

  • June 1:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Verma’s Meeting with Commissioner of Anti-Corruption Commission Seychelles May De Silva

  • June 1:  Statement | Opening of the U.S. Embassy in Victoria, Seychelles

Other Matters

  • June 1:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Satterfield to Deliver Remarks and Accept Award at Meridian International’s cultureFIX

  • June 1:  Statement | Celebrating National Immigrant Heritage Month

  • June 1:  Statement | Commemorating LGBTQI+ Pride Month 

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Starbucks CEO Laxman Narasimhan

  • Press Release:  Celebrating Pride Month 2023

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

  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on LGBTQI+ Pride Month

  • Remarks by Ambassador Chris Lu at the Election of the President of the General Assembly for the 78th Session

  • Remarks by Ambassador Robert Wood on the Appointment of Iran as Rapporteur of the UNGA First Committee

  • Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Chris Lu at the Election of the Vice Presidents of the General Assembly for the 78th Session

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Sherwin Bryce-Pease of SABC

  • Transcript:  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Hayde Adams of VOA’s Straight Talk Africa

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Statement by DNI Haines on President Biden’s Nomination of Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse to Lead the Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Statement by DNI Haines on President Biden’s Nomination of Lt. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh to Lead the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with Incoming World Bank President Ajay Banga

  • Readout:Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Virtual Meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Designates Iranian Regime Operatives Involved in Assassination Plots in the United States and Abroad

  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Military-Affiliated Companies Fueling Both Sides of the Conflict in Sudan

  • Sanctions List Updates:  Counter Terrorism Designations; Sudan Designations; Russia-related Designation Removal; Issuance of Sudan General Licenses

The Federal Reserve

  • Press Release:  Federal Reserve Board announces consent order against Silvergate Capital Corporation and Silvergate Bank to facilitate the voluntary self-liquidation that Silvergate announced on March 8, 2023

  • Press Release:  Agencies request comment on quality control standards for automated valuation models proposed rule

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Motel Manager Pleads Guilty to Coercing Labor and Sex Acts by Female Victim

  • Press Release:  Foreign National Charged for $1.8M Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

  • Press Release:  Physician Sentenced for Stealing Approximately $250K from COVID-19 Relief Programs

  • Speech:  Deputy Assistant Attorney General Arun G. Rao Delivers Remarks at the International Bar Association’s 9th Annual World Life Sciences Conference

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

  • CBP Press Release:  Two human smuggling attempts halted at Laredo Sector I-35 checkpoint (Texas)

  • CBP Press Release:  CBP Finds Fungi on Flower Stems (Texas)

  • CBP Press Release:  U.S. Border Patrol urges migrants to not endanger their lives by swimming across U.S./Mexico maritime boundary line (California)

  • CBP Press Release:  CBP to align Hours of Operations at the East Richford Port of Entry (Vermont)

  • CBP Press Release:  Four Migrants to be Prosecuted for Resisting Federal Officers in Puerto Rico

  • CBP Press Release:  CBP Seizes Cocaine Worth $4.1 Million from Container Arriving in San Juan

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Statement from USTR Spokesperson Sam Michel on U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade Signing Ceremony

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Start of Pride Month

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Start of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC, DOJ Issue Summary on Joint Pharmaceutical Merger Analysis Workshop

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, June 8, 2023

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Finds that Billions of Dollars Stored on Popular Payment Apps May Lack Federal Insurance

  • Press Release:  Agencies Request Comment on Quality Control Standards for Automated Valuation Models Proposed Rule

Export-Import (EXIM) Bank

  • Press Release:  EXIM Approves More Than $900M for Solar Energy Project in Angola

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $725 Million from Investing in America Agenda to Clean Up Legacy Pollution

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Finalizes Rule to Increase Transparency, Modernize Reporting under Toxic Substance Control Act

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Motor Carrier Safety Awards Funding to 56 States, Territories for Safer Roads

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $100K in back wages from truck stop operator who denied overtime pay to 15 Jersey City gas station attendants

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor investigations of labor contractors, vineyard yield $231K in penalties, recover $129K in back wages for 353 agricultural workers

  • Press Release:  Federal court orders Kansas operators of 17 Sonic locations to stop child labor violations after federal investigators find repeated abuses

Department of Education

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Project SERV Grants to HBCUs

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and HHS Principals on Pride Month

  • Press Release:  HHS Awards Funding to States, Tribes, and College Campuses to Help Prevent Youth Suicide, Part of the Biden-Harris Commitment to Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $65 Million to Strengthen Hurricane Response and Emergency Preparedness at Health Centers

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Kicks Off June’s National Healthy Homes Month

  • Press Release:  HUD Commemorates National Homeownership Month with Launch of Housing Counseling Awareness Campaign and House Party 2.0 on the National Mall

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration’s PAVE Task Force Announces New Actions to Address Appraisal Bias

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Priority Open Recommendations | Department of Energy


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