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U.S. Executive Branch Update – June 8, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 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*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom | Oval Office

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom | East Room

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a Pride Celebration with Betty Who | South Lawn

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:35 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Nassau, The Bahamas

12:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives at Lynden Pindling International Airport

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Philip Davis of The Bahamas | Atlantis Conference Center

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT receives leaders attending the U.S. -Caribbean Leaders Meeting | Atlantis Conference Center

4:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a family photo with leaders attending the U.S.-Caribbean Leaders Meeting | Atlantis Conference Center

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT co-hosts the U.S.-Caribbean Leaders Meeting with Prime Minister Davis, current chair of the Caribbean Community

6:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT meets with U.S. Embassy Nassau staff and families

8:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Nassau en route to Washington, D.C.

10:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

  • Transcript:  Background Press Call Previewing the Vice President’s Travel to the Bahamas

  • Fact Sheet:  Vice President Harris Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S-Caribbean Partnership

*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, June 7, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Passing of William Spriggs

  • Message to the House of Representatives — President’s Veto of H.J. Res. 45

  • Press Release:  White House Announces Juneteenth Concert

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

  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees

  • Statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (June 12)

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at Israel’s Independence Day Reception

  • Judicial Nominations:  President Biden Names Thirty-Fourth Round of Judicial Nominees and One New Nominee to Serve as U.S. Attorney

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with French Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu and United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace

  • Article:  MAINEiacs Aim High During Arctic Challenge

  • Article:  U.S. Transcom Commander Touts Partnerships as Key to Global Mobility

  • Article:  U.S. WWI Soldier Laid to Rest in France

  • Article:  Warrior Games | Back in Action

  • Article:  Austin Says Qualified Patriots, Including LGBTQ+, Bolster Defense

  • Contracts for June 7, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Thursday, June 8, 2023

Middle East

  • June 7:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan

  • June 7:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before the Foreign Ministers Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council

  • June 7:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before His Conversation with Saudi Women Leaders


  • June 7:  Statement | U.S. Department of State Announces a Reward Offer for Swedish Transnational Criminal

Western Hemisphere

  • June 7:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Nichols’ Travel to The Bahamas


  • June 7:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Senegalese President Sall

Other Matters

  • June 7:  Statement | Second Meeting of the Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Forum

  • June 7:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with World Bank Group President Ajay Banga

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

  • Remarks for Adoption of a UN General Assembly Resolution on the Status of IDPs and Refugees in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Statement from DNI Haines on President Biden’s Intent to Nominate Mike Casey for Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  One Year In | Treasury Department’s Capital Projects Fund Connecting Nearly Two Million Families and Businesses to Affordable, High-Speed Internet

Security Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Adopts Amendments to Remove References to Credit Ratings From Regulation M

  • Press Release:  SEC Adopts Rules to Prevent Fraud in Connection with Security-Based Swaps Transactions and Prevent Undue Influence over CCOs

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release:  Justice Department Co-Hosts Second Meeting of the Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Forum in Norway

  • Speech:  Deputy Assistant Attorney General Manish Kumar Delivers Remarks at Global Competition Review Live: Cartels 2023

  • Statement from Director Rachel Rossi of the Office for Access to Justice on the Adoption of the Equal Access to Justice Resolution at the United Nations Crime Commission

  • Press Release:  Two Federal Bureau of Prisons Employees Charged with Violating the Civil Rights of an Inmate Resulting in His Death

  • Press Release:  Former Texas Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Sentenced for Using Unlawful Force on an Inmate

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

  • CBP Press Release:  CBP’s Baltimore Field Office Takes Nation’s Top Spot at Intercepting Stolen Vehicles Being Shipped Overseas (Maryland)

  • CBP Press Release:  $637,000 of counterfeit goods stopped by CBP Officers in Chicago (Illinois)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with France’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery Bruno Le Maire

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Staff Provides Annual Report to CFPB On 2022 Activities Regarding Financial Acts

  • Press Release:  Commission Seeks Public Comment on Collaboration with State Attorneys General

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC Looks to Cut Off Insurance-Related Robocall Campaign

  • Press Release:  FCC Reaffirms $225 Million Spoofed Robocall Fine Against Rising Eagle

  • Press Release:  Change in Dates of Open Meetings to November 15th and December 13th

  • Press Release:  Chairwoman Rosenworcel Attends ITU Global Symposium for Regulators

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Statement by Energy Secretary Granholm on the U.S. Senate’s Bipartisan Confirmation of David Crane

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces $80 Million To Strengthen American Manufacturing

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Canadian Wildfires Prompt Poor Air Quality Alert for Parts of New England on June 7, 2023

  • Link to other EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Proposes Pilot Training Requirements and Operational Rules for Powered-Lift Aircraft

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor obtains judgment in recovery of $650K for 26 drivers misclassified as independent contractors by Romero’s Food Products Inc.

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from Secretary Xavier Becerra on 58th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut

General Services Administration (GSA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Missile Defense | DOD Needs to Improve Oversight of System Sustainment and Readiness

  • Report:  Public Health | Leading Practices Could Help Guide HHS Reform Efforts to Address Risk and Improve Preparedness

  • Report:  Cybersecurity | Interior Needs to Address Threats to Federal Systems and Critical Infrastructure

  • Report:  Tax Enforcement | IRS Could Better Manage Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs to Maximize Benefits [Reissued with revisions on Jun. 7, 2023]

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