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U.S. Executive Branch Update – September 12, 2023
Tuesday, September 12, 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*

12:15 a.m. EDT – The President arrives at Joint Base Andrews

12:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

10:00 a.m. EDT – The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President is in Washington, D.C., and has no public events scheduled.

*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 Monday, September 11, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

  • Joint Leaders’ Statement | Elevating United States-Vietnam Relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with President Vo Van Thuong of Vietnam
  • Remarks by President Biden and President Võ Văn Thưởng of Vietnam at a State Luncheon
  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh of Vietnam
  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính of Vietnam Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue of Vietnam
  • Remarks by President Biden at Roundtable Meeting with CEOs
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Wyoming Disaster Declaration
  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Key Nominees
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Remarks by First Lady Jill Biden at the Swearing-in Ceremony for the National Archivist, as Prepared for Delivery

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript:  Brigadier General Pat Ryder, Pentagon Press Secretary, Holds an Off-Camera, On-the-Record Press Briefing for Resident Media
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Pentagon Ceremony to Honor the Fallen of September 11, 2001 (As Delivered)
  • Article:  Austin, Milley Remember Those Lost on 9/11
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defence Rustem Umerov
  • Article:  Austin Makes Call to New Counterpart in Ukraine
  • Readout of Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker Meeting with Estonian Ministry of Defense Permanent Secretary Kusti Salm
  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz
  • Contracts for September 11, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, September 12, 2023


  • September 11:  Statement | 22nd Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attacks

Middle East

  • September 11:  Statement | Flooding in Libya


  • September 11:  Statement | New Partnership with Vietnam to Explore Semiconductor Supply Chain Opportunities
  • September 11:  Readout | Symposium on Accelerating, Science, Technology and Circular Innovation in Southeast Asia
  • September 11:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary Toloui Travels to Japan and the Republic of Korea

Western Hemisphere

  • September 11:  Advisory | Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Dodd’s Travel to Lima, Peru
  • September 11:  Statement | The 50th Anniversary of the Military Coup in Chile
  • September 11:  Statement | U.S. Department of State and Arizona State University Announce Partnership to Bolster Democratic Resilience in the Digital Age
  • September 11:  Advisory | Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs Russo Travels to Phoenix, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California
  • September 11:  Advisory | Ambassador Fick’s Travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma

Other Matters

  • September 11:  Statement | Appointment of Eileen C. Donahoe as Special Envoy and Coordinator for Digital Freedom

Department Press Briefings

  • September 11:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo at the Economic Club of New York on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Historic Investments in Unlocking Unrealized Economic Potential
  • Press Release:  United States Signs $20 Million Debt Swap Agreement with Peru to Support Amazon Conservation

Security Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Sweep into Marketing Rule Violations Results in Charges Against Nine Investment Advisers

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Statement from Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco on the 22nd Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
  • Press Release:  Justice Department’s National Security Division Announces Key Corporate Enforcement Appointments
  • Press Release:  Michigan Marijuana Dispensary Owner Convicted of Tax Evasion and Obstructing the IRS

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

  • CBP Press Release:  Remembering September 11, 2001 (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  Laredo Port of Entry Holds 22nd Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge (Texas)
  • CBP Press Release:  CBP officers seize over $1.1 million in methamphetamine at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

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

  • Press Release:  What They Are Saying | USTR Resolves Last Outstanding WTO Dispute with India

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Call with Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Nishimura Yasutoshi

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  Online Shoe Seller Hey Dude, Inc. to Pay $1.95 Million for Violating FTC’s Mail, Internet, and Telephone Order Rule and Suppressing Negative Consumer Reviews
  • Press Release:  FTC Says TruthFinder, Instant Checkmate Deceived Users About Background Report Accuracy, Violated FCRA While Marketing Reports for Employee and Tenant Screening

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release:  CFPB Orders Leasing Company Tempoe to Provide $36 Million in Penalties and Relief for Tricking Consumers and Hiding Contract Terms

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Basil Gooden, Ph.D. to Serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Interior Department Announces First Indian Youth Service Corps Grant Awards

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Anaerobic Digestion on the Farm Conference Registration Now Open
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor proposes revised procedures for civil penalty assessments to better protect longshore, harbor workers, employers
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor seeks help of employees from Mar-Jac Poultry MS as investigation into young teen’s death at Hattiesburg plant continues
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Navient Corp. enter into agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS Office for Civil Rights Settles with L.A. Care Health Plan Over Potential HIPAA Security Rule Violations

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Takes Action on Updated mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines to Better Protect Against Currently Circulating Variants

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Report:  Security of Taxpayer Information | IRS Needs to Address Critical Safeguard Weaknesses

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

  • Report:  Monthly Budget Review | August 2023
  • Cost Estimate:  H.R. 890, Guidance Out Of Darkness Act of 2023
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