US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US 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 Brief

10:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT welcomes His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein to the White House; this visit reinforces the close friendship and enduring partnership between the United States and Jordan

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT joins a meeting with local elected officials, chiefs of police, and a community violence intervention expert from cities across America that have benefited from using American Rescue Plan funding to increase spending on community policing and public safety programs | Roosevelt Room

  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Issues Call for State and Local Leaders to Dedicate More American Rescue Plan Funding to Make Our Communities Safer – And Deploy These Dollars Quickly

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks highlighting state and local leaders who are investing American Rescue Plan funding to make our communities safer | Rose Garden

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit to commemorate 45 years of U.S.-ASEAN relations and strengthen ASEAN’s central role in delivering sustainable solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route New Castle, Delaware

6:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in New Castle, Delaware

Looking Ahead: On May 20-21, the President is set to travel to Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan, from May 22-24.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT, as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, will host a working lunch with the leaders of ASEAN countries. They will discuss maritime security and global health, among other areas | U.S. Department of State

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT, as part of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit, will host a meeting with the leaders of ASEAN countries, members of the Cabinet, and other Administration officials to discuss climate action, clean energy, and sustainable infrastructure | U.S. Department of State

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

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

Recap of Thursday, May 12, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Statement from President Joe Biden Marking One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-⁠19
  • Proclamation on Remembering the 1,000,000 Americans Lost to COVID-⁠19
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Global COVID-⁠19 Summit
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Global COVID-19 Summit
  • Statement from President Joe Biden and President Ursula von der Leyen on occasion of the second Global COVID-⁠19 Summit, May 12, 2022
  • Statement:  2nd COVID-⁠19 Co-Host Statement
  • Commitments:  2nd Global COVID-⁠19 Summit Commitments
  • Fact Sheet:  The 2nd Global COVID-⁠19 Summit
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Official Previewing the Second Global COVID Summit
  • Fact Sheet:  U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official Previewing New Initiatives from the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit
  • Readout of President Biden’s Virtual Meetings with Retailers and Infant Formula Manufacturers
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Announces Additional Steps to Address Infant Formula Shortage
  • Transcript:  Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials to Address Infant Formula Shortage
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bipartisan Innovation Act Conference Committee Meeting
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain
  • Message to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Kim Sung-han of the Republic of Korea
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 12, 2022
  • Bill Signed into Law:  S. 270, the “Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park Expansion and Redesignation Act”
  • Bills Signed into Law:  S. 497, the “American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act,” and S. 658, the “National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021,”
  • Statement from President Biden on the Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as USCG Commandant
  • Statement from President Biden after Senate Confirmation of Federal Reserve Nominees
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Rhode Island Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Ukraine’s Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming King Abdullah II of Jordan to the Pentagon
  • Article:  Jordan’s King Meets with U.S. Security Leaders
  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Thailand Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prayut Chan-o-cha to the Pentagon
  • Article:  Fisher House: ‘Home Away From Home’ When Medical Needs Arise
  • Article:  Ethical Behavior More Than Just Yearly Online Training
  • Contracts for May 12, 2022

U.S. Army

  • Press Release:  Maintenance key to Blackhawk helicopters’ ability to accomplish mission in Kosovo

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release:  MING conducts public affairs workshop with Latvia, Liberia

U.S. Navy

  • Press Release:  USS Porter departs Rota, Spain, to start 11th patrol

U.S. Marine Corps

  • Press Release:  Marines Showcase NATO Command and Control Capabilities

U.S. Air Force

  • Press Release:  Contingency response dominates ACE exercise during Southern Strike

U.S. Space Force

U.S. Coast Guard

Department of State

Europe

  • May 12:  Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Germany and France (May 13-16)

South Asia

  • May 12:  Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation of Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Asia-Pacific

  • May 12:  Readout:  Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ngoc
  • May 12:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai Before Their Meeting
  • May 12:  Readout | The Deputy Secretary’s Meeting with NUG Representatives (Burma)

Middle East

  • May 12:  Statement | Joint Statement on Syria
  • May 12:  Statement | Authorizing Specified Economic Activities in Non-Regime Held Areas of Northeast and Northwest Syria in Support of D-ISIS Efforts

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Samantha Power Meets with Agricultural Leaders from the Governments of Kenya, Zambia, and Tanzania
  • Press Release:  USAID Launches New $20.5 Million Climate Change and Environmental Conservation Activity in Bangladesh to Protect Wildlife, Forests, and Livelihood
  • Press Release:  At Second Global COVID-19 Summit, USAID Announces $220 Million Commitment to Prevent Future Pandemics and Test and Treat Against COVID-19

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict in Ukraine
  • Opening Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the White House Global COVID-19 Summit
  • Closing Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the White House Global COVID-19 Summit
  • Remarks in a Meeting of the Fifth Committee’s Second Resumed Session on Improving the Financial Situation of the United Nations

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout:  Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
  • Congressional Testimony:  Testimony of Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Remarks by Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Statement for the United States by Andy Baukol Performing the Duties of Under Secretary for International Affairs U.S. Department of the Treasury

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Readout of Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s Trip to Chicago
  • Press Release:  United States Signs Protocol to Strengthen International Law Enforcement Cooperation to Combat Cybercrime
  • Press Release:  District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Shutting Down Fake CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card Operation
  • Press Release:  Justice Department and EEOC Warn Against Disability Discrimination

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Confirmation of Admiral Linda L. Fagan as USCG Commandant
  • Press Release:  DHS Awards RAND Corporation a Five-Year Contract to Continue Operating HSOAC
  • Press Release:  Smugglers Show Reckless Disregard for Lives of Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Not So Trusted Traveler Attempts to Smuggle Cocaine Through SENTRI Lane (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Narcotics Worth over $145K at Del Rio Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Reminds Pleasure Boating Community, Reporting Procedures in Effect (Michigan)
  • Press Release:  Air and Marine Operations & partners seize over 15 tons of cocaine from January to March (Washington, D.C.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
  • Advisory:  Ambassador Katherine Tai to Travel to France

Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)

  • Press Release:  Memorandum of Understanding between FCC, NTIA, USDA and Treasury

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Announces Tentative Agenda for May 19 Open Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release:  FCC, NTIA, USDA, Treasury Announce Broadband Info Sharing Agreement
  • Press Release:  New Mexico Wildfires Communications Status Report – May 12, 2022
  • Press Release:  FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting, Thursday, May 19, 2022

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Financing up to $1 Billion for Gavi COVID-19 Vaccine and Ancillary Supply Purchase and Delivery
  • Press Release:  DFC, Fulbright University Vietnam, and Government of Vietnam Partner to Advance Higher Education and Workforce Development at Margins of U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release:  Biden Administration Launches Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $505 Million Initiative to Boost Deployment and Cut Costs of Increase Long Duration Energy Storage

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than $68 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Conserve and Strengthen Ecosystems and Economies
  • Press Release:  President Biden Signs Law to Expand and Redesignate Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  Biden Administration Announces $254 Million to Tackle Polluted Brownfield Sites
  • Link to daily EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release:  FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the U.S.

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  Consumer Price Index Summary
  • Readout:  Labor Department’s Deputy Undersecretary Lee, Vietnamese Minister Dung confirm future labor dialogue
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor recovers $799K in back wages after investigation finds North Jersey contractor paid electricians incorrect wages, fringe benefits
  • Press Release:  Technological services company pays $319K in overtime back wages to 57 employees at Rochester, New York, location
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor reminds Northeast employers that workers need protection from dangers of heat illness

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  NIH Licenses COVID-19 Research Tools and Early-Stage Technologies to WHO Program
  • Statement from HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the One Million American Lives Lost to COVID-19
  • Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra at the Global COVID-19 Summit
  • Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra at Second Public Meeting of President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release:  HUD Announces Over $1.4 Million in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month