US Executive Branch Update for Public Policies

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 am EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

10:45 am 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 PRESENT joins a meeting with local 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

3:00 pm 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 pm EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the US-ASEAN Special Summit to commemorate 45 years of US-ASEAN relations and strengthen ASEAN’s central role in delivering sustainable solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges

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

6:55 pm 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 am EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT, as part of the US-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 | US Department of State

1:30 pm EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT, as part of the US-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 | US Department of State

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 pm 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 the 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: US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC

  • Transcript: Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official Previewing New Initiatives from the US-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 Defense 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 US Security Leaders

  • Remarks from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Thailand Prime Minister and Minister of Defense 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

US Army

US National Guard

US Navy

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

US Marine Corps

US Air Force

US Space Force

US Coast Guard

Department of State

Europe

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

South Asia

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, US 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 US 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, DC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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)

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 US-ASEAN Special Summit

Department of Energy (DOE)

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)

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: US 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: US 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)

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