January 17th 2023 U.S. Executive Branch Priorities


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

Note:  The Federal Government was closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 a.m. EST – The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing | The White House

11:15 a.m. EST – The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands | Oval Office

12:45 p.m. EST – The President has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

2:45 p.m. EST – The President welcomes the Golden State Warriors to the White House to celebrate their 2022 NBA championship; The President and The Vice President deliver remarks, The Second Gentleman attends | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:45 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will join the President for lunch | Private Dining Room

2:45 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE Second Gentleman will join THE President in welcoming the Golden State Warriors to the White House to celebrate their 2022 NBA Championship | East Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:45 p.m. EST – 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 Friday-Monday, January 13-16, 2023

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks.

The White House

January 16

  • Remarks by President Biden Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Georgia Disaster Declaration

January 15

January 13

  • Joint Statement of the United States and Japan

  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting

  • Readout of Vice President Harris’ Meeting with Prime Minister Kishida of Japan

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris and Prime Minister Kishida of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting

  • Statement from President Joe Biden on New Justice Department Action to Keep Dangerous Firearms Out of Dangerous Hands

  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms

  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the State of the Union (Feb. 7)

  • Appointments:  President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

  • Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2023

Department of Defense (DOD)

January 16

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Travel to Ukraine

  • Article:  Medal of Honor Monday | Army Pfc. Garfield Langhorn

January 13

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Italian Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Asim Munir

  • Fact Sheet:  Ukraine Contracting Fact Sheet – Jan. 13

  • Article:  Gas and Go

  • Contracts for January 13, 2023

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Africa

  • January 16:  Statement | Abductions in Northern Burkina Faso

  • January 13:  Advisory | Special Envoy for Global Food Security Fowler’s Travel to Zambia, Malawi, and the United Kingdom

Europe, Ukraine

  • January 16:  Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Ukraine

  • January 13:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba

  • January 14:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Cassis

Asia-Pacific

  • January 13:  Readout | U.S.-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee Vice-Ministerial Meeting

  • January 13:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel at the Signing of a U.S.-Japan Space Cooperation Framework Agreement

  • January 13:  Statement | The United States and Japan Sign Framework Agreement on Space Cooperation

  • January 13:  Advisory | Under Secretary Jenkins Travel to Hawaii

Other Matters

  • January 16:  Statement | Honoring and Promoting Respect for Freedom of Religion or Belief Globally

  • January 16:  Advisory | Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy Ambassador Hachigian to Participate in the United States Conference of Mayors’ 91st Winter Meeting

  • January 13:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing

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

January 16

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Yemen

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a “Day of Reconciliation and Service” Event at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

January 13

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