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*

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

The White House had yet to release the President’s schedule.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

Recap of Friday – Sunday, January 8-10, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Letter to the Nation: First Lady Melania Trump | Our Path Forward | January 11, 2020
  • Proclamation on Honoring United States Capitol Police Officers
  • Memorandum on Providing an Order of Succession Within the United States International Development Finance Corporation
  • Executive Order on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement: On Behalf of the U.S. Army | Statement on the National Guard Response in the District of Columbia From the Secretary of the Army | January 8, 2021
  • Press Release: Planning and Execution Timeline for the National Guard’s Involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, First Amendment Protests in Washington, D.C.
  • Publication: Planning and Execution Timeline for the National Guard’s Involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, First Amendment Protests in Washington, D.C.
  • Readout of Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller’s Phone Call With Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto (re: commercial airplane crash)
  • Readout of PDO Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Anthony Tata Meetings With Senior Officials in Equatorial Guinea
  • Readout of PDO Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Anthony Tata Meetings With Senior Officials in Mozambique
  • Readout of PDO Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Anthony Tata Meeting With Senior Officials in Saudi Arabia
  • Readout of (PDO) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey’s Meeting With Pakistan’s Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza
  • Statement by Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Doses Delivered Today | January 9, 2021
  • Statement by Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Doses Delivered Today | January 8, 2021
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $110 Million Firm Fixed Price Contract Action to Puritan Medical Products to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Foam Tip Swabs
  • Press Release: Space Force Becomes 18th Member of Intel Community
  • Article: DOD Office Works to Prevent Trafficking in Persons
  • Press Release: Defense Department Announces New Appointments
  • Contracts for January 8, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, January 11
  • January 10: Statement | Terrorist Designation of Ansarallah in Yemen
  • January 9: Statement | Iran Threatening To Expel UN Investigators
  • January 9: Joint Statement on Hong Kong | Governments of the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
  • January 9: Statement | Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship
  • January 9: Statement | Remembering the Victims of PS752 (Ukraine commercial aircraft downing in Iran)
  • January 8: Sanctions | Designation of Iraqi Militia Leader in Connection with Serious Human Rights Abuse
  • January 8: Statement | The Department of State Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Advisory: USAID Acting Assistant Administrator Javier Piedra Travels to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (Jan. 8-17)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: DNI Ratcliffe Welcomes U.S. Space Force as 18th Intelligence Community Member

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Iraqi Militia Leader Connected to Serious Human Rights Abuse
  • Sanctions: Global Magnitsky Designation; Non-SDN Communist Chinese Military Companies List (NS-CCMC) Updates
  • Guidance: Issuance of Communist Chinese Military Companies General License 1

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Deutsche Bank With FCPA Violations Related to Third-Party Intermediaries

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement on Misinformation on Social Media Regarding the Office of the Pardon Attorney
  • Statement of Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen on the Death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick
  • Press Release: Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol
  • Press Release: Man Arrested for Illegally Entering Office of Speaker of the House
  • Press Release: Deutsche Bank Agrees to Pay over $130 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Fraud Case
  • Press Release: Two Quebec Men Extradited to North Dakota from Canada as Part of ‘Operation Denial’
  • Press Release: Three Foreign Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: Florida Medical Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Falsify Clinical Trial Data
  • Press Release: North Carolina Nail Salon Owner Convicted of Forced Labor
  • Press Release: Owner of Seafood Processor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion
  • Press Release: Court Orders Georgia Defendants to Stop Selling Vitamin D Products as Treatments for Covid-19 and Other Diseases
  • Press Release: Former Hamtramck, Michigan Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Charge For Excessive Use of Force

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

  • Press Release: Amir of Qatar Hosts Discussion with Acting Secretary Wolf Addressing 21st Century Security Solutions; Wolf Also Signs Memorandum of Border Security Cooperation
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Over 120 lbs. of Liquid Meth (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Assist ICSO with Stolen Vehicle Recovery (California)
  • Press Release: 10,080 Counterfeit Surgical Masks Seized in Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Press Release: More than $1M of Counterfeit Designer Masks Intercepted by CBP in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP and CPSC Lock Down Pink Bicycles Excessively Coated in Harmful Lead Paint (Maryland)
  • Press Release: Pittsburgh CBP Seizes Steelers’ Fake Super Bowl Rings ahead of Wild Card Weekend (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: Air and Marine Operations and Partners Seize Nearly Two Tons of Cocaine, Disrupt Smuggling Attempt (Florida)
  • Press Release: AMO Interdicts Vessel Seizing 450 Pounds of Cocaine and Arrest 3 Individuals Near Culebra, Puerto Rico

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Establishes Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Issues Public Notice (Alabama)
  • Press Release: One Month Left to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance (Alabama)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC
  • Press Release: USITC to Investigate Effect of Imports on the U.S. Cucumber and Squash Industries, with a Focus on the U.S. Southeast

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: Joint US-Uzbek Statement on the Abraham (Ibrahim) Fund

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Call with U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates John Rakolta Jr.
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Concludes Visit to Oman with Strengthened Economic Cooperation
  • Press Release: The Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Government of Sudan Sign $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding to Promote U.S. Exports to Sudan
  • Press Release: EXIM Approved 117 Small Business Authorizations Totaling $97 Million and Supporting 400 U.S. Jobs in October 2020
  • Press Release: EXIM Finalizes First-Ever U.S. LNG Export Transaction in Support of 200 American Jobs

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $16 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Illinois, Oregon and South Carolina

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Issues Policy Statement Streamlining Short-Term LNG Export Authorizations

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: Air Travel Consumer Report | October 2020 Airline Complaint Data

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Two Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,930,381 In Coronavirus Violations
  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on the December Jobs Report

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Announces More than $4 Billion Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning

Health & Human Services (HHS)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | January 8, 2021
  • Press Release: FDA Issues Alert Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutation to Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratory Staff

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