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.

2:00 p.m. EST – The President arrives in South Texas to Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border (1:00 PM Local) | Valley International Airport, Harlingen, Texas

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a governors video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

Recap of Monday, January 11, 2021

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Inauguration: President Donald J. Trump Approves District of Columbia Emergency Declaration (Jan. 11-24)
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien (re: Hong Kong)
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Freedom to Jim Jordan
  • Article: Economic Report Card for the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate
  • Article: December Job Losses Driven by Leisure and Hospitality Industry

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Doses Delivered Today
  • Advisory: Acting Secretary Miller Travels to CONUS Bases
  • Press Release: Defense Department and Department of Commerce Explore 5G Challenge to Develop Open 5G Systems
  • Press Release: Defense Department Implements Section 901 of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (re: two publications below)
  • Publication: Disestablishment of the Chief Management Officer of the DOD and Realignment of Functions and Responsibilities
  • Publication: Re-establishment of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight and the Director of Administration and Management
  • Contracts for January 11, 2021

Department of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to deliver remarks at the National Press Club at 10:30 a.m. EST.  Looking ahead, Secretary Pompeo will travel to Brussels, Belgium, January 13-14, 2021, “to reaffirm the deep and enduring partnership between the United States and Belgium and the unwavering U.S. support for NATO.”

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 12
  • January 11: Sanctions | Sanctioning Russia-linked Disinformation Network for its Involvement in Attempts to Influence U.S. Election
  • January 11: Statement | Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Launches 2021 Fellowship Program

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in West Africa and the Sahel (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Takes Further Action Against Russian-linked Actors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Patient Recruiter Convicted in $2.8 Million Telemedicine Scheme Against Medicare
  • Press Release: Justice Department Concludes Its Investigation of D.C.-Area Private High Schools’ Decision to Stop Offering Advanced Placement Courses

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

  • Statement from Acting Secretary Wolf on National Special Security Event (NSSE) Designation (re: Inauguration)
  • Readout: Bahraini MOI – U.S. DHS Joint Statement on Acting Secretary Wolf’s Trip to Bahrain January 2021
  • Press Release: Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Warns of Life-Threatening Conditions (Texas)
  • Press Release: Illegal Immigrant with Active Warrant Arrested in Big Bend Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Newark Seizes Swine Meat (New Jersey)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Led Historic Pandemic Response, Supported Record Number of Disasters in 2020 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Key West Utility Board $1.32 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses (Florida)
  • Press Release: What to Expect after Applying with FEMA (Alabama)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: Lockheed Martin Corp. Agrees to Pay $700,000 to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $141,047 in Back Wages For Louisiana-Based Employees of Security Contractor

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Launches Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment
  • Press Release: HHS Invests $8 Million to Address Gaps in Rural Telehealth
  • Press Release: HHS to Lead Federal Grants Management Innovations and Efficiencies

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Conditionally Approves First Oral Tablet to Treat Lymphoma in Dogs

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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