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*

10:05 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Charleston, WV, on Air Force Two

11:10 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Charleston, WV, on Air Force Two | Yeager Airport

12:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Memorial Service honoring General Yeager | Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center

2:05 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Charleston, WV, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

3:05 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Thursday, January 14, 2021

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

The White House

  • Statement from President Donald J. Trump (re: low troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria)
  • Executive Order on Establishing The Wildland Fire Management Policy Committee
  • Executive Order on Encouraging Buy American Policies For The United States Postal Service
  • Presidential Proclamation on the Continuation of Facilitating Positive Adjustment to Competition from Imports of Large Residential Washers
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Research and Development Security
  • Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate (re: rescissions)
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Awarded the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Doses Delivered Today
  • Memorandum: Department of Defense COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Policy
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Jan. 14, 2021
  • Article: Largest Multi-Site Distribution Complex in DOD Delivers for Operation Warp Speed
  • Press Release: DOD Releases Industrial Capabilities Report
  • Publication: FY20 Industrial Capabilities Report
  • Fact Sheet: A 21st Century Defense Industrial Strategy for America
  • Publication: Industrial Capabilities Report Print Landscape
  • Press Release: DOD Releases List of Additional Companies, In Accordance with Section 1237 of FY99 NDAA (re:  “Communist Chinese military companies”)
  • Publication: DOD Releases List of Additional Companies, In Accordance With Section 1237 of FY99 NDAA (re:  “Communist Chinese military companies”)
  • Article: No Place in DOD for Extremism, White Supremacy, Officials Say
  • Article: Partnerships Key to Space Force Delivering Warfighting Capabilities
  • Article: Miller Establishes Task Force to Aid Gold Star Families
  • Advisory: Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced
  • Contracts for January 14, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, January 15
  • January 14: Statement | State Department Terrorist Designation Reviews and Amendments
  • January 14: Statement | State Department Terrorist Designations of HASM and Its Leaders and Maintenance of PIJ FTO Designation
  • January 14: Statement | Protecting and Preserving a Free and Open South China Sea
  • January 14: Statement | United States and Morocco Sign Cultural Property Agreement
  • January 14: Statement | U.S.-Georgia Memorandum of Understanding on 5G Security
  • January 14: Statement | Launch of United Women’s Economic Development Network
  • January 14: Statement | U.S. Department of State and National Park Service Partner to Strengthen Fulbright Exchanges and Increase Global Environmental Awareness
  • January 14: Statement | United States to Host World Data System’s International Program Office
  • January 14: Statement | 10th Anniversary of the Revolution in Tunisia

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Announces More Than $5.8 Million for Partnerships on Scientific Cooperation
  • Press Release: USAID Updates Its Policy on Economic Growth

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Yemen (via VTC)
  • Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft to Model UN Students in Taiwan (via VTC)
  • Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft before a Virtual Meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (via VTC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: ODNI Releases ODNI Attorney General Procedures for Conducting Intelligence Activities

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Department and FHFA Amend Terms of Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Guidance: Issuance of Communist Chinese Military Companies General License 2 and Related Frequently Asked Questions; Issuance of Executive Order on Amending Executive Order 13959
  • Press Release: Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and PT Bukit Muria Jaya

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Attends Security Briefing at FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center on Inauguration Planning and Recent Capitol Attack
  • Press Release: Justice Department Issues Favorable Business Review Letter to Institute of International Finance for Sovereign Debt Information Sharing Principles
  • Press Release: Justice Department Recovers Over $2.2 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in Fiscal Year 2020
  • Press Release: MS-13’s Highest-Ranking Leaders Charged with Terrorism Offenses in the United States
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with Texas-Based Staffing Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination
  • Press Release: The Department of Justice Alleges Conditions at Cumberland County Jail Violate the Constitution
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Two California Doctors for Discrimination Against Patient with HIV
  • Press Release: Toyota Motor Company to Pay $180 Million in Settlement for Decade-Long Noncompliance with Clean Air Act Reporting Requirements
  • Press Release: Owner of Oil Chem Inc. Pleads Guilty to Violating the Clean Water Act

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

  • Press Release: U.S. Customs and Border Protection helps to secure our Nation’s 59th Presidential Inauguration (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Makes Methamphetamine Seizure (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Convicted Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Agents Apprehend Sex Offender (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Sexual Assault of a Child (Texas)
  • Press Release: $405K of Counterfeit Designer Handbags & Wallets Seized by CBP Officers (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: More than 4,000 Pills of Various Steroids Seized by CBP Officers in Chicago (Illinois)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supporting Government Partners Across DC Region in Preparation for 59th Presidential Inauguration
  • Press Release: Renters May be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance (Louisiana)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Commerce Department Issues Interim Rule to Secure the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain
  • Press Release: Commerce Adds China National Offshore Oil Corporation to the Entity List and Skyrizon to the Military End-User List
  • Press Release: Commerce Tightens Controls to Prevent Support of Foreign Military-Intelligence and WMD Activities

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC and Ecuador Sign Framework Agreement to Support Development, Private Sector Investment

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Approved 142 Small Business Authorizations Totaling More Than $407 Million and Supporting 2,700 U.S. Jobs in November 2020
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman’s Council on China Competition Meets to Discuss Long-Term Success for EXIM’s Program on China and Transformational Exports
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Visits Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation to Present EXIM Deal of the Year Award for Innovative Risk-Sharing Transaction Supporting Hundreds of Jobs in Georgia and Across the USA

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Secretary Perdue Statement on the Establishment of Wildland Fire Subcabinet

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Seeks Industry Input on FY21 Sales of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
  • Press Release: Department of Energy Cites Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth LLC for Nuclear Safety Program Violations

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Unemployment Insurance Claims
  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces $40 Million To Address Rural Health Care Workforce Shortages
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Launches Education and Enforcement Initiative to Ensure Child Care Industry Complies with Federal Labor Laws

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Quickly Makes Available More Than $21 Billion in Taxpayer Funds to Support Continued Education at Colleges, Universities

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: OCR Provides Technical Assistance to Ensure Crisis Standards of Care Protect Against Age and Disability Discrimination
  • Press Release: HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Grants First Conditional Approval Under Expanded Authority to Control Seizures in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy

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