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.

9:45 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – The President delivers remarks outlining his racial equity agenda and signs executive actions; The Vice President also attends | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule

9:45 a.m. EST – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

12:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Dr. Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury at the White House, which will be pooled press.

2:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will join the President when he delivers remarks to outline his racial equity agenda and signs executive actions, which will be pooled press.

4:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President and the Second Gentleman will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, which will be pooled press.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice

Recap of Monday, January 25, 2021

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers
  • Remarks by President Biden at Signing of Executive Order on Strengthening American Manufacturing
  • Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease
  • Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform
  • Remarks by President Biden in Signing of Executive Order Reversing the 2018 Transgender Military Ban
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden Signs Executive Order Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, January 25, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on Transgender Service in the Military
  • Article: Biden Administration Overturns Transgender Exclusion Policy
  • Article: Army Leaders Provide Update of Guard Activities in Washington
  • Article: DOD Uses 3D-Printing to Create N95 Respirators
  • Contracts for January 25, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 26
  • January 25: Fact Sheet | Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26
  • January 25: Statement | Australia National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Post-COVID-19 Global Governance (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Appointment of Key Members of Staff
  • Guidance: Issuance of Counter Terrorism General License and Amended Frequently Asked Question
  • Press Release: Sanctions List Search Upgrade

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: West Virginia Woman Sentenced for Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping
  • Press Release: Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of Veterans
  • Press Release: Alleged Leaders of Gangster Disciples Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

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

  • Press Release: CBP Regional Partners Intercept Smuggling Boat with 15 Undocumented Aliens in Santa Barbara (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Heroin, In Two Separate Smuggling Attempts (California)
  • Press Release: Video Release | Air and Marine Operations and U.S. Border Patrol Agents Perform a Hoist Rescue of a Migrant in the Baboquivari Mountains (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Interdicts Several Human Smuggling Attempts In a 72-Hour Period (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 275 Pounds of Marijuana and Make Four Arrests in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept More Than $550K of Fake Designer Apparel (Minnesota)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Take Precautions Now as Winter Storm Threatens the Area (Midwest)
  • Press Release: FEMA Grants Won’t Affect Other Benefits (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: Feeling Fatigue Due to Disasters? (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Two Weeks Remain to Apply with FEMA: Feb. 8 is the Deadline (Alabama)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Key West Utility Board $1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA Assigns Over $10 Million for Elderly Homes (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain IP Camera Systems Including Video Doorbells and Components Thereof

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Financing to Advance Economic Growth in West Africa, the Sahel Region

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Heather Dawn Thompson as Director, Office of Tribal Relations

Department of Interior

  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation on President Joseph R. Biden’s Made-In-America Executive Order

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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