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.

According to the White House, THE PRESIDENT will work from early morning until late evening, with calls and meetings.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:15 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

Recap of Monday, January 4, 2021

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

The White House

  • Press Release:  President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana
  • Press Release:  Administration Issues Annual Intellectual Property Report
  • Press Release:  President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Freedom to Devin Nunes

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 5
  • January 4:  Statement | Appointment of Dr. Matthew Graviss as Chief Data Officer
  • January 4:  SecState Op-Ed | China’s Nuclear Madness | Newsweek
  • January 4:  Travel Advisory | Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar and Turkmenistan
  • January 4:  Statement | Myanmar Independence Day

Department of the Treasury

  • Publication of Communist Chinese Military Companies Frequently Asked Question
  • Press Release:  Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 31A and Amended Frequently Asked Question
  • Press Release:  Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release:  Fire Extinguisher Manufacturer Ordered to Pay $12 Million Penalty for Delay and Misrepresentations in Reporting Product Defects
  • Press Release:  Ready-Mix Concrete Company Admits to Fixing Prices and Rigging Bids in Violation of Antitrust Laws
  • Press Release:  California Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Threatening to Bomb Catholic Prep School
  • Press Release:  Virginia Tax Preparer Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Prison for Preparing False Returns

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

  • Press Release:  Acting Secretary Wolf Participates in Ceremonial Groundbreaking of CYCLOPS in Cyprus
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Member, Convicted Felon

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release:  Hurricane Zeta Survivors in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone Counties Can Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance (Mississippi)
  • Press Release:  It’s Important to Submit an SBA Disaster Loan Application (Alabama)
  • Press Release:  FEMA’s Commitment Remains Strong One Year After the Earthquakes (Puerto Rico)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout:  EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Concludes Economic Visit to Qatar with Strengthened Economic Cooperation

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces Continuation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, Fifth Round of Food Purchases
  • Press Release:  USDA Continues to Move SNAP Participants Forward

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor to Award $4 Million Grant to Improve Worker Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a Focus on Women’s Rights
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of Up to $25 Million In Disaster Recovery Funding in Response to California’s 2020 Wildfires
  • Press Release:  Florida Landscaping Material Supplier Pays $15,804 Civil Penalty After U.S. Department of Labor Discovers Child Labor Violations
  • Press Release:  Auto Care and Tire Shop Pays $152,109 in Back Wages to 248 Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage Violations in Carolinas and Virginia
  • Press Release:  U.S. Labor Department Recovers $35,492 in Overtime Back Wages For 12 Employees of Pittsburgh Area Ambulance Service

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release:  FDA Takes Steps to Provide Clarity on Developing New Drug Products in the Age of Individualized Medicine

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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