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.

Note:  The 117th U.S. Congress certified President-Elect Joe Biden’s election victory early Thursday morning, after the Capitol Building was breached Wednesday afternoon interrupting the Electoral College certification process.  President-Elect Biden’s inauguration ceremony is scheduled for January 20. 

POTUS’ Schedule*

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

The White House has not yet released Thursday’s schedule.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House has not yet released Thursday’s schedule.

Recap of Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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

The White House

  • Article: The Trump Administration Is Achieving Environmental Progress While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Update to Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesman, on D.C. Guard Mobilization
  • Statement by Acting Secretary Miller on Full Activation of D.C. National Guard
  • Statement by Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesman, on D.C. Guard Mobilization
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Jan. 6, 2021
  • Statement by Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Doses Delivered Today
  • Article: States Can Accelerate Vaccinations by Broadening Recipient Pool
  • Readout of U.S.-Maldives Inaugural Defense and Security Dialogue
  • Article: World War II Vet, POW Who Endured ‘Hell Ship,’ Recognized With Promotion, Medal
  • Article: Cyber Beacon Provides Venue for Sharing Innovative Approaches to Top Strategic Challenges
  • Contracts for January 6, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, January 7
  • January 6: Statement | On the Mass Arrests of Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Fragile States (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service Release Final Rule on Section 45Q Credit Regulations
  • Press Release: Publication of Communist Chinese Military Companies Frequently Asked Questions
  • Press Release: Publication of Communist Chinese Military Companies Frequently Asked Question

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Regarding the Overrunning of the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Statement on Solarwinds Update
  • Press Release: Justice Department Applauds the Passage and Enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020
  • Press Release: Vivint Smart Homes Inc. to Pay $3.2 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Statements to Federally Insured Bank

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

  • Press Release: Acting Secretary Wolf Signs Multiple Security Cooperation Agreements with Bahraini Government
  • Press Release: CISA, NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway and Local Partners Conduct Joint Exercise to Keep DAYTONA 500 Fans Safe
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Armed Smugglers (California)
  • Press Release: BP Arrests Fugitive Wanted in Mexico (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man Wanted for Sex Crimes (Texas)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Releases Findings in Digital Service Taxes (DST) Investigations

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Year in Review | Our Most Popular Stories of 2020

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Fluid End Block from China, Germany, India, and Italy Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Releases ‘Energy for Space’ Strategy

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Over $41 Million in Awards for Innovative Technologies to Improve Transportation Mobility and Access for Persons with Disabilities

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Clarify Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing
  • Press Release: HHS Announces New HPV Vaccination Campaign for Young Adults

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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