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 has not yet released Friday’s schedule.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Thursday, January 7, 2021

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

The White House

  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re: POTUS video on “national healing and unity”)
  • Remarks by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re: Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Babe Zaharias)
  • Nominations: Three Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller on Yesterday’s Violence at the Capitol
  • Article: Defense Officials Detail National Guard Response to Capitol Attack
  • Statement by Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Doses Delivered Today
  • Article: Spangdahlem Air Base Distributes First COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Publication: Department of Defense Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategy
  • Article: Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Director Touts Benefits of Cloud Computing, Telework
  • Contracts for January 7, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, January 8
  • January 7: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Singaporean Foreign Minister Balakrishnan
  • January 7: Statement | Secretary Pompeo Approves New Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies Bureau
  • January 7: Statement | Conviction of Three Members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Acting Deputy Administrator Barsa’s Message to USAID Staff (re: Capitol breaching incident and decision to remain for orderly transition)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Advisory: Ambassador Kelly Craft’s Travel to Taiwan (Jan. 13-15)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: IARPA Launches Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) Program | January 6, 2021

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury is Delivering Millions of Economic Impact Payments by Prepaid Debit Card
  • Press Release: Treasury Launches $25 Billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program; Opens Portal to Begin Disbursement of Funding to State, Local, and Tribal Governments

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Over $1.1 Million to Multiple Whistleblowers
  • Press Release: Paul G. Cellupica, Division of Investment Management Deputy Director and Chief Counsel to Conclude Tenure at SEC

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement of Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen (re: mob breach at Capitol)
  • Press Release: Boeing Charged with 737 Max Fraud Conspiracy and Agrees to Pay over $2.5 Billion
  • Press Release: Bangladeshi National Sentenced for Conspiracy to Bring Aliens to the United States
  • Press Release: Health Care Company Indicted for Labor Market Collusion
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces Civil Investigation into Chemical Restraint Use at Two Nevada Juvenile Facilities
  • Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Announces Departure from Civil Rights Division

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

  • Statement: Acting Secretary Wolf Condemns Violence at The U.S. Capitol
  • Press Release: Gang Member/Convicted Aggravated Felon Arrested By Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Seizes $100K of Cocaine (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops Human Smuggling Attempt in Refrigerated Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Combined Law Enforcement Action Shuts Down Stash Houses (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two Arrested with Aliens Concealed in Car Trunk (Texas)
  • Press Release: 1,216 Pieces of Counterfeit Jewelry Worth Over $700K Seized CBP in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: Meth Seizure Starts the Year for Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)
  • Press Release: CBP JFK Seized Swine Meat & Bird’s Nest (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: State/Federal Help Still Available for Oregon Wildfire Survivors (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides an Additional $7.6 Million to Utah for COVID-19 Response (Utah)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides An Additional $2.3 Million To North Dakota For Payments For Lost Wages Due To COVID-19 (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Certain Workers in Allen and Iberia Parishes (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Disaster Unemployment Assistance for Those Affected by Tropical Storm Isaías Was Extended to January 29, 2021 (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Suspension of Tariff Action in France Digital Services Tax Investigation

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan Announce Central Asia Investment Partnership to Bolster Investment in the Region

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $4.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Georgia

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Delivers on Key Step Toward Tank Waste Treatment at Hanford (Washington State)
  • Press Release: Secretary Brouillette Names John Hairston Administrator and CEO of Bonneville Power Administration

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Research Topics for Upcoming Small Business Innovation Research Program Solicitation

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces $2 Million In Short-Time Compensation Grants to Washington State
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Grant Funding to the District of Columbia to Enhance Short-Time Compensation Program

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Releases National Strategic Plan to Address Viral Hepatitis
  • Press Release: HHS OCR Enters into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (Arizona)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine