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*

10:00 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President meet with Senators on the critical need to invest in modern and sustainable American infrastructure; the Secretary of Transportation joins virtually | Oval Office

11:15 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

3:45 p.m. EST – The President visits the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory | National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

4:30 p.m. EST – The President delivers remarks to National Institutes of Health staff | National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EST – the President and the Vice President will meet with Senators from both parties on the critical need to invest in modern and sustainable American infrastructure. The Secretary of Transportation will join virtually | Oval Office.

11:15 a.m. EST – the Vice President joins THE PRESIDENT in receiving the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Xi Jinping of China
  • Remarks by President Biden to Department of Defense Personnel
  • Remarks by President Biden on the Administration’s Response to the Coup in Burma
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 10, 2021
  • Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy Groups
  • Nominations:  President Biden Announces Additional Members of His Energy and Jobs Team
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Press Release:  President Biden Announces Members of the Biden-Harris Administration COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article:  President Stresses Unity in Message to Defense Department
  • Article:  Biden Announces DOD China Task Force
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Austin’s Call With Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen
  • Publication:  COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Feb. 10, 2021
  • Contracts for February 10, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, February 11
  • February 10:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
  • February 10:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi
  • February 10:  Statement | Declining Media Pluralism in Hungary
  • February 10:  Statement | Release Osman Kavala Immediately (re: detainment in Turkey)
  • February 10:  Transcript | Department Press Briefing – February 10, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts (via VTC)
  • Statement on COVID-19 at the UNICEF Executive Board Meeting (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  US Treasury Department Holds Financial Sector Innovation Policy Roundtable

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release:  Department of Justice Recognizes International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
  • Press Release:  Man Purchased Lamborghini After Receiving $3.9 Million in PPP Loans
  • Press Release:  Two Louisiana Return Preparers Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy
  • Press Release:  Former Florida Resident Indicted for Tax Evasion and Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts

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

  • Press Release:  CBP Announces January 2021 Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Agents Rescue Seriously Injured Abandoned Illegal Migrant (California)
  • Press Release:  Yuma Sector Canine Detects Over 40 Pounds of Concealed Meth (Arizona)
  • Press Release:  Valentine’s Day Flowers Insect-Free (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release:  FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution | COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Community Effort Helps More Than 3,400 Get Vaccinated at West Virginia Event
  • Press Release:  Use FEMA Grants for Approved Purpose (Mississippi)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  Difluoromethane (R-32) from China Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Fact Sheet:  Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Fort Lauderdale HVAC contractor pays $20K in back wages to 18 employees as US Department of Labor finds overtime violations
  • Press Release:  US Department of Labor cites Trinity Rail and Maintenance Services for confined space violations in August 2020 fatality investigation

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  OCR Settles Fifteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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