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 U.S. Government was closed on Monday, in observance of President’s Day. 

POTUS’ Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

5:30 p.m. EST – The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

5:50 p.m. EST – The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Milwaukee, Wisconsin

7:30 p.m. EST – The President arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (6:30 PM Local) | General Mitchell International Airport

9:00 p.m. EST – The President participates in a CNN town hall (8:00 PM Local) | Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI

10:50 p.m. EST – The President departs Milwaukee, Wisconsin en route Washington, DC (9:50 PM Local)

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:30 a.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 Friday – Monday, February 12-15, 2021

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Announces Extension of COVID-19 Forbearance and Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners | February 16, 2021
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the 2021 Special Health Insurance Enrollment Period Through | February 15, 2021
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France | February 15, 2021
  • Emergency Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Texas Emergency Declaration | February 14, 2021
  • Executive Order on the Establishment of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships | February 14, 2021
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden Reestablishes the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Statement by the President Three Years After the Parkland Shooting | February 14, 2021
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Senate Vote in the Trial of Donald Trump | February 13, 2021
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate | February 13, 2021
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (re: WHO credibility/China) | February 13, 2021
  • Statement of President Joe Biden on Safely Reopening Schools | February 12, 2021
  • Remarks by President Biden before Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Governors and Mayors to Discuss the Vital Need to Pass the American Rescue Plan | February 12, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, February 12, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Austin on the Department’s Representatives to the Congressionally Mandated Commission on the Naming of Items in the Department of Defense That Commemorate the Confederate States of America
  • Article: Austin Announces Members of Base-Naming Commission
  • Article: DOD Partners With Underrepresented Youth on STEM Initiatives
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Updates Reporters on DOD Operations
  • Article: DOD to Support FEMA Vaccination Effort
  • Article: NATO Defense Ministers to Discuss Future of Alliance
  • Article: Director Explains Approaches to Fielding New Space Capability
  • Advisory: Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced
  • Contracts for February 12, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, February 16
  • February 15: Statement | Rocket Attacks in Erbil
  • February 15: Statement | Launch of the Canadian-Drafted “Declaration Against the Use of Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations”
  • February 15: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Greek Foreign Minister Dendias
  • February 15: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu
  • February 15: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Irish Minster for Foreign Affairs and Defence Coveney
  • February 15: Statement | Serbia National Day
  • February 14: Statement | Turkish Citizens Killed in Iraq
  • February 14: Statement | Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume E–15, Part 2, Documents on Western Europe, 1973–1976, Second, Revised Edition
  • February 14: Statement | Revocation of the Terrorist Designations of Ansarallah
  • February 12: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – February 12, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Open Debate on Peacekeeping Operations | February 15, 2021
  • Statement at the UN Women Executive Board Meeting (via VTC) | February 15, 2021
  • Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Burma | February 12, 2021

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Treasury Department Spokesperson on Secretary Janet L. Yellen’s Participation in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (re: COVID, Climate Change, LIC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: US Citizen Charged with Murder of Department of Defense Employee in Bahrain
  • Press Release: Two Men Charged in Multi-million Dollar Darknet Drug Distribution Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Probation Official Charged with Child Pornography Offenses
  • Press Release: Indiana Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Making Racially-Charged Motivated Threats Toward Black Neighbor and to Unlawful Possession of Firearms
  • Press Release: Doctor Pleads Guilty to Not Paying Employment Taxes

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • Press Release: USBP Agents Intercept 40 Lbs. of Meth (California)
  • Press Release: Driver Flees USBP, Later Arrested (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Air Interdiction Agents Apprehend Guide for Group of 44 (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Baby Born in Frigid Temperatures Near the Rio Grande (Texas)
  • Press Release: Discovery of Four Illegal Alien Stash Houses Results in 68 Arrests in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Counterfeit AirPods, Electronic Devices Valued at Over $1.6M (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: President Biden Reinstates Deferred Enforced Departure for Eligible Liberians

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Encourages Louisiana Teens to Apply to the National Youth Preparedness Council
  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $49.6 Million to Cook County for Vaccine Distribution Support (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Hawaii Receives $87M to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release: Guam Receives $1.1M to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release: American Samoa Receives $3.4M to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Texas
  • Press Release: Preliminary Flood Maps for Haskell County, Oklahoma, are Ready for Public View (Oklahoma)
  • Press Release: Lake Charles Disaster Recovery Center Closing (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $49.6 Million to Cook County for Vaccine Distribution Support (Illinois)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves the Largest Obligation for Permanent Work at the UPR, Río Piedras Campus (Puerto Rico)

Department of Education

  • Press Release: US Department of Education COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1 | Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: OCR Settles Sixteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
  • Press Release: 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Coverage Starts on Monday, February 15

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | February 12, 2021
  • Press Release: FDA Approves Drug to Reduce Bone Marrow Suppression Caused by Chemotherapy

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