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, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

9:45 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EST – The President signs executive orders advancing his priority to modernize our immigration system; The Vice President also attends | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:45 a.m. EST – the Vice President joins the President in receiving the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President joins the President when he signs executive orders advancing his priority to modernize our immigration system | Oval Office

5:30 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki

Recap of Monday, February 1, 2021

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden Outlines Steps to Reform Our Immigration System by Keeping Families Together, Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration, and Streamlining the Legal Immigration System | February 2, 2021
  • Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States (re: UAE)
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Republican Senators
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Situation in Burma
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Black History Month
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 1, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Announces Rare Earth Element Award to Strengthen Domestic Industrial Base
  • Press Release: DOD Announces $1.1 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With American Apparel, Inc. to Strengthen the Domestic Clothing and Textile Industrial Base
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $231.8 Million Contract to Ellume USA LLC to Increase Domestic Production Capacity and Deliver COVID-19 Home Tests
  • Contracts for February 1, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, February 2
  • February 1: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba
  • February 1: Statement | Attacks on Civilians in Syria
  • February 1: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports
  • February 1: Statement | National Freedom Day: Deepening Our Resolve to Fight Human Trafficking

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement on Agenda Item 5: UNDP Country Programs and Related Matters (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Roberto Gualtieri
  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso of Japan
  • Economy Statement for the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Marketable Borrowing Estimates

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Three Individuals in Digital Asset Frauds
  • Press Release: Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee Announces Executive Staff
  • Press Release: Satyam Khanna Named Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG
  • Press Release: John Coates Named Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: US-Based Promoter of Foreign Cryptocurrency Companies Charged in over $11 Million Securities Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Former Natural Gas Trader Pleads Guilty for Role in Commodities Insider Trading Scheme
  • Press Release: Hospital Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Steal Trade Secrets, Sell Them in China
  • Press Release: Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Endangered Species Act
  • Press Release: Former Colorado Police Officer Sentenced on Sexual Assault Charges

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

  • Press Release: DHS Statement on Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Distribution Sites
  • Press Release: Air and Marine Operations and Partners Seize A Quarter Ton of Cocaine, Disrupt Smuggling Attempt (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize 400 Lbs. of Meth in Two Smuggling Attempts at Calexico Port (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Sexual Predator (California)
  • Press Release: Smugglers Employ Dangerous Tactics (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $211K Worth of Cocaine at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two Packages, $136K of Counterfeit Currency CBP Officers in Chicago Seize Shipments Containing Funny Money (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Arrests Nebraska man wanted for Nebraska charges of Sexual Assault of a Child (Virginia)
  • Press Release: CBP in Puerto Rico Seizes Packages with Counterfeit Electronics and Jewelry (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates $245 Million to Florida for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs (Florida)
  • Press Release: Maryland Moves Forward on COVID-19 Vaccination with Federal Partners
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides An Additional $1.2 Million For Montana COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates $2.6 Million to South Carolina for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs
  • Press Release: Lane County | FEMA Seeks Owners with Multi-Family Rental Housing (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Funding For Newell Lake Dam Repair (South Dakota)
  • Press Release: One Month Remains to Apply for FEMA Assistance in Mississippi
  • Press Release: Flood Insurance Helps Homeowners, Renters and Businesses (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Act Now to Reduce Future Risk Through Mitigation (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Only a Week Left to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance (Alabama)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Batteries and Products Containing the Same

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Biden Administration Halts Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Google LLC, US Department of Labor settlement resolves alleged pay, hiring discrimination at California, Washington State locations

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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