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*

9:50 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:15 p.m. EST – The President conducts a roundtable with Black essential workers, moderated by Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice | South Court Auditorium

4:00 p.m. EST – The President participates in his first bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada; The Vice President also attends | Roosevelt Room

5:45 p.m. EST – The President and Prime Minister Trudeau give statements on their bilateral meeting | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:50 a.m. EST – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

4:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will join the President for his first bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Roosevelt Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:00 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 Monday, February 22, 2021

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: The United States-Canada Partnership | February 23, 2021
  • Remarks by President Biden on Helping Small Businesses
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need, Announces Changes to PPP to Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief
  • Remarks by President Biden on the More Than 500,000 American Lives Lost to COVID-19
  • Proclamation on Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 22, 2021
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Participation in a Multinational Roundtable on Ukraine
  • Press Release: New Officials Sworn In at the Department of Defense
  • Press Release: Defense Department Launches $2 Million Aerospace Research and Education Center of Excellence at Tuskegee University
  • Article: Commission Soon to Begin Examining Problem of Sexual Assault in Military
  • Contracts for February 22, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, February 23
  • February 22: Statement | Promoting Accountability for Those Responsible for Violence Against Protestors in Burma
  • February 22: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi
  • February 22: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio
  • February 22: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council
  • February 22: Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to the Arabian Peninsula
  • February 22: Statement | Japan’s National Day
  • February 22: Statement | Brunei National Day
  • February 22: Statement | Saint Lucia Independence Day
  • February 22: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – February 22, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Haiti (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: United States Targets Members of Burma’s State Administrative Council following Violence against Protestors
  • Press Release: Burma-related Designations
  • Press Release: CAATSA – Russia-related Designations Updates

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Wife of “El Chapo” Arrested on International Drug Trafficking Charges
  • Press Release: Former Owner of Aquarium Business Sentenced to Prison for Illicit Trafficking of Protected Reef Creatures

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with UK Home Secretary Priti Patel
  • Press Release: DHS Announces Steps to Advance President’s Commitment to Elevate Cybersecurity
  • Press Release: CISA Welcomes New Members to Leadership Team
  • Press Release: Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council Holds Winter Meeting to Discuss Path Forward on Election Security and Resilience
  • Press Release: CBP Designs CBP One™ Mobile App to streamline lawful travel to United States (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: USBP Agents Seize Methamphetamine, Cocaine in Separate Traffic Stops (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Prevent Human Smuggling Event (California)
  • Press Release: Calexico Border Patrol Arrest Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: Agents perform second water rescue in week (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Woman Left for Dead in Winter Storm (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Identify Two Sexual Predators (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Over 200 Individuals in Tractor-Trailers During the Weekend (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Minnesota Seize More than 9,000 Pills of Medication (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Don’t Get Scammed | Protect Yourself from Contractor Fraud (Texas)
  • Press Release: A Few More Days to Apply for FEMA Assistance in Mississippi
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $16.1 Million for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Charryse Shell, Management and Program Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Evan B. Forde, Oceanographer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Sheree Cheung, Program Analyst, Office of Advocacy Center, International Trade Administration (ITA)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Three Separate Section 337 Investigations of Certain Cellular Signal Boosters, Repeaters, Bi-Directional Amplifiers, and Components Thereof

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: US Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Department Welcomes Newest Members of Leadership Team

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA approves Arkansas’ clean-air plan for ozone
  • Press Release: EPA Takes Action to Address PFAS in Drinking Water
  • Press Release: After Careful Consideration, EPA Supports Tenth Circuit’s Renewable Fuels Association Decision

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: OSHA recognizes Buckeye oil, gas industry organization as Alliance Program Ambassador for its commitment to workplace safety, health
  • Press Release: Court restores more than $42K to employee benefit plan of defunct Detroit dental services provider after U.S. Department of Labor complaint
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor to host virtual two-day educational seminar for agriculture industry employers, workers, other stakeholders

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Issues Policies to Guide Medical Product Developers Addressing Virus Variants

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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