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 receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – The President and The Vice President meet with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members on U.S. supply chains | Oval Office

4:15 p.m. EST – The President signs an executive order on the economy; The Vice President also attends | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:35 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Ceremonial Office

2:00 p.m. EST – the President and the Vice President will meet with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members on U.S. supply chains in the Oval Office

4:15 p.m. EST – the Vice President will join the President when sign an Executive Order on the economy in the State Dining Room

6:15 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture virtually in South Court Auditorium

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EST – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | The White House

12:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Sameera Fazili, and Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness Peter Harrell | 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 Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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

The White House

  • Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership
  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada in Joint Press Statements
  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting
  • Remarks by President Biden in Roundtable with Black Essential Workers Moderated by Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 23, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Thailand Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prayut Chan-o-cha
  • Advisory: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Travels to Northcom, Vaccination Centers, USS Nimitz (Feb. 24)
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Holds an Off-Camera Press Briefing
  • Article: Iraqi Government Examines In-Country Missile Attacks on U.S. Bases
  • Article: DOD ‘Problem Solvers’ Imagine Tomorrow During Engineers Week
  • Article: Engineers With Both Government, Private Sector Experience Make Most Impact
  • Article: ‘We Have Your Back:’ Engineers Key to Defense Space Efforts
  • Article: Quantum Science to Deliver Cutting-Edge Technology to Warfighters, Official Says
  • Article: Cyber Workforce Vital to Protecting National Security
  • Article: Defense Department Has Multiple Priorities in COVID-19 Battle
  • Publication: COVID-19 Industrial Base Support Infographic
  • Contracts for February 23, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, February 24
  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Cabo Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Figueiredo
  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Polish Foreign Minister Rau
  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry
  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen
  • February 23: Statement | Supporting a Healthy, Sustainable Mekong River
  • February 23: Statement | U.S. Participation in the Spring 2021 Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting on the Palestinian Economy
  • February 23: Statement | Arrest of Opposition Members in Georgia
  • February 23: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Burma
  • February 23: Statement | Honoring Anticorruption Champions
  • February 23: Statement | On the Confirmation of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
  • February 23: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – February 23, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Debate on Ukraine
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Climate and Security (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Two Former KPMG Auditors for Improper Professional Conduct During Audit of Not-for-Profit College
  • Press Release: SEC Awards More Than $9.2 Million to Whistleblower for Successful Related Actions, Including Agreement With DOJ

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Serbian Founder of Digital-Asset Companies Indicted in International Cryptocurrency Scheme
  • Press Release: Man Pleads Guilty to Directing COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: One of the Nation’s Largest Chicken Producers Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing and is Sentenced to a $107 Million Criminal Fine
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Issues Statement Regarding Federal Civil Rights Review Into March 2020 Police Encounter with Daniel Prude
  • Press Release: Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Florida Tax Return Preparers

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

  • Press Release: DHS Statement on Processing Current Residents of the Matamoros Camp (Mexico) Into the U.S.
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson
  • Press Release: Secretary Mayorkas to Deliver Remarks at Final Round of Second Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Hosted by CISA
  • Press Release: Calexico Border Patrol Agent Receives Agency’s Highest Honor (California)
  • Press Release: 14 Undocumented Migrants Apprehended During Brazen Smuggling Event (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officer Intercept Cocaine Worth over $1 Million at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Foils Drug Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Discover More Than Produce and Seize $11.5 Million in Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: $22 Million in Designer Watches Intercepted by CBP Officers in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP at Miami International Mail Facility Seize 24 Pounds of DMT (Florida)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather
  • Press Release: Texas Winter Storm Survivors in 31 Additional Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $3 Million to the Minnesota Department of Health for Vaccine Distribution Costs
  • Press Release: Determination Letters Can Help You Find Disaster Assistance Answers
  • Press Release: Federal Assistance for California Wildfires Tops $103M
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Greene County, Arkansas

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Corrosion Inhibitors from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Education Department Amplifies USDA Expansion of SNAP Benefits to Help Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education During Pandemic

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA Region 7 Deploys Certified Drinking Water Analysts with Mobile Lab to Work with Texas as They Restore Drinking Water Systems

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: OSHA, Consulate General of Ecuador establish alliance to train Chicago-area Ecuadorian workers, protect them from job hazards
  • Press Release: US Labor Department seeking Tempe plastering contractor’s current, former workers who may be owed back wages for work since 2015 (Arizona)
  • Press Release: OSHA cites Missouri auto parts manufacturer for failing to implement, enforce coronavirus protections as exposure leads to press operator’s death

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Education Department Amplifies USDA Expansion of SNAP Benefits to Help Students Pursuing Postsecondary Education During Pandemic
  • Press Release: US Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | February 23, 2021

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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