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*

9:30 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT speak with State Department staff | U.S. Department of State

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will join THE PRESIDENT in receiving the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT will visit the State Department to speak with staff and meet with the Secretary of State | U.S. Department of State

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki

*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 3, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Senior Polish Officials
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 3, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden Approves the Navajo Nation Disaster Declaration
  • Blog: The Economics of the American Rescue Plan
  • Nominations: Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Proclamation on National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Black History Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on American Heart Month, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Announces Release of the DOD Regional Sea Level Database
  • Article: Defense Official Discusses Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Human Decision-Making, AI
  • Article: Austin Orders Military Stand Down to Address Challenge of Extremism in the Ranks
  • Contracts for February 3, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, February 4
  • February 3: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with the United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • February 3: Statement | On the Extension of the New START Treaty with the Russian Federation
  • February 3: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation in Burma
  • February 3: Statement | Sri Lanka National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria (via VTC)
  • Statement at the UNFPA Executive Board Meeting (via VTC)
  • Statement on Country Program Documents at the UNFPA Executive Board Meeting (via VTC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: CBS 60 Minutes: “China’s Push to Control Americans’ Healthcare Future” and Related Stories (Jan. 31, 2021)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with a Bi-Partisan Group of Mayors
  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Appointment of Several Members of Staff
  • Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association February 2, 2021
  • Press Release: Quarterly Refunding Statement of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance Brian Smith

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Complaint Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Oil Aboard Tanker Based on Connection to Terror Group
  • Press Release: Former University of Florida Researcher Indicted for Scheme to Defraud National Institutes of Health and University of Florida
  • Press Release: Man Sentenced for Advertising Videos and Images of Children Being Sexually Abused
  • Press Release: CEO Sentenced for $150 Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Old Dominion University to Resolve Disability Discrimination Complaint

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

  • Press Release: Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender in Calexico (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector BP Agents Arrest Group of Iranians (Arizona)
  • Press Release: 28 Illegal Aliens Discovered in Rio Grande Valley Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Agriculture Specialists Discover 11 Undeclared, Dead Reptiles at Brownsville Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Louisville Intercepts $5.2 Million of Designer Jewelry in Two Shipments (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Officers Seize $47,000 in Unreported Currency from a Netherlands-bound Traveler (Virginia)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Statement on 100% Cost Share (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $15 Million to the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates Additional $4.1 Million to South Carolina for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Over $213 Million for Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Costs
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Navajo Nation
  • Press Release: Prepare Now for Severe Winter Weather to End the Week (Region V)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves More than Half a Million Dollars to Entities that Protect Women (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Monroe County $2.49 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA’s Direct Housing Mission Helps with Temporary Housing; One Survivor’s Story (Louisiana)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Keep Foodborne Illness Away from Your Super Bowl End Zone

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces Additional Members of Leadership Team
  • Press Release: BOEM to Resume Environmental Review of Vineyard Wind’s Proposed Project

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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