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

3:00 p.m. EST – The President hosts an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

5:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will virtually ceremonially swear in Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

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 and Special Assistant to the President & Coordinator for the Southern Border Ambassador Roberta Jacobson | 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, March 9, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden During Tour of W.S. Jenks & Son
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the House Taking Up the PRO Act
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway
  • Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Climate Finance Leaders
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the 14th Anniversary of the Abduction of Robert Levinson
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti, March 9, 2021
  • Press Release: President Biden Announces Key Hire for the Office of Management and Budget
  • Press Release: White House Announces Additional Staff
  • Press Release: Nomination Sent to the Senate
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Louisiana Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • DOD Statement on Continued National Guard Support by Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby
  • Article: Guard Presence Helps Fill Gaps in Capitol Police Capabilities
  • Press Release: DOD Announces $8 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Strengthen the Domestic Microelectronics Industrial Base
  • Article: DOD Officials Discuss Quantum Science, 5G and Directed Energy
  • Article: Erosion of U.S. Strength in Indo-Pacific Is Dangerous to All, Commander Says
  • Press Release: New Officials Sworn In at Defense Department
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Conducts an On-Camera Press Briefing
  • Contracts for March 9, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, March 10
  • March 9: Joint Statement | The United States and the European Union Commit to Greater Cooperation to Counter the Climate Crisis
  • March 9: Statement | Designation of Iranian Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights
  • March 9: Statement | Fourteenth Anniversary of Robert “Bob” Levinson’s Abduction
  • March 9: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – March 9, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Sudan

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks from Secretary Janet L. Yellen at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Unregistered Investment Adviser with Defrauding Investors in Decade-Long Scheme
  • Press Release: SEC Awards Approximately $1.5 Million to Whistleblower

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

  • Press Release: DHS Secretary Statement on the 2019 Public Charge Rule
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Two Illegal Aliens (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Arrests Woman with Over $1.9 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Simplified Arrival, Using Facial Biometric Comparison Technology at Hidalgo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Fake Jewelry Worth Nearly $3.2 Million Seized by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution | COVID-19 Response Update
  • Press Release: FEMA Ensures Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Showcasing Women in STEM at Commerce’s NIST

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Approves New Investments to Advance Sustainable Economic Development, Respond to COVID-19, and Advance Gender Equity

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Extends Free Meals to Children through Summer 2021 Due to Pandemic

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $30 Million for Quantum Information Science to Tackle Emerging 21st Century Challenges

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Department Outlines Next Steps in Fossil Fuels Program Review

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: Public invited to comment on institutional control plan for railroad corridors in the Libby Asbestos Superfund site (Montana)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Orlando landscaper to pay $48K in back wages to employees after U.S. Department of Labor finds overtime violations

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Extension of the Public Comment Period for Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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