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*

11:30 a.m. EST – The President and The VICE President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

3:15 p.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the Weekly Economic Briefing | Oval Office

8:02 p.m. EST – The President addresses the nation on the anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EST – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

1:45 p.m. EST – the Vice President will drop in a virtual meeting with Americans she has previously met over the first 50 days in office to talk about the passage of the American Rescue Plan

3:15 p.m. EST – the President and the Vice President will receive the Weekly Economic Briefing in the Oval Office

5:15 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Merrick Garland as Attorney General in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 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 Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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

The White House

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the House Passage of the American Rescue Plan
  • Blog: The American Rescue Plan Passed – Now What?
  • Remarks by President Biden at Event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Colombian Minister of Defense Diego Molano and Chief of Staff to the President of Colombia Maria Paula Correa
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Leading the First Virtual Meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Special Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Southern Border Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, March 10, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks Phone Call With U.K. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defense Sir Stephen Lovegrove
  • Press Release: DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Freedom of Navigation Report
  • Article: US Indo-Pacific Leaders Detail Posture to House Armed Services Committee
  • Article: Defense Department Approves Continued Guard Presence on Capitol Hill
  • Article: Pentagon Press Secretary Briefs Reporters
  • Publication: Establishment of the Climate Working Group
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, March 10, 2021
  • Advisory: Secretary Austin Travels to Hawaii, Japan, Republic of Korea, India (Mar. 13)
  • Article: Secretary of Defense’s Trip to Asia to Focus on Strengthening Partnerships With Japan, Korea, India
  • Contracts for March 10, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, March 11
  • March 10: Statement | House of Representatives Vote on a Libyan Interim Government of National Unity
  • March 10: Statement | The 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • March 10: Statement | Condolences to the Victims of the Explosions in Equatorial Guinea
  • March 10: Statement | State Department Terrorist Designations of ISIS Affiliates and Leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique
  • March 10: Remarks | Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • March 10: Statement | Promoting Accountability and Responding to Violence against Protestors in Burma
  • March 10: Readout | Secretary Blinken and NSA Sullivan’s Meeting with PRC Counterparts
  • March 10: Statement | Restarting the Central American Minors Program
  • March 10: Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Tokyo and Seoul (Mar. 15-18)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: The United States Congratulates Afghanistan on the Arrival of COVID Vaccine

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Advisory: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Host a UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate on Conflict-Driven Hunger (Mar. 11)
  • Statement by the President of the Security Council on Myanmar, March 10, 2021
  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Adoption of a UN Security Council Presidential Statement on Burma
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on OSCE Cooperation

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan
  • Sanctions: United States Targets Family Members Profiting from Connection to Burmese Coup Leader
  • Press Release: Burma-related Designations; Counter Terrorism Designations and Designations Updates; Global Magnitsky Designation Update; Democratic Republic of the Congo Designation Update
  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: National Consumer Bankruptcy Law Firm Agrees to Pay More than $300,000 in Relief to Consumers and to a Six-Year Practice Ban in Settlement with U.S. Trustee Program
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Title VII Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Alabama Sheriff’s Office and the Mobile County Sheriff
  • Press Release: Correctional Sergeant and Correctional Officer Indicted for Inmate Abuse, Obstruction of Justice
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Claims Against Toms River, New Jersey Over Zoning Code That Restricts Houses of Worship

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

  • Press Release: CBP Announces February 2021 Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Canine Alerts to Fentanyl Pills Hidden in Sealed Medicine Bottles (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Over $1.4M Worth of Drugs in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Over 100 Individuals in Separate Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: In 4 Days CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Items Worth Over $290K (Missouri)
  • Press Release: Agriculture Specialists Intercept Tanzanian Wasps and Mantids in Memphis (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: Update on USCIS Visitor Policy

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Provides An Additional $46.8 Million To Denver For COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: Proposed Goshen County Flood Map Reflects Changes to Local Flood Risk, Insurance Rates (Wyoming)
  • Press Release: Louisiana Survivors Affected by Winter Weather Can Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance
  • Press Release: Logistical Collaboration Delivers Resources to Build Out Territory’s Community Vaccination Centers (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $4.1 Million to Create the EcoExploratorio Resiliency Institute (Puerto Rico)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Congressional Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act
  • Fact Sheet: United States Department of Agriculture Provisions in H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan
  • Fact Sheet: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Launches Design & Construction of $75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA to Request Additional Input on the Lead and Copper Rule

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: US Department of Labor issues stronger mine safety guidance on coronavirus
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor recovers $102K in back wages for 11 Tampa restaurant workers after investigation uncovers overtime violations
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor orders one of the nation’s largest railway companies to pay more than $290K in damages, reinstate whistleblower
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor releases statement on enforcement of its final rules on ESG investments, proxy voting by employee benefit plans

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