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. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President and Second Gentleman will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada.  While in Las Vegas, The Vice President will visit the vaccination clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  After, The Vice President will visit the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.

THE SECOND GENTLEMAN will visit a food relief organization. He will tour the facility and participate in a listening session with community partners and individuals and highlight how the American Rescue Plan helps them and their families.

The Vice President and Second Gentleman will then travel to Los Angeles, California, where they will remain overnight.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

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

12:30 p.m. EDT – 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 Friday-Sunday, March 12-14, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden, Prime Minister Modi of India, Prime Minister Morrison of Australia, and Prime Minister Suga of Japan in the Virtual Quad Leaders Summit
  • Statement: Quad Leaders’ Joint Statement | “The Spirit of the Quad”
  • Fact Sheet: Quad Summit
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, March 12, 2021
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the Administration’s Response to the Microsoft and SolarWinds Intrusions
  • Remarks by President Biden on the American Rescue Plan
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden Expands Efforts to Recruit More Vaccinators
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Virtual Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Supporting Elections in Libya
  • Press Release: President Biden Announces Rose Vela as Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships
  • Blog: The White House Gender Policy Council | A Message from the Co-Chairs

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Austin, Blinken Trip All About Partnerships With Asian Allies
  • Article: Asia Trip by State, Defense Secretaries Highlights Importance of Indo-Pacific
  • Press Release: Defense Department Launches $7.5 Million Center of Excellence in Networked Configurable Command, Control and Communications for Rapid Situational Awareness
  • Contracts for March 12, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, March 15
  • March 14: Fact Sheet | Reaffirming the Unbreakable U.S.-Japan Alliance
  • March 14: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Special Envoy for the UN Secretary-General on Yemen Griffiths
  • March 14: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Paraguayan President Abdo Benitez
  • March 14: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Danish Foreign Minister Kofod
  • March 14: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian
  • March 14: Statement | 2nd Anniversary of the Christchurch Mosque Attacks
  • March 13: Statement | On the Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Francis
  • March 12: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with United Nations Secretary-General Guterres
  • March 12: Statement | G7 Statement on Hong Kong Electoral Changes
  • March 12: Statement | On the Passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
  • March 12: Statement | Ambassador Pamela Spratlen Designated as Senior Advisor to Department Health Incident Response Task Force
  • March 12: Statement | Mauritius National Day
  • March 12: Transcript:  Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Sung Kim and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David F. Helvey on the Secretaries’ Upcoming Trip to Japan and Republic of Korea
  • March 12: Transcript:  Department Press Briefing – March 12, 2021

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: United States Provides Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Catastrophic Explosions in Equatorial Guinea
  • Press Release: United States Announces Nearly $104 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Ongoing Crisis in Nigeria

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Security Council Press Statement on Targeted Attacks against Civilians in Afghanistan
  • Statement by the President of the Security Council on Libya, March 12, 2021
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on the Situation in Crimea
  • Explanation of Position at the Conclusion of the UN Open-Ended Working Group
  • Explanation of Vote on the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2567 Renewing the Mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan
  • Remarks by Ambassador Richard Mills at a Civil Society Organizations Dialogue on the Security Council Presidency for March 2021

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Department Begins Sending Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan to Americans
  • Guidance: Publication of Frequently Asked Questions related to Xiaomi Corporation

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Daughter of Prolific Mexican Cartel Leader Pleads Guilty to Criminal Violation of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Issues Statement Regarding Decision in Skyworks v. CDC
  • Press Release: Four Additional Members of Los Angeles-Based Fraud Ring Indicted for Exploiting COVID-Relief Programs

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

  • Press Release: Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Directs FEMA to Support Response for Unaccompanied Children
  • Press Release: HHS and DHS Joint Statement on Termination of 2018 Agreement
  • Press Release: Secretary Mayorkas Designates Burma for Temporary Protected Status
  • Press Release: El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Another Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: 22 wanted fugitives keep El Paso Ports of Entry busy this week (Texas)
  • Press Release: Three Groups of 100+ Illegally Enter in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: One Month: Over 500lbs of Drugs & Over 600 Counterfeit IDs Seized (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: Missing Female Rescued on the Niagara River (New York)
  • Press Release: Another $1 million in Marijuana Seized at the Port of Buffalo (New York)
  • Press Release: USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Denied Under Three Rescinded Policy Memos

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Pandemic Assistance to Region 8 States Tops $1.4 Billion
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces $510 Million for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides An Additional $31.6 Million To Utah for COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: FEMA to Update Flood Maps in Ventura County, Camarillo, Fillmore and Santa Paula

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Commerce’s USPTO Celebrates American Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Polyvinyl Alcohol from China and Japan
  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin from India and Russia

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Announces Support for Manufacturing of Vaccines During Quad Summit

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Names Tracey LeBeau Western Area Power Administration Interim Administrator & CEO

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA, Kansas, Missouri Announce Change in Fuel Requirements for Suppliers in KC Metro Region
  • Press Release: EPA Selects PUSH Buffalo to Receive $200,000 Brownfields Job Training Grant to Build a Skilled Environmental Workforce in Economically Distressed Communities
  • Press Release: EPA Selects Three New York City Organizations for Brownfields Job Training Grants to Build a Skilled Environmental Workforce in Economically Distressed Communities
  • Press Release: EPA selects Southwest Economic Solutions to receive $200,000 Brownfields Job Training Grant to Build a Skilled Environmental Workforce in Detroit, Michigan

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: OSHA launches program to protect high-risk workers from coronavirus, focuses on employers that retaliate against workers with safety concerns

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Signing of the American Rescue Plan
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Continues Aggressive Plan to Safely Reopen Schools

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Fact Sheet: The American Rescue Plan | Reduces Health Care Costs, Expands Access to Insurance Coverage and Addresses Health Care Disparities
  • Press Release: Biden Administration Takes Action Through HHS to Increase Number of Vaccinators
  • Press Release: HHS and DHS Joint Statement on Termination of 2018 Agreement

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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