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

1:15 p.m. EDT – The President holds a formal press conference | East Room

3:45 p.m. EDT – The President meets virtually with the European Council during its summit | Situation Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

5:50 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will participate in the White House’s Virtual Passover Celebration with the Second Gentleman in South Court Auditorium

*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 24, 2021

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Announces Historic $10 Billion Investment to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Build Vaccine Confidence in Hardest-Hit and Highest-Risk Communities | March 25, 2021
  • Remarks by President Biden and Vice President Harris in a Meeting on Immigration
  • Remarks by President Biden at an Event to Mark Equal Pay Day
  • Bill Signed into Law:
    • R. 1276, the “Strengthening and Amplifying Vaccination Efforts to Locally Immunize All Veterans and Every Spouse Act or the SAVE LIVES Act,” which expands VA’s authority to provide COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse, and Member of the Council of Economic Advisers Heather Boushey, March 24, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Nomination: President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Adrianne Todman as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Proclamation on Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Equal Pay Day, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Commission Begins 90-Day Look Into Sexual Assault in Military
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, March 24, 2021
  • Contracts for March 24, 2021
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Holds a Press Briefing | March 23, 2021
  • Article: Afghanistan, COVID-19, Maritime Exercises Among Topics Covered at Pentagon Briefing | March 23, 2021
  • Article: Deputy Defense Secretary Sees Challenges, Opportunities for DOD | March 23, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, March 25
  • March 24: SecState Speech | Reaffirming and Reimagining America’s Alliances
  • March 24: Joint Statement | Secretary of State of the United States of America and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice President of the European Commission
  • March 24: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with European Commission President von der Leyen
  • March 24: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell After Their Meeting
  • March 24: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Before Their Meeting
  • March 24: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Liimets, Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis
  • March 24: Joint Statement by 19 States in Support of the Establishment of the International Accountability Platform for Belarus
  • March 24: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu
  • March 24: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability | Brussels, Belgium
  • March 24: Statement | Strengthening Economies and Shoring Up Infrastructure Development along the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • March 24: Statement | The United States Welcomes the Clearance of Four Fuel Ships to Enter Hudaydah Port (Yemen)
  • March 24: Fact Sheet | Key Outcomes at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
  • March 24: Statement | Terrorist Attacks in Niger

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the Closing Plenary of the InterAction Forum
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Libya
  • Statement by the President of the Security Council on Haiti, March 24, 2021

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: National Counterterrorism Center Implementation Procedures for Intelligence Activities Approved by the Attorney General Pursuant to Executive Order 12333

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury and IRS Disburse Another 37 Million Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan

Department of Justice

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, Gilad Erdan
  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Meeting with Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton
  • Press Release: DHS Makes $20 Million in Funding Available for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grants
  • Press Release: Felon Gang Member Arrested By Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Capture Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: McAllen UH-60 Crew Rescues Six Stranded Aliens, Three of Them Infants (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Expands Biometrics Facial Comparison at BWI Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel (Maryland)
  • Press Release: CBP Expands Biometric Facial Comparison at Philadelphia International Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel (Pennsylvania)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides an Additional $19.4 Million to North Dakota for COVID-19 Response (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $71.9 Million to the State of Illinois for COVID-19 Testing Costs (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Pennsylvania National Guard Deploys to Philadelphia’s Center City Vaccination Center (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: FEMA Opens Community Vaccination Center at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Georgia)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves $17.1 Million for Two Florida State Agencies Hurricane Michael Recovery Expenses (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves $6.5 Million to Repair the Puerto Rico Coliseum and Bahía Urbana (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with German Federal Minister for Economics and Energy Peter Altmaier

Department of Commerce

  • Statement: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo On Her Meeting With The U.S. Travel Association
  • Blog: Unequally Essential | Women and the Gender Pay Gap During COVID-19

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Silicon Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, and Kazakhstan Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision Regarding ABAWDs Rule (re: able-bodied adults without dependents)
  • Fact Sheet: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Press Release: After Identifying Gaps in Previous Aid, USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $54 Million for Microelectronics Research to Power Next-Generation Technologies

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Secretary Haaland’s Introductory Message
  • Press Release: America’s Bald Eagle Population Continues to Soar

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Worker’s injury at Fargo grain bin yields employer’s commitment to improve workplace safety, protect employees (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor recovers $19K for 24 employees of Gulf Breeze restaurant after investigation uncovers minimum wage, overtime violations (Florida)

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona regarding NAEP 2021 School Survey
  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration to Announce New Actions to Help Schools Reopen Safely and Meet Students’ Needs

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: OCR Settles Seventeenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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