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*

10:20 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:10 p.m. EDT – The President receives the Weekly Economic Briefing | Oval Office

3:00 p.m. EDT – The President participates in a virtual fundraiser for Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms | The White House

6:15 p.m. EDT – The President departs the White House en route Wilmington, Delaware

7:10 p.m. EDT – The President arrives in Wilmington, Delaware | Biden Residence, Wilmington, DE

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

9:55 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Shalanda Young as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

10:20 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

11:50 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will depart Washington, D.C., en route New Haven, Connecticut

2:35 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will hold a listening session at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, and Connecticut leaders on how the American Rescue Plan addresses the issue of child poverty and education

4:35 p.m. EDT – the Vice President visit West Haven Child Development Center and deliver remarks. Secretary Cardona and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will also deliver remarks

6:45 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will depart Tweed New Haven Airport en route Joint Base Andrews

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

10:15 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 Thursday, March 25, 2021

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

The White House

  • Transcript: Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference
  • Readout: President Biden Participates in European Council Summit
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Mexico
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Key Members for the Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Appalachian Regional Commission | March 26, 2021
  • Nominations: Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
  • Nominations: Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Biden Declares May 1 Deadline To Be Out of Afghanistan ‘Hard to Meet’
  • Article: Officials Describe Special Operations Forces’ Contributions to National Security
  • Article: Defense Innovation Leader Stresses Importance of U.S., China Technology Race
  • Article: Cybercom’s Partnership With NSA Helped Secure U.S. Elections, General Says
  • Article: Official Addresses DOD Efforts to Clean Up PFAS
  • Contracts for March 25, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, March 26
  • March 26: Advisory | Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’s Small Group (Mar. 30)
  • March 26: Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Virtual Travel to the United Nations, New York (Mar. 29)
  • March 25: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmes After Their Meeting
  • March 25: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken’s Remarks to U.S. Tri-Mission, Brussels, Belgium
  • March 25: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Meabh McMahon of Euronews
  • March 25: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Grandi
  • March 25: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Yemeni Prime Minister Saeed
  • March 25: Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Trip to the Middle East
  • March 25: Statement | U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for the Palestinians in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • March 25: Statement | The United States Strongly Condemns the Recent Killing of People in Burma, including Children, by the Burmese Military
  • March 25: Statement | Sanctions on Two Burmese Entities in Connection with the Military Regime
  • March 25: Statement | Greece National Day
  • March 25: Statement | Bangladesh National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for the People of the West Bank and Gaza

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East
  • Remarks at an OCHA Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia
  • Remarks at the Ad-Hoc Working Group Meeting for General Assembly (GA) Revitalization
  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Commemorative Meeting for the Intl Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: NCPC director delivers keynote address at senior seminar for counterproliferation-focused U.S. Army officers

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from U.S. Treasury Department on Sudan Bridge Financing | March 26, 2021
  • Statement from Secretary Yellen on the Confirmation of Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury | March 25, 2021
  • Congressional Testimony of Kimberly A. Clausing, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Tax Analysis, Before the Senate Committee on Finance | March 25, 2021
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Military Holding Companies in Burma | March 25, 2021
  • Statement: Burma-related Designations, Designation Update and Designation Removal; Global Magnitsky Designation Update; Counter Terrorism Designation Update; Issuance of Burma-Related General Licenses and Associated Frequently Asked Questions | March 25, 2021
  • Advisory: Financial Stability Oversight Council to Meet March 31

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Ukrainian Traffickers Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Cancer and Hepatitis Drugs
  • Press Release: Texas Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Wildlife
  • Press Release: Former Oil Trader Pleads Guilty to Commodities Price Manipulation Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Michigan Businessman Charged with Tax Evasion Among Other Offenses

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Participation in the G6+1 Ministerial
  • Press Release: Drone Incursion Leads to Methamphetamine Seizure (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Pup Reared in Yuma Retires (Arizona)
  • Press Release: 70 Unaccompanied Children Encountered by Border Patrol Near the Rio Grande (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Encounter Three Unresponsive Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release: Combined Law Enforcement Action Halted a Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Methamphetamine at Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Intercepts $2.2 Million Worth of Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrests Local Man with $1.3 Million Worth of Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: US Border Patrol in Massena Assists during a Vehicle Pursuit in Northern New York

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Cost Share Adjustments for all 58 Major Disaster Declarations for COVID-19 Recovery
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Review Flood Maps in Nottoway County, Virginia
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Grayson County, Texas

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement from USTR Spokesperson Adam Hodge on U.S. Action to Prevent Maduro Regime’s Attempt to Undermine U.S. Sanctions | March 26, 2021
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan | March 25, 2021
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal | March 25, 2021
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Indonesia Minister of Trade Muhammad Lutfi | March 25, 2021

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Intensifying Negotiations on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Flows: A Joint Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders
  • Blog: Women in Commerce’s NTIA Leadership Making a Difference in Tech Equity
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Estela Currid, Export Compliance Specialist, Bureau of Industry and Security

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Congressional Testimony: Opening Statement of Thomas J. Vilsack Before the House Committee on Agriculture – Remarks as Prepared

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: David M. Turk Sworn In as Deputy Secretary of Energy
  • Press Release: DOE Announces Goal to Cut Solar Costs by More than Half by 2030

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Delivers Remarks at Interior’s Public Forum on the Federal Oil and Gas Program

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA Withdraws Plantwide Applicability Limit Permit for Limetree Bay Refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Will Review Clean Air Act Requirements for the Facility
  • Press Release: EPA begins public comment period on proposed cleanup and final remedy for the former AK Steel – Zanesville Works site, Zanesville, Ohio

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: United States and United Kingdom Open Skies Agreement Enters into Force | March 26, 2021

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor launches initiative focused on education, outreach, enforcement in nation’s agricultural industry
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor files federal complaint seeking damages for whistleblower fired for reporting unsafe conditions at Missouri plant

Department of Education

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Department of Education hosts National Safe School Reopening Summit

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Approves New indication for Drug to Treat Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity in Pediatric Patients

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