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

1:45 p.m. EST – The President holds a bipartisan meeting on cancer; The Vice President also attends | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EST – The President participates in a virtual event with the House Democratic Caucus | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

11:50 a.m. EST – the Vice President will visit a woman-owned small business in Alexandria, Virginia to hear how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the importance of passing the American Rescue Plan

1:15 p.m. EST – the Vice President will join the President for a bipartisan meeting on cancer in the Oval Office

6:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce 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 | 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 2, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Senate Democratic Caucus
  • Statement by President Joe Biden and Nominee for Director of the Office of Management Neera Tanden
  • Statement of President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia
  • Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Leaders
  • Statement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Luigi Mattiolo, Diplomatic Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, March 2, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Secretary of Defense Message on Reaffirming DOD Values and Ethical Conduct
  • Publication: Report to Armed Services Committees on Screening Individuals Who Seek to Enlist in the Armed Forces
  • Press Release: DOD Announces $14 Million Agreement With Draper in Support of Computer Chips Advanced Packaging Solutions
  • Press Release: DOD Announces $9.98 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With Hardwick Tactical Corporation to Strengthen the Domestic Clothing and Textile Industrial Base (re: production of U.S. Military dress uniforms)
  • Article: Admiral Offers Vision for Indo-Pacific
  • Article: US Army, South Korea Alliance Strengthens During COVID-19 Vaccine Operations
  • Article: Academy Superintendents Describe Priorities to Lawmakers
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Provides Off-Camera Briefing
  • Contracts for March 2, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, March 3
  • March 2: Advisory | Secretary Blinken to Deliver a Foreign Policy Speech (Mar. 3 @ 11:00 a.m. EST)
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Venezuelan Interim President Guaidó
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al-Thani
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Omamo
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Norwegian Foreign Minister Søreide
  • March 2: Statement | Imposing Sanctions on Russia for the Poisoning and Imprisonment of Aleksey Navalny
  • March 2: Fact Sheet:  S. Sanctions and Other Measures Imposed on Russia in Response to Russia’s Use of Chemical Weapons
  • March 2: Statement:  Designation of Two Ansarallah Leaders in Yemen
  • March 2: Statement | Joint Statement on the United States – Iceland Strategic Dialogue
  • March 2: Statement | World Wildlife Day
  • March 2: Statement | On the Passing of Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare
  • March 2: Statement | Bulgaria National Day
  • March 2: Statement | Elections in El Salvador
  • March 2: Statement | 12th Annual HBCU Foreign Policy Conference
  • March 2: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Hillary Clinton, “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton” Podcast
  • March 2: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – March 2, 2021

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Congratulates El Salvador on Achieving Malaria Elimination

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN General Assembly High-Level Informal Plenary Meeting on Syria

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials in Response to the Novichok Poisoning of Aleksey Navalny
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Key Military Leaders of the Ansarallah Militia in Yemen
  • Press Release: Issuance of Cyber-related General License and related FAQs; Cyber-related Designations Updates; Yemen-related Designations; Ukraine-/Russia-related Designations; Non-Proliferation Designations and Designations Updates

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Seven Individuals for $45 Million Fraudulent Scheme

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Four Charged in $32 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Title VII Lawsuit Against Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Alleging Intentional Discrimination Based on Race
  • Press Release: Charleston County School District Agrees to Provide Language Access for Limited English Proficient Parents
  • Press Release: Two Men Charged in Ecuadorian Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme

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

  • Press Release: Secretary Mayorkas Visits FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Facility in Philadelphia
  • Press Release: Pilot, agents, concerned citizens rescue child and father from canal (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Apprehends Over 30 Individuals in Separate Human Smuggling Events (Texas)
  • Press Release: US Border Patrol Agents Provide Medical Assistance in Two Separate Vehicle Accidents (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: RGV Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $800K Worth of Marijuana (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Rapist (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Sector Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Continue to Prove Effective (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards More Than $1.5 million for COVID-19 Non-Congregate Sheltering in Vermont
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Nearly $72 Million for New Hampshire COVID-19 Costs
  • Press Release: First-in-the-Nation Joint Community Vaccination Centers on Target After Two Weeks
  • Press Release: State, FEMA Continue Work on Mississippi Zeta Recovery
  • Press Release: Lincoln City: FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Site Opens

Department of Commerce

  • Sanctions: US Department of Commerce Adds 14 Parties to the Entity List for Support of Russian Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs and Chemical Weapons Activities
  • Blog: US Commercial Service to Recognize Women Exporters
  • Blog: US Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Women’s History Month
  • Blog: Commerce’s USPTO to Host Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Releases Second Volume of Report on Global Economic Impact of Missing and Low Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels
  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain LTE-Compliant Cellular Communication Devices

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Promotes Gender Equity in Financing Across India with $50 Million Investment

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Senior Vice President of Policy Analysis and International Relations James C. Cruse Authorized as Acting EXIM First Vice President and Vice Chairman, Term of Board Member Judith D. Pryor Extended

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces New Senior Leaders | March 3, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA Announces Availability of Up to $6 Million in Annual Environmental Justice Grants
  • Press Release: Major chemical distributor to pay fine, correct violations under settlement with U.S. EPA

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: US Department of Transportation Announces Up to $448 Million Loan for the 183A Phase III, 183S, and 290E Phase III Road Projects in Austin (Texas)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: US Department of Labor collaborates with Brasfield & Gorrie to promote workplace safety at Birmingham construction site

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden Administration Announces Historic Manufacturing Collaboration Between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Production of COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release: US Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden-Harris Administration Staff Appointments

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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