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*

10:30 a.m. EST – The President and The VICE President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – The President, The VICE President, and the Secretary of Transportation meet with a bipartisan group of House Members on infrastructure | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EST – The President participates in a virtual call to congratulate the NASA JPL Perseverance team on the successful Mars landing | Roosevelt Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EST – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – the President, the Vice President, and the Secretary of Transportation will meet with a bipartisan group of House Members on infrastructure in the Oval Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:45 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough

*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 3, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris Meeting with Members of Congress on Cancer Research
  • Remarks by President Biden in a Bipartisan Meeting on Cancer
  • Remarks by President Biden at the House Democratic Caucus Virtual Issues Conference
  • Interim National Security Strategic Guidance
  • Letter on the Annual Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks for the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on 2021 Special Health Insurance Enrollment Period Coverage Progress
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, March 3, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe
  • Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine
  • Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Ukraine
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Venezuela
  • Letter on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Venezuela
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Disaster Declaration
  • Nomination: President Biden Announces Key Nominee for the Small Business Administration
  • Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen
  • Press Release: DOD Statement on Rocket Attack at Al Asad by Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby
  • Article: Any Response to Early Morning Rocket Attack Will Wait on Investigation
  • Article: Official Explains DOD Data Strategy
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, March 3, 2021
  • Contracts for March 3, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, March 4
  • March 3: SecState Speech | A Foreign Policy for the American People
  • March 3: Statement | The United States Opposes the ICC Investigation into the Palestinian Situation
  • March 3: Readout | The United States and the Netherlands Host Conference on Maritime Security
  • March 3: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour
  • March 3: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – March 3, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in South Sudan (via VTC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: DNI Haines Statement on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Fugitive Associate of Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) [Kingpin Act]

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Division of Examinations Announces 2021 Examination Priorities
  • Advisory: SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Meet Remotely On March 11

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Suburban Chicago Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: CEO Sentenced to Prison in $150 Million Health Care Fraud, Opioid Distribution, and Money Laundering Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Resolves Antitrust Case Against Leading Central Pennsylvania Health Care Providers
  • Press Release: Businessman Indicted for Not Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts and Filing False Documents with the IRS
  • Press Release: North Carolina Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

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

  • Readout: Secretary Mayorkas and American Mayors Convene to Discuss Shared Priorities
  • Press Release: CISA Issues Emergency Directive Requiring Federal Agencies to Patch Critical Vulnerability
  • Press Release: El Centro BP Agents Assist Local First Responders, Continue Investigation into Breach (California)
  • Press Release: Van Horn Agents Make Large Apprehensions (Texas)
  • Press Release: Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together to Stop Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Shuts Down Stash House with Joint Law Enforcement Cooperation (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update
  • Press Release: Good Karma in Delaware
  • Press Release: Hurricane Laura Recovery Efforts After Six Months (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Less than One Week Left to Apply for FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Gina M. Raimondo Sworn in as 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Fact Sheet: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration’s Actions to Reduce Food Insecurity Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Department Takes Steps to Strengthen Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: US Department of Labor seeks Idaho’s building, heavy construction industries’ input for wage survey to establish accurate prevailing wage rates
  • Press Release: OSHA cites BEF Foods Inc.’s Lima facility after production worker suffers partial arm amputation from cleaning auger
  • Press Release: Federal court orders Christian Home Healthcare to pay more than 500 workers $1.6M in back wages, damages
  • Press Release: Tank Noodle restaurant pays $697K in back wages to 60 employees after U.S. Department of Labor investigation

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