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*

10:15 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

11:45 a.m. EST – The President visits a small business that has benefited from a Paycheck Protection Program loan | Location TBD, Washington D.C.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti | 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 Monday, March 8, 2021

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

The White House

  • Statement by President Biden on International Women’s Day
  • Executive Order on Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council
  • Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden to Sign Executive Orders Establishing the White House Gender Policy Council and Ensuring Education Free from Sexual Violence
  • Remarks by President Biden on International Women’s Day
  • Statement by President Biden on the Introduction of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Co-Chair of the Gender Policy Council and Chief of Staff to the First Lady Julissa Reynoso, and Co-Chair and Executive Director of the Gender Policy Council Jennifer Klein, March 8, 2021
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on First-Ever Papal Visit to Iraq
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at National League of Cities Conference
  • Statement: S. Department of Homeland Security | Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Venezuela
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Video: President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense Deliver Remarks on International Women’s Day
  • Article: Women Peace and Security Program Builds International Capabilities
  • Article: Biden Showcases the Strength, Excellence of American Military Diversity
  • Article: Guard Works to Ensure Troops Defending Capitol Have Safe, Nutritious Food
  • Press Release: DOD Hosts Virtual Hiring Fair for Military Spouses
  • Article: DOD To Host Virtual Hiring Fair for Military Spouses Worldwide
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan Sentencing Hearing
  • Contracts for March 8, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, March 9
  • March 8: Statement | Revocation of License Granted for Dan Gertler (re: SDN/Global Magnitsky/Corruption/DRC)
  • March 8: Statement | The Department’s 45-Day Review Following the Revocation of Proclamations 9645 and 9983 (re: ending discriminatory bans on entry to the United States)
  • March 8: Joint Statement | The United States and the United Kingdom are Working Together in the Fight Against Climate Change
  • March 8: Statement | Celebrating International Women’s Day
  • March 8: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards Ceremony
  • March 8: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – March 8, 2021

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Women, Peace, and Security
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at an Event Hosted by the House Democratic Women’s Caucus
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the Secretary of State’s Annual International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

  • Article: :  The Petticoat Panel: CIA’s First Study — in 1953 — on the Role of Women in Intelligence

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Former Oilfield Manager Pleads Guilty in Connection with OSHA Worker Fatality Investigation
  • Press Release: Doctor, Clinic Owner and Staff Charged with Falsifying Clinical Trial Data
  • Press Release: Couple Pleads Guilty to $1.1 Million COVID-Relief Fraud After Falsely Claiming to Be Farmers

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

  • Blog: Celebrating DHS Women Inventors for International Women’s Day
  • Press Release: Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months
  • Press Release: CISA Announces Transfer of the .gov Top-level Domain from U.S. General Services Administration
  • Press Release: University of Texas at San Antonio Receives CISA Grant to Develop Pilot Program for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Governments
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Gang Members in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Narcotics Worth Over $2.5 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Agents Conducting Train Check Find People Inside (Texas)
  • Press Release: The Concealment Methods Criminals Use to Peddle Their Drugs (Ohio)
  • Press Release: CBP Arrests Fugitive with Warrants in Ohio (New York)
  • Press Release: US Border Patrol assists in Seizure of 4,269 Pounds of Cocaine, arrests 2 Smugglers and Apprehends 16 Aliens in 3 separate incidents on Sunday (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Guam Receives $3.2M to Provide Medical Sheltering
  • Press Release: Renters may be eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance (Oklahoma)
  • Press Release: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Those Affected by the Arecibo Floods (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution | COVID-19 Response Update
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $110 Million to Oregon to Support Vaccination Efforts
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides An Additional $24 Million to North Dakota for COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: State Task Force is the Engine Driving West Virginia’s Vaccine Success

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Announces Conclusion of WTO Quota Negotiations with the European Union

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Invests $285 Million to Improve National Forest and Grassland Infrastructure

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $52.5 Million to Support U.S. Manufacturers and Industrial Workers
  • Blog: What Does International Women’s Day Mean to You?
  • Blog: STEM inspirations: Meet five NNSA women working to keep America safe
  • Blog: Creativity, Persistence, and Passion Drive the Women of Wind Energy

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Completes Environmental Review for Offshore Wind Project

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA Seeks Public Comment on Protecting Human Health and the Environment from PBT Chemicals

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: US Department of Labor education, enforcement campaign seeks to increase Southeast agricultural industry’s compliance
  • Press Release: US Department of Labor again cites Oklahoma construction contractor for exposing workers to serious trenching, excavation hazards

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Federal Student Aid Leadership

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden Administration to Invest $250 Million in Effort to Encourage COVID-19 Safety and Vaccination Among Underserved Populations

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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