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. EDT – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

12:15 p.m. EDT – The President has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

1:15 p.m. EDT – The President holds a Cabinet Meeting; The Vice President also attends | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:15 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will meet virtually with stakeholders to discuss COVID-19 public education efforts

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

12:15 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room

1:15 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will join the President when he holds a Cabinet Meeting in the East Room

5:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President and the Second Gentleman will travel to Los Angeles, California, where they will remain overnight through Easter Sunday

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:00 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 Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the American Jobs Plan
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Hermogenes Esperon of the Philippines
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Aboard Air Force One en route Pittsburgh, PA
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration
  • Proclamation on National Cancer Control Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on Second Chance Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Donate Life Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Prevention And Awareness Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Financial Capability Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on Transgender Day Of Visibility, 2021
  • Proclamation on César Chávez Day, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III Phone Call With Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Conducts Briefing for Reporters
  • Press Release: Partnership Expands Opportunities for New and Small Businesses to Work With the Defense Department, Expand National Security Innovation Base
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $53.7 Million Contract to Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, March 31, 2021
  • Press Release: DOD Announces Policy Updates for Transgender Military Service
  • Press Release: DOD Recognizes International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Publication: Memorandum on International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Article: DOD Revises Transgender Policies to Align With White House
  • Contracts for March 31, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, April 1
  • March 31: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
  • March 31: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin
  • March 31: Readout | U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking’s Trip to Saudi Arabia and Oman
  • March 31: Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to United Arab Emirates, India, and Bangladesh to Discuss the Climate Crisis
  • March 31: Statement | U.S. Support for ITU Secretary General Candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin
  • March 31: Statement | Hong Kong Policy Act Report
  • March 31: Statement | Receipt of Funds for Resolution of Certain Claims Against Sudan
  • March 31: Statement | Trans-Atlantic Webinar Features Educators on the Holocaust
  • March 31: Statement | Renewal of the 2021-2022 Charter for the Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
  • March 31: Statement | Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volumes X, XI, XII, American Republics; Cuba 1961–1962; Cuban Missile Crisis and Aftermath, Microfiche Supplement
  • March 31: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement: UN Security Council Press Elements Following Consultations on Myanmar and Somalia
  • Statement from the UN Security Council on the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the UN Security Council Stakeout on the Conclusion of the U.S. Presidency of the Security Council
  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on International Transgender Day of Visibility

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout of Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting on March 31, 2021
  • Remarks by Secretary Janet L. Yellen at the Open Session of the meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council
  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on Women’s History Month
  • Statements on International Trans Day of Visibility

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela S. Karlan on International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Press Release: Former Intelligence Analyst Pleads Guilty to Disclosing Classified Information
  • Press Release: Justice Department Requires Republic Services to Divest Assets to Proceed with Santek Acquisition
  • Press Release: Washington Man Pleads Guilty to $244 Million Ghost-Cattle Scam
  • Press Release: DeepDotWeb Administrator Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Discrimination Claim Against Virginia Recruitment Firm
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with Moving and Storage Company to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Security Services Company
  • Press Release: Justice Department Warns About Fake Post-Vaccine Survey Scams
  • Press Release: Brother and Sister Charged in Scheme to Thwart IRS Tax Collection
  • Press Release: Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Georgia Tax Return Preparer

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

  • Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Grave Risk of Children Travelling with Smugglers
  • Speech: Secretary Mayorkas Outlines His Vision for Cybersecurity Resilience
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Takes Down Stash House (California)
  • Video Release: CBP’s Air and Marine Operations and Border Patrol Coordinate to Rescue an Injured Migrant from the Baboquivari Mountains (Arizona)
  • Press Release: BP agents assist YCSO with bailout following vehicle stop (Arizona)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Rescues Toddlers Dropped by Smuggler over Border Barrier (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: 60 Illegal Aliens Apprehended in Two Tractor Trailer Smuggling Attempts in Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Together with Joint Law Enforcement Partners Shut Down Three Stash Houses (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents in North Dakota Arrest Romanian Border Crossers (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rescues Man from Brush Fire (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: 30 Counterfeit Items Worth Over $21K Seized by CBP Port Huron (Michigan)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Update
  • Press Release: FEMA-supported Community Vaccination Centers Receive Peace Corps Assistance in COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: Governor Northam Visits FEMA, State Community Vaccination Center in Norfolk
  • Press Release: FEMA Pilot Center Gives Marylanders New Vaccination Option
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Over $1 Million to Vermont for COVID-19 Response

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Ambassador Tai releases 2021 National Trade Estimate Report
  • Readout Of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting With Turkish Minister Of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan
  • Statement from USTR Spokesman Adam Hodge on Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Participation in the First G7 Trade Ministers Meeting

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on the Announced Candidacy of Doreen Bogdan-Martin for ITU Secretary-General
  • Blog: Commerce’s USPTO Concludes Successful Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Ashley Zuelke, Program Manager, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout: EXIM Advisory Committee Meets to Discuss Upcoming 2020 Competitiveness Report, China Program, Renewable Energy

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the President’s American Jobs Plan
  • Fact Sheet: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Awards $110 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Scientific, Clean Energy, and Climate Solutions

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces National Park Week Celebrating Nation’s Parks and American Heritage
  • Statement from Secretary Haaland on International Transgender Day of Visibility

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces Public Listening Sessions and Roundtables on the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
  • Press Release: Administrator Regan Directs EPA to Reset Critical Science-Focused Federal Advisory Committees

Department of Labor

  • Statement by Secretary Marty Walsh on President Biden’s announcement of the American Jobs Plan
  • Press Release: Zeigler Auto Group pays $85K in back wages to 214 workers after U.S. Department of Labor investigation
  • Press Release: New York contractor agrees to cease digging excavations, pay $135K in penalties, after 2020 fatal Long Island trench collapse

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Continues to Advance Over-the Counter and Other Screening Test Development

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