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*

9:30 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

11:00 a.m. EDT – The President pays his respects in a Congressional Tribute for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans | U.S. Capitol

2:00 p.m. EDT – The President and The VICE President meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will hold a roundtable on Black maternal health with women who will share their experiences with complications from pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum as well as their work in advocacy and research, highlighting the disparities that Black women face in maternal health. Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice will also participate

2:00 p.m. EDT – the President and the Vice President will meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Oval Office

4:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will pay her respects in a Congressional Tribute for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans as he lies in honor in the Capitol Rotunda

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

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 Monday, April 12, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of White House CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience
  • Remarks by President Biden at a Virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience
  • Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress
  • Remarks by President Biden before Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress to Discuss the American Jobs Plan
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Key Members for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate 11 Key Administration Leaders on National Security and Law Enforcement
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on National Cyber Director and CISA Director Nominations
  • Nominations: Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 12, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Statement from the President on the Beginning of Ramadan

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Secretary of Defense Austin Remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Jerusalem
  • Article: Netanyahu, Austin Agree U.S., Israeli Relationship Like a Family
  • Transcript: Secretary of Defense Conducts Media Availability in Israel
  • Statement from the Secretary of Defense on Latest Defense Department Nominees
  • Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby on 4-Star Reviewer Appointment on Manda Bay Investigation
  • Article: S. Engagement Needed to Build Security, Prosperity on African Continent
  • Article: Deputy Defense Secretary Evaluates Effects of Climate on Military Operations
  • Press Release: Department of Defense Awards $24.3 Million Grant to Geary County Unified School District 475 for Elementary School on Fort Riley
  • Contracts for April 12, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, April 13
  • April 12: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
  • April 12: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio
  • April 12: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio Before Their Meeting
  • April 12: Transcript | Briefing With European and Eurasian Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Philip T. Reeker On the Secretary’s Upcoming Travel to Brussels, Belgium
  • April 12: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation Along Ukraine’s Borders
  • April 12: Statement | Government of Japan’s Announcement on Fukushima Treated Water Release Decision
  • April 12: Statement | Djibouti Presidential Elections
  • April 12: Advisory | Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Hale’s Travel to Lebanon
  • April 12: Advisory | United States to Host Event to Launch the 2021 COVAX Investment Opportunity
  • April 12: Remarks | At the Announcement of Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • April 12: Statement | Thailand Songkran 2021

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Engages Private Sector in Global Health Security Efforts
  • Press Release: USAID Increases Efforts to Address Irregular Migration from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
  • Press Release: USAID Airlifts Shelter Supplies to Help Ethiopians Affected by the Conflict in Tigray
  • Press Release: Helping Women Artisans and Entrepreneurs Expand Digital Trade, USAID Hosts Training
  • Press Release: Ramadan Message

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • U.S. National Statement at the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum on Financing the Recovery from COVID-19
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Great Lakes

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Statement from DNI Haines on the President’s Intent to Nominate Christine Abizaid as NCTC Director

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with North Carolina Small Business Owner
  • Readout: Treasury Co-Hosts Sudan Debt Relief Roundtable Event
  • Guidance: Issuance of amended Frequently Asked Questions for the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) and Sudan Program and Darfur Sanctions

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owners and Managers of Rental Properties in Pennsylvania
  • Press Release: Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to COVID-Relief Fraud

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Participation in the annual Five Country Ministerial
  • Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations for DHS Leadership Positions
  • Press Release: CBP Launches New Hiring Portal for Prospective Agents and Officers (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Apprehends Previously Deported Felon Paisas Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Dangerous MS-13 Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Wanted Smuggler (California)
  • Press Release: A Large Group Encountered South of La Joya, Texas (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Continue to Disrupt Smuggling Operations (Texas)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Convicted Sex Offenders and a MS-13 Gang Member in RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept Body Carrier and Seize $50K in Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Newly Renovated JFK International Mail Facility (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Begins Processing COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Applications
  • Press Release: FEMA, State and County Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccinations in Jackson County at Pilot Community Vaccination Center (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Vaccination Pilot Mission in Los Angeles and Alameda Counties Reaches Goals as Vaccinations Continue (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA and South Carolina to Open Community Vaccination Center at Columbia Place Mall April 14
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Nearly $1 Million to the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for Vaccine Distribution
  • Press Release: Virtual Information Sessions for Louisiana Storm Survivors Planned
  • Press Release: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Residents of Rincón Affected by Earthquakes (Puerto Rico)

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Department Welcomes Additional Members of Agency Leadership

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: OSHA partners with Pennsylvania companies to promote workplace safety during Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center construction
  • Press Release: Federal court appoints independent fiduciary as claims administrator of Medova arrangement
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $47K in back wages after investigation finds Hancock County Sheriff’s Department violated overtime laws
  • Press Release: Maggiano’s Little Italy pays $116K in back wages after U.S. Department of Labor finds minimum wage, overtime violations

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Marks Black Maternal Health Week by Announcing Measures To Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine | April 13, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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