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 receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:15 p.m. EDT – The President delivers remarks on the way forward in Afghanistan | Treaty Room

3:05 p.m. EDT – The President visits Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will convene a virtual roundtable of experts on the Northern Triangle who will offer their assessment and perspectives on the region

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | The White House

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 Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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

The White House

  • Transcript: Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on Afghanistan
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia
  • Remarks by President Biden at a Congressional Tribute for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans
  • Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus Executive Leadership
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s call with Karin Wallensteen, State Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Leading a Virtual Meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group
  • Statement from Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger on New Microsoft Exchange Patches
  • Statement from Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, NIAID Director and Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci, and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, April 13, 2021
  • Fact Sheet: The American Jobs Plan Supports Small Businesses
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Black Maternal Health Crisis
  • Nomination: President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Robert Santos for Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Proclamation on 160th Anniversary Of The Unification Of Italy And The Establishment Of United States-Italy Diplomatic Relations
  • Proclamation on Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2021
  • Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: DOD Modernization Can’t Happen Alone, Defense Official Says
  • Article: General Says NATO Prepared to Respond to Aggression Should Deterrence Fail
  • Article: Austin Announces 500 More Service Members to Be Based in Germany
  • Advisory: Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced
  • Contracts for April 13, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, April 14
  • April 13: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
  • April 13: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba Before Their Meeting
  • April 13: Transcript | Senior State Department Official Briefing to the Press
  • April 13: Statement | Somalia: The United States Opposes Federal Government Term Extensions
  • April 13: Statement | Congratulations to Ecuador’s President-Elect Guillermo Lasso
  • April 13: Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Assists the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau to Secure $10.4 Million for Climate Change Adaptation
  • Press Release: USAID Provides $100,000 in Immediate Disaster Relief to People Affected by La Soufrière Volcano Eruption

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Financing for Development Forum Panel on Infrastructure
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Kosovo

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: ODNI Releases 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with the Executive Committee of the American Bankers Association (ABA)
  • Sanctions List Updates: Kingpin Act Designation; Cuba Designations Removals

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: U.S. Government and State of Illinois Announce Agreement with ExxonMobil’s Joliet Refinery to Reduce Air Pollution
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Effort to Disrupt Exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces $2.2 Million Settlement of Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Police
  • Press Release: Texas Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Returns

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • Press Release: CISA, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Local Partners Conduct Joint Exercise to Keep Indianapolis 500 Fans Safe
  • Press Release: USBP Agents and Partners Rescue Lost, Injured Migrant (California)
  • Press Release: K9 Sniffs Out Second Large Drug Seizure Within a Week (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Identify Fraudulent Family Units in Two Different Cases (Arizona)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Continue to Disrupt Smuggling Operations (Texas)
  • Press Release: Convicted Murderer and a MS-13 Arrested by RGV Border Patrol (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Reminds Public That All Marijuana Imports Are Prohibited (Texas)
  • Press Release: Cocaine Found ON and IN Passenger’s Body at JFK (New York)
  • Press Release: AMO Interdicts Vessel Seizing $1.2 Million Near Stumpy Bay St. Thomas; Three Men Arrested (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Press Release: Phony Immigration Attorney Who Filed Hundreds of Fraudulent Asylum Applications Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Federal Prison
  • Press Release: F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training Can Now File Form I-765 Online

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meetings with business leaders about increasing vaccine production and global health issues
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with advocacy organizations about increasing vaccine production and global health issues
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with labor union leaders about increasing vaccine production and global health issues

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Commerce on Actions Taken Under ICTS Supply Chain Executive Order (re: China)
  • Press Release: Secretary Raimondo to Host the 2021 Investment Summit!

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Subsidized Chassis and Subassemblies from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Invests More Than $330 Million in Specialty Crops Grants, Incentives to Purchase Fruits and Vegetables, and Help for Cotton Producers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Honors 2021 Energy Star Partners of the Year in D.C.

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Announces Availability of $1 Billion to Modernize and Create New American Infrastructure

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor releases guidance on investment advice exemption
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Massachusetts tax preparation business for refusing to provide, practice coronavirus safeguards for employees

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: New Legal Guidance and Resources to Ensure — and Expand — Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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