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

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The Vice President and The Second Gentleman will remain overnight in Los Angeles, California, through Easter Sunday.  They have no public events scheduled.

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

Recap of Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden in Cabinet Meeting
  • Remarks by President Biden in a Faith and Community Engagement Call
  • Transcript: Background Press Call on the Upcoming Trilateral Meeting with Japan and the Republic of Korea
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 1, 2021
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Somalia
  • Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Somalia
  • Proclamation on World Autism Awareness Day, 2021
  • Blog: Strengthening our Nation’s Commitment to Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence | April 2, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Greek Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defense Andrii Taran
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Holds Off-Camera Press Briefing
  • Article: Defense Secretary Highlights Commitment to Allies, Partners, Kirby Says
  • Article: U.S. 5th Fleet Administers Nearly 13,000 COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Article: Exercise Reveals Advantages Artificial Intelligence Gives in All-Domain Ops
  • Contracts for April 1, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, April 2
  • April 2: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation in Tigray, Ethiopia
  • April 1: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Joint Statement on Behalf of the Co-Chairs of the UN Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists on the Situation in Myanmar

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: NCSC and Partners Launch “National Supply Chain Integrity Month” in April: A Call-to-Action Campaign to Raise Awareness of Supply Chain Threats and Mitigation | March 31, 2021

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo Meeting with Thought Leaders on U.S. Economic and Financial Sanctions
  • Press Release: Treasury and IRS disburse more Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan
  • Readout: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo Joined Virtual Consultation with Tribal Leaders
  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the President’s Jobs Plan
  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with Minister of Finance Mohamad Al-Ississ of Jordan
  • Fact Sheet: How An Allocation of International Monetary Fund Special Drawing Rights Will Support Low-Income Countries, the Global Economy, and the United States

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Man and Woman Charged with Attempting and Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: Court Authorizes Service of John Doe Summons Seeking Identities of U.S. Taxpayers Who Have Used Cryptocurrency
  • Press Release: Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
  • Press Release: Reptile Dealer Arrested on Lacey Act and Firearms Charges
  • Press Release: Federal Court Enjoins Dallas Area Tax Preparer from Preparing Tax Returns

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

  • Press Release: DHS Statement on New National Flood Insurance Program Pricing Methodology
  • Press Release: CISA and Partners Promote Call to Action During National Supply Chain Integrity Month
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth at Checkpoint (California)
  • Press Release: Easter Holiday Reminder Essential Travel Through CBP Arizona Ports (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Vehicle rolls after fleeing from Border Patrol traffic stop (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Detroit CBP Issues Travel Advisory for Easter Weekend (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Authorities Seize 44 Pounds of Cocaine on a Freighter anchored near Baltimore (Maryland)
  • Press Release: Florida AMO Marine Agents Collaborate with U.S. Marshals to Arrest Federal Fugitive (Florida)
  • Press Release: USCIS Confirms Elimination of “Blank Space” Criteria

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Updates Its Flood Insurance Rating Methodology to Deliver More Equitable Pricing
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $3.4 Million to Dane County (Wisconsin)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $4.6 Million to The Ohio State University

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Vietnam Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Kenyan Minister of Industrialization, Trade, and Enterprise Development Betty Maina

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from Secretary Gina M. Raimondo on her Meeting with a Bipartisan Delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Czechia Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Seeks Public Input to Help Create a New Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Program
  • Press Release: USDA Increases Emergency SNAP Benefits for 25 million Americans; Ensures COVID-19 Relief Reaches Those Struggling the Most

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Creates New Missing & Murdered Unit to Pursue Justice for Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Press Release: Interior Department Welcomes President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces $67 Million Grant Program to Help Communities Manage Stormwater
  • Joint Statement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada on Environment and Climate Change

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards initial $3.1M grant to support cleanup, employment, training services after Texas’ severe winter storms
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor launches Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot for transitioning service members, spouses
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor launches Spanish translation of to expand awareness of workers’ rights
  • Press Release: OSHA, Austin Power Partners Construction, labor unions sign partnership to promote construction safety on O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 expansion project
  • Press Release: New York-based petroleum carrier pays $375K to seaman fired for cooperating with barge explosion investigation

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Remarks by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at Virtual Launch Event for COVID-19 Community Corps with Vice President Harris
  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Becerra Announces Reduced Costs and Expanded Access Available for Marketplace Health Coverage Under the American Rescue Plan
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches Nationwide Network of Trusted Voices to Encourage Vaccination in Next Phase of COVID-19 Public Education Campaign

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Makes Two Revisions to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization to Help Increase the Number of Vaccine Doses Available
  • Press Release: FDA is Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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