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

11:15 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President meet with leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus | Oval Office

2:45 p.m. EDT – The President participates in a virtual tour of the Proterra electric battery facility in South Carolina and delivers remarks | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

11:15 a.m. EDT – the President and the Vice President will meet with leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Oval Office

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 19, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19, the American Jobs Plan and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on the American Jobs Plan
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Members of Congress to Discuss Historic Investments in the American Jobs Plan
  • Readout of Oval Office Meeting with Bipartisan, Bicameral Members of Congress
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on the American Jobs Plan | Jamestown, North Carolina
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Security Council
  • Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger on SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Incidents
  • Statement from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on the Passing of Walter Mondale
  • Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on the Passing of Vice President Walter Mondale
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 19, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Blog: The Pandemic’s Effect on Measured Wage Growth
  • Nominations: Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Conducts a Press Briefing
  • Article: Clinic Doors Open Wide for Those Wanting COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Contracts for April 19, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, April 20
  • April 19: SecState Speech | Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership
  • April 19: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar
  • April 19: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Mongolian Foreign Minister Battsetseg
  • April 19: Statement | Russia’s Intention to Restrict Navigation in parts of the Black Sea
  • April 19: Statement | Revocation of the Authorization of Belarus General License 2G Due to Human Rights Violations and Abuses
  • April 19: Statement | The United States and the Republic of the Congo Open Skies Air Transport Agreement Enters Into Force

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Welcomes Agreement Allowing the UN World Food Program to Provide Food Assistance In Venezuela

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Open Debate on UN Cooperation with Regional Organizations
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson
  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Coordinated Climate Policy Strategy with New Treasury Climate Hub and Climate Counselor
  • Press Release: Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Alliance Steel, Inc.
  • Press Release: Issuance of Belarus General License 2H

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Gary Gensler Names Initial Senior Staff Members
  • Press Release: SEC’s New York and San Francisco Regional Offices to Co-Host a Webcast Exploring the Experiences of Tech Entrepreneurs of Color When Capital Raising
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Binary Options Trading Platform and Two Top Executives with Fraud

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Oklahoma City Memorial Ceremony on the 26th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing
  • Press Release: Stone Canyon Required to Divest US Salt to Acquire Morton Salt
  • Press Release: Second Individual Charged with Fixing Wages for Health Care Workers and Obstructing FTC Investigation
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Arizona School District to Protect English Learner Students
  • Press Release: Virginia Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Evading Her Own Taxes

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

  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nomination of Vice Adm. Fagan for USCG Vice Commandant
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agent Apprehends a Four Time Felon Paisas Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Rescues Pregnant Unaccompanied Migrant Child (California)
  • Press Release: Lost Man Rescued by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: Dangerous Drugs Seized by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: Tucson Sector Border Patrol and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Suspected Rapist of Fellow Migrant (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Shuts Down an Astonishing Seven Stash Houses with Joint Law Enforcement Cooperation (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Criminal Aliens (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol and Law Enforcement Partners Apprehend Large Number of Individuals in a Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Discover 149 Undocumented Individuals Inside a Tractor Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Over 1,100 Packets Containing ED Medication Intercepted by CBP in St. Louis (Missouri)
  • Press Release: DHS Seeks Public Input to Identify Barriers that Limit or Prevent Access to Immigration Benefits and Services

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Update
  • Press Release: FEMA and Alabama to Open Community Vaccination Center at Watermark Place on April 21
  • Press Release: Coping with Fatigue After Multiple Disasters in Louisiana
  • Press Release: FEMA approves $2.69 million for Bay County pumping station emergency power (Florida)
  • Press Release: CNMI Receives $88.7M FEMA Community Disaster Loan (Northern Marianna Islands)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Ambassador Katherine Tai appoints Elizabeth Baltzan as Senior Advisor

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Secretary Raimondo Joins Vice President Harris in Addressing Care Economy and Need to Invest in Human Infrastructure

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: Secretary Granholm Announces Winners of Solar Decathlon Design and Build Challenges

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA Selects Six Organizations to Receive $11 Million in Funding to Deliver Training and Technical Assistance to Brownfield-Impacted Communities Nationwide
  • Press Release: EPA Announces Winners of 9th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $91K in back wages for 79 workers at Kellogg Superfund site
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds three Florida mail-hauling contractors in violation of federal contract requirements
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $20K in back wages for 31 workers after investigation finds overtime violations by North Charleston company

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces Nearly $150 Million from American Rescue Plan to Support Community-Based Health Care Providers with COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: HHS Announces Commitments from Partners to Encourage Latino Consumers to Enroll in Health Insurance Coverage through
  • Press Release: HHS Introduces New Video Series on Federal Disability Rights Protections That Apply to Some Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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