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*

9:50 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

Looking ahead, the President will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, where he will outline his American Families Plan.  The President will travel on Thursday to Georgia to highlight how he’s delivered on his promises to the American people.  He is expected to also travel on Friday to another out-of-town location yet to be announced.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

4:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will host Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei for a virtual bilateral meeting in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office.  During this meeting, the two will discuss working together to address immediate relief needs of the Guatemalan people as well as deepening cooperation on migration.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese | 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 Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Armenian Remembrance Day
  • Statement: Leaders Summit on Climate Summary of Proceedings
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Session 5: The Economic Opportunities of Climate Action
  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Outlines Key Resources to Invest in Coal and Power Plant Community Economic Revitalization
  • Fact Sheet: The American Jobs Plan Empowers and Protects Workers
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Senate Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium (June)
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi of Indonesia (re: missing Indonesia submarine)
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of India
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the appointment of Ambassador Jeff Feltman as U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Fire at Ibn al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, April 23, 2021
  • Readout of the Biden-Harris Administration’s First Meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs
  • Bills Signed into Law:
    • S. 164, the “Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2021,” which authorizes the Food and Drug Administration to educate consumers and health care providers on biologic products, including biosimilars;
    • S. 415, which clarifies the definition of a new chemical entity for the purposes of an application for approval by the Food and Drug Administration;
    • S. 422, the “Senate Shared Employee Act,” which allows Senators, Senators-elect, committees of the Senate, leadership offices, and other offices of the Senate to share employees; and
    • S. 578, the “Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act of 2021 or the FASTER Act of 2021,” which adds sesame to the list of major allergens for purposes of food labeling.
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Key Administration Nominations in National Security
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Six Key Administration Nominations
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration
  • Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Supporting Our Indian Partners
  • Speech: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Delivers Commencement Address at Florida A&M University
  • Readout of Secretary Austin’s Phone Call With Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto
  • Article: DOD to Assist in Search for Indonesian Submarine
  • Press Release: Semiannual Report | Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan (‘1225 Report’)
  • Publication: Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan
  • Press Release: Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee
  • Article: Military, Environmental, Agricultural Interests Align in Chesapeake Bay Region
  • Contracts for April 23, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, April 26
  • April 25: Statement | On the Fifth Anniversary of the Murder of Xulhaz Mannan (Bangladesh)
  • April 25: Statement | Tanzania Union Day
  • April 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ecuadorian President-Elect Lasso
  • April 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s call with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Barzani
  • April 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with the C5+1
  • April 23: Statement | Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa
  • April 23: Statement | Arrests of Opposition Figures in Benin
  • April 23: Fact Sheet | Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate
  • April 23: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Statement from Gloria Steele on the Fifth Anniversary of the Murder Of Xulhaz Mannan
  • Press Release: World Malaria Day
  • Press Release: USAID Celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Remarks by DNI Haines at the 2021 Leaders Summit on Climate

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with Americans for Financial Reform
  • Press Release: Kingpin Act Designations Removals

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Fund Manager and Former Race Car Team Owner with Multimillion Dollar Fraud
  • Press Release: SEC Awards More Than $3 Million to Whistleblowers in Two Enforcement Actions

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organizations
  • Press Release: Justice Department Releases $58 Million in Solicitations to Combat the Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Improve Officer Wellness
  • Press Release: The Justice Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative Announces Newly Translated Online Hate Crimes Resources
  • Press Release: List Broker Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Elder Fraud Schemes
  • Press Release: Federal Court Shuts Down Atlanta Area Tax Return Preparer
  • Press Release: Attorney General Merrick Garland Recognizes Individuals and Organizations for Service to Crime Victims
  • Press Release: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Honors DOJ with Elie Wiesel Award

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

  • Press Release: DHS Announces Rescission of Civil Penalties for Failure-to-Depart
  • Press Release: DHS Conducts Simulation Experiment to Study Law Enforcement Use of Force, Inform Best Practices for 21st Century Policing
  • Press Release: U.S. Customs and Border Protection and National Customs Directorate of Paraguay Reach Agreement to Help Secure Paraguay’s Borders (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Air and Marine Operations and partners seize nearly 5 tons of narcotics in 3 days (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Smugglers Endangered the Lives of a Mother and Her Two Children by Lowering Them Down 30-Foot Border Wall (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Continues Temporary Reduced Hours at Ports of Entry in Idaho and Montana
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $1.3 Million Worth of Narcotics in Four Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: Three Stash Houses Discovered in Starr County (Texas)
  • Press Release: Drug Smugglers Float a Ford Ranger Across the Rio Grande in Failed Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: 6,667 Counterfeit Coins & 1,589 Counterfeit $100 Bills Stopped by CBP in Chicago (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Swanton Border Patrol Awards St. Lawrence County, NY Sheriff’s Office more than $88k in Asset Share (New York)
  • Press Release: Swanton Border Patrol Awards New York Agencies more than $212k in Asset Share (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky
  • Press Release: FEMA Focuses on Equitable Vaccination Availability in Southern Colorado
  • Press Release: Volunteers Are the Heart of the Greenbelt Maryland Vaccination Center
  • Press Release: More Than $2.7 Million Awarded to Yale New Haven Hospital for COVID-19 Expenses (Connecticut)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Closing Remarks from Ambassador Katherine Tai at the Leaders Summit on Climate

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses Clean Energy Economy and Importance of Business and Academia in Fight for Climate Change

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Achieves First Close of $100 Million Loan to WaterEquity’s Global Access Fund to Improve Access to Water and Sanitation

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate
  • Press Release: USDA Expands Nutrition Assistance for Seniors Amid Pandemic with American Rescue Plan Funding
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments and Senior Staff

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Launches International Clean Energy Initiatives to Tackle Climate Crisis
  • Joint Statement on Establishing a Net-Zero Producers Forum between the Energy Ministries of Canada, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United States
  • Press Release: DOE Announces $109.5 Million to Support Jobs and Economic Growth in Coal and Power Plant Communities

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Secretary Deb Haaland Announce New Listings in Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program
  • Press Release: White House Announces Additional Interior Leadership Nominations

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases
  • Press Release: EPA Administrator Regan Announces New Initiatives to Support Environmental Justice and Climate Action

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces virtual Job Corps’ enrollment, 60-day ‘Career Preparation Period’ to serve needs of nation’s at-risk youth
  • Press Release: Global spice importer exposed workers to amputation, struck-by, crushed-by hazards at Jackson facility, federal safety inspection finds

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | April 23, 2021
  • Press Release: FDA Authorizes Marketing of Device to Facilitate Muscle Rehabilitation in Stroke Patients

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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