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*

10:30 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:45 p.m. EDT – The President visits a vaccination site | Virginia Theological Seminary

3:45 p.m. EDT – The President delivers remarks on the state of vaccinations | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

7:00 a.m. PDT – the Vice President will travel to Chicago, Illinois

1:10 p.m. CDT – the Vice President will tour a COVID vaccination site, a partnership between the city of Chicago and the Chicago Federation of Labor (It is the first site in the nation to be stood up by union members for union members)

4:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will depart Chicago en route Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki

*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 5, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Tradition of Easter at the White House
  • Remarks by President Biden After Marine One Arrival
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 5, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic of Croatia
  • Proclamation on National Public Health Week, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: DOD Closely Monitoring Russian Activities in Arctic
  • Contracts for April 5, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, April 6
  • April 6: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Colombian President Duque
  • April 5: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Sudanese PM Hamdok
  • April 5: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press on the COVID Response
  • April 5: Statement | The Sentencing of Saudi Humanitarian Aid Worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan
  • April 5: Joint Statement | The United States and the United Arab Emirates Working Together on Climate Challenge
  • April 5: Joint Statement from the United Arab Emirates Regional Climate Dialogue
  • April 5: Statement | University of Alaska Fairbanks-U.S. Department of State Host Conference One Health, One Future
  • April 5: Statement | To Walk the Earth in Safety: New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Department of the Treasury/Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on International Priorities to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with Chilean Minister of Finance Rodrigo Andrés Cerda Norambuena
  • OFAC Press Release: Publication of Syria Frequently Asked Questions
  • OFAC Press Release: Termination of Emergency With Respect to the International Criminal Court

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Notice of Substituted Compliance Application and Proposed Substituted Compliance Order for United Kingdom and Reopens Comment Period for Notice and Proposed Substituted Compliance Order for France
  • Press Release: Auditor Charged for Failure to Register with PCAOB and Multiple Audit Failures
  • Press Release: SEC Promotes Investor Awareness During National Financial Capability Month

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

  • Press Release: DHS Announces Ten-Fold Increase in Vaccinated Workers Through Operation VOW
  • Press Release: Long Beach Marine Unit Coordinates Rescue of Capsized Vessel Occupants (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Convicted Murderer (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Dangerous Sexual Predator (California)
  • Press Release: Six Arrested After Four Swim Around Border Wall (California)
  • Press Release: Two Yemeni Men Arrested by Border Patrol Identified on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List  [Note:  DHS restricted access to their press release; See LA Times article here]
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Canine Sniffs Out 60 Pounds of Meth (Arizona)
  • Press Release: El Paso Air Marine Operations helps rescue injured hiker (Texas)
  • Press Release: Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly 600 Cases of Infant Formula Unapproved for Import to the United States (Pennsylvania)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Update
  • Press Release: Onsite Appointment Registration Now Available at FEMA-Supported Community Vaccination Center (Virginia)
  • Press Release: Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Federally Supported Community Vaccination Center is for All Residents (Virginia)
  • Press Release: Disaster Legal Services Available for Oklahoma Winter Storm Survivors
  • Press Release: FEMA approves additional $16.3 million for Bay District Schools Hurricane Michael recovery expenses (Florida)

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Press Release: EPA Administrator Regan Hosts Water Infrastructure Roundtable with Local Water Utilities and Community Leaders

Department of Labor

  • Statement by Secretary Marty Walsh on the anniversary of the Upper Big Branch explosion
  • Press Release: Pennsylvania nonprofit pays nearly $45K in back wages to 80 employees after U.S. Department of Labor finds overtime violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to host two-day virtual forum for construction industry employers, workers, other stakeholders
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor obtains court order prohibiting Connecticut restaurants, owners from employee retaliation

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Department of Education Discharges Over $1.6 billion in HBCU Capital Finance Debt
  • Press Release: Secretary of Education Joins Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Chuck Schumer for a Roundtable Discussion With Student Loan Borrowers and Advocates

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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