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 and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

1:45 p.m. EDT – The President delivers remarks on the historic investments in the American Jobs Plan; The Vice President also attends | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:50 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

1:45 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will join the President when he delivers remarks on the historic investments in the American Jobs Plan

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EDT – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | The White House

12:15 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo | 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 6, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden Marking the 150 Millionth COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
  • Remarks by President Biden During Tour of Vaccination Site | Alexandria, Virginia
  • Statement from President Joe Biden on the Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 6, 2021
  • Nomination: President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Robin Carnahan as Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Holds an Off-Camera Press Briefing
  • Article: U.S. Calling on Russia to Lower Tensions With Ukraine, DOD Official Says
  • Press Release: DOD Hosts Fifth Annual Virtual Military Spouse Symposium
  • Article: Military Spouses Worldwide to Join Online for DOD’s Annual Virtual Symposium
  • Contracts for April 6, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, April 7
  • April 6: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Panamanian Foreign Minister Mouynes
  • April 6: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Colombian President Duque
  • April 6: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Acting CEO Chao
  • April 6: Statement | Designation of Representative in Paraguayan Congress for Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • April 6: Statement | The Sentencing of Saudi Humanitarian Aid Worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan
  • April 6: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Address Rising Humanitarian Needs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
  • Press Release: USAID and IDB Announce $2 Million in Awards to Support Venezuelans and Their Host Communities with Inclusion, Gender Equality and Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education Opportunities

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Mali

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Briefing with the House Democratic Caucus
  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Meeting with the African Leaders Dialogue on the COVID-Climate Emergency
  • Readout: Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo Met with the Payments Leadership Council
  • Remarks by Secretary Janet Yellen, World Bank President David Malpass, and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in Conversation at the 2021 Spring Meetings, “Economic Recovery: Toward a Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Future”
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen addressing the threat of climate change to the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action
  • Press Release: Kingpin Act Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze, Charges Actor with Operating a $690 Million Ponzi Scheme

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Attempting to Purchase Chemical Weapon on the Dark Web
  • Press Release: Arkansas Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Income Tax Evasion

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Meeting with New Zealand’s Minister for Justice and Minister for Immigration, Kris Faafoi
  • Press Release: El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Rapist (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Fentanyl, Heroin and Cocaine at Checkpoint (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Agent Prevents Woman’s Suicide (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Rescues 2 Abandoned Children (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 800 pounds of Marijuana (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two Large Groups Encountered by Rio Grande City Border Patrol (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Assist 20 in Swift Water, Rescue 3 (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Nabs Sexual Assault Fugitive at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry Execute a Double Play and Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $820K (Texas)
  • Press Release: In 3 Months $1.6M in Counterfeit Currency Seized by Chicago CBP (Illinois)
  • Press Release: JFK Airport CBP Catches Highly Invasive Giant African Snails in Man’s Baggage (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA to Open Community Vaccination Center at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Pipkin Building on April 7 (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $42.5 Million for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Small Vertical Shaft Engines from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to other EPA press releases.
  • Press Release: EPA Announces Nearly $2.5 Million in Funding to Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces relaunch of assistance initiative to ensure employers, others comply with labor-management reporting, disclosures
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Waterville auto body manufacturing plant for numerous willful, serious violations
  • Press Release: OSHA fines New Jersey roofing contractor $201K for exposing employees to willful safety hazards at Mahwah, Elmwood Park worksites

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Launches Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations to Fulfill President Biden’s Executive Order Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Sex Discrimination

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Releases Investigation Report Following Fall 2020 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Illnesses Linked to Leafy Greens
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | April 6, 2021
  • Press Release: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the Symbiotica COVID-19 Self-Collected Antibody Test System

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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