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*

10:45 a.m. EDT – the President and the Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

11:45 a.m. EDT – the President, the Vice President, and the Attorney General deliver remarks on gun violence prevention; The First Lady also attends | Rose Garden

1:00 p.m. EDT – the President has lunch with the Vice President | Private Dining Room

4:15 p.m. EDT – the President and the Vice President receive a COVID-19 briefing | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:45 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

11:45 a.m. EDT – the President, the Vice President, and the Attorney General will deliver remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden; The First Lady will also attend

1:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room

4:15 p.m. EDT – the President and the Vice President receive a briefing from members of their COVID-19 Response Team on the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of vaccinations in the Oval Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm | 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 Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the American Jobs Plan
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris Call with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic
  • Fact Sheet: More Details on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investments in Community Violence Interventions
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, April 7, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Fact Sheet: First Lady Jill Biden Sets Course for the Next Phase of Joining Forces
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Key Roles in the Department of Interior, Department of Transportation, and Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen
  • Readout of Acting Under Secretary of Defense Amanda Dory’s Participation in a Multinational Roundtable on Ukraine
  • Press Release: DOD Announces New Discharge Appeal Review Board Option
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, April 7, 2021
  • Article: Ceremony Remembers U.S., Vietnamese Personnel Killed in 2001 Helicopter Crash
  • Article: At Pentagon, Sexual Assault Awareness Is a Full-Time Effort
  • Contracts for April 7, 2021

Department of State

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: United States Announces Additional Assistance for Palestinians
  • Press Release: United States Providing Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Deadly Timor-Leste Floods
  • Press Release: Valuing Health Workers and Health Equity
  • Press Release: Holocaust Remembrance Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Readout of a Meeting Between Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet
  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Kwibuka 27 (re: Rwanda 1994 Anniversary)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Releases Made in America Tax Plan Report
  • Press Release: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Pens Op-Ed in Wall Street Journal
  • Statement on State Fiscal Recovery Funds and Tax Conformity
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Pakistan-based Transnational Human Smuggling Organization Involved in Smuggling Migrants to the United States
  • Press Release: Treasury, IRS disburse 25 million more Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan
  • Press Release: Transnational Criminal Organizations Designations

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Pakistani National Indicted and Sanctioned for Human Smuggling Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Bidder Pleads Guilty to Riggings Bids at Online Auctions for Surplus Government Equipment
  • Press Release: Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime and Conspiracy Charges for Threatening Journalists and Advocates
  • Press Release: Restaurant Chain Manager Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Employment Tax Fraud
  • Press Release: California CEO Pleads Guilty in Employment Tax Scheme
  • Press Release: Maryland Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Meeting with Portugal’s Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita
  • Press Release: CBP Officers, Facial Biometrics Detect Two Cameroon Impostors to U.S. Passports at Dulles Airport (Virginia) | April 8, 2021
  • Press Release: CBP Air and Marine Operations and Partners Seize Combined 4 Tons of Cocaine in Eastern Pacific (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: “Se Busca” Target Arrested (Mexico)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests MS-13 Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: Another Life Saving Rescue Beacon Deployed (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Continue To Disrupt Smuggling Operations (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol and UISD Police Department Discover Large Group of Individuals Inside a Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Criminal Alien Arrests Continue for Del Rio Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release: 243 Pounds of Methamphetamine Worth Over $2M Seized by CBP (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes 96 Pounds of Cocaine inside a container on board a Cargo Vessel Arriving to San Juan from the Dominican Republic (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Vaccinations Update
  • Press Release: FEMA Allocates Nearly $18.4 Million to Repair the Roberto Clemente Stadium (Puerto Rico)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Fact Sheet: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Robert Anderson Nominated as Solicitor of the Department of the Interior

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: New agreement marks critical step forward in delivering reliable drinking water to hundreds of thousands
  • Press Release: EPA Administrator Announces Agency Actions to Advance Environmental Justice
  • Link to Other EPA Press Releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor issues guidance, model notices implementing American Rescue Plan’s COBRA premium assistance provisions
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor opens dialogue to ensure equity in employment for people with disabilities from historically underserved communities
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards $725K to help at-risk workers overcome barriers to employment
  • Press Release: North Florida contractor faces $61K in federal penalties for exposing employees to fall hazards at Jacksonville-area worksite

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Program to All Community Health Centers Across the Country
  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Becerra Announces More Than 500,000 Americans Have Enrolled in Marketplace Coverage During Special Enrollment Period

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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