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*

9:30 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

10:30 a.m. EDT – The President speaks with NATO’s eastern flank Allies, who will be meeting in a virtual summit of the Bucharest Nine (B9) | Roosevelt Room

1:15 p.m. EDT – The President delivers remarks on the economy; The Vice President also attends | East Room

Looking ahead, on May 12, the President will host a bicameral, bipartisan meeting at the White House on the American Jobs Plan.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield

1:15 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will join the President when he delivers remarks on the economy in the East Room

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 Friday-Sunday, May 7-9, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat Regarding the Situation in Jerusalem
  • Blog: How the American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan, and the American Families Plan Meet the Moment for Moms this Mother’s Day
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, May 7, 2021
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Occasion of the United States Joining the Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online
  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Reinstates Visitor Log Policy, Will Be First Administration to Post Records from First Full Year in Office
  • Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2021
  • Proclamation on Mother’s Day, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Women’s Health Week, 2021
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Tennessee Disaster Declaration
  • Remarks by President Biden on the April Jobs Report
  • Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on the April Jobs Report
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with CARICOM Leaders
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Executive Order on the Establishment of the Climate Change Support Office
  • Statement From Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders on Vice President Kamala Harris’s Virtual Bilateral Meeting with President Andres Manuel López Obrador of Mexico

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Department of Defense Announces FY21 BOOST Program Awardees
  • Press Release: Navy to Commission Expeditionary Mobile Base USS Miguel Keith
  • Article: STRATCOM Leader Describes Growing Threat From Nuclear-Armed China and Russia
  • Article: On-Time Delivery Top Priority at Space Development Agency
  • Article: Leaders Discuss Initial Sex Assault Review Commission Recommendation
  • Article: Military Spouses Enable Mission by Maintaining the Home Front
  • Contracts for May 7, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, May 10
  • May 8: Statement | Attack on Civilians in Afghanistan
  • May 8: Advisory | Travel of Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan
  • May 7: Statement | Violence in Jerusalem
  • May 7: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism
  • May 7: Statement | U.S.-Europe Communiqué on the Afghan Peace Process
  • May 7: Statement | Restoring Taiwan’s Appropriate Place at the World Health Assembly
  • May 7: Press Release | United States Joins Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online
  • May 7: Readout | U.S. Special Envoy Lenderking Returns from Travel to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Jordan
  • May 7: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 on Violations against Children in Situations of Armed Conflict
  • Remarks by Secretary Antony Blinken at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at the Lewis & Clark College Commencement | May 8, 2021

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Additional $21.6 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance Allocation
  • Press Release: Secretary Yellen Announces Intention to Appoint Michael J. Hsu as First Deputy Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Approves Registration of First Security-Based Swap Data Repository; Sets the First Compliance Date for Regulation SBSR

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Proposes New Regulation to Update Firearm Definitions
  • Press Release: Four Former Minneapolis Police Officers Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charges for Death of George Floyd; Derek Chauvin Also Charged in Separate Indictment for Violating Civil Rights of a Juvenile
  • Press Release: Jury Convicts Iranian National for Illegally Exporting Military Sensitive Items
  • Press Release: Four Individuals Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving “Bulletproof Hosting” for Cybercriminals
  • Press Release: Leader of Armed Home Invasion Robbery Crew Sentenced for RICO Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes
  • Press Release: Former Deputy Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty to Theft of Campaign Funds
  • Press Release: Member of White Supremacist Gang Pleads Guilty to Violent Assault and Conspiracy to Sell Firearms
  • Press Release: Physician Indicted in $6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: North Carolina Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding IRS and Co-Conspirator Pleads Guilty

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Visit to Donna, Texas, with Congressional Delegation
  • Press Release: DHS Ratifies Rule that Removes 30 Day Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) Processing Requirement
  • Press Release: DHS Withdraws Proposed Biometrics Rule
  • Press Release: USBP Seizes Heroin on I-8 (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Mid-Valley International Bridges Seizes $4.6 Million in Hard Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Abandoned Weapons (Texas)
  • Press Release: More than 38,000 Tramadol Pills Intercepted by CBP in Chicago (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Memphis Seizes Fake Gucci and Chanel: Beware of Counterfeit Products When Shopping This Mother’s Day (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: CBP, Fire Rescue Save Unresponsive Infant Boy at BWI Airport (Maryland)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Releases State-Specific Funeral Assistance Information
  • Press Release: FEMA enlists Forest Service, Park Service to keep vaccine mission rolling
  • Press Release: Mobile Vaccination Events in Jackson County, Oregon
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides Nearly $1.9 Million in Additional Funding to Montana for COVID-19 Response (Montana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides an Additional $1.8 Million to Thornton for COVID-19 Response (Colorado)
  • Press Release: Indian American Volunteer Groups Sewa, HSS Committed to Vaccination Efforts in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: May 11 is Final Day for First Dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Greenbelt Community Vaccination Center in Maryland
  • Press Release: FEMA, VDH Partner to allow for additional 1st doses of Pfizer through May 22, expanding vaccine options. (Virginia)
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $1.5 Million to Jefferson County (Wisconsin)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $4.1 Million for Community Safe Rooms (Wisconsin)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Colin Woodall
  • Press Release: USTR Releases Agency Transparency Principles

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Secretary Raimondo Joins New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, Sen. Luján, and Rep. Leger Fernández For Listening Session on Broadband Expansion With Navajo Nation President Nez

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Certain Steel Grating from China

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Finalizes Settlement with Photo App Developer Related to Misuse of Facial Recognition Technology

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release: Commission Provides Clarity for Landowners and Developers on Order No. 871 | May 4, 2021

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: Celebrating 25 Years of Binational Cooperation on the Improvement of Air Quality in Paso del Norte Region Airshed (U.S.-Mexico)
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Administration Issues Temporary Hours of Service Exemption in Response to the Unanticipated Shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on the April Jobs Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $36K in back wages for Fort Myers’ grocery store workers after investigation finds overtime violations

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Readout of HHS Secretary Becerra’s Bilateral Meeting with Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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