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

1:00 p.m. EDT – The President meets virtually with a bipartisan group of Governors | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

4:00PM EDT, the Vice President will meet with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | 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 Monday, May 10, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Economy
  • Fact Sheet:  President Biden Announces Additional Steps to Help Americans Return to Work
  • Statement by President Biden on FDA’s Expanded Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to Include Adolescents
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Participation in the Bucharest Nine Virtual Summit
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Colonial Pipeline Incident
  • Transcript:  Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger, May 10, 2021
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on One Million Americans Signing Up for Health Coverage During 2021 Special Enrollment
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi
  • Nomination Sent to the Senate
  • Disaster Declaration:  President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Commonwealth of Virginia Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article:  In Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Vessels Exercised Right to Self Defense
  • Advisory:  Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks Travels to Texas to Visit Army Futures Command, Fort Hood
  • Publication:  Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (re: Creating Data Advantage)
  • Article:  DOD Aims to Transform Itself Into a Data-Centric Organization
  • Contracts for May 10, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, May 11
  • May 10:  Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi
  • May 10:  Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi Before Their Meeting
  • May 10:  Statement | Appointment of Ambassador Richard Norland as U.S. Special Envoy for Libya
  • May 10:  Advisory | Special Envoy Ricardo Zúniga Travel to El Salvador (May 10-12)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout:  Administrator Power’s Meetings on Faith-Based Engagement, Human Rights, and International Religious Freedom

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release:  Unclassified Assessment of Conditions of Women in Afghanistan

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Treasury Launches Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Deliver $350 Billion

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release:  Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Honors Nation’s Law Enforcement During National Police Week
  • Press Release:  University of Miami to Pay $22 Million to Settle Claims Involving Medically Unnecessary Laboratory Tests and Fraudulent Billing Practices

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agents Foil Heroin Smuggling Attempt (California)
  • Press Release:  Laredo CBP Officers Seize Over $976K in Hard Narcotics Over the Weekend (Texas)
  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Arrest Two Criminal Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest Woman with $1.2 Million in Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Finds Five Abandoned Unaccompanied Migrant Children (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Seizes Designer Masks, Bucket Hats Worth Nearly $800K (Texas)
  • Press Release:  RGV Agents Apprehend Two Large Group of Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Indianapolis Intercepts $495K Worth of Bogus Championship Rings (Indiana)
  • Press Release:  Cincinnati CBP Seizes $866K Worth of Fake Cartier, Van Cleef, Louis Vuitton Jewelry (Ohio)
  • Press Release:  Dulles CBP Agriculture Specialists Find Cake Surprise in Leftover Baggage (Virginia)
  • Press Release:  DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release:  Got Rejected by FEMA? Read Your Letter Carefully
  • Press Release:  How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision (Kentucky)
  • Press Release:  Deadline to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance Today, But FEMA Remains in Louisiana
  • Press Release:  Get a Head Start on Readiness and Resilience During Hurricane Preparedness Week (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Press Release:  FEMA Updates State-Specific Funeral Assistance Information

Department of Commerce

  • Blog:  Spotlight on Commerce | Jenny Wang, Multimedia Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Televisions, Remote Controls, and Components Thereof

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release:  FTC Returns Nearly $60 Million to Those Suffering from Opioid Addiction Who Were Allegedly Overcharged in Suboxone Film Scheme

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release:  DFC Announces First-Ever Chief Climate Officer and Deputy to Lead Agency Efforts to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Awards $15 Million in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests | May 7, 2021

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release:  Secretary Haaland Announces $150 Million to Create Public Parks, Expand Recreation Opportunities in Urban Areas

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release:  EPA Highlights National Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • Press Release:  EPA Announces $9.6 Million in BEACH Act Grants to States, Tribes, Territories
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  OSHA cites 6 contractors for exposing workers to falls, other safety hazards at Medford luxury home site; proposes nearly $250K in penalties
  • Press Release:  Minnesota company debarred from federal guest worker program after investigation finds temporary foreign workers exploited

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on One Million Sign-Ups on During Special Enrollment Period
  • Press Release:  HHS Announces Prohibition on Sex Discrimination Includes Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Adolescents in Another Important Action in Fight Against Pandemic
  • Press Release:  FDA to Hold Meeting of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee to Discuss Pediatric Use of COVID-19 Vaccines

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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