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*

The White House had yet to release the schedule for the President.  He is set to attend the G7 Leaders’ Summit 2021 in the United Kingdom today.  According to the White House, this trip will highlight the President’s commitment to restoring our alliances, showing that democracies can deliver, and working in close cooperation with our allies and multilateral partners.

The President and First Lady are also scheduled today to meet with The Right Honorable Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Mrs. Carrie Johnson.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House also had yet to release the Vice President’s schedule for Thursday.

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

Recap of Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries
  • Fact Sheet: Executive Order Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries
  • Letter to Congress on Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries
  • Remarks by President Biden to U.S. Air Force Personnel and Families Stationed at Royal Air Force Mildenhall
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan En Route Suffolk, England
  • Nomination Sent to the Senate
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Five Key Nominations (EPA, Veterans Affairs, HUD, etc.)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Secretary of Defense Directive on China Task Force Recommendations
  • Article: Austin Signs Directive to Unify DOD’s China Efforts
  • Press Release: The Department of Defense Announces Establishment of Arctic Regional Center
  • Article: DOD Announces Center to Collaborate on, Advance Shared Interests in Arctic Region
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, June 9, 2021
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at DOD Pride Month Event (As Delivered)
  • Article: Austin | ‘No One Should Have to Hide Who They Love to Serve the Country They Love’
  • Contracts for June 9, 2021

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is accompanying the President on travel to Cornwall, United Kingdom; Brussels, Belgium; and Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, June 10
  • June 9: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Choi
  • June 9: Sanctions | Announcing Sanctions on the Ortega Regime in Response to Arbitrary Detentions and Other Undemocratic Moves
  • June 9: Statement | The Designation of Navalny-Affiliated Organizations as “Extremist” (by Russia)
  • June 9: Statement | Joint Statement on the Eighth U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue
  • June 9: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Administrator Power Held Urgent Meetings on Famine and Atrocities in Tigray, Ethiopia, including Ministerial Convening with Nine Countries and Conversation with The Weeknd, And Announced $181 Million in New USAID Assistance
  • Press Release: United States Provides Emergency Food, Water, and Aid to Feed Three Million People Facing Famine in Tigray, Ethiopia
  • Advisory: Administrator Samantha Power Co-hosting U.S.-EU High-Level Roundtable on the Humanitarian Emergency in Tigray (June 10)
  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Advisory: Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield to Speak at U.S.-EU High-Level Roundtable on the Humanitarian Emergency in the Tigray Region (June 10)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing by the ICC Prosecutor on Sudan

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: More than 2.3 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments top 169 million
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Officials for Supporting Ortega’s Efforts to Undermine Democracy, Human Rights, and the Economy
  • Sanctions List Update: Nicaragua-related Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Third and Final Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: Former Managers at Major Property Management Firm Plead Guilty to Defrauding U.S. Air Force
  • Press Release: Georgia CPA Indicted for Promoting Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Scheme Involving Fraudulent Charitable Deductions

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/US Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS)

  • Press Release: CBP Announces May 2021 Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Wellton Agents Arrest Migrant Convicted of Lewd Acts Upon Child (Arizona)
  • Press Release: RGV Border Patrol Arrests 68 Migrants and Dismantle Four Stash House Operations (Texas)
  • Press Release: Combined Law Enforcement Efforts Lead Laredo Sector Border Patrol to Five Stash Houses (Texas)
  • Press Release: Pick-up Full of Marijuana Rafted Across the Rio Grande (Texas)
  • Press Release: Agents Apprehend Large Group Near Valentine (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Chicago Finds $552,000 of Counterfeit Items Smuggled in Passengers’ Luggage (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Fake AirPods and Cartier Bracelets Totaling $5.3 Million Seized by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)
  • Press Release: USCIS Updates Policies to Improve Immigration Services

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: United States Seeks Mexico’s Review of Alleged Freedom of Association Violations at Mexican Automotive Parts Factory

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: America’s Strong Marine Economy Vital to Building Back Better

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Casey’s General Stores, Inc.’s Acquisition of Buck’s Intermediate Holdings, LLC.
  • Press Release: FTC Sends Nearly $30 Million in Refunds to People Tricked into Enrolling by School Operator’s Lead Generators

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: Global Gender Finance Initiative Sets Ambitious New $15 Billion Fundraising Goal After Securing More Than Double Its Original $3 Billion Target

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Awards $54 Million to 235 American Small Businesses Developing Novel Clean Energy And Climate Solutions

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Reverses 2020 Rule, Restoring Key Functions of Environmental Appeals Board, Promoting Fairness and Integrity in Decision-Making
  • Press Release: EPA, Army Announce Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to Insurers & Providers | COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Must be Free for Patients
  • Press Release: Biden Administration announces U.S. government procurement of Merck’s investigational antiviral medicine for COVID-19 treatment

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Provides Guidance on Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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