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*

10:15 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

11:00 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President receive a COVID-19 briefing | Oval Office

12:00 p.m. EDT – The President has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

1:15 p.m. EDT – The President delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program; The Vice President also attends | South Court Auditorium

2:45 p.m. EDT – The President meets with Senator Capito to continue their discussion on investing in American infrastructure | Oval Office

5:15 p.m. EDT – The President and The First Lady depart the White House en route Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

6:15 p.m. EDT – The President and The First Lady arrive in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

This coming Friday, the President will deliver remarks on the economy.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:45 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Eric Lander as the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

10:15 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

11:00 a.m. EDT – the President and the Vice President will 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

12:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room

1:15 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will attend the President’s remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccination program in South Court Auditorium

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 Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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

The White House

  • Statement from Vice President Kamala Harris on Administration’s Voting Rights Efforts
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Aboard Air Force One En Route Tulsa, OK
  • Proclamation on Black Music Appreciation Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Homeownership Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on Great Outdoors Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2021
  • Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021
  • Fact Sheet: The Biden-Harris Administration Champions LGBTQ+ Equality and Marks Pride Month
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Build Black Wealth and Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Press Release: February 2021 Visitor Log Records Posted

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Participation in the Defense Ministerial Hosted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
  • Press Release: Defense Department Releases 2022 Military Intelligence Program Budget Request
  • Article: Memo Outlines DOD Plans for Ethical Artificial Intelligence
  • Article: Austin Honors Service of DOD’s LGBTQ Community at Start of Pride Month
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al Hadi al Iraqi Pre-Trial Motions Hearing
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Contracts for June 1, 2021

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to Costa Rica from June 1-2, 2021. 

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, June 2
  • June 1: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Before Their Meeting
  • June 1: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado At a Joint Press Availability
  • June 1: Fact Sheet | Strengthening Democracy in Central America and Addressing Root Causes of Migration at Central American Integration System Meeting
  • June 1: Fact Sheet | The United States and Costa Rica: Partners in Democracy and Security
  • June 1: Statement | United States Chairs Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development 60th Anniversary Ministerial and Welcomes New Secretary General
  • June 1: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Virtual NATO Foreign Ministerial
  • June 1: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Christodoulides
  • June 1: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Tajikistan Foreign Minister Muhriddin
  • June 1: Readout | Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s Visit to Cambodia
  • June 1: Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Feltman Visits Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kenya (May 31-June 6)
  • June 1: Statement | On the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the Italian Republic
  • June 1: Statement | On Pride Month

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Advisory: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Turkey (June 2-4)
  • Remarks by Senior USUN Officials during a Telephonic Background Briefing on Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Travel to Turkey
  • U.S. National Statement at the UNICEF Executive Board Annual Session

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Virtual Meeting with Vice Premier of China Liu He
  • Readout: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Call with Ukraine Minister of Finance Serhiy Marchenko
  • General Licenses: Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 8H

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Seizure of Domain Names Used in Furtherance of Spear-Phishing Campaign Posing as U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Press Release: Justice Department Requires Substantial Divestitures in Zen-Noh Acquisition of Grain Elevators from Bunge to Protect American Farmers
  • Press Release: Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization
  • Press Release: Four Plead Guilty to Multi-State Dogfighting Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Nevada Bottled Water Companies and Owners Ordered to Stop Distributing Adulterated and Misbranded Water Products

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

  • Memorandum: On June 1, 2021, following a careful review of the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP), as directed by the President in Executive Order 14010, the Secretary of Homeland Security made a determination that MPP be terminated.
  • Press Release: Updated Guidance on Naturalization for Veterans Living Overseas | May 28, 2021
  • Press Release: CBP Introduces Remote Interview Pilot for Trusted Traveler Programs (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Launches New Mobile Passport Control App Pilot in Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Subject During Memorial Day Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Seize Large Package of Methamphetamine Hidden Inside Vehicle (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Aid Pregnant Migrant Having Labor Pains (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Apprehend Migrant Convicted of Sexual Assault (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Nab Man Wanted on Child Sexual Assault Charges (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Arrest Man and Woman with Nearly $1 Million in Hard Narcotics at Mid-Valley International Bridges (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Thwart Three Smuggling Attempts of Hard Narcotics Worth Nearly $3.5 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Stop Checkpoint Circumvention Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Disruption of Stash House Operations Leads to 173 Arrests in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Over 160 in Two Tractor-Trailer Cases (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Observes June Pride Month
  • Press Release: ICYMI – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season
  • Press Release: FEMA Encourages Individual and Community Preparedness as 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins
  • Press Release: FEMA Weekly Update of State-Specific Funeral Assistance Information
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides an Additional $1.4 Million to Salt Lake County for COVID-19 Response (Utah)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards More Than $1.8 Million to New Haven, Connecticut
  • Press Release: Free Legal Help Available for Disaster Survivors (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards an Additional $33.7 million in Hurricane Laura Public Assistance Grants (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Town of North Topsail Beach Awarded $13.69 Million for Beach Restoration After Hurricane Florence (North Carolina)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Virtual Meeting with International Union Presidents, Secretaries General, and Representatives
  • Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Start of Pride Month

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Staff Provides 2020 Annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the CFPB
  • Press Release: Claims Process Opens for Consumers Who Were Victimized by Fraudulent MoneyGram Transfers
  • Press Release: FTC Approves Final Administrative Consent Orders against Companies that Deceptively Marketed Fish Oil Supplements with False Claims They Were Clinically Proven to Treat Liver Disease

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on JBS USA Ransomware Attack
  • Press Release: USDA Launches 2021 Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive
  • Press Release: USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Secretary Granholm Touts American Jobs Plan, Clean Energy Jobs in Houston

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department Suspends Oil and Gas Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces Oklahoma City to Receive $300,000 in Brownfields Assessment Funding
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor sues New York health center and its CEO for firing employee who reported coronavirus safety concerns
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards more than $52M in grants to help homeless veterans reenter the workforce
  • Press Release: Court orders Long Island contractor to pay $500K to 69 employees following U.S. Department of Labor investigation, litigation
  • Press Release: Pearl security company pays $18K in back wages to 43 workers to resolve overtime violations found in U.S. Department of Labor investigation
  • Press Release: Fort Myers behavioral healthcare center agrees to revamp its workplace violence prevention program after OSHA investigation of five incidents

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Launches First Venture Capital Partnership to Develop Transformative Technologies to Combat Future Pandemics, Other Health Emergencies

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | June 1, 2021
  • Press Release: Nevada-Based Bottled Water Manufacturer Agrees to Stop Production for Failure to Comply with Manufacturing Requirements
  • Press Release: FDA Launches Challenge to Spur Development of Affordable Traceability Tools as Part of Broader Food Safety Efforts

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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