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

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall | Roosevelt Room

Upcoming White House Visits:

  • June 25:  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation
  • June 28:  Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
  • July 15:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

12:30 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:00 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, June 21, 2021

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

The White House

  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Lead Financial Regulators
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Child Tax Credit Awareness Day
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Allocation Plan for 55 Million Doses to be Shared Globally
  • Readout of White House Roundtable with LGBTQ+ Advocates on the Equality Act and Achieving Full Equality for LGBTQ+ Americans
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, June 21, 2021
  • Memorandum for the Secretary of State on the Delegation of Certain Authorities and Functions Under Section 353 of the United States – Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to North Korea
  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to North Korea

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing | June 21, 2021
  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks Virtual Meeting With U.K. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defense David Williams
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $96.1 Million Contract to United Safety Technology, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves
  • Article: U.S. Officials Continually Assess Status of Afghanistan Retrograde
  • Article: DOD Budget Request Focused on Innovations for Warfighter, Hicks Says
  • Article: COVID-19 Effects Waning Across Defense Department, Pentagon
  • Contracts for June 21, 2021

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will depart Washington Tuesday afternoon for a trip to Germany, France, Italy, and the Vatican, from June 22-29, 2021. 

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, June 22
  • June 21: Sanctions | Holding the Lukashenka Regime and Its Enablers to Account
  • June 21: Joint Statement on Belarus (US, UK, Canada, and the European External Action Service)
  • June 21: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the Atlantic Council’s Front Page Pride Edition Virtual Conversation with Jonathan Capehart on “Pressing for Equality: Engaging on LGBTQI Issues Around the World”
  • June 21: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Francis
  • June 21: Transcript | Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels, and Special Envoy for Libya Richard Norland on Secretary Blinken’s Upcoming Travel to Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Matera
  • June 21: Advisory | Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (June 28)
  • June 21: Statement | Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections
  • June 21: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Sudan and South Sudan
  • Remarks by USAID Administrator Samantha Power at the UN Behavioral Science Week

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: National Intelligence University Joins the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (officially transitioned from the Defense Intelligence Agency)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury and International Partners Condemn Ongoing Human Rights Abuses and Erosion of Democracy in Belarus
  • Sanctions List Updates: Belarus Designations; Issuance of Belarus General License 3 and related Frequently Asked Questions

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Obtains Asset Freeze Against Offshore Fund and Its Operators
  • Press Release: SEC Issues Whistleblower Awards Totaling Nearly $5.3 Million

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Turkish Businessman Arrested in Austria on Charges that He Allegedly Laundered Over $133 Million in Fraud Proceeds
  • Press Release: Former Deutsche Bank Commodities Trader Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Five Charged in Scheme to Export Thermal Imaging Scopes and Night Vision Goggles to Russia, in Violation of Arms Export Control Act
  • Press Release: Naturalized U.S. Citizen from Ethiopia Arrested on Charge of Fraudulently Obtaining Citizenship
  • Press Release: Indiana Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Making Racially Motivated Threats Toward Black Neighbor and for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms
  • Press Release: Former Supplement Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Distribution of Anabolic Steroids and Steroid-like Drugs
  • Press Release: Endeavor Executives Resign from Live Nation Board of Directors after Justice Department Expresses Antitrust Concerns

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

  • Press Release: CBP Selects AnnMarie R. Highsmith and John P. Leonard as the Agency’s New Trade Leaders (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues 14 Lost in Mountains (California)
  • Press Release: Fake Cialis Pills, Footwear and Wearing Apparel Worth Over $12.7 Million Seized at LA/Long Beach Seaport (California)
  • Press Release: Multiple Smuggling Attempts Lead to 178 Arrests (Texas)
  • Press Release: Marijuana Smuggling in Starr County (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $262K in Marijuana at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: 20lbs of Meth Worth $627K Stopped by Cincinnati CBP Officers (Ohio)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Silences 85 Guitars Out of Tune with U.S. Laws (Virginia)
  • Press Release: CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit Rolex Watches (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance nears $364 million
  • Press Release: FEMA Introduces New Director of the U.S. Virgin Islands Joint Recovery Office
  • Press Release: FEMA Assistance Registration Deadline Draws Near
  • Press Release: Orange County, Texas, Flood Maps Become Final (Texas)
  • Press Release: Hamilton County Residents Invited to Attend Flood Risk Information Open House (Ohio)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Melamine from China
  • Press Release: Chassis and Subassemblies from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Offers Guidance on Connected Care Pilot Program
  • Press Release: FCC Extends Analog Termination Date for 15 TV Translators in Alaska
  • Speech: Starks Remarks to Ericsson’s Broadband for All Conference

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout: EXIM Advisory Committee Meets to Review Upcoming 2020 Competitiveness Report, Discusses Challenges for U.S. Exporters in Global Export Competition
  • Press Release: EXIM Approves $80.7 Million to Support SpaceX Launch Services and U.S.-Brokered Insurance for Hispasat Satellite

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Invests $55.2 million in Grants to Increase Capacity and Expand Access in Meat and Poultry Inspection Operations
  • Press Release: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Issues USDA Proclamation Recognizing National Pollinator Week
  • Press Release: Led by USDA, U.S. to Join Global School Meals Coalition

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Discusses Significant Investments in Outdoor Recreation, National Parks in Visit to Acadia National Park
  • Press Release: White House Announces Additional Nominations to Interior Leadership

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Administrator Regan Signs Proclamation to Mark National Pollinator Week

Department of Transportation

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces proposed rulemaking to protect tipped workers; clarify use of the tip credit
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces Request for Information regarding reporting on pharmacy benefits, prescription drug costs
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards more than $85.5M to improve employment outcomes for people now or once involved in criminal justice system

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: New Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Snapshot Shows Almost 10 million Americans Enrolled in Coverage During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Approves First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

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