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*

9:50 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT attends and delivers remarks at the funeral ceremony of Senator John Warner; The First Lady also attends | Washington National Cathedral

12:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and the Attorney General meet with stakeholders to discuss ways the Biden-Harris Administration is acting to keep our cities and neighborhoods safe | Roosevelt Room

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and the Attorney General deliver remarks on the Administration’s gun crime prevention strategy | State Dining Room

Note:  On Thursday, June 24, the First Lady will travel to Kissimmee and Tampa, Florida, to visit COVID-19 vaccine sites and encourage those communities to get vaccinated.

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*

9:50 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

12:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will hold a listening session on voting rights with advocates in South Court Auditorium

12:45 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room

4:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will hold a roundtable marking LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

Note:  On Wednesday, June 23, the Second Gentleman will travel to Chicago, Illinois, as part of the Administration’s vaccination tour effort.

Looking ahead, on Monday, June 28, the Vice President will travel to Detroit, Michigan. 

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:45 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 22, 2021

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety | June 23, 2021
  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with FEMA and Emergency Preparedness Team on Extreme Weather Preparation and Response Efforts
  • Remarks by President Biden Before a Meeting with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy National Security Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the For the People Act
  • Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on the For the People Act
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, June 22, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials | June 22, 2021
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Three Key Nominations (EPA, DOD, NLRB)
  • Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Conclusion of Independent Review Commission (re: sexual assault/harassment)
  • Article: Milley Meets Israeli Counterpart at Pentagon
  • Article: Hicks Announces New Artificial Intelligence Initiative
  • Article: Official Details DOD Efforts to Improve Housing, Climate Resilience, Energy Efficiency
  • Advisory: Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced June 22, 2021
  • Contracts for June 22, 2021

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is overseas on a trip with stops in Germany, France, Italy, and the Vatican, from June 22-29, 2021

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, June 23
  • June 23: Fact Sheet | The United States and Libya
  • June 23: Statement | Luxembourg National Day
  • June 22: Fact Sheet | The United States and Germany: Strengthening Our Alliance
  • June 22: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with UN Special Envoy on Myanmar Burgener
  • June 22: Statement | The United States and Peru: Partners in Democracy and Development
  • June 22: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID is Seeking Concept Papers from Domestic Private Enterprises to Boost Agribusiness Development in Uzbekistan

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Afghanistan
  • Transcript: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Interview with Jonathan Capehart on the Washington Post Podcast “Cape Up”

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Statement from DNI Haines on Senate Confirmation of Chris Fonzone as ODNI General Counsel

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement by the Acting Governor for the United States of America, on the Occasion of the 2021 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group
  • Congressional Testimony: Opening Statements of Nominees before the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges ICO Issuer and CEO With Fraud and Unregistered Securities Offering

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Joint EU-U.S. Statement Following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting
  • Press Release: United States Seizes Websites Used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union and Kata’ib Hizballah
  • Press Release: Owner and CEO of Government Contracting Firm Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme
  • Press Release: Texas Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Running Child Obscenity Website
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Formation of Firearms Trafficking Strike Forces to Crack Down on Sources of Crime Guns

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

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Portugal
  • Joint EU-US Statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting
  • Press Release: Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Laredo Air Branch Sees 143% Increase in Migrant Apprehensions (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Joint Effort Leads to Panga, 20 Apprehended (California)
  • Press Release: San Diego Sector Launches New Marine Unit (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Apprehend Man Wanted on Child Sex Related Charges (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Arrest Four Criminal Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Disrupt Smuggling Operations (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Shuts Down Six Stash Houses with Joint Law Enforcement Cooperation (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Two Sex Offenders (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Continues to Rescue Individuals from Grain Hopper Railcars (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Drugs Near Border in Niagara Falls (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA approves $4.69 million for Florida Division of Emergency Management Hurricane Michael recovery (Florida)
  • Press Release: Survivors Can Get Help Appealing FEMA Decision at Recovery Service Center in Lake Charles (Louisiana)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Finalizes Order with Flo Health, a Fertility-Tracking App that Shared Sensitive Health Data with Facebook, Google, and Others

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July Open Meeting

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Invests $61 Million in Advanced Nuclear Energy R&D Projects Across America

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Announces Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Marks 5th Anniversary of Landmark Improvements to Chemical Safety Regulation
  • Press Release: EPA, Leaders of Benton Harbor and Highland Park, Michigan, Discuss Lead in Drinking Water
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces dialogue to promote employment equity for women workers
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards more than $130M in grants to support Registered Apprenticeship programs; increase employment opportunities
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Toccoa plastic recycler for violating safety standards after worker sustains fatal injuries from a fall
  • Press Release: Miramar Beach restaurant pays $108K in back wages, penalties following U.S. Department of Labor investigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor education, enforcement initiative seeks to increase Southeast grocery industry’s compliance
  • Press Release: Judge orders Nebraska restaurant and its owner to comply with wage laws, pay employees $17K in back overtime
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, stakeholders renew alliance to train, protect North Dakota workers from excavation, trenching hazards

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Announces Full Agenda for Equity Summit Series
  • Press Release: Secretary Cardona Holds Virtual Listening, Learning Roundtable with Rural Youth From Across the Nation

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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