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 President is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; the White House schedule does not reflect any public events scheduled for the President.  Tomorrow, the President will deliver remarks on the economy.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will deliver remarks on the importance of investing in broadband to ensure affordable, accessible high-speed internet for all Americans, in the South Court Auditorium.  Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will also deliver remarks.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | The White House

12:30 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 Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Program
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden to Announce National Month of Action to Mobilize an All-of-America Sprint to Get More People Vaccinated by July 4th
  • Statement from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Election of Isaac Herzog as the 11th President of the State of Israel
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s and Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh’s Meetings with German Counterparts
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, June 2, 2021
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Louisiana Disaster Declaration
  • Remarks by President Biden Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre | June 1, 2021
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at the United States Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Saudi Minister of Defense His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds an Off-Camera Press Briefing
  • Article: Military Leaders Plan for Post-Withdrawal Financial Support for Afghans
  • Article: Official Talks DOD Policy Role in Chinese Pacing Threat, Integrated Deterrence
  • Article: Combating Climate Change Factors Into Defense Budget Request
  • Article: Lebanese Armed Forces Remain Top-Notch Security Partner
  • Publication: Annual Report on Civilian Casualties in Connection With United States Military Operations in 2020
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, June 2, 2021
  • Contracts for June 2, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, June 3
  • June 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard
  • June 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Foreign Ministers from Central America and Mexico
  • June 2: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken on National Land Use, Land Cover, and Ecosystems Monitoring System (SIMOCUTE) Initiative
  • June 2: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Sembremos Seguridad Site Visit
  • June 2: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Meet and Greet with Embassy San Jose Staff
  • June 2: Sanctions | Public Designation of Five Bulgarian Public Officials Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • June 2: Statement | G7 Ministers’ Statement on the UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption
  • June 2: Statement | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Abu Ubaydah Yusuf al-Anabi
  • June 2: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Administrator Power’s Meeting With UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed
  • Press Release: U.S. Government Airlifts Urgent COVID-19 Supplies to Surges in Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption Side Event on Defending Democracy: Combating Kleptocracy at Home and Abroad
  • Joint Statement Following Russia’s Informal Arria-Formula Meeting on Ukraine
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Women, Peace, and Security in the Sahel
  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meetings with Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Roundtable Discussion with Small Businesses
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Influential Bulgarian Individuals and Their Expansive Networks for Engaging in Corruption
  • Sanctions List Updates: Global Magnitsky Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Awards More Than $23 Million to Whistleblowers

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Man Sentenced for his Role in Directing COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Couple Who Falsely Claimed to be Farmers Sentenced in $1.1 Million COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Physician Pleads Guilty in Medicaid Fraud Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Man Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of an Official Proceeding for Breaching U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
  • Press Release: Montana Man Indicted on Federal Hate Crime and Firearm Charges

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

  • Press Release: Bi-National Rescue of Sexual Assault Victim by CBP and Mexican Officials (U.S.-Mexico)
  • Press Release: Over $730K Worth of Marijuana Seized by Border Patrol in RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: 13 Migrants Arrested in Two Failed Smuggling Attempts in South Texas
  • Press Release: “Turkish Delight:” Male Enhancement Honey from Turkey Seized in Jackson (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: Stash Houses Found by Laredo Sector Border Patrol and Partner Agency (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $3.5 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes $4M in Fake Apple, JBL items (Texas)
  • Press Release: Baltimore CBP Reminds Global Entry Members that Marijuana Possession Still Violates Federal Law (Maryland)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Officers Seize 240 Convertible Blank Guns from Turkey destined to Bucks County, PA (Virginia)
  • Press Release: USCIS Announces Pilot Program for Credit Card Payments Using Form G-1450 When Filing Form I-485

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $1 Million to Village of La Valle (Wisconsin)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $2.4 Million to The Ohio State University for COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Announces, and Immediately Suspends, Tariffs in Section 301 Digital Services Taxes Investigations

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: President Biden to Join Secretary Raimondo at the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit
  • Blog: Help Us Find the Next National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureates
  • Blog: Nominations Open for 2021 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Aims to Improve Refugee Livelihoods through Commitment to Impact Bond

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Commits to Helping 13 Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods by Developing Local Food Systems
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Lackawanna County home healthcare company pays $140K in back wages, damages, penalties after U.S. Labor Department secures court judgment
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor seeks Idaho building, heavy construction employers’ input to establish accurate prevailing wage rates
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor fines Piggly Wiggly franchisee after teenager injured doing prohibited work
  • Press Release: Lack of hazardous energy control safeguards, unexpected steam release led to two workers’ deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs’ West Haven campus

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Relief Program to Improve Access to Affordable Water Services
  • Press Release: OCR Settles Nineteenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Authorizes Marketing of Diagnostic Aid for Autism Spectrum Disorder

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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