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 receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

Looking ahead, on Wednesday, the President and First Lady will travel to the United Kingdom for their first stop for their first overseas trip.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:05 a.m. CST – the Vice President and President López Obrador will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Mexico to establish a strategic partnership to cooperate on development programs in the Northern Triangle

10:10 a.m. CST – the Vice President will take an official photo with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the Palacio Nacional

10:20 a.m. CST – the Vice President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President López Obrador

1:40 p.m. CST – the Vice President will meet with women entrepreneurs at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

3:00 p.m. CST – the Vice President will meet with labor leaders at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

4:35 p.m. CST – the Vice President will deliver remarks and take questions from press at the Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

5:30 p.m. CST – the Vice President will participate in a virtual Embassy meet and greet with Embassy personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico

6:45 p.m. CST – the Vice President will depart Mexico City en route Washington, D.C.

11:35 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will arrive at Joint Base Andrews

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

10:15 a.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, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Sameera Fazili, and Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness Peter Harrell | 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 7, 2021

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force to Address Short-Term Supply Chain Discontinuities | June 8, 2021
  • Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization | June 7, 2021
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris and President Giammattei of the Republic of Guatemala Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Fact Sheet: U.S. – Guatemala Cooperation
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, June 7, 2021
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Puerto Rico (re: filing a brief in the Supreme Court in the case United States v. Vaello-Madero, which addresses whether a provision in the Social Security Act that declines to provide Puerto Rico residents with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) violates the Constitution’s equal protection principle.)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
  • Transcript: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Opening Remarks at Bilateral Meeting
  • Article: U.S. Leaders See NATO Summit as Means to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Ties
  • Article: Ukraine Making Progress on Defense Reforms, Official Says
  • Press Release: Ghost Fleet Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel Program Completes Second Autonomous Transit to the Pacific
  • Press Release: Department of Defense Extends Uniformed Services Identification Card Expiration Policy Guidance
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan Pre-Sentencing Motions Hearing
  • Contracts for June 7, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, June 8
  • June 7: Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to the UK, Belgium, and Switzerland
  • June 7: Congressional Testimony | Opening Statement before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • June 7: Congressional Testimony | Opening Remarks by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • June 7: Statement | Announcement of Visa Restrictions on Those Undermining the Peaceful Resolution of the Crisis in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon
  • June 7: Statement | United States Joins Intergovernmental Forum on Mining
  • June 7: Fact Sheet | U.S. Engagement with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • June 7: Statement | Welcoming the Inaugural Meeting of the Blue Dot Network Executive Consultation Group
  • June 7: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Mike Allen of Axios on HBO Max

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Administrator Power’s Meeting with UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at UNA-USA Week of Action
  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Natalia Kanem
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Central Africa
  • Transcript: Special Briefing with Jeffrey Prescott, Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations | June 6, 2021

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the SelectUSA Investment Summit | June 7, 2021
  • Transcript of Press Conference by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Following the Close of the G7 Finance Ministers Meetings | June 5, 2021

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Couple with Insider Trading on Confidential Clinical Trial Data

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: DAG Monaco Delivers Remarks at Press Conference on Darkside Attack on Colonial Pipeline
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Paid to the Ransomware Extortionists Darkside
  • Press Release: Justice Department Issues Proposed Rule and Model Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence
  • Press Release: Attorney General Announces Initiatives to Combat Human Smuggling and Trafficking and to Fight Corruption in Central America
  • Press Release: Court Orders Toledo Pharmacy and Two Pharmacists to Stop Dispensing Dangerous Doses and Combinations of Opioids and Other Controlled Substances
  • Press Release: Engineering Firm Pleads Guilty to Decade-Long Bid Rigging and Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: New York Plumbing Contractor Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Employment Tax Fraud
  • Press Release: Queens Acupuncture Clinic Owner Charged with Tax Crimes
  • Press Release: Georgia Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud

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

  • Press Release: Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families | June 8, 2021
  • Press Release: CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at Denver International Airport (Colorado)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue 2 in Extreme Distress (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops Smuggling Attempt (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Seizes Heroin, Fentanyl Concealed in Car’s Battery (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Migrants in Desert Over Weekend (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Saturday Smuggling Attempts Lead to 63 Arrests in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: Back-to-Back Marijuana Seizures in La Grulla (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Continue to Rescue Subjects from Grain Hopper Rail Cars (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1.4 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1.2 Million: Two Arrests (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Funeral Assistance nears $200 million in disbursements
  • Press Release: FEMA Grants Are Not Taxable!
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Telegraph Fire (Arizona)
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight the Mammoth Fire (Utah)
  • Press Release: Over $2.8 Million in Federal Assistance Awarded to Tennessee Residents after Spring Storms
  • Press Release: Two Weeks Left to Apply for Disaster Assistance; More Registration Support Centers Open (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: Pennsylvania Releases New Mapping Tool to Show Flood Risk
  • Press Release: $2.6 Million Approved to Reduce Storm Damage Risk in Three North Carolina Communities
  • Press Release: FEMA approves $16.4 million in Hurricane Michael Public Assistance grants (Florida)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Statement on Biden-Harris Administration 100 Day Supply Chain Review | June 8, 2021
  • Press Release: Department of Commerce Recognizes the United Arab Emirates’ Termination of Participation in the Arab League Boycott of Israel | June 7, 2021
  • Blog: Equality and Justice: Commerce Stands in Solidarity with LGBTQ+ Community in Honor of Pride Month

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China, Russia, and Ukraine

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: Operators of MoviePass Subscription Service Agree to Settle FTC Allegations that They Limited Usage, Failed to Secure User Data
  • Press Release: FTC Sends More Than $172 Million in Refunds to Consumers Misled by Rent-To-Own Provider Progressive Leasing

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Investments in Guatemala are Driving Economic Growth

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces Actions to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain of Advanced Batteries | June 8, 2021
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration 100-Day Battery Supply Chain Review | June 8, 2021
  • Press Release: Secretary Granholm Launches Energy Earthshots Initiative to Accelerate Breakthroughs Toward a Net-Zero Economy | June 7, 2021
  • ICYMI: In West Virginia, Secretary Granholm Touts American Jobs Plan, State’s Clean Energy Potential

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Makes Significant Investments in Racial Equity, Civil Rights Movement Preservation

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: Registration Open for Environmental Justice Academy in Dayton (Ohio)
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor implements initiative to conduct random, weekend safety inspections to protect construction workers from falls, trench collapses
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Cambria grain facility for workplace safety failures following engulfment death of manager in corn silo

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden Administration Recommends Policy Changes to Secure U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain | June 8, 2021

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer’s Drug

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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