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*

7:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Virtual Retreat, where Leaders will discuss ending the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the global economic recovery | South Court Auditorium

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

12:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with The Vice President | Private Dining Room

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing from members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination program | Oval Office

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Camp David

3:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the Weekly Economic Briefing | Camp David

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

12:20 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room

1:00 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will meet with members of the Black Women’s Roundtable, NCNW and other women leaders on voting rights

4:20 p.m. EDT – the Vice President will deliver remarks at a virtual finance event for the Democratic National Committee

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

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 Thursday, July 15, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden and Chancellor Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany in Press Conference
  • Fact Sheet: U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership
  • Statement: Washington Declaration
  • Statement on Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Readout of President Joe Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
  • Remarks by President Biden to Mark the Day That Tens of Millions of Families Will Get Their First Monthly Child Tax Credit Relief Payments Thanks to the American Rescue Plan
  • Fact Sheet: How the Build Back Better Framework Will Support Women’s Employment and Strengthen Family Economic Security
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Distributes First Monthly Payments of the Expanded Child Tax Credit
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Two Million Americans Signing Up for Health Coverage and Launching the “Summer Sprint to Coverage” Campaign
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, July 15, 2021
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Michigan Disaster Declaration
  • Proclamation on National Atomic Veterans Day, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Official Testifies on DOD Budget Request for Construction, Energy, Environmental Programs
  • Article: Milley Marks Full Operational Capability of NATO Command in Norfolk
  • Article: DOD Officials Testify on Fixed-Wing Tactical, Training Aircraft Programs
  • Contracts for July 15, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, July 16
  • July 15: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French Foreign Minister Le Drian
  • July 15: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Morgan
  • July 15: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with United Arab Emirates Presidential Advisor Gargash
  • July 15: Statement | Recent Judicial Appointments in Georgia
  • July 15: Statement | U.S.-Russia Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Challenge
  • July 15: Statement | U.S.-EU Dialogue on Nonproliferation, Disarmament, Arms Control and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation
  • July 15: Statement | Resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri
  • July 15: Statement | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Foreign Malicious Cyber Activity Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure
  • July 15: Statement | Appointment of Ambassador Philip Reeker as Chargé d’Affaires at Embassy London
  • July 15: Advisory | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia (July 18-25)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Libya

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Calls for Large Position Reports
  • Press Release: Treasury and IRS Announce Families of Nearly 60 Million Children Receive $15 Billion Dollars in First Payments of Expanded and Newly Advanceable Child Tax Credit

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Awards More Than $1 Million to Whistleblower
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Executives of Network Infrastructure Company With Accounting Fraud

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at
  • Press Release: DaVita Inc. and Former CEO Indicted in Ongoing Investigation of Labor Market Collusion in Health Care Industry
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with Delivery Services Company to Resolve Retaliation Claim

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

  • Press Release: AMO in San Diego Disrupt 8 Maritime Smuggling Events in 4 Days (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Provide Life Saving Medical Aid (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two Large Groups of Migrants Apprehended in RGC (Texas)
  • Press Release: Agents Intercept Large Travel Trailer Smuggling Schemes (Texas)
  • Press Release: Thousands of Fake Apple AirPods Worth $1.3 Million Seized by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Review Flood Maps in Montour County, PA
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides More Than $2 Million to Franciscan Alliance, Inc. (Indiana)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Call with Kazakhstan Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Secretary Raimondo Makes the Case for Care Infrastructure Investments with TIME’S UP President and CEO Tina Tchen and TIME’S UP Care Economy Business Council
  • Blog: U.S. Census Bureau to Release First Look at Nation’s Demographic Characteristics from 2020 Census
  • Blog: Commerce’s NTIA Releases Report on Current and Projected Federal Use of Spectrum by Space-Based Systems
  • Blog: Commerce Ranks in Top Five Places to Work in Federal Government for Ninth Consecutive Year

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for August Open Meeting
  • Press Release: Carr Backs Governor DeSantis Call to End Cuba’s Internet Blockade
  • Press Release: Commissioner Simington Speaks at IGF-USA 2021

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release: CFPB and FDIC Release Enhanced Version of Money Smart for Older Adults

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy, Initiates Action to Work with Tribes, Partners and Communities
  • Press Release: USDA Awards $12 Million in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants, Releases New Data Showing Expansion of Farm to School Efforts

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Kicks Off ‘Summer of Solar 2021’ With Tool That Fast-Tracks Solar Power For Communities Nationwide

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces Tribal and Native Hawaiian Consultations to Discuss Updates to Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces $200k Under the American Rescue Plan to Fund Environmental Justice Initiatives in Massachusetts
  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss public transit and transportation infrastructure

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: Colorado court sentences Avon construction company owner to jail, orders restitution for family of worker killed in Granby trench collapse
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor reminds Pacific Northwest employers to protect workers from the dangers of heat illness
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor files suit against North Texas dental practice, owners for retaliation against employees who reported coronavirus concerns
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces more than $92M in funding for training, employment services, wage subsidies for workers harmed by foreign trade
  • Press Release: Lakeland roofing contractor pays more than $51K in back wages, penalties after U.S. Department of Labor uncovers overtime, child labor violations

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Approves Massachusetts’ Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $611 Million

See link here to access similar press releases related to other states.

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Provides Nearly $144 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts in Underserved Communities
  • Press Release: U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory During COVID-19 Vaccination Push Warning American Public About Threat of Health Misinformation
  • Pres Release: Biden-Harris Administration Launches “Summer Sprint to Coverage” Campaign for Final 30 Days of Special Enrollment Period

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  FDA Grants First Full Approval for Treatment of Lymphoma in Dogs