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*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

10:55 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

11:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Allentown, Pennsylvania

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Allentown, Pennsylvania

1:25 EDT – THE PRESIDENT visits Mack – Lehigh Valley Operations Manufacturing Facility

2:00 EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the importance of American manufacturing, buying products made in America, and supporting good-paying jobs for American workers

3:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Allentown, Pennsylvania, en route Joint Base Andrews

4:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT returns to the White House

Upcoming White House Visit:

  • August 30:  Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House had yet to release the Vice President’s schedule for Wednesday.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania

*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, July 27, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Issues Proposed Buy American Rule, Advancing the President’s Commitment to Ensuring the Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers | July 28, 2021
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on CDC Guidance
  • Remarks by President Biden at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Fact Sheet: The Biden Administration Blueprint for a Fair, Orderly and Humane Immigration System
  • Readout of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Tribal leaders and Leaders from American Indian and Alaska Native Communities about Voting Rights
  • Press Release: Update from the Equitable Data Working Group
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 27, 2021
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Nine Key Nominations (DHS, FEMA, Labor, USDA, State)
  • Presidential Delegation: President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Peru to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency José Pedro Castillo Terrones

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense at the 40th International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture (As Prepared)
  • Article: Austin Emphasizes Partnership in Singapore Speech
  • Article: Austin Discusses Need for Future Indo-Pacific Partnerships
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Frank Kendall III as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force
  • Article: Defense Official Says Food Insecurity Is a Readiness, National Security Issue
  • Article: SPACECOM Leader Discusses Value of Partnerships in Defending Space
  • Article: Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teams
  • Article: DOD Unveils 2021 POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster
  • Press Release: Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 2 – Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Laboratory Testing Services
  • Publication: FHP Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 2 – DOD Guidance for COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Services
  • Contracts for July 27, 2021

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to India and Kuwait from July 26-29.

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, July 28
  • July 28: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to Mission India Staff
  • July 28: Remarks | Opening Remarks at a Civil Society Roundtable | New Delhi, India
  • July 27: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Nepali Prime Minister Deuba
  • July 27: Fact Sheet | The United States and India: Deepening our Strategic Partnership
  • July 27: Readout | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Saudi Arabia
  • July 27: Readout |Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s Visit to the United Kingdom and Italy
  • July 27: Statement | The United States Announces New Humanitarian Aid for the People of Somalia
  • July 27: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Administrator Power’s Meeting with Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre
  • Press Release: U.S. Support for Doreen Bogdan-Martin’s Candidacy for the International Telecommunication Union
  • Press Release: The United States Announces Nearly $199 Million in additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Somalia

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Sudan and South Sudan
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Fireside Chat with Haydé Adams for the Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen to UNIDOS

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Leader of a Sophisticated Drug Trafficking Organization and Prolific Ally of the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced
  • Press Release: Rare Cuneiform Tablet Bearing Portion of Epic of Gilgamesh Forfeited to United States
  • Press Release: Former Intelligence Analyst Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Disclosing Classified Information to Reporter
  • Press Release: Justice Department and EPA Reach Clean Air Act Settlement with Advanced Flow Engineering for Selling Defeat Devices
  • Press Release: Former Mississippi Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Excessive Force Charge

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

  • Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s Nominations for Leadership Positions at DHS
  • Press Release: DHS to Address Life, Safety, Environmental, and Operational Considerations for Specific Border Barrier Projects
  • Press Release: Migrant Hoisted from Mountaintop (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP AMO pilots assist in rescue of stranded hiker (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $1.5 Million in Methamphetamine at Anzalduas International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $360K in Cocaine at Veterans Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Nets Another Ton of Marijuana at Detroit Border (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Five Stowaways (from the Dominican Republic) Apprehended by CBP Officers in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Updates Transitional Sheltering Assistance Policy
  • Press Release: FEMA Opens Document Drop-off Center in Ypsilanti (Michigan)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Metal Lockers from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC
  • Press Release: Utility Scale Wind Towers from Spain Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release: CFPB Finds Credit Applications Have Mostly Recovered to Pre-Pandemic Levels

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: United States Signs $217 Million Agreement to Fund Power Plant (Sierra Leone)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Nomination of Adrienne Wojciechowski to Serve as Assistant Secretary of Congressional Relations
  • Press Release: USDA Invests $14 Million in Rural Economic Development Projects in 10 States
  • Press Release: MyPlate Launches USDA’s First Alexa Skill

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Signs Boundary Establishment for Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Shipbuilders Council of America alliance seeks to promote safe, healthful workplaces in Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor investigation of severe injury finds Trenton metal manufacturer exposed workers to dangerous machine hazards
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Chippewa Valley Technical College reaffirm commitment to train Chippewa Valley workers on job hazards

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on CDC Guidance
  • Press Release: Department of Education Releases Resource to Help Schools Improve Ventilation Systems to Prevent COVID-19

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Provides $121 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Local Community-Based Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities