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*

9:15 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Biden Residence, Wilmington, DE

10:25 a.m. EDT – The President departs Wilmington, Delaware en route the White House

11:20 a.m. EDT – The President arrives at the White House

3:45 p.m. EDT – The President receives a briefing from the FEMA Administrator and his Homeland Security and COVID-19 Response teams on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting hurricane preparedness | State Dining Room

Upcoming White House Visit:

  • August 30:  Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:20 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will visit a community health center in Washington, D.C., and deliver remarks

Looking Ahead: The Vice President will travel to Singapore and Vietnam this month (dates yet-to-be-announced) to strengthen relationships and expand economic cooperation with two critical Indo-Pacific partners of the United States.

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 Monday, August 9, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Suga of Japan
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Takeo Akiba, Secretary General of Japan’s National Security Secretariat
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on COVID-⁠19 Vaccines for Service Members
  • Executive Order on Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Belarus
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Belarus
  • Fact Sheet: Executive Order Imposing Costs on Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Belarusian Authorities for Ongoing Attacks Against Democratic Freedoms, Human Rights, and International Norms
  • Letter to Congress on Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Belarus
  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Announces Nearly $5 Billion in Resilience Funding to Help Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Climate-Related Disasters
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Department of Justice Filing (re: 9/11 families’ request)
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia
  • Transcript: On-the-Record Press Call by National Security Council Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez on Official Travel to Brazil and Argentina
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Publication: Secretary of Defense Message to the Force
  • Article: Austin Seeks Presidential Approval for Mandatory Troop Vaccinations by Mid-September
  • Article: Biden to Approve Austin’s Request to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory for Service Members
  • Article: Situation in Afghanistan Hinges on Afghan Civilian, Military Leaders
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Call with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  • Contracts for August 9, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 10
  • August 9: SecState Speech | Domestic Renewal as a Foreign Policy Priority
  • August 9: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken At the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Maritime Security
  • August 9: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
  • August 9: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Japanese National Security Advisor Akiba
  • August 9: Advisory | Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Qatar
  • August 9: Statement | Holding the Lukashenka Regime to Account on the Anniversary of the Fraudulent Presidential Belarusian Election
  • August 9: Statement | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I Contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report
  • August 9: Statement | U.S. Department of State Concludes $6.6 Million Settlement of Alleged Export Violations by Keysight Technologies, Inc.

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba
  • Press Release: USAID Announces $165 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Yemen

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Maritime Security
  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Release of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: DNI Haines Holds Joint Intelligence Community Council
  • Press Release: Teaming Up to Guide the Intelligence Community | Dr. Briscoe and Cascade (re: disabled employees)

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Senate Cryptocurrency Compromise
  • Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Debt Limit
  • Sanctions: Treasury Holds the Belarusian Regime to Account on Anniversary of Fraudulent Election
  • Sanctions List Updates: Issuance of Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Belarus; Issuance of Belarus General License 4 and related Frequently Asked Questions; Belarus Designations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges International Microcap Fraud Scheme Participants
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Poloniex for Operating Unregistered Digital Asset Exchange

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Sheriff of Franklin County, Arkansas, Found Guilty of Assaulting Two Individuals in Custody

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

  • Advisory: Secretary Mayorkas to Travel to South Texas (Aug. 12)
  • Press Release: USCIS Expands Partnership with Social Security Administration
  • Press Release: Sex Offender One of More Than 1,500 Migrants Apprehended Over Weekend (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Criminal Migrants Arrested in RGV Over the Weekend (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA, FCC Conducting System Tests of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Application Period for $1.16B Building Resilient Infrastructure, Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs
  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $968 Million
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $3.9 Million for North Dakota Mitigation Project

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Protecting our Trademark Customers with Federal Registration of USPTO Marks

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FEMA, FCC Conducting Tests of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Discusses Tribal Climate Resilience, Broadband Internet Access in Visit to Washington State

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is in New Jersey to discuss public transportation and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces up to $499.5 million loan to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority for the Complete 540 Phase 1 Project

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Minnesota departments of Labor, Health present webinars about required breastfeeding accommodations in the workplace
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Central Illinois grain cooperative for safety failures following worker engulfment in soybean silo
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards $1M in funding to assist West Virginia’s severe storm recovery efforts
  • Press Release: Court orders Massachusetts contractors to pay $100K in damages to employee after US Department of Labor investigation finds illegal retaliation

Department of Education

  • Press Release: New Interpretation to Encourage State Collaboration on Student Loan Servicing
  • Press Release: Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31, 2022
  • Press Release: New Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Focus on Student Loans, Targeted Discharge and Forgiveness Authorities

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • HHS Statement on Recent Settlement (re: HHS and Dr. Rick Bright, former Director of BARDA)
  • Press Release: Rhode Island, Massachusetts Healthcare Provider Resolves Allegations of Discriminatory Practices Regarding Patients Needing Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Health Center Week