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 | The White House

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on his Administration’s response to Hurricane Ida | South Court Auditorium

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a virtual event with rabbis from around the country to commemorate the Jewish High Holidays | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will ceremonially swear in Ken Salazar as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Mexican States | Vice President’s Ceremonial

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and Secretary Marty Walsh will meet with staff to discuss progress to date and next steps on the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, of which the Vice President is Chair and the Secretary is Vice-Chair | Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | 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, September 1, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait (re: AFG)
  • Joint Statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership
  • Remarks by President Biden and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 1, 2021
  • Statement from the Vice President on New Texas Voting Restrictions
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Texas Law SB8
  • Statement by Vice President Harris on Texas Law SB8
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Immediate Steps to Increase Affordable Housing Supply
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Missouri Disaster Declaration
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves California Emergency Declaration
  • Fact Sheet: How the Biden Administration is Supporting Hurricane Ida Response Efforts in the Gulf Coast | September 2, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley Press Briefing
  • Article: Austin, Milley Honor Courage, Sacrifice of Afghanistan Veterans
  • Article: Deputy Secretary | How Industry Can Continue Supporting DOD’s National Security Priorities
  • Advisory: Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced September 14, 2021
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Sept. 1, 2021
  • Contracts for September 1, 2021

Department of State


  • September 1: Statement | Celebrating the Renewed Commitment to U.S. – Ukraine Science and Technology Cooperation
  • September 1: Statement | U.S. and Ukraine Agree to Establish a Secure Communications Link for Risk Reduction


  • September 1: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al-Thani (re: AFG)
  • September 1: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bahraini Foreign Minister al-Zayani (re: AFG)

Other Developments

  • September 1: Statement | United States and Seychelles Become Partners Under the Hague Abduction Convention
  • September 1: Statement | Vietnam National Day
  • September 1: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: President Biden Announces New USAID Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine
  • Readout: USAID Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto (re: Tigray Crisis/Ethiopia; AFG)
  • Press Release: USAID Continues to Deliver Critical Aid to Haitians

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Treasury, White House, and Code for America Host Call to Discuss Collaboration and Launch of New Bilingual and Mobile-Friendly Sign-Up Tool for Advance Child Tax Credit
  • Press Release: CDFI Fund Announces $5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Global Crypto Lending Platform and Top Executives in $2 Billion Fraud

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Issues Guidance on Federal Statutes Regarding Redistricting and Methods for Electing Public Officials
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces First Federal Agents to Use Body-Worn Cameras
  • Press Release: Justice Department Charges Resident of Ukraine and Files Case to Halt Unauthorized Debits to Consumer Bank Accounts
  • Press Release: Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison for Knowingly Receiving Child Sexual Abuse Material Through Dark Web Sites
  • Press Release: Justice Department Sues Guam and the Guam Retirement Fund for Denying Servicemembers Proper Pension Credits During Military Service
  • Press Release: Laboratory Owner Pleads Guilty to $73 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme
  • Press Release: Former Long Island Construction Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Employment Tax Fraud
  • Press Release: West Virginia Man Charged with Federal Civil Rights Offenses
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with Newark Public Schools to Protect English Learner Students

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

  • Press Release: USCIS Creates New Webpage for Lockbox Filing Location Updates
  • Press Release: Sureño Gang Member Arrested by USBP Agents (California)
  • Press Release: Failed Human Smuggling Attempts at Laredo Sector Stopped by Combined Law Enforcement Actions (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Veterinary Medications (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Foil Five Human Smuggling Events in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Border Patrol Agents Provide Lifesaving Efforts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer (Texas)
  • Press Release: $5.2 Million worth of fake Cartier jewelry Seized by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Urges Residents to Stay Alert as Ida Poses Continuing Threats
  • Press Release: FEMA Region 3 Activates in Support of Ida Preparations and Response
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Dakota
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces National Preparedness Month, Urges All to “Prepare to Protect” Before Disasters Strike (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: September is National Preparedness Month (Region 10)
  • Press Release: September is National Preparedness Month; FEMA Reminds Families to Prepare and Protect Loved Ones (Region 5)
  • Press Release: Preparing for Disasters is Protecting Everyone You Love (Region 5)
  • Press Release: Joining the National Flood Insurance Program Can Save Thousands of Dollars (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: La Guancha FEMA Will Recover with Multi-million Dollar Allocation from FEMA (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: Preliminary Flood Maps for Lincoln County, Oklahoma, Ready for Public View

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting With the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa
  • Press Release: USTR Announces Dawn Shackleford as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Office of Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Supporting Allies Through Trade | U.S. & Ukrainian Leaders Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Commercial Cooperation
  • Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Call with Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien
  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Hold Roundtable with Energy Leaders on Addressing Cybersecurity Threats
  • Press Release: Deputy Secretary Don Graves Joins NOAA at Groundbreaking Project to Rebuild Ketchikan, Alaska Port Facility

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Bans SpyFone and CEO from Surveillance Business and Orders Company to Delete All Secretly Stolen Data

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: Hurricane Ida Communications Status Report for September 1, 2021

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine’s Ministry of Economy

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Tropical Depression Ida

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Federal court orders Fishtown bar, bottle shop to pay nearly $520K in back wages, damages, penalties after U.S. Labor Department investigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor encourages Kansas’ heavy construction industries to submit data to help establish accurate prevailing wages
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor finds Ohio automotive steel manufacturer continues to expose workers to amputations, other hazards at Canton mill

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Texas Law SB8

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Pfizer-BioNTech’s Application for COVID-19 Booster