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*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly | General Assembly Hall United Nations

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with The Honorable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia | InterContinental Barclay, New York, NY

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Manhattan, New York

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs New York, New York en route Joint Base Andrews

3:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

3:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at The White House

4:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with The Right Honorable Boris Johnson, M.P., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will meet with Melinda French Gates to discuss the global COVID-19 response | The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

11:10 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will discuss the importance of passing the Build Back Better Agenda for parents and working families

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will meet with the Right Honorable Boris Johnson, M.P., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

3:05 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Jen Psaki will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Joint Base Andrews

*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, June 23, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Meeting with Secretary-General António Guterres of the United Nations
  • Remarks by President Biden and United Nations Secretary-General Guterres Before Bilateral Meeting
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official Previewing the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Angolan President João Lourenço
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Mobilizing the Administration to Address Extreme Heat
  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Mobilizes to Protect Workers and Communities from Extreme Heat
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on the Tenth Anniversary of the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 20, 2021
  • Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
  • Fact Sheet: How the Build Back Better Framework Will Support the Sandwich Generation | September 21, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks’ Meeting With U.K. National Security Advisor Sir Stephen Lovegrove
  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Article: Investigation of Aug. 29 Airstrike in Kabul to Get Its Own Review
  • Article: DOD Marks 10-Year Anniversary of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing
  • Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl’s Meeting With Minister of Defense Radmila Shekerinska of North Macedonia
  • Contracts for September 20, 2021

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, September 21

U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken is on travel to New York City, New York, from September 20-23, 2021.

  • September 20: Transcript | Briefing with Bureau of International Organization Affairs Senior Official Erica Barks-Ruggles on U.S. Participation at the 76th UN General Assembly
  • September 20: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Truss
  • September 20: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss Before Their Meeting
  • September 20: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio
  • September 20: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard
  • September 20: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Haitian Prime Minister Henry
  • September 20: Statement | Call for Somalia’s President and Prime Minister to Resolve Dispute and Complete Elections
  • September 20: Statement | Paul Rusesabagina Case Outcome (re: Rwanda court conviction of a U.S. permanent resident)
  • September 20: Statement | Departure of Qatar Airways Flight from Kabul, AFG
  • September 20: Statement | The Russian Federation’s Duma Elections
  • September 20: Statement | Transmission of the President’s Report to Congress on the Proposed Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022
  • September 20: Statement | United States Announces Actions Against Seven Central American Officials for Undermining Democracy and Obstructing Investigations into Acts of Corruption
  • September 20: Statement | On the Republic of Korea’s Chuseok Holiday

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a Virtual Event Hosted by the United States, Australia, and the United Nations on the Margins of UNGA

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Crowdfunding Portal, Issuer, and Related Individuals for Fraudulent Offerings
  • Press Release: SEC, MSRB, FINRA to Hold Compliance Outreach Program for Municipal Advisors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Political Operatives Indicted for Alleged Scheme Involving Illegal Campaign Contribution to 2016 Presidential Campaign
  • Press Release: Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Fraudulently Obtaining Over $1.6 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans
  • Press Release: $26.6 Million In Allegedly Illicit Proceeds to Be Used To Fight COVID-19 and Address Medical Needs in Equatorial Guinea
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with the State of New Jersey’s Student Lending Authority for Alleged Violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • Press Release: North Carolina Couple Convicted in Employment and Income Tax Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Texas Return Preparer

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Transcript: Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Remarks in Del Rio, TX
  • Press Release: DHS Awards FY 2021 Citizenship and Integration Grants
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Facial Biometric Pilot for Inbound Vehicle Travelers at Anzalduas International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Criminal Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release: Investigation Leads to Discovery of Human Smuggling in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Three Migrants Rescued by Agents Over the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: 215k Worth of Meth Seized at Checkpoint over the Weekend (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown
  • Press Release: Pennsylvania/FEMA Disaster Center Will Open in Chester County to Help Pennsylvanians
  • Press Release: DRC Open in Essex and Morris Counties (New Jersey)
  • Press Release: DRC Opens in Hudson County (New Jersey)
  • Press Release: Read Your Determination Letter Carefully
  • Press Release: How to Document Home Ownership and Occupancy for FEMA
  • Press Release: Federal Funds Available to Help Reduce Future Disaster Risk (Michigan)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $8.9 Million for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida
  • Press Release: Four Years After Hurricane María, 76 Percent of the Projects Have Allocations from FEMA (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces New Data Strategy to Enhance Equitable Economic Growth, Spur Good-Paying Jobs for All Americans

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: Seven Remaining Defendants in Massive Grand Bahama Cruise Line Operation Banned from Making Telemarketing Robocalls; Principals will Pay $100,000 in Civil Penalties

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Deactivates Disaster Reporting for Hurricanes Ida & Nicholas
  • Press Release: Hurricanes Ida & Nicholas Comms Status Report for September 20, 2021

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release: CFPB Report | Renters at Risk as COVID-19 Safety Net Ends (September 17, 2021)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases
  • Press Release: EPA Announces Recipients of $12 Million in Grant Funding to Support Small, Rural, and Tribal Wastewater Systems
  • Press Release: EPA Kicks Off Ninth Annual SepticSmart Week

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces up to $464.96 million in new Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (“TIFIA”) Credit Assistance to Central 70 Project in Colorado
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Announces First Ever INFRA Extra Project Designations to Help Fund Dozens of Priority Projects in Communities Around the Country

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces enhanced, expanded measures to protect workers from hazards of extreme heat, indoors and out
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor extends effective date of final rule to rescind March 2020 joint employer rule
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor appoints 29 members to newly reinstated Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards $2M in grants to support awareness, use of employment rights, benefits by low-income, marginalized women
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor investigations recover $58K in back wages owed to 28 workers at eight San Antonio-area pharmacies
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor finds Arkansas waste management company illegally fired worker on federally protected medical leave

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration Awards $15 Million to 20 States for Mobile Crisis Intervention

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Posts an Initial Batch of Four Deemed Final Administrative Orders for Over-the-Counter Drugs
  • Press Release:  FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Macular Degeneration Disease and Other Eye Conditions