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*

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the August jobs report | State Dining Room

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews | South Lawn

10:50 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route New Orleans, Louisiana

1:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana

1:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs New Orleans, Louisiana, en route Reserve, Louisiana

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing from local leaders on the impacts of Hurricane Ida

3:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT tours a neighborhood in LaPlace, Louisiana, and delivers remarks on his Administration’s response to Hurricane Ida

4:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT inspects the damage from Hurricane Ida by taking an aerial tour of hard hit communities, including Laffite, Grand Isle, Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish

5:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with local leaders from impacted communities

6:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, en route New Orleans, Louisiana

7:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs New Orleans, Louisiana, en route Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

9:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

9:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, en route Wilmington, Delaware

10:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Wilmington, Delaware

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route New Orleans, Louisiana

*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, September 2, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Hurricane Ida Response Efforts
  • Fact Sheet: How the Biden Administration is Supporting Hurricane Ida Response Efforts in the Gulf Coast
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange to Address Impact of Hurricane Ida
  • Readout of Vice President Harris Call with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain (re: AFG)
  • Readout of Vice President Harris Call with Crown Prince Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah of Kuwait (re: AFG)
  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Call with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia
  • Remarks by President Biden in Virtual Call for the Jewish High Holidays
  • Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris on Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Law SB8
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Law SB8
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Two Key Nominations
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger, September 2, 2021
  • Advisory: S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (September 9, 2021)
  • Proclamation on Labor Day, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby and Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command, Hold a Press Briefing
  • Article: European Command Processing, Transporting Afghan Evacuees to U.S.
  • Article: Artillerymen Must Be Ready to Operate in Space-Degraded Environments, Spacecom Leader Says
  • Readout of U.S.-India 2+2 Intercessional Dialogue
  • Press Release: Initial DOD Advisory Committees Approved for Resumption of Operations
  • Contracts for September 2, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, September 3
  • September 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister Albares (re: AFG)
  • September 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio (re: AFG)
  • September 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with German Foreign Minister Maas (re: AFG)
  • September 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud (re: AFG/Houthis)
  • September 2: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla
  • September 2: Statement | United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Ukraine
  • September 2: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power Meeting with Director of International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU-D) Doreen Bogdan-Martin
  • Readout: USAID Principal Advisor to the Administrator Mark Feierstein’s Call with the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network
  • Press Release: S. Provides More than $1 Million in Medical Equipment for the Fight Against COVID-19 in Kyrgyzstan

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo Visits Connecticut American Rescue Plan Programs
  • Sanctions List Updates: Balkans Designations Removals; Cuba Designations Updates and Removal

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Meet Remotely on Sept. 9

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Readout of Meeting between the U.S. Department of Justice and EU Commission
  • Press Release: ISIS Militant Pleads Guilty to Role in Deaths of Four Americans in Syria
  • Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestitures in BancorpSouth Bank’s Merger with Cadence Bank
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Second Civil Contempt Claim Against CenturyLink
  • Press Release: Capital One CEO to Pay Civil Penalty for Violating Antitrust Pre-Transaction Notification Requirements
  • Press Release: Former East Tennessee Clinic Owner Convicted of Unlawful Opioid Distribution
  • Press Release: Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud FDA in Connection with Dietary Supplements

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

  • Press Release: DHS Announces Changes to Individual Assistance Policies to Advance Equity for Disaster Survivors
  • Press Release: Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Over $400K Worth of Heroin (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Makes Changes to Individual Assistance Policies to Advance Equity for Disaster Survivors (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Emergency Declaration for California
  • Press Release: FEMA Region 3 Supports State Partners in Ida Response
  • Press Release: Garden City Disaster Recovery Center to Shut Down Permanently on Friday; All Other Centers Will Be Closed for Labor Day Holiday (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Family Treasures and Old Documents may be Salvageable (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves $2.5 Million for Jackson Hospital Generator Project (Florida)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: WTO Panel Rejects China’s Solar Safeguard Challenge

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Staff Opinion with Respect to Doylestown Health Physicians
  • Press Release: FTC Fines Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank for Repeatedly Violating Antitrust Laws

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: Hurricane Ida Communications Status Report for September 2, 2021

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release: CFPB Proposes Rule to Shine New Light on Small Businesses’ Access to Credit

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Seeks Comments on the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products Derived from Animal Cells
  • Press Release: Food Help on the Way for Louisiana Households Hit by Hurricane Ida

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: Secretary Granholm Announces Strategic Petroleum Reserve Exchange
  • Press Release: DOE Awards $30M to Secure Domestic Supply Chain of Critical Materials
  • Statement by Secretary Granholm on President Biden’s Nomination of Brad Crabtree

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff at BIE-Managed Schools

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces $10M funding opportunity to improve labor law compliance in Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Baja California
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Mexican government renew agreements to protect the rights of Mexican, Hispanic workers
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor obtains judgment after investigation finds Appleton company failed to forward contributions
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor obtains final order against John J. Koresko for involvement in nationwide employee benefit plan scheme

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Reaches Milestone in Competitive Generic Therapy Drug Approvals