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. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

12:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

12:50 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Detroit, Michigan

2:15 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Detroit, Michigan

3:05 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT visits General Motors’ Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant | GM Factory ZERO, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center

4:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law creates a future made in America and builds electric vehicle charging stations across the country

5:40 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT departs Detroit, Michigan en route Joint Base Andrews

7:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

7:20 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EST – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Deputy Press Secretary Chris Meagher will gaggle aboard Air Force One, en route Detroit, Michigan

*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, November 16, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law | Woodstock, New Hampshire
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure
  • Remarks by President Biden in Press Gaggle
  • Statement: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Advances Environmental Justice
  • Statement by Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese on Increasing Retail Sales
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates En Route Woodstock, NH
  • Message to the Senate on the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
  • Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Responsible for Policies or Actions That Threaten Democracy in Nicaragua
  • Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Nicaragua
  • Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Nicaragua

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Remarks: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Norwegian Minister of Defense Odd Roger Enoksen to the Pentagon
  • Article: U.S., Norwegian Defense Leaders Discuss High North Strategy, Dealing With Russia
  • Statement: Joint Statement on 10-Year Anniversary for the Australia-United States Force Posture Initiatives
  • Article: China Remains ‘Pacing Challenge’ for U.S., Pentagon Press Secretary Says
  • Press Release: DoD Completes Fourth Annual Department-Wide Financial Statement Audit; Essential Catalyst for Business Transformation and Modernization
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the DoD’s Fourth Annual Department-Wide Financial Statement Audit
  • Transcript: DOD Outlines Results of Fourth Annual Department-Wide Audit
  • Article: Results of DOD Financial Statement Audit Supports Focus on People
  • Article: Sports Heroes Who Served: Marine Discovers Hidden Talent as an Expert Marksman
  • Contracts for November 16, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, November 17
  • November 16: Readout | 9th U.S-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue
  • November 16: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Republic of Korea First Vice Foreign Minister Choi
  • November 16: Statement | Fighting Between Armenia and Azerbaijan
  • November 16: Statement | Denunciation of Cuban Government’s Response to Peaceful Demonstrations
  • November 16: Advisory | Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel to Brussels and Vilnius
  • November 16: Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Lenderking’s Travel to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
  • November 16: Fact Sheet | The United States and Kenya: Strategic Partners
  • November 16: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with #AfghanEvac Representatives

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz
  • Remarks at the 35th Plenary Meeting on Agenda Item 123: Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council
  • Remarks in a Meeting of the Fifth Committee on Agenda Item 145: UN Common System
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Preventive Diplomacy
  • Remarks at an International Peace Institute Virtual Event Previewing the 2021 UN Peacekeeping Ministerial
  • General Statement for The Girl Child Resolution
  • Explanation of Position for the Countering Disinformation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Resolution
  • Explanation of Position for the Follow-up to the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and Beyond Resolution

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit
  • Readout: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Virtual Meeting with G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
  • Readout: Deputy Secretary Adeyemo Meets with Banking Leaders in United Arab Emirates
  • Press Release: Treasury International Capital Data for September
  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen at the White House’s Tribal Nations Summit

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at Unsung Heroes: A Civil Rights Division Celebration of Diverse Veterans
  • Press Release: Registered Child Sex Offender Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of Children and Possession of Child Pornography
  • Press Release: New Jersey Man Sentenced to One Year and One Day in Prison for Conspiring with White Supremacists to Vandalize Synagogues Across the Country
  • Press Release: Seven Members of Los Angeles-Based Fraud Ring Sentenced for Multimillion-Dollar COVID-19 Relief Scheme
  • Press Release: Oregon Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime After Attacking Gay Man
  • Press Release: $56 Million in Seized Cryptocurrency Being Sold as First Step to Compensate Victims of BitConnect Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Chicago Tax Return Preparer

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

  • Press Release: DHS Update Regarding the Investigation of Horse Patrol Activity in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021
  • Press Release: CISA Releases Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Federal Civilian Agencies
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Apprehend Over 45K Migrants in October (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV MMP Uses Public Radio to Identify a Deceased Man Found in Falfurrias (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Young Girl Left on Island (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Rescues Individuals from a Grain Hopper Railcar (Texas)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue an Injured Migrant in the Mountains (California)
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: 233 Fentanyl Pills Seized at Highway 111 Checkpoint (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Two FEMA Recovery Centers Open in Fairfield County (Connecticut)
  • Press Release: Six Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Permanently Nov. 18-20 (Louisiana)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Department of Commerce’s NTIA Awards First Grants to Tribal Groups Seeking to Expand Broadband
  • Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
  • Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister for Communications and Information of Singapore Josephine Teo
  • Readout of Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Trade and Industry of Singapore Gan Kim Yong

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC
  • Press Release: Utility Scale Wind Towers from India and Malaysia Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Statement of FTC Chair Lina M. Khan on Senate Confirmation of Jonathan Kanter to Serve as Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Mid-Band Spectrum Auction Successfully Concludes Clock Phase
  • Press Release: Deletion of Item from November 18, Open Meeting
  • Press Release: Simington Condemns Russian Weapon Test

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces Formation of First Tribal Advisory Committee to Strengthen Nation-to-Nation Relationship with Tribes
  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Announces Interagency Effort to Protect and Increase Access to Indigenous Sacred Sites

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, stakeholders to sign partnership agreement to train, protect workers on Obama Presidential Center from construction hazards
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor recovers $45K for 22 Las Cruces restaurant workers whose employer did not pay overtime
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor opens online dialogue with stakeholders to expand access among underrepresented communities to Registered Apprenticeships

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Readout of Secretary Becerra’s Virtual Roundtable with Medical and Community Leaders on Encouraging Pediatric Vaccinations

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | November 16, 2021
  • Press Release: FDA Announces Investigation of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Spinach
  • Press Release: FDA Authorizes Marketing of Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction