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. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

12:35 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on his Administration’s work to strengthen the nation’s supply chains, lower everyday costs for families, and ensure that shelves are well-stocked this holiday season | South Court Auditorium

2:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to commemorate World AIDS Day, launch the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and kick off the Global Fund Replenishment process; the Secretary of Health and Human Services also delivers remarks | East Room

5:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY will be joined by the Vice President and the Second Gentleman for a Menorah Lighting in celebration of Hanukkah | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:30 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will convene the Biden-Harris Administration’s inaugural National Space Council meeting | United States Institute of Peace

5:30 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY will be joined by THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND GENTLEMAN for a Menorah Lighting at the White House in celebration of Hanukkah | East Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and NIAID Director and Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci | 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 Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

December 1

  • Fact Sheet: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Marks World AIDS Day 2021 With Renewed Commitments to Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic by 2030
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on World AIDS Day 2021

November 30

  • Remarks by President Biden at Signing of Veterans Bills
  • Bills Signed into Law: S. 769, S. 894, S. 1031, and S. 1095
  • Remarks by President Biden on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law | Rosemount, Minnesota
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris at a Build Back Better Virtual Rally
  • Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Romanian Presidential Security Advisor Ion Oprisor
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Defense Acquisition Nominee
  • Fact Sheet: Virtual Engagement with Indigenous Women Leaders in Preparation for the Fourth Convening of the Trilateral Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Proclamation on World AIDS Day, 2021
  • Proclamation on National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2021
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Team and Public Health Officials

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak
  • Press Release: Pentagon Force Protection Agency Director Announced
  • Publication: Memorandum on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Members of the National Guard and the Ready Reserve
  • Article: Face of Defense | From Army ‘Brat’ to Space Force Guardian
  • Article: Sports Heroes Who Served | Minor League Baseball Player Earned Distinction During World War II
  • Contracts for November 30, 2021

Department of State


  • November 30: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Transatlantic Quad Foreign Ministers (France, Germany, UK, USA)
  • November 30: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
  • November 30: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Before Their Meeting
  • November 30: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Latvian President Levits
  • November 30: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Karins
  • November 30: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs at a Joint Press Availability
  • November 30: Advisory | Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins Travel to Europe

Western Hemisphere

  • November 30: Statement | The Election in Honduras
  • November 30: Sanctions | Announcement of Visa Restrictions Against Cuban Officials
  • November 30: Statement | Revocation of the Terrorist Designations of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Additional Terrorist Designations

Middle East/North Africa

  • November 30: Statement | The United States and Egypt Sign New Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Property Protection
  • November 30: Readout | U.S. Delegation Meeting with Taliban Representatives
  • November 30: Advisory | Deputy Secretary McKeon Travels to Camp Atterbury in Indiana (re: Afghan resettlement)

Other Developments

  • November 30: Statement | Gayle Smith’s Service as the Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security
  • November 30: Statement | On Tenth Anniversary of Joining the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), the United States Marks a Sustained Commitment to Foreign Assistance Data Transparency

National Days

  • November 30: Statement | Barbados Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Interview | Administrator Samantha Power at Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Independent Media and the Advancement of Democracy”

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Wife of “El Chapo” Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering
  • Press Release: Louisiana Marketer Sentenced in More Than $180 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Chicago Woman Sentenced to 56 months for Home Health Care Fraud

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

  • Press Release: Del Rio Sector Encountering Migrants from Around the World (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol and law enforcement partners arrest over 80 individuals inside a stash house (Texas)
  • Press Release: Fence Cutter Initiative Delivers Consequences (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: 12 Undocumented Individuals Arrested Inside a Train (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to FEMA press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting With Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng
  • Joint Statement of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union After a Trilateral Meeting

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Issues Refunds Totaling More Than $1.8 Million to Consumers Defrauded by Lifewatch, Inc.’s Deceptive Medical Alert Telemarketing Scheme
  • Press Release: FTC and DOJ Announce Agenda for Dec. 6 and 7 Workshop, Making Competition Work: Promoting Competition in Labor Markets

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Agricultural Outlook Forum Theme and Program

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Statement by Secretary Granholm on Senate Confirmation of Corey Hinderstein
  • Press Release: DOE Restarts Consent-Based Siting Program for Spent Nuclear Fuel, Requests Input on Interim Storage Process

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces up to $338.6 Million TIFIA Loan for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel – Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor extends comment period for COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard
  • Press Release: ICYMI | Secretary Walsh visits Port of Los Angeles, discusses economic recovery and supply chain with local leaders
  • Press Release: Milledgeville grocer exposed workers to risk of coronavirus, amputation hazards, U.S. Department of Labor inspection finds
  • Press Release: Fayetteville motorcycle company’s pay practices violated federal law, U.S. Department of Labor recovers $96K in back wages, damages
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites St. Croix refinery for failing to protect workers from hazardous chemicals following flaring incidents

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Five enforcement actions hold healthcare providers accountable for HIPAA Right of Access

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | November 30, 2021
  • Press Release: FDA Actively Working to Investigate, Address Potential Impacts of Omicron Variant; Urges Vaccination and Boosters