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*

10:20 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

12:45 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the funeral of General Raymond Odierno; THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks | Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, VA

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SECOND GENTLEMAN will attend a Congressional tribute ceremony for former Senawte Majority Leader Harry Reid as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda | United States Capitol

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

3:00 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki | 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, January 11, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Protecting the Right to Vote
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki En Route Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Missouri Disaster Declaration
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on the United States Providing Additional Humanitarian Assistance to the People of Afghanistan
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Increases COVID-⁠19 Testing in Schools to Keep Students Safe and Schools Open | January 12, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 20) Revision 1 – Department of Defense Guidance for Personnel Traveling During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
  • Publication: Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 20) Revision 1 – Department of Defense Guidance for Personnel Traveling During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
  • Article: Airmen Jump Into Ice Rescue Training
  • Article: Sports Heroes Who Served | NBA’s Suns CEO Says Navy Shaped His Career
  • Contracts for January 11, 2022

Department of State


  • January 12: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with European External Action Service Secretary-General Sannino (UKR/RUS, LTU/PRC)
  • January 11: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with the EU Political and Security Committee (UKR/RUS)
  • January 11: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
  • January 11: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Dutch Foreign Minister Hoekstra (Bilateral, UKR/RUS, LTU/PRC)
  • January 11: Transcript | Online Press Briefing with Julianne Smith, U.S. Ambassador to NATO
  • January 11: Advisory:  Deputy Secretary Sherman to Hold a Press Availability at NATO Headquarters on January 12, 2022

Other Developments

  • January 11: Statement | Death of European Parliament President Sassoli
  • January 11: Statement | Conclusion of the Twelfth Round of the Columbia River Treaty Negotiations
  • January 11: Statement | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the New U.S. Embassy Project in Niamey Achieves LEED® Platinum
  • January 11: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Announces More Than $308 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Afghanistan
  • Transcript: Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman at the UN/OCHA Joint Launch Event for the 2022 Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Plan and the Afghanistan Regional Response Plan
  • Statement by Administrator Samantha Power on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Briefing on Mali

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Sojitz (Hong Kong) Limited

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Congressional Testimony: Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen Delivers Opening Remarks Before U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Press Release: Sinaloa Cartel Drug Trafficker and Money Launderer Sentenced to Prison
  • Press Release: Princess Cruise Lines Pleads Guilty to Second Revocation of Probation
  • Press Release: Leader of Neo-Nazi Group Sentenced for Plot to Target Journalists and Advocates
  • Press Release: UC San Diego Health Pays $2.98 Million to Resolve Allegations of Ordering Unnecessary Genetic Testing

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

  • CISA Press Release: ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Announces new members and Working Group
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Over $1.5 Million Worth of Drugs at the Hidalgo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Divers Recover Deceased Body from Gravel Pit (Texas)
  • Press Release: Carrizo Springs Agents Seize Narcotics, Stolen Weapon (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Year in Review | Commerce’s Top 21 Stories of 2021

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Chair Statement on Senate Confirmation of NTIA Administrator

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Invests $13.4 Million to Combat Plastic Waste, Reduce Plastic Industry Emissions

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces Endangered Species Act Protection Policy for New Pesticides
  • Press Release: EPA Takes Key Steps to Protect Groundwater from Coal Ash Contamination
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Consumer Price Index
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor launches pilot program to provide off-base transition assistance to veterans, spouses seeking to join civilian workforce
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor finds North Charleston employer kept workers tips, failed to pay overtime; investigation recovers $154K in back wages, damages

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Emphasizes Importance of Full-Service Community Schools Through Competitive Grant Program

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HRSA Updates the Affordable Care Act Preventive Health Care Guidelines to Improve Care for Women and Children

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)