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*

11:15 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

2:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT holds a Cabinet meeting; THE VICE PRESIDENT attends | Cabinet Room

5:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT signs into law H.R. 4445, the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021”; THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT deliver remarks; the Attorney General and the Secretary of Labor attend | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will attend a Cabinet meeting held by The President | Cabinet Room

5:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT deliver remarks at the signing of law H.R. 4445, the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021;” the Attorney General and the Secretary of Labor will also attend | East Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 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, March 2, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments

The White House

Domestic Matters

  • Remarks By President Biden On Building A Better America | University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Statement by President Biden on Texas’ Attacks on Transgender Youth
  • Remarks by President Biden Before Marine One Departure
  • Remarks by President Biden in State of the Union Address, As Delivered

Press Briefings

  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by White House and HHS Public Health Officials, March 2, 2022

Ukraine-Russia War

  • Statement by the President on the United Nations General Assembly Vote Condemning Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine
  • Fact Sheet: The United States Continues to Impose Costs on Russia and Belarus for Putin’s War of Choice

Upcoming White House Visit

  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Visit of President Iván Duque Márquez of the Republic of Colombia (March 10)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Ukraine-Russia War

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Article: Austin Postpones Test of Minuteman III Missile
  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing (RUS, UKR)
  • Article: Ukraine Puts Up Stiff, Courageous Resistance to Russian Incursion, Official Says


  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  • Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcoming Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the Pentagon
  • Article: U.S., Bahrain Defense Leaders Discuss Global, Regional Concerns

Other Matters

  • Publication: Updated Guidance for Mask and Screening Testing for all Department of Defense Installations and Other Facilities
  • Publication: Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Transition to Health Protection Condition Bravo on the Pentagon Reservation
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update March 3, 2022
  • Contracts for March 2, 2022

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: Vermont National Guard hosts Austrian delegation
  • Press Release: National Guard troops from 15 states join Arctic exercise

U.S. Navy

  • Press Release: SECNAV Del Toro Kicks Off Naval Education Task Force

U.S. Air Force

  • Press Release: Air Force translators enable water sustainment project for African partner nations

U.S. Space Force

  • Press Release: USSF, USC Sign MOU Establishing University Partnership Program

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on travel to Belgium, Poland, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, from March 3-8.

Ukraine-Russia War

  • March 2: Transcript | Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability
  • March 2: Advisory | Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Belgium, Poland, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba
  • March 2: Statement | The Republic of Korea’s Economic Actions to Support Ukraine
  • March 2: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
  • March 2: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with Omani Deputy Foreign Minister Al-Harthy
  • March 2: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi
  • March 2: Statement | Media Crackdown in Russia


  • March 2: Readout | U.S.-Djibouti Bi-National Forum
  • March 2: Statement | Friends of Sudan Statement on Publication of UNITAMS Summary Report

Western Hemisphere

  • March 2: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Dominican Republic Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez, and Panamanian Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes Before Their Meeting

Central Asia

  • March 2: Readout | U.S.-Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations

US Agency for International Development (USAID)


  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova
  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Al Hashimy
  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Call with Mahinda Samarasinghe, Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States
  • Advisory: Administrator Samantha Power to Join German Marshall Fund for Conversation on Strengthening Crisis Support in Ukraine

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

Ukraine-Russia War

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session on Ukraine
  • Remarks by Amb. Thomas-Greenfield at the UN General Assembly Stakeout Following the Adoption of a Resolution on Russia’s Aggression Against Ukraine

Other Matters

  • Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Colombia’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Marta Lucía Ramírez (RUS, UKR, Other Bilat Matters)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing and Consultations on Afghanistan

Department of the Treasury

  • Guidance: U.S. Treasury Takes Additional Steps to Strengthen Compliance with Russia-Related Sanctions
  • Guidance: Issuance of Russia-related General Licenses; Publication of new and amended Frequently Asked Questions
  • Speech: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Remarks at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Innovation Center

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Announces Launch of Task Force KleptoCapture
  • Press Release: Leader of Alabama Chapter of Oath Keepers Pleads Guilty to Seditious Conspiracy and Obstruction of Congress for Efforts to Stop Transfer of Power Following 2020 Presidential Election
  • Press Release: Pain Clinic Owners Convicted of Unlawfully Distributing Opioids and Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud

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

  • Press Release: Secretary Mayorkas Designates Sudan and Extends and Redesignates South Sudan for TPS
  • Statement: Joint Statement of Intent Between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Israel National Cyber Directorate
  • Press Release: USCIS Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program to All Service Centers
  • Press Release: Disruption of Two Stash Houses Leads to 21 Arrests (Texas)
  • Press Release: Multiple Criminal Migrants Arrested in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Memphis Seizes over 634 lbs of DMT so far this Fiscal Year (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Apprehends 27 Romanians After Illegal Border Crossing in Houlton (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

Thursday’s Schedule:

  • Ambassador Katherine Tai will hold meetings with staff.
  • Ambassador Sarah Bianchi will meet virtually with Singapore’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry Gabriel Lim.
  • Ambassador Jayme White will meet with Member of the European Parliament Mohammed Chahim.

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Commerce Imposes Sweeping Export Restrictions on Belarus for Enabling Russia’s Further Invasion of Ukraine
  • Press Release: Following President Biden’s Call to Expand Domestic Semiconductor Production, Commerce Secretary Raimondo Tours MIT.nano Laboratory

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Statement Regarding Termination of Attempted Merger of Rhode Island’s Two Largest Healthcare Providers

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Chairwoman Signs MOU with Georgian Communications Regulator
  • Press Release: FCC Announces Agenda for March 3 Digital Health Symposium
  • Press Release: Chair Rosenworcel Announces Staff Changes

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Makes Available Additional $80 Million in Funding to Support Long-Term Resilience in the Dairy Industry

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces an Emergency Sale of 30 Million Barrels of Crude Oil From The Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Highlights Infrastructure Investments in Tribal Economies, Ecosystem Restoration in Connecticut Visit

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release: NHTSA Releases 2020 Traffic Crash Data
  • Press Release: DOT Announces New Funding for America’s Marine Highway Program to Strengthen Supply Chains

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release: FAA Proposes $175,500 Fine Against Airtronics, Inc., For Allegedly Conducting Unapproved Maintenance Operations

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces $45M grant funding availability to help close equity gaps, expand access to training needed for good-paying jobs
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Brasfield & Gorrie Construction to promote workplace safety, health at Alabama construction site
  • Press Release: U.S. Labor Department orders Calabasas private aviation provider to pay $958K to former worker who suffered retaliation for reporting safety concerns

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Reaffirming HHS Support and Protection for LGBTQI+ Children and Youth
  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Congratulates Robert Valdez as New AHRQ Director
  • Press Release: Secretary Becerra Kicks Off National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health