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*

11:00 a.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT and the Secretary of Commerce meet with business leaders and bipartisan Governors to discuss the importance of quickly passing competitiveness legislation like the Bipartisan Innovation Act to lower prices for working families | South Court Auditorium

6:15 p.m. EST – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Democratic Senators Issues Conference | Howard University

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

7:30 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Washington, D.C., en route to Warsaw, Poland

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 8, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Supporting Veterans as Part of the Unity Agenda | Fort Worth, Texas
  • Fact Sheet: State-by-State Analysis of American Rescue Plan Tax Credits for Families and Workers
  • Remarks by President Biden After Air Force One Arrival | Texas
  • Executive Order on Prohibiting Certain Imports and New Investments With Respect to Continued Russian Federation Efforts to Undermine the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine
  • Message to the Congress on Prohibiting Certain Imports and New Investments With Respect to Continued Russian Federation Efforts to Undermine the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine.
  • Fact Sheet: United States Bans Imports of Russian Oil, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Coal
  • Remarks by President Biden Announcing U.S. Ban on Imports of Russian Oil, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Coal
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by a Senior Administration Official on Announcement of U.S. Ban on Imports of Russian Oil, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Coal
  • Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger on President Biden’s Cyber Executive Order
  • Statement by President Biden on the Shooting at East High School | Des Moines, Iowa
  • Statement of President Joe Biden on the Return of American Detainees from Venezuela
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki
  • Statement by President Joe Biden on International Women’s Day
  • Statement by First Lady Jill Biden on International Women’s Day
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Celebrates First Anniversary of the Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council
  • Presidential Delegation: President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Chile to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Gabriel Boric Font
  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Key Nominees
  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s Calls With Defense Counterparts of the U.K., France, and Slovakia
  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing, March 8, 2022
  • Article: Russian Invaders Crash Into Ukrainian Resistance
  • Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby on Security Assistance to Ukraine
  • Fact Sheet: Posture Update in Support of Allies in Europe
  • Readout of the U.S.-Bahrain Military Consultative Committee March 6-7, 2022
  • Article: U.S. Intel Officials Detail Threats From China, Russia
  • Article: DOD Leaders Say Russia, China Provide Challenges to National Security
  • Article: SOUTHCOM Commander Says Partnerships Key to National Defense in Western Hemisphere
  • Article: DOD Wants to Shepherd Small Business Innovators
  • Article: DOD in Search of Disruptive Technologies That Will Enable the Warfighter
  • Press Release: Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks Delivers Virtual Keynote Remarks on Climate Change
  • Transcript: Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks’ Remarks at Worldwide Logistics Symposium 2022: “Global Security Implications of Climate Change”
  • Article: Climate Change a Critical Challenge for DOD, Hicks Says
  • Press Release: Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks Speaks With Senior U.S. Navy Personnel at 3-4 Star Symposium in Washington, D.C.
  • Press Release: DoD Celebrates International Women’s Day, Advances in Gender Equity and Equality
  • Article: Actress Jennifer Marshall is Also a Navy and Army Veteran
  • Contracts for March 8, 2022

Department of State


  • March 8: Statement | Russia’s War on Ukraine & International Sport
  • March 8: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with French President Macron (UKR/RUS, JCPOA)
  • March 8: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas at a Joint Press Availability
  • March 8: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets after Meeting
  • March 8: Remarkss | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas before Meeting
  • March 8: Statement | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Meet and Greet with Embassy Tallinn Personnel and Families
  • March 8: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with German Foreign Minister Baerbock

Middle East/North Africa

  • March 8: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed (UKR/RUS, Yemen, etc.)
  • March 8: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Bourita of Morocco
  • March 8: Statement | Joint Communiqué on the Morocco-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Regional Political Issues
  • March 8: Statement | Welcoming the Launch of UN Consultations on Yemen

Western Hemisphere

  • March 8: Statement | Guatemala’s Public Ministry’s Continued Attacks Against Independent Judges and Prosecutors


  • March 8: Statement | The NagaWorld Strike and Detained Union Leaders

Other Matters

  • March 8: Statement | Joint Departments of State and Homeland Security Roundtable Affirms U.S. Commitment to Accountability for Transnational Repression
  • March 8: Advisory | Deputy Secretary McKeon Visits Harvard Business School for The Secretary’s Leadership Seminar Graduation
  • March 8: Statement | Celebrating Women Around the World on International Women’s Day
  • March 8: Statement | 2022 International Women of Courage Award Recipients Announced: U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to Host Virtual Award Ceremony on March 14, Featuring Remarks by First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden


  • March 8: Sanctions | Designation of Former Nairobi Governor Sonko for Involvement in Significant Corruption

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: International Women’s Day
  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Women’s Caucus
  • Press Release: USAID Announces $150 Million To Stimulate and Accelerate The Development Of Vaccines And Other Countermeasures Against Biological Threats
  • Remarks: USAID Administrator Samantha Power at the Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit
  • Press Release: U.S. Government Announces Largest-Ever Budget Request, $2.6 Billion, to Advance Gender Equity and Equality Around the World

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on International Women’s Day
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Advancing Women’s Economic Inclusion in Conflict-Settings

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: ODNI Releases 2022 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: U.S. Treasury Guidance on President Biden’s Executive Order
  • Press Release: Treasury Launches Consumer Education Effort on Digital Assets
  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo from American Rescue Plan Anniversary Visit to Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Press Release: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo Highlights Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Memphis, Tennessee on American Rescue Plan Anniversary Tour
  • Guidance: Issuance of new Russia-related Executive Order and related General License 16; Publication of new and amended Frequently Asked Questions

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Awards More Than $3.5 Million to Whistleblower
  • Press Release: Charges Siblings in $124 Million Crypto Fraud Operation that included Misleading Roadshows, YouTube Videos

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Combating the Rise in Hate Crimes
  • Press Release: Two California Men Sentenced for Conspiracy and Hate Crime Convictions for Attacking and Threatening to Kill Restaurant Patrons and Workers Because of Their Perceived National Origin
  • Press Release: Dual U.S.-Russian National Charged with Acting Illegally as a Russian Agent in United States
  • Press Release: Two Former Senior Venezuelan Prosecutors Charged for Receiving Over $1 Million in Bribes
  • Press Release: New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Making Threatening Interstate Communications to Black Maryland Woman and Her Family
  • Press Release: Charges Filed in Connection with Texas Oilfield Deaths
  • Press Release: Leader of Proud Boys Indicted in Federal Court for Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach
  • Press Release: New Jersey Doctor Convicted of Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud
  • Press Release: U.S. District Court Orders Suburban Chicago Company to Stop Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Nutritional Supplements
  • Press Release: Pharmacy Owner Convicted of Unlawfully Dispensing 1.5 Million Doses of Controlled Substances
  • Press Release: Medical Services Contractor Pays $930,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medical Services Contracts at State Department and Air Force Facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Press Release: Georgia Bar Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release: CBP Officers Find 43 Horned Lizards and 9 Snakes In and Under Man’s Clothes (California)
  • Press Release: Two Distressed Migrants Rescued Over the Weekend (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Agents Rescue Migrants in Distress (Texas)
  • Press Release: Fort Brown Border Patrol Agents Encounter a Group of 86 Migrants (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $841K in Hard Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender with outstanding warrant (Texas)
  • Press Release: Baltimore CBP Seizes $2.5 Million in Palm Oil Shipments Under Forced Labor Finding (Maryland)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai on International Women’s Day

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: (VIDEO) Department of Commerce, U.S. Travel Association Host Roundtable on Promoting Safe Business Travel and Igniting Post-pandemic Recovery in the Travel and Tourism Sector

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: Online Investment Site to Pay More Than $2.4 Million for Bogus Stock Earnings Claims and Hard-to-Cancel Subscription Charges

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: New Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture to Meet March 23-24

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Martha Williams Sworn In as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Press Release: White House Announces Nominee to Lead US Geological Survey
  • Press Release: Interior Department Begins Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Build Ecosystem Resilience, Habitat Restoration in Klamath Basin

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Publishes State-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data, Resources to Promote State Action on Climate
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces $85M in available funding to support underserved youth, young adults in communities stricken with violence, poverty
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites North Carolina electrical construction company after two 19-year-old apprentices fatally electrocuted in Adger
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to provide compliance training to logistics, warehousing, transportation employers in Acadiana on March 17
  • Press Release: New Kensington landscaper ordered to pay $150K in back wages, penalties after federal investigation, lawsuit
  • Press Release: Court orders Akron promotional products company to pay $189K in back wages, damages to workers after U.S. Labor Department investigation
  • Press Release: Court orders home care agency to pay more than $4.5M in back wages, damages to 503 workers after U.S. Department of Labor investigation, litigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces proposed amendments to Prohibited Transaction Exemption filing, processing procedures

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the Florida State Legislature’s Parental Rights in Education Bill

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Launches Nationwide Test-to-Treat Initiative Ensuring Rapid ‘On the Spot’ Access to Lifesaving COVID Treatments

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)