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This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

10:45 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the March jobs report | State Dining Room

11:15 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

3:25 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route New Castle, Delaware | South Lawn

4:20 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT arrives in New Castle, Delaware

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. ET – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Washington, D.C., en route Greenville, Mississippi

12:30 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will visit a small business to highlight the historic investments the Biden-Harris Administration has made in economic growth in underserved communities | Joycee’s Embroidery, Fabrics, Alterations & Sewing

4:10 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will deliver remarks to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic investments in community lenders and economic development in underserved communities | Delta Center Stage

5:20 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT will depart Greenville, Mississippi, en route Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:30 p.m. ET – Press Briefing with Communications Director Kate Bedingfield | 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 Thursday, March 31, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden on Actions to Lower Gas Prices at the Pump for American Families
  • Memorandum on Finding of a Severe Energy Supply Interruption
  • Memorandum on Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended
  • Transcript: Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on President Biden’s Plan to Respond to Putin’s Price Hike at the Pump
  • Fact Sheet: President Biden’s Plan to Respond to Putin’s Price Hike at the Pump
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Director of Communications Kate Bedingfield and NEC Director Brian Deese
  • Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States
  • Readout of White House Roundtable on Mental Health with Young Women and Girl Leaders
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Equality and Visibility for Transgender Americans
  • Appointments: President Biden Announces Appointments to Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Proclamation on National Sexual Assault Awareness And Prevention Month, 2022
  • Proclamation on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2022
  • Proclamation on Second Chance Month, 2022
  • Proclamation on National Cancer Control Month, 2022
  • Proclamation on National Donate Life Month, 2022
  • Proclamation on the Month Of The Military Child, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing, March 31, 2022
  • Article: Official Says U.S., Allies Concerned That Putin Is Misinformed About Ukraine War
  • Article: Russia Possibly Repositioning Forces to Donbas
  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing
  • Article: Some Russian Forces Disengage From Kyiv, but Airstrikes Continue
  • Article: Attendees of Caribbean Security Conference Aim to Improve Regional Ties (Apr. 5-7)
  • Press Release: Department of Defense Releases 2021 On-Site Installation Evaluation Report
  • Publication: 2021 On-Site Installation Evaluation Report
  • Memorandum: DOD Actions to Address Findings and Recommendations of the 2021 On-Site Installation Evaluations
  • Article: DLA Designated DOD’s Printing Services Provider
  • Article: Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability Award Planned for December
  • Article: DOD Makes Strides in its Women, Peace and Security Program
  • Article: Military Kids Make Art
  • Contracts for March 31, 2022

U.S. Army

  • Press Release: Initial operational test begins on Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense System
  • Press Release: Combined federal, state, local effort fights Fort Hood wildfires

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: Air Force leaders talk total force integration
  • Press Release: Vermont Guard, Senegalese Air Force conduct aviation exchange

U.S. Navy

  • Press Release: HSM-51 Sailors, Coast Guard, and Guam Fire Department Rescue Capsized Crew

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Air Force

  • Press Release: Hill AFB’s 388th OSS exploring agile communications options for F-35A

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, April 1, 2022

Middle East

  • March 31: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Omani Foreign Minister Al-Busaidi

Europe, Ukraine, Russia

  • March 31: Sanctions | Additional Sanctions on Russia’s Technology Companies and Cyber Actors


  • March 31: Statement | Hong Kong’s Diminishing Freedoms


  • March 31: Statement | Department of State Begins Construction on New U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria

Other Matters

  • March 31: Statement | Joint Statement from The Working Group on Resettlement to Showcase U.S. Resettlement Programs Nationally and in Colorado
  • March 31: Statement | On Transgender Day of Visibility
  • March 31: Statement | X Gender Marker Available on U.S. Passports Starting April 11
  • March 31: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Michael Holness
  • Press Release: The United States Provides Nearly $204 Million in New Funding to Address the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Readout: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
  • Remarks at the Closing of the UN Fifth Committee First Resumed Session
  • Remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield at the Wilson Center’s Virtual Event “Commemorating 200 Years of U.S.-Liberia Ties: Moving Forward Together”
  • Explanation of Vote Following the Adoption of a UN Security Council Resolution on the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Mandate
  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Announcing Nearly $204 Million in New Assistance Supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan
  • Advisory: S. Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Moldova and Romania (Apr. 2-4)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: ODNI HR Chief shares stories of resilience, grit during Women’s History Month

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Visit to Brussels, Belgium
  • Sanctions: Treasury Targets Sanctions Evasion Networks and Russian Technology Companies Enabling Putin’s War
  • Sanctions List Updates: Russia-related Designations and Designation Removal; Cyber-related Designation; CAATSA – Russia-related Designations; Issuance of Russia-related Determination pursuant to Executive Order 14024

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release: National Security Agency Employee Indicted for Willful Transmission and Retention of National Defense Information
  • Press Release: Businessman Sentenced to a Year and a Day for Illegally Brokering Sales of Embargoed Defense Articles from China and Filing False Income Tax Return
  • Press Release: Former Coal Company Vice President Arrested and Charged with Foreign Bribery, Money Laundering, and Wire Fraud
  • Press Release: Defendant Sentenced for Dog Fighting Conspiracy and Illegal Possession of Firearms
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reinforces Federal Nondiscrimination Obligations in Letter to State Officials Regarding Transgender Youth
  • Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division Delivers Keynote at CRA Conference

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

  • Readout of U.S.-U.K. Joint Contact Group
  • Press Release: DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022
  • Press Release: DHS Announces New Measures to Better Serve Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Travelers
  • Readout from CISA’s Second Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $4 Million at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: More Human Stash Houses Located in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smugglers Cause Brush Fire and Property Damage (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Migrants Locked in Train Car (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Field Office Set To Reopen and Resume Normal Operating Hours at the Amistad Dam International Bridge in Del Rio (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer (Texas)
  • Press Release: 34 migrants rescued from oxygen restricted containers (Texas)
  • Press Release: Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Over $402K in Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Heroin (Texas)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Officers Find the Perfect Time to Stop Counterfeit Watches (Virginia)
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Reopening of U.S. NEXUS/FAST Enrollment Centers (Washington, D.C.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Releases 2022 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
  • Congressional Testimony of Ambassador Katherine Tai Before the Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the President’s 2022 Trade Policy Agenda

Friday’s Schedule

  • Ambassador Katherine Tai will hold meetings with staff.
  • Ambassador Jayme White will participate in meetings in São Paulo, Brazil. He will join a roundtable with trade union representatives, visit a renewable energy facility, and observe border processes at an express package processing facility.

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Secretaries Raimondo and Granholm, Governor Roy Cooper, Applaud VinFast’s Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Building EVs in North Carolina
  • Press Release: Department of Commerce Awards Nearly $1.2M to Tribes to Expand Internet Access

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for April Open Meeting

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: New EXIM Board Approves First Major Transactions, Officially Closes in Russia

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA to Provide Payments to Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought or Wildfire

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm on President Biden’s Historic Response to Putin’s Price Hike
  • Press Release: DOE Releases New Study Confirming Strong Performance of Energy Efficiency Loans
  • Statement By Energy Secretary Granholm On The Confirmation Of Joseph DeCarolis

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces $420 Million in Rural Water Funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link to daily EPA press releases

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: PHMSA Announces Requirements for Pipeline Shut-off Valves to Strengthen Safety, Improve Response Efforts and Reduce Emissions

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor issues directive promoting effective enforcement to advance equal employment opportunity, greater compliance
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor levies $161K civil penalty to operators of seven middle-Tennessee Little Caesars’ franchises for child labor violations
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor assesses $37K penalty to Avon Park farm labor contractor who failed to reimburse fees to blueberry farmworkers in Venus

Department of Education

  • Readout: Secretary Cardona, Rep. Soto Join Roundtable with LGBTQI+ Students and Families from Florida on Transgender Day of Visibility

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statements by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine, and Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace on International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Press Release: HHS to Provide $110 Million to Strengthen Safety Net for Seniors and People with Disabilities