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*

8:55 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT departs New Castle, Delaware, en route the White House | New Castle National Guard Base

9:50 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House | South Lawn

10:00 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | The White House

11:00 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT meets virtually with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to further deepen ties between our governments, economies, and people | South Court Auditorium

2:15 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT announces new action by his Administration to fight gun crime; The Vice President and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco also deliver remarks | Rose Garden

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:15 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT will announce new actions by the Administration to fight gun crimes. The Vice President and the Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will also deliver remarks | Rose Garden

4:15 p.m. ET – THE VICE PRESIDENT will announce new actions by the Administration to reduce the burden of medical debt on American families. The Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, the Deputy Secretary of Department of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh, the Deputy Secretary of Veteran Affairs Donald Remy, the Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget Shalanda Young, and the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rohit Chopra will also deliver remarks | South Court Auditorium

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. ET – 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 Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the Senate’s Historic, Bipartisan Confirmation of Judge Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Statement from the President on Delivery of Air Defense Systems to Ukraine
  • Bills Signed into Law:
    • H.R. 6968, the “Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act,” which statutorily prohibits the importation of energy products from the Russian Federation; and
    • H.R. 7108, the “Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act,” which suspends normal trade relations with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus and seeks to further leverage trade and human rights sanctions
  • Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa
  • Press Release: IPEC Annual Intellectual Property Report to Congress
  • Statement by White House COVID-⁠19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients on American Lives Saved by the COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Program
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 8, 2022
  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s Virtual Meeting with Prime Minister Modi of India (Apr. 11)
  • Proclamation on National Former Prisoner Of War Recognition Day, 2022
  • Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week, 2022
  • Proclamation on Pan American Day And Pan American Week, 2022

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing (UKR, RUS)
  • Article: Defense Official Says Conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas Region Could Be ‘Knife Fight’
  • Press Release: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Holds Call with Ukrainian Forces Training in the U.S.
  • Article: Austin Thanks Ukrainian Force Trained in U.S. Returning to Ukraine
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Slovakia and U.S. Allied Cooperation in Support of Ukraine
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call With Slovakia’s Minister of Defense Jaroslav Nad’
  • Article: Slovakia to Supply S-300 Air Defense System to Ukraine
  • Joint Statement on U.S. Department of Defense – Angola Military House of the President of the Republic Discussions
  • Publication: Way Forward for the Defense Resale Entities
  • Advisory: Secretary Austin Hosts Indian Minister of Defense (11 April)
  • Contracts for April 8, 2022

U.S. Army

  • Press Release: Task Force Red Dragon Soldiers join French-led WAKRI 22

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: Oklahoma National Guard, Azerbaijan hold SPP exchange

U.S. Navy

Department of State


  • April 8: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin
  • April 8: Advisory | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Kerry and Assistant Secretary Medina’s Travel to Palau
  • April 8: Readout | Counselor Chollet’s Meeting with NUG Representatives

Southern Asia

  • April 8: Statement | Communiqué of the Special Representatives and Envoys for Afghanistan

Western Hemisphere

  • April 8: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Morgan
  • April 10: Statement | Violence and Threats to Free Speech in El Salvador


  • April 8: Statement | Reports of Mass Atrocities in Western Tigray

Other Matters

  • April 8: Readout | Deputy Secretary McKeon’s Meeting with World Health Organization Director-General Ghebreyesus
  • April 8: Statement | International Roma Day
  • April 8: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman’s Meeting with Aung Myo Min, Human Rights Minister, National Unity Government of Burma

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement at the UN General Assembly Interim Oral Update with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation in the Syria

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo’s Visit to the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Readout: Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting on April 8, 2022
  • Fact Sheet: How Treasury’s Implementation of American Rescue Plan Programs Prioritizes Equity

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Former Alabama Correctional Sergeant Sentenced for Assaulting Inmates
  • Press Release: Former Tennessee Supervisory Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations for Assaulting Inmate
  • Press Release: Maryland Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Kidnapping and Leading Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Two Indiana Towns Agree to Improve Sewer Systems to Stop Discharges of Raw Sewage
  • Press Release: Former Goldman Sachs Investment Banker Convicted in Massive Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme
  • Press Release: Leader of North Carolina Chapter of Proud Boys Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Assault Charges in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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

  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $3.2 Million in Cocaine at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize over $13 Million in Mixed Narcotics at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Mixed Narcotics Worth over $608K at Del Rio Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Multiple Criminal Migrants Arrested (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize 47 Pounds of Cocaine at the El Paso Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $527K Worth of Cocaine in Three Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: San Diego Air and Marine Operations Interdicts Three Separate Smuggling Events in One Hour (California)
  • Press Release: U.S. Citizen w/ Active Warrant Arrested & Multiple Firearms, Contraband Seized (California)
  • Press Release: Counterfeit Scarves Worth Over $285K Seized (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement by Ambassador Katherine Tai Following the Congressional Vote on Russia and Belarus’ Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status
  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with European Commission Executive Vice President for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age Margrethe Vestager
  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with Spanish Minster of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism María Reyes Maroto

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Commerce Department Expands Restrictions on Exports to Russia and Belarus in Response to Ongoing Aggression in Ukraine
  • Press Release: Commerce Announces Addition of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland to Global Export Controls Coalition

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Uses Penalty Offense Authority to Seek Largest-Ever Civil Penalty for Bogus Bamboo Marketing from Kohl’s and Walmart

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Deactivates Disaster Reporting for Puerto Rico Power Outage
  • Press Release: Puerto Rico Power Outage Communications Status Report – April 9, 2022
  • Press Release: Puerto Rico Power Outage Communications Status Report – April 8, 2022
  • Press Release: Chair Convenes Interagency Cybersecurity Forum Principals Mtg.
  • Press Release: FCC Lowers Caller Rates for Use of Reassigned Numbers Database

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press Release: Deputy Director Martinez’s Opening Remarks to the Academic Research Council

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from the Office of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
  • Press Release: President Biden’s Budget Invests $2.8 Billion to Support Economies, Outdoor Recreation and Access to Public Lands

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Haaland Celebrates Expansion of Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge
  • Press Release: President Biden’s Budget Invests $2.8 Billion to Support Outdoor Recreation Economies, Access to Public Lands

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: Two Indiana Towns Agree to Improve Sewer Systems to Stop Discharges of Raw Sewage
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Transportation (DOT)

  • Press Release: USDOT Supply Chain Tracker Shows Progress as Supply Chains Remain Stressed
  • Fact Sheet: Building a Better America for Rural Communities
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5 Million Grant for the University of Maryland to Establish the Build America Center

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release: FAA Levies Largest Fines Ever Against Two Unruly Passengers

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Working for $2.50 per hour: U.S. Department of Labor’s crackdown on grossly exploitive, abusive pay practices in San Diego continues
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor awards more than $189M to support workforce agencies’ efforts to help unemployed workers find good jobs
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor renews ‘Star Level’ designation of Pfizer Andover for workplace safety, health achievements
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA, industry partners to promote workplace safety during national work zone awareness week in Georgia
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces extension of comment period for proposed amendments to its exemption procedures

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Roundup | April 8, 2022
  • Joint Statement from CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D., on Ensuring Access to Safe and Effective Treatments