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*

9:00 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief | The White House

9:45 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT convenes a secure video call with allies and partners to discuss our continued support for Ukraine and efforts to hold Russia accountable as part of our close coordination | Situation Room

11:40 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

12:10 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Portsmouth, New Hampshire

1:25 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

1:55 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT visits the New Hampshire Port Authority at Portsmouth Harbor, which recently completed a project to widen the Harbor’s turning basin | New Hampshire Port Authority, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

2:45 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the historic investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will Build a Better America and modernize our nation’s ports and waterways

3:30 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT departs Portsmouth, New Hampshire, en route Joint Base Andrews

5:00 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

5:30 p.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking Ahead: The President will visit Portland, Oregon, on Thursday, April 21; he will visit Seattle, Washington, on Friday, April 22.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House did not release the Vice President’s schedule for Tuesday.  The Vice President is in California this week.

Looking Ahead: On Thursday, the Vice President is set to deliver remarks about the maternal health crisis, after a tour of a health care facility at the University of California San Francisco, a part of her focus on Black maternal health care.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:45 p.m. ET – Press Secretary Jen Psaki will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Portsmouth, New Hampshire

*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 Monday, April 18, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the 2022 White House Easter Egg Roll
  • Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Ongoing Work to Establish Norms in Space
  • Fact Sheet: Vice President Harris Advances National Security Norms in Space
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, April 18, 2022
  • Readout of the April National Climate Task Force Meeting
  • Fact Sheet: This Tax Day, the President Is Fighting to Reward Work, Not Wealth, While Republicans Want to Increase Taxes on the Middle Class
  • Joint Statement Between the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal on the Announcement of the Second Global COVID-⁠19 Summit
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on Senior Administration Travel to Hawaii, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands
  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Massachusetts Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing
  • Transcript: Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing, April 18, 2022
  • Article: Russian ‘Shaping’ Operations in Donbas Point to More Aggressive Plans in Future
  • Article: Defense Official: Russia Adds 11 Battalion Tactical Groups in Ukraine
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III Meeting With Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana
  • Article: U.S., Philippines Look at Ways to Strengthen Alliance
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Call with Romanian Minister of National Defence Vasile Dîncu
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. Pre-Trial Hearing
  • Article: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Air Corps Gen. Jimmy Doolittle
  • Contracts for April 18, 2022

U.S. Army

  • Press Release: Army Guard ACFT requirements detailed in town hall
  • Press Release: Joint Munitions Command experts deployed to Europe provide vital support

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: Arizona FSRT Airmen return to in-person, combined training
  • Press Release: Georgia, Alabama, Puerto Rico Airmen exercise communications
  • Press Release: Cold Steel Brigade trains California National Guard Soldiers
  • Press Release: Texas Guard Airmen strengthen SPP partnership with Chile

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, April 19

U.S. Secretary Antony Blinken is on travel to Panama from April 19-20.

Western Hemisphere

  • April 19: Fact Sheet | Secretary Blinken’s Trip to Panama: Commitments to a Regional Approach to Hemispheric Migration and to Anti-Corruption Efforts


  • April 18: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Moldovan Foreign Minister Popescu
  • April 18: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu Before Their Meeting
  • April 18: Advisory | Acting Coordinator for the Global Engagement Center Bray’s Trip to Belgium
  • April 18: Advisory | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Belgium
  • April 18: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Romanian Foreign Minister Aurescu

Middle East

  • April 19: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi

Other Matters

  • April 19: Statement | The U.S. Government and Transparency International Announce 20th Edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Dec. 6-10)
  • April 18: Statement | U.S. Department of State Teams Up with Google Arts & Culture, Expands Access to Cultural Heritage Sites to Global Audiences
  • April 18: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

Department of the Treasury

  • Remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Press Schedule for U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo at the 2022 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, G7 and G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Atlanta-Based Pest Control Company, Former CFO Charged with Improper Earnings Management
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Senior Executive of Brazilian Company with Fraud
  • Press Release: SEC Uncovers $194 Million Penny Stock Schemes that Spanned Three Continents

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Former CFO of Publicly Traded Brazilian Company Charged in Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Secures Settlement with UPS to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
  • Press Release: Oregon Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography
  • Press Release: Justice Department Expands Arizona Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination in Access to Surgical Care
  • Press Release: Colorado Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic and Owner Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
  • Press Release: Former Congressional Candidate and Indiana Casino Executive Plead Guilty to Crimes Involving Political Contribution Schemes

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Readout: DHS CWMD Convenes BioWatch Advisory Committee Senior Leadership Meeting with State and Local Leaders
  • Press Release: DHS Announces Registration Process for Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine and Sudan
  • Press Release: CBP Releases March 2022 Monthly Operational Update (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Releases First Episode in Video News Series (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Nearly $1.1M Worth of Narcotics Seized Over the Weekend (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $703K Worth of Narcotics in Three Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol K9s lead to the success of halting several human smuggling attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Gang Member Arrested Attempting Illegal Entry in the Mountains (California)
  • Press Release: Wanted Fugitive Arrested by Border Patrol Agents (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Taiwan Minister-Without-Portfolio John Deng
  • Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Meeting with Singapore’s Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong
  • Press Release: Week Ahead Guidance | April 18-22, 2022

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Organic Soybean Meal from India Injures U.S. Industry, says USITC
  • Press Release: Bryan F. Moore Named Administrative Law Judge at U.S. International Trade Commission (corrected)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: Carr Welcomes Michael Nemcik as Acting Legal Advisor

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Farmers Market Reopens for 25th Market Season
  • Press Release: Changes to WASDE starting in May
  • Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration, USDA Forest Service Invest more than $31 Million in 15 Landscape Restoration Projects
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces $524 Million Investment to Improve Health of Waterways and Oceans as Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Earth Week
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Puget Sound Shipbuilders Association renew alliance to promote worker safety
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites Clearwater construction contractor after fatal incident on the Pinellas Gateway Express project
  • Press Release: Courts orders Lancaster healthcare agency to pay more than $1.15M in back wages, damages after U.S. Department of Labor investigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor seeks nominations to advisory board on compensation, benefits for current, former nuclear weapons industry workers

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Announces American Rescue Plan Summit to Highlight Recovery Driven by Biden-Harris Administration Investments

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Takes New Steps Regarding Evaluating Public Health Importance of Additional Food Allergens

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release: Federal Housing Administration Adds 40-Year Mortgage Modification with Partial Claim to Home Retention Options for Struggling Borrowers
  • Press Release: HUD Closes Rental Assistance Demonstration Conversion Transaction with the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa, Florida, to Build 196 Deeply Affordable Rental Homes