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*

9:30 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief

11:00 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT attends the funeral of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; The President delivers remarks

4:00 a.m. ET – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host the Council of Chief State School Officers’ 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year; The President, The First Lady, the Secretary of Education, and 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell deliver remarks | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House had no public schedule for the Vice President, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

3:00 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 Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Statement by President Joe Biden on Clemency and Second Chance Month
  • Press Release: Clemency Recipient List
  • Fact Sheet: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Expands Second Chance Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Persons
  • Statement from Press Secretary to the Vice President Kirsten Allen (VPOTUS COVID-19 positive)
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and White House COVID-⁠19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha
  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Increases Access to COVID-⁠19 Treatments and Boosts Patient and Provider Awareness
  • Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Upcoming Bilateral Virtual Meeting Between President Joe Biden and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (April 29)
  • Appointments: President Biden Announces Key Regional Appointments for HHS
  • Nomination Sent to the Senate (UKR AMB Nominee)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Opening Remarks by Secretary Austin at the Ukraine Defense Consultative Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany (As Prepared)
  • Transcript: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Holds a News Conference Following Ukraine Defense Consultative Group Meeting, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
  • Article: Austin Meets With Nations to Intensify Support for Ukraine
  • Publication: DOD January 26th Outreach Event – Engagement With PFAS Stakeholders Questions & Answers
  • Transcript: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience Richard Kidd Hosts Discussion on DOD PFAS
  • Contracts for April 26, 2022

U.S. National Guard

  • Press Release: West Virginia, North Carolina Guard join cyber exercise

U.S. Marine Corps

  • Press Release: CH-53K King Stallion Ready for Initial Operation

Department of State


  • April 26: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Czech Republic Foreign Minister Lipavsky
  • April 26: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Czech Republic Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský Before Their Meeting
  • April 26: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Polish Foreign Minister Rau

Western Hemisphere

  • April 26: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Canadian Foreign Minister Joly
  • April 26: Statement | International Travel Recommendations
  • April 26: Readout | U.S.-Honduras Strategic Dialogue
  • April 26: Readout | Special Advisor for the Summit of the Americas Christopher Dodd Travel to Barbados


  • April 26: Transcript | Digital Briefing on Humanitarian Response to Droughts in the Horn of Africa

Other Matters

  • April 26: Congressional Testimony | Opening Remarks by Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • April 26: Statement | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Russian Military Intelligence Officers Conducting Malicious Activity Against U.S. Critical Infrastructure
  • April 26: Statement | State Department Announces Changes to the Foreign Service Entry Process
  • April 26: Fact Sheet | Improvements in the Foreign Service Selection Process
  • April 26: Transcript | Department Press Briefing

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Administrator Samantha Power to Launch new Digital Invest Program as Part of President Biden’s Global Infrastructure Initiative
  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power Meeting with Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs Enrique Rein
  • Press Release: United States Providing More Than $200 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Horn of Africa
  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power Meeting with Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet Founder and CEO Simon Harford and Rockefeller Foundation CEO Raj Shah

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at the UN General Assembly Following the Adoption of a Resolution on the UN Security Council Veto
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Political and Humanitarian Situation in Syria
  • Remarks at the General Debate of the 55th Annual Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo Highlights Orlando Job Training Programs Funded By The American Rescue Plan

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Inspector General Carl W. Hoecker to Retire from SEC
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Archegos and its Founder with Massive Market Manipulation Scheme

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Congressional Testimony: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Opening Statement Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Press Release: Clemency Recipient List
  • Press Release: Presidential Designation of ATF Acting Director
  • Press Release: Civil Rights Division and Office on Violence Against Women Highlight Justice Department Efforts to Combat Sexual Misconduct
  • Speech: Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco Delivers Remarks at the Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Harassment, Assault and Misconduct Event
  • Speech: Principal Deputy Director Allison Randall of the Office on Violence Against Women Delivers Remarks at the Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Harassment, Assault and Misconduct Event
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at the Access to Justice for Survivors of Sexual Harassment, Assault and Misconduct Event
  • Press Release: Pharmacist Sentenced for $180 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Queens Business Owner Sentenced for Tax Crimes
  • Press Release: Michigan Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release: Transportation Options for Elderly Loved Ones
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize over $100K in Undeclared Currency at Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Agents Intercept Tractor Trailer Smuggling Scheme (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Arrest Fugitive Sought for Indecency with a Child (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Methamphetamine Concealed Inside a Speaker Box (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Hosts “Youth of the Year” Scholarship/Recognition Ceremony in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: Multiple Narcotics, Currency Seized Over Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested Over Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Philadelphia, New York, and Cincinnati Collaborate to Capture Cocaine Concealed in Cooler Cups (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Counterfeit Stanley Cup Championship Rings (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link to daily press releases

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Joint Statement on U.S.-UK Dialogue on the Future of Atlantic Trade in Aberdeen

Department of Commerce

  • Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan
  • Press Release: NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences and Department of Defense Select 5G Challenge Contestants from Early-Bird Entries

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Takes Action to Stop Voice over Internet Provider from Facilitating Illegal Telemarketing Robocalls, Including Scams Relating to the Pandemic

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Congressional Testimony: Written Testimony of Director Rohit Chopra before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout: Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Delegations from Bulgaria and Lithuania

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Secretary Vilsack Highlights $39 Million Investment in Watershed Infrastructure Projects on Rural Infrastructure Tour
  • Press Release: USDA Opens Grants Application to Improve SNAP Customer Service

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: Biden Administration Implements New Cost-Saving Energy Efficiency Standards for Light Bulbs

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Press Release: EPA Announces Winners of its Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge
  • Link to other EPA press releases

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Press Release: FAA Begins Investing $1B of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding into Air Traffic Control System

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Biden-Harris administration, U.S. Department of Labor award more than $90M to grow clean energy workforce with education, training for young adults
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor announces date change for next Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship meeting
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor investigation recovers $731K in overtime back wages for 337 Texas sanitation workers
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor investigation of Boise mall shooting finds security company exposed officers to dangers of workplace violence
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor finds Hearthside Food Solutions violates federal safety procedures for 20th time in 5 years
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor calls on Amazon to improve severe weather emergency procedures following warehouse collapse

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education Announces Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment and Actions to Help Incarcerated Individuals Resume Educational Journeys and Reduce Recidivism

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra for the Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Administration for Community Living
  • Readout of the HHS Mental Health Roundtable with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release: HUD and Census Bureau Report New Residential Sales in March 2022
  • Press Release: HUD Charges Management and Owners of a Minnesota Apartment Building with Disability Discrimination