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US Executive Branch Update – January 26, 2021

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

POTUS’ Schedule*

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

9:45 a.m. EST – The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – The President delivers remarks outlining his racial equity agenda and signs executive actions; The Vice President also attends | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule

9:45 a.m. EST – the Vice President will receive the President’s Daily Brief in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

12:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Dr. Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury at the White House, which will be pooled press.

2:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President will join the President when he delivers remarks to outline his racial equity agenda and signs executive actions, which will be pooled press.

4:00 p.m. EST – the Vice President and the Second Gentleman will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, which will be pooled press.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice


Recap of Monday, January 25, 2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers

  • Remarks by President Biden at Signing of Executive Order on Strengthening American Manufacturing

  • Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease

  • Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

  • Remarks by President Biden in Signing of Executive Order Reversing the 2018 Transgender Military Ban

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden Signs Executive Order Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, January 25, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on Transgender Service in the Military

  • Article: Biden Administration Overturns Transgender Exclusion Policy

  • Article: Army Leaders Provide Update of Guard Activities in Washington

  • Article: DOD Uses 3D-Printing to Create N95 Respirators

  • Contracts for January 25, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, January 26

  • January 25: Fact Sheet | Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26

  • January 25: Statement | Australia National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Post-COVID-19 Global Governance (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Appointment of Key Members of Staff

  • Guidance: Issuance of Counter Terrorism General License and Amended Frequently Asked Question

  • Press Release: Sanctions List Search Upgrade

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release: West Virginia Woman Sentenced for Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping

  • Press Release: Former Veterans Affairs Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of Veterans

  • Press Release: Alleged Leaders of Gangster Disciples Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

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

  • Press Release: CBP Regional Partners Intercept Smuggling Boat with 15 Undocumented Aliens in Santa Barbara (California)

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, Heroin, In Two Separate Smuggling Attempts (California)

  • Press Release: Video Release | Air and Marine Operations and U.S. Border Patrol Agents Perform a Hoist Rescue of a Migrant in the Baboquivari Mountains (Arizona)

  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Interdicts Several Human Smuggling Attempts In a 72-Hour Period (Texas)

  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (Texas)

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 275 Pounds of Marijuana and Make Four Arrests in the RGV (Texas)

  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept More Than $550K of Fake Designer Apparel (Minnesota)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update (Washington, D.C.)

  • Press Release: Take Precautions Now as Winter Storm Threatens the Area (Midwest)

  • Press Release: FEMA Grants Won’t Affect Other Benefits (Mississippi)

  • Press Release: Feeling Fatigue Due to Disasters? (Louisiana)

  • Press Release: Two Weeks Remain to Apply with FEMA: Feb. 8 is the Deadline (Alabama)

  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Key West Utility Board $1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses (Florida)

  • Press Release: FEMA Assigns Over $10 Million for Elderly Homes (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain IP Camera Systems Including Video Doorbells and Components Thereof

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Financing to Advance Economic Growth in West Africa, the Sahel Region

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Heather Dawn Thompson as Director, Office of Tribal Relations

Department of Interior

  • Statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation on President Joseph R. Biden’s Made-In-America Executive Order

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

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Stacy Swanson, Public Policy Specialist, Squire Patton Boggs Law Firm
Public Policy Specialist

Stacy Swanson helps sovereign governments successfully navigate Washington and understand United States Government policy. She regularly provides clients with strategies which effectively leverage existing relationships to advocate policy objectives before the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. 

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