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US Executive Branch Update – October 11, 2021


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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.

Note:  The US Federal Government is closed on Monday,
in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

POTUS’ Schedule*

3:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Wilmington, Delaware, en
route the White House

4:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

The White House did not release the Vice President’s
schedule for Monday.

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

Recap of Thursday-Sunday, October 7-10,
2021

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19
developments.

The White House

October 11

  • Executive Order on the White House Initiative
    on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic
    Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges
    and Universities

  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on
    National Coming Out Day

October 9

  • Statement of President Joe Biden and First
    Lady Jill Biden on the Passing of General Raymond Odierno

  • Fact Sheet: The Biden-?Harris
    Administration’s Historic Investments and Support for
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

October 8

  • Remarks by President Biden on the September
    Jobs Report

  • Remarks by President Biden on Restoring
    Protections for National Monuments

  • Proclamation on Grand Staircase-Escalante
    National Monument

  • Proclamation on Bears Ears National
    Monument

  • Proclamation on Northeast Canyons and
    Seamounts Marine National Monument

  • Joint Statement: U.S.-Mexico High-Level
    Security Dialogue

  • Fact Sheet: U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security
    Dialogue

  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on
    the Unprecedented OECD Agreement for a Global Minimum Tax

  • Statement by President Joe Biden
    Congratulating Nobel Peace Prize Winners

  • Memorandum for the Secretary of State on
    Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year
    2022

  • Memorandum for the Secretary of State on
    Presidential Determination and Certification with Respect to the
    Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008

  • Nominations: President Biden Announces Key
    Nominations (State, etc.)

  • Statement of President Joe Biden on Signing
    the K-12 Cybersecurity Act Into Law

  • Bills Signed into Law:
    • S. 1828, the “Helping American Victims Afflicted by
      Neurological Attacks Act of 2021” or the “HAVANA Act of
      2021,” which authorizes payments to specified agency personnel
      and their families for brain injuries that incurred from
      hostilities while on assignment. and

    • S. 1917, the “K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021,” which
      requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
      (CISA) to study the cybersecurity risks facing elementary and
      secondary schools and develop recommendations that include
      voluntary guidelines designed to assist schools in facing those
      risks

  • Bill Signed into Law: S. 189, the
    “Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of
    2021,” which provides for a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
    for veterans’ disability compensation and dependency and
    indemnity compensation beneficiaries equal to the Social Security
    COLA.

  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary
    Jen Psaki, October 8, 2021

  • Statement of President Joe Biden on Signing
    HAVANA Act Into Law

  • Disaster Declaration: President Joseph R.
    Biden, Jr. Approves New York Disaster Declaration

  • Proclamation on Leif Erikson Day, 2021

  • Proclamation on Columbus Day, 2021

  • Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day,
    2021

  • Proclamation on International Day of the Girl,
    2021

  • Proclamation on National School Lunch Week,
    2021

  • Proclamation on General Pulaski Memorial Day,
    2021

October 7

  • Remarks by President Biden on the
    Importance of COVID-?19 Vaccine Requirements

  • Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the
    Senate’s Vote on the Debt Limit

  • Fact Sheet: President Biden Restores
    Protections for Three National Monuments and Renews American
    Leadership to Steward Lands, Waters, and Cultural Resources

  • Notice on the Continuation of the National
    Emergency with Respect to the Situation in and in Relation to
    Syria

  • Letter to Congress on the Continuation of the
    National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in and in Relation
    to Syria

  • Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Releases
    Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans from Across Federal
    Government

  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the
    Memorandum of Understanding Between New Jersey, New York,
    Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Reciprocal Sharing of Crime Gun
    Data

  • Readout of White House Community Violence
    Intervention Collaborative Meeting

  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy
    Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre En Route Chicago, Illinois

  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on
    the Occasion of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Birthday

  • Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

October 10

  • Article: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Cpl.
    Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.

October 9

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.
    Austin III on the Passing of General (Ret.) Raymond T. Odierno

October 8

  • Readout of 16th U.S.-India Defense Policy
    Group

  • Article: Summit Highlights DOD’s
    Cybersecurity Initiatives, Challenges

  • Article: DISA Director Says Common Access Card
    Showing Age

  • Article: DOD Must Pivot to Counter Climate
    Change, Official Says

  • Article: General Says Artificial Intelligence
    Will Play Important Role in Network Defense

  • Contracts for October 8, 2021

October 7

  • Article: DOD Announces Plan to Tackle Climate
    Crisis

  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J.
    Austin III on the Department of Defense Climate Adaptation
    Plan

  • Publication: Department of Defense Climate
    Adaptation Plan

  • Article: DOD Finds Top-Notch, Reliable Defense
    Partner, Supplier in Italy

  • Article: DOD Official Discusses Cybersecurity
    Priorities at Billington Summit

  • Press Release: Department of Defense Observes
    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Contracts for October 7, 2021

  • Video: Lessons for a New Life

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Monday, October 11

  • October 11: Statement | Observance of International Day of
    the Girl Child

  • October 11: Statement | Joint?U.S.-EU Statement on?the
    Global Methane Pledge

  • October 10: Readout | U.S. Delegation Meeting with Senior
    Taliban Representatives in Doha

  • October 10: Statement | Curaçao Independence
    Day

  • October 9: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with
    Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid and the UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh
    Abdullah bin Zayed

  • October 9: Statement | Uganda’s Independence Day

  • October 8: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and
    Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard at a Joint Press
    Availability

  • October 8: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with
    Ana Maria Salazar of El Financiero/Bloomberg TV

  • October 8: Interview | Secretary Antony J. Blinken with
    Alejandro Dominguez of Milenio TV

  • October 8: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks
    to Mission Mexico Staff

  • October 8: Statement | The Presidential Determination on
    Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022

  • October 8: Remarks | Remarks before the U.S.-Mexico
    High-Level Security Dialogue

  • October 8: Statement | Attack on Mosque in Kunduz,
    Afghanistan

  • October 8: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with
    Mexican President López Obrador

  • October 8: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks
    at Top of Working Breakfast With Mexican President Andrés
    Manuel López Obrador And Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo
    Ebrard

  • October 8: Advisory | Under Secretary Nuland’s Trip
    to Russia, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom (Oct. 11-15)

  • October 8: Advisory | Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel
    to Haiti and Panama (Oct. 12-16)

  • October 8: Advisory | U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen
    Lenderking’s Travel to Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and
    Oman

  • October 8: Statement | U.S. Department of State and espnW
    Join Forces for the Ninth Annual Global Sports Mentoring
    Program

  • October 8: Statement | Acting Assistant Secretary Kang
    Announces Additional $1 Million to Build Capacity for Responsible
    Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology

  • October 8: Statement | Fiji National Day

  • October 8: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s
    Meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi

  • October 8: Readout | Deputy Secretary Sherman’s
    Meeting with Pakistani National Security Advisor Yusuf

  • October 8: Statement | Troika Statement on the Situation
    in Eastern Sudan

  • October 7: Transcript | Senior Administration Officials
    on the Upcoming U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue

  • October 7: Remarks | Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken
    Remarks at a Service of Remembrance for George Pratt Shultz

  • October 7: Statement | Release of the Climate Adaptation
    and Resilience Plan

  • October 7: Statement | Department of State Breaks Ground
    on New Office Annex for U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

  • October 7: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with
    Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi

  • October 7: Statement | 15-Year Anniversary of the Murder
    of Anna Politkovskaya

US Agency for International Development
(USAID)

October 11

October 8

  • Readout: Administrator Samantha Power’s
    Trip to the Dominican Republic

  • Press Release: Celebrating a Landmark Moment
    in Protecting Children From Malaria

October 7

  • Press Release: USAID Launches Climate
    Readiness Plan In Response to Executive Order 14008

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

October 8

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula
    Meeting on Belarus

  • U.S. National Statement at the Second
    Committee

  • Statement at a Third Committee Interactive
    Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual
    Exploitation of Children

October 7

  • Statement at the 76th General Assembly Sixth
    Committee Agenda Item 111: Measures to Eliminate International
    Terrorism

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
(ODNI)

  • Press Release: Intelligence Community’s
    No. 2 Visits St. Louis, Focuses on Partnership, Opportunities |
    October 7, 2021

Department of the Treasury

October 8

  • Advisory: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
    Secretary Janet L. Yellen to Attend Annual Fall Meetings of the
    Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group, G7 and G20
    Meetings of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in
    Washington, D.C.

  • Press Release: Treasury Completes $2 Billion in
    Recovery Fund Payments to Transportation Businesses

  • Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L.
    Yellen on the OECD Inclusive Framework Announcement

  • Remarks by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L.
    Yellen at the B20 Summit

October 7

Department of Justice

October 10

  • Press Release: Maryland Nuclear Engineer and
    Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges

October 8

  • Press Release: Man Sentenced to 55 Years in
    Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Multiple Children Through Social
    Media Apps

  • Press Release: Federal Officials Close Review
    of the Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake

  • Press Release: District Court Enters Permanent
    Injunction Shutting Down Fraudulent Psychic Mail Fraud Scheme

October 7

  • Press Release: Former Taliban Commander
    Charged with Killing American Troops in 2008

  • Press Release: Two Executives Plead Guilty to
    Large-Scale Visa Fraud Employment Scheme

  • Press Release: New York Accountant Pleads
    Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States

  • Press Release: Three Defendants Sentenced to
    Prison in Multi-State Dog Fighting Conspiracy

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

DHS

  • Press Release: DHS to Terminate Border Barrier
    Contracts in Laredo and Rio Grande Valley | October 8, 2021

  • Press Release: DHS Releases New Climate Action
    Plan to Address the Impacts of Climate Change and Ensure the
    Department’s Climate Resilience | October 7, 2021

CBP – October 8

  • Readout of CBP Acting Commissioner’s Visit
    to Colombia (Washington, D.C.)

  • Press Release: Smuggler Crashes Into Gas
    Pipeline (Texas)

  • Press Release: Black Gold Seized by CBP
    Officers in Florida

CBP – October 7

  • Press Release: 1,000 Fentanyl Pills Seized at
    Highway 111 Checkpoint (California)

  • Press Release: RGV Agents Locate Shooting
    Victims (Texas)

  • Press Release: Louisville CBP Continues to See
    and Seize Counterfeit Designer Watches (Kentucky)

Office of the US Trade Representative
(USTR)

  • Press Release: Week Ahead Guidance for the
    Week of October 11-15, 2021

October 8

  • Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Virtual
    Meeting With Vice Premier Of China Liu He

  • Readout of U.S. – Singapore Free Trade
    Agreement Joint Committee Meeting

  • Readout of Ambassador Jayme White’s Call
    with Mexico’s Under Secretary for Foreign Trade Luz Maria de la
    Mora

October 7

  • Advisory: Ambassador Tai to Attend G20 Trade
    Ministers Meeting, Travel to Switzerland (Oct. 11-12)

Department of Commerce

October 8

  • Press Release: Secretary Raimondo,
    Administration Leaders Applaud President Biden’s Restoration of
    National Monuments

  • Press Release: Department of Commerce Releases
    Climate Action Plan for Adaptation and Resilience

  • Blog: Digital Inclusion Week 2021 | Supporting
    Digital Equity and Digital Empowerment

  • Press Release: Commerce Department, Biden
    Administration Take Action on Semiconductor Chip Shortage

  • Remarks by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce
    Don Graves at the Cleveland Cuyahoga Community College
    Roundtable

  • Blog: Inventors, Disaster Scientists and
    Entrepreneurs: Commerce Home to Diverse-Range of Hispanic
    Pioneers

October 7

  • Press Release: U.S.-Singapore Partnership for
    Growth and Innovation: A Joint Statement by U.S. Secretary of
    Commerce Gina Raimondo and Singapore Minister for Trade and
    Industry Gan Kim Yong

  • Readout of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo
    Meeting with Mubadala CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak

  • Blog: Manufacturing Month 2021 | Celebrating
    Resilient U.S. Manufacturers Like Custom Contract Furnishings in
    High Point, North Carolina

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC Orders “Made in
    USA” Repeat Offender to Pay Funds

  • Press Release: FTC Returns Money to Consumers
    Harmed By Phantom Debt Collector

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Announces North American
    Numbering Council Working Group Members

  • Press Release: FCC Concludes Core
    Communications Tariff Investigation

  • Press Release: FCC Makes Available Over $163
    Million for Broadband in 21 States

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Commitment to
    Strengthen Hispanic-serving Higher Education Institutions | October
    8, 2021

  • Press Release: Agriculture Secretary Tom
    Vilsack Applauds President Biden’s Restoration of National
    Monuments | October 7, 2021

  • Press Release: USDA Commitments to Equity in
    Agriculture Include Nearly $25 Million for Programs Reaching
    Underserved Communities | October 7, 2021

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Plan to
    Integrate Climate Adaptation Into its Missions and Programs |
    October 7, 2021

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Sets 2025 Community Solar
    Target to Power 5 Million Homes

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $20 Million to
    Produce Clean Hydrogen From Nuclear Power

  • Press Release: DOE Announces Agency Climate
    Adaptation and Resilience Plan

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Secretary Granholm,
    Dolores Huerta Co-Hosted IG Live with Latinx Youth Climate
    Leaders

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Press Release: FERC Staff Report Details
    Lessons Learned from CIP Reliability Audits

  • Press Release: FERC Announces 2022 Commission
    Open Meeting Schedule

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Administration Leaders Applaud
    President Biden’s Restoration of National Monuments

  • Press Release: Interior Department Announces
    $348 Million for Conservation Projects in Nevada and
    California

  • Press Release: Interior Department Releases
    Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Link:  Other Daily EPA Press Releases

  • Press Release: EPA Acts on Petitions to Cut
    Climate-Damaging HFCs, Will Begin AIM Act Rulemaking Process

  • Press Release: EPA Publishes its 2021 Climate
    Adaptation Action Plan

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of
    Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Statement on Agency’s
    Newly-Released Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

Department of Labor

October 8

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh on
    the September Jobs Report

October 7

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly
    Claims Report

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor cites
    Ohio paint manufacturer for workplace safety failures following
    explosion that killed one, injured 8 workers

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of
    Labor cites insurance agency for exposing workers to coronavirus at
    Denver location where employee died with COVID-19

  • Press Release: Federal investigators recover
    $198K in back wages for 93 employees of Clifton electrical
    contractor after U.S. Department of Labor finds overtime
    violations

  • Press Release: Conway auto dealer pays more
    than $19K in penalties, back wages after federal investigation
    finds child labor, overtime violations

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Serco
    Inc. agree to resolve alleged compensation discrimination
    identified against female IT workers

Department of Education

October 8

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education to
    Establish an Enforcement Office Within Federal Student Aid

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education
    Approves Wyoming’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds
    to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $101
    Million to State

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education
    Approves Michigan’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds
    to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $1.2
    Billion to State

October 7

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education
    Approves Missouri’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds
    to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $654
    Million to State

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Education
    Approves Arizona’s Plan for Use of American Rescue Plan Funds
    to Support K-12 Schools and Students, Distributes Remaining $862
    Million to State

Health & Human Services (HHS)

October 8

  • Fact Sheet: Efforts Across HHS to Promote
    Behavioral Health for Children and Youth

  • Press Release: HHS Launches Spanish Language
    App to Help Latinos Navigate Health Care Questions, Issues New
    Report Highlighting Latino Coverage Issues

October 7

  • Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on
    the Swearing-In of Melanie Anne Egorin as Assistant Secretary for
    Legislation

  • Press Release: HHS Unveils Climate Adaptation
    and Resilience Plan and Policy Statement

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

October 8

  • Press Release: FDA Approves Innovative
    Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Congenital Athymia

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Update | October 8, 2021

  • Press Release: FDA Warns Public and Health
    Care Professionals Not to Use Needle-free Devices for Injection of
    Dermal Fillers

October 7

  • Press Release: FDA Issues Final Order and
    Guidance on Surgical Staplers and Staples for Internal Use

  • Press Release: FDA Announces Signing of
    Domestic Mutual Reliance Agreements with California, Florida, Utah
    and Wisconsin

  • Press Release: FDA Warns Firms for Continuing
    to Market E-cigarette Products After Agency Denied
    Authorizations

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