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Biden Executive Branch Update – February 24, 2021


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

POTUS’ Schedule*

9:50 a.m. EST – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office

2:00 p.m. EST – The President and The Vice President meet with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members on U.S. supply chains | Oval Office

4:15 p.m. EST – The President signs an executive order on the economy; The Vice President also attends | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:35 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Ceremonial Office

2:00 p.m. EST – the President and the Vice President will meet with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members on U.S. supply chains in the Oval Office

4:15 p.m. EST – the Vice President will join the President when sign an Executive Order on the economy in the State Dining Room

6:15 p.m. EST – the Vice President will ceremonially swear in Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture virtually in South Court Auditorium

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EST – Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials | The White House

12:30 p.m. EST – Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Sameera Fazili, and Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness Peter Harrell | 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, February 23, 2021

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

The White House

  • Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership

  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada in Joint Press Statements

  • Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Virtual Bilateral Meeting

  • Remarks by President Biden in Roundtable with Black Essential Workers Moderated by Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice

  • Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of Iraq

  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, February 23, 2021

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Phone Call With Thailand Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prayut Chan-o-cha

  • Advisory: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Travels to Northcom, Vaccination Centers, USS Nimitz (Feb. 24)

  • Transcript: Pentagon Press Secretary Holds an Off-Camera Press Briefing

  • Article: Iraqi Government Examines In-Country Missile Attacks on U.S. Bases

  • Article: DOD ‘Problem Solvers’ Imagine Tomorrow During Engineers Week

  • Article: Engineers With Both Government, Private Sector Experience Make Most Impact

  • Article: ‘We Have Your Back:’ Engineers Key to Defense Space Efforts

  • Article: Quantum Science to Deliver Cutting-Edge Technology to Warfighters, Official Says

  • Article: Cyber Workforce Vital to Protecting National Security

  • Article: Defense Department Has Multiple Priorities in COVID-19 Battle

  • Publication: COVID-19 Industrial Base Support Infographic

  • Contracts for February 23, 2021

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, February 24

  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Cabo Verdean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Figueiredo

  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Polish Foreign Minister Rau

  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry

  • February 23: Readout | Secretary Blinken’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen

  • February 23: Statement | Supporting a Healthy, Sustainable Mekong River

  • February 23: Statement | U.S. Participation in the Spring 2021 Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting on the Palestinian Economy

  • February 23: Statement | Arrest of Opposition Members in Georgia

  • February 23: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Burma

  • February 23: Statement | Honoring Anticorruption Champions

  • February 23: Statement | On the Confirmation of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

  • February 23: Transcript | Department Press Briefing – February 23, 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN General Assembly Debate on Ukraine

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Climate and Security (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Two Former KPMG Auditors for Improper Professional…



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