U.S. Executive Update – October 28, 2021 – Government, Public Sector

United States: U.S. Executive Update – October 28, 2021

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This report provides an overview of the priorities of the US executive through daily programs and the previous day’s press releases.

POTUS schedule*

9:00 a.m. EDT – PRESIDENT addresses Democratic House caucus to provide update on Build Back Better program and bipartisan infrastructure agreement | United States Capitol

11:30 am EDT – PRESIDENT delivers remarks | East Room

12:15 p.m. EDT – PRESIDENT and First Lady leave White House on their way to Joint Base Andrews | South Lawn

12:35 p.m. EDT – PRESIDENT and First Lady leave Joint Base Andrews en route to Rome, Italy

VPOTUS schedule*

2:15 p.m. EDT – VICE PRESIDENT to host meeting with mayors to discuss how the bipartite infrastructure agreement and the Build Back Better program will benefit communities across the country | Auditorium of the South Court

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

Review of Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Note: Hyperlinks in bold highlight developments in COVID-19.

The White House

  • Press Release: President Biden Announces Build Back Better Framework | 28 October 2021
  • Fact Sheet: Rebuilding a Better Environment |
    28 October 2021
  • Reading of President Biden’s participation in the East Asia summit
  • Statement by the leaders of ASEAN and the United States on digital development
  • Appointments: President Biden announces four new candidates for U.S. lawyer positions
  • Nominations: nominations sent to the Senate
  • Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on International Religious Freedom Day
  • Reading of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s meeting with Ibrahim Kalin, spokesperson and chief advisor to the President of Turkey
  • Reading from the White House roundtable on the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day
  • Statement by Vice President Kamala Harris three years after Tree of Life Synagogue shooting
  • Statement by President Joe Biden three years after Tree of Life synagogue shooting
  • Reading of the White House meeting with leaders of civil rights groups on police reform
  • Transcript: Press briefing by press officer Jen Psaki
  • Transcript: Press briefing from the White House COVID-? 19 response team and public health officials
  • Declaration of Disaster: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Endorses Virginia’s Declaration of Disaster

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s phone call read with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar
  • Notice: Secretary Austin to meet with Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad ‘(October 28)
  • Transcript: Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby holds a media availability
  • Press Release: 2021 U.S.-Turkey F-35 Dispute Resolution Meeting
  • Press release: Ministry of Defense releases 2021 military intelligence program budget
  • Article: China’s Growing Capabilities Shows Why U.S. Sees Nation As Stimulus Challenge
  • Article: Suicide prevention is an ongoing problem for all staff, says DOD official
  • Article: Department of Defense Move.mil Website Transfers to OneSource Army
  • Article: Development Programs Maintain DOD Workforce
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, October 27, 2021
  • Contracts for October 27, 2021

state department

US Secretary Antony Blinken accompanies President Biden on a trip to Vatican City, Rome and Glasgow from October 28 to November 2.

  • October 27: Reading | Call by Secretary Blinken with Sudanese FM Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi
  • October 27: Reading | Appeal by Secretary Blinken with the President of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat
  • October 27: Statement | International Day of Religious Freedom
  • October 27: Statement | Former President of the Republic of Korea Roh passes away
  • October 27: Statement | United States, Republic of Korea hold high-level consultation on disarmament and non-proliferation
  • October 27: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken on Modernizing American Diplomacy
  • October 27: Statement | 20th anniversary of the Gilman program and list of historically most important production institutions
  • October 27: Statement | Independence Day of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • October 27: Statement | Issuance of the first US passport with a gender X marker

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Reading: Assistant to Administrator Sarah Charles’ Trip to Ethiopia

United States Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Reading of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s visit to the Niamey vaccination clinic 1 | Niger
  • Remarks during a UN Security Council briefing on Sudan and South Sudan
  • Remarks during a UN Security Council briefing on Syria
  • Remarks during an interactive dialogue in third committee with the special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia
  • Remarks during an interactive dialogue of the Third Committee with Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ilze Brands Kehris
  • Remarks during an interactive dialogue of the Third Committee with the Chair of the Expert Working Group on People of African Descent, Dominique Day
  • Remarks during an interactive dialogue of the Third Committee with the Special Rapporteur on modern slavery

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press release: DNI publishes appropriate budget figure for 2021 national intelligence program
  • Testimonial from Congress: DNI opening statement on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the intelligence community

Treasury Department

  • Reading: Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo meeting with affordable housing advocates
  • Advisory: Travel Guide and Press Program for US Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Post-SPAC Music Streaming Company Reaches $ 38.8 Million Settlement in Pending Fraud Action

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily press releases
  • Press release: Defendants charged in connection with forced labor conspiracy involving multiple states involving the forced labor of underage victims
  • Press Release: Thirteen Defendants Plead Guilty in Aggravating $ 126 Million Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Virginia Man Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of Minors
  • Press Release: Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Attempted Sexual Abuse in Vietnam
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission to Hold Workshop on Promoting Competition in Labor Markets
  • Press Release: Former Gary Police Officer Charged With Federal Civil Rights Charges For Assaulting Arrested Person
  • Press Release: Justice Department Agrees with Construction Company to Resolve Immigration Discrimination Complaints

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) / Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press release: Secretary Mayorkas issues new guidelines for enforcement measures in protected areas
  • Press Release: Concerns Rise with Increase in Non-Performance Incidents (California)
  • Press Release: Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested Over Weekend (California)
  • Press release: Sureño gang member arrested (California)
  • Video output: Arizona Air and Marine Operations / Border Patrol provide lifeline for migrants in distress
  • Press Release: Louisville CBP Seizes Counterfeit Designer Watches Worth $ 26.86 Million (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Federal-Territorial Partnership Continues to Focus on Repairs to Energy and Communications Infrastructure in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Press Release: FEMA Deadline Passed But Help Still Available (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: FEMA Extends Hurricane Ida Assistance Request Deadline (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Endorses Declaration of Major Disaster for Virginia
  • Press Release: New Jersey Survivors Now Have More Time to Seek FEMA Help

Commerce Department

  • Press Release: Commerce Concludes Successful Hispanic Heritage Month by Showcasing Resources for Hispanic Businesses and Outstanding Hispanic Employees and Leaders
  • Press Release: US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Chair the Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Baseball and Softball Bats and Components
  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Electronic Devices With Wireless Communication Capabilities and Their Components

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press Release: FTC and DOJ to Host Virtual Public Workshop on Competition in Labor Markets
  • Press Release: FTC Strengthens Security Measures for Consumer Financial Information Following Widespread Data Breaches

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Press Release: FCC Announces 36 Newly Approved Connected Care Pilot Projects
  • Press Release: FCC to Consider Texting 988 to Expand Suicide Prevention Services

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Opens Registration for Agricultural Outlook 2022 Forum

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $ 209 Million for Electric Vehicle Battery Research

Department of the Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Tracy Stone-Manning Sworn in as Director of the Bureau of Land Management

Health and Social Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces $ 256 Million to Expand Access to Equitable and Affordable Title X Family Planning Services
  • Press Release: Becerra, Secretary of HHS, Announces New Overdose Prevention Strategy

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA, NIH, and 15 Private Organizations Join Forces to Increase Effectiveness of Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases
  • Press Release: FDA Strengthens Safety Requirements and Updates Study Results for Breast Implants
  • Press Release: FDA Collaborates with Health Canada and UK MHRA to Promote Good Machine Learning Practices

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