U.S. Executive Update – January 6, 2022 – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

United States: U.S. Executive Update – January 6, 2022

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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 am EST – PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT to deliver remarks to mark one year since deadly January 6 assault on Capitol Hill | United States Capitol

Note: The White House had yet to release the president’s full program for Thursday.

VPOTUS schedule *

9:00 am EST – PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT to deliver remarks to mark one year since deadly January 6 assault on Capitol Hill | United States Capitol

5:30 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT solemnly swears by Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Spain, and to serve concurrently and without additional remuneration as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States United States of America to the Principality of Andorra | Vice-President’s Ceremonies Office

*The daily schedules of the US President (POTUS) and Vice President (VPOTUS) are subject to change, as is the schedule for White House press briefings.

Report of Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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

The White House

  • Transcription: Press briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Port Envoy to White House Supply Chain Working Group John Porcari, January 5, 2022
  • Transcription: Press briefing from the White House COVID-19 response team and public health officials
  • Declaration of disaster: President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Endorses Declaration of Washington Disaster

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Reading out loud of the appeal by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin with UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace
  • Transcription: Pentagon press secretary John Kirby holds off-camera press briefing
  • Publication: Update on the installation status of COVID-19 travel restrictions on January 5, 2022
  • Item: Austin looks forward to talks with his Japanese counterpart
  • Item: Face of Defense | Teach young athletes to “unite and believe”
  • Item: Sunny Anderson, former Air Force host, now a Food Network star
  • Contracts by January 5, 2021

state department

  • Daily schedule | Thursday January 6
  • January 5: Remarks | Secretary Antony J. Blinken and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock during a joint press availability
  • January 5: Reading out loud | Appeal by Secretary Blinken with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi (RUS / UKR, DPRK, etc.)
  • January 5: Reading out loud | Call by Secretary Blinken with Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid (RUS / UKR, Iran, etc.)
  • January 5: Reading out loud | Appeal by Deputy Secretary Sherman with Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs Bau (RUS / UKR, NATO)
  • January 5: Reading out loud | Appeal by Deputy Secretary Sherman with Georgian Foreign Minister Zalkaliani (RUS / UKR, Georgian Sovereignty)
  • January 5: Declaration | State of emergency in Kazakhstan
  • January 5: Punishments | US government takes action against current and former officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina over involvement in significant corruption and destabilization activities

United States Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield? during a UN Security Council briefing on chemical weapons in Syria

Treasury Department

  • Punishments: The Treasury sanctions Milorad Dodik and the associated media platform for destabilizing and corrupt activity
  • Sanctions List Updates: Designations related to the Balkans and update of designations

Securities Commission (SEC)

  • Press releaseSEC accuses additional defendant of fake certificates of deposit scam

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily press releases
  • Word: Attorney General Merrick B. Garland delivers remarks on the first anniversary of the attack on the Capitol

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

  • Press release: Officers perform cold weather rescue (Texas)
  • Press release: Border patrol arrests sex offender (Texas)
  • Press release: CBP officers at South Texas ports of entry show significant increases in fentanyl and cocaine seized in fiscal year 2021 (Texas)
  • Press release: Officers assist injured civilian on New Years Eve (California)
  • Press release: Chicago CBP Intercepts Various Illicit Products During FY 21 (Illinois)
  • Press release: Cincinnati CBP Breaks Records in Fiscal Year 2021 (Ohio)
  • Press release: Louisville CBP sees record number of illicit shipments in fiscal year 2021 (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Link FEMA daily press releases

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Reading out loud of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s appeal with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis (EU / TTC, PRC, etc.)

Commerce Department

  • Blog: Five ways NOAA helped prepare America for the climate in 2021
  • Blog: Santos is sworn in as the new director of the census office

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • Press release: Providers of cash advances to traders banned from industry, ordered to turn around small businesses
  • Press release: FTC Releases Biennial Report to Congress on National Do Not Call Register

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Press release: CFPB Releases Report Detailing Gaps in Responding to Consumer Complaints from Big Three Credit Bureaus

Ministry of Labour

  • Press release: US Department of Labor sues Georgia auto repair shop owner who paid ex-worker’s last salary in oily pennies
  • Press release: US Department of Labor recovers $ 72,000 in back wages and damages after investigation found California construction employer underpaid workers
  • Press release: US Department of Labor Finds Luxury Apartment Complex in San Jose’s Historic Japantown District Denied Overtime Due to Maintenance Workers
  • Press release: US Department of Labor cites chemical company after two workers died, one of whom fell ill from exposure to respiratory hazards

Health and Social Services (HHS)

  • Press release: HHS Secretary Becerra: 12 to 15 year olds can now get a Pfizer booster

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