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Digest of Other White House Announcements

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Administration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 2021


Digest of Other White House Announcements

July 30, 2021


The following list includes the President's public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this Compilation.

January 20

In the afternoon, in the President's Room at the U.S. Capitol, the President signed a proclamation declaring January 20 a National Day of Unity and nominations for Cabinet and sub- Cabinet positions. From the east front of the Capitol, he also reviewed formations of U.S. servicemembers from all branches of the Armed Forces, hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, USA, commanding general, National Capital Region and Military District of Washington. Dr.

Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas C. Emhoff also attended. Then, they traveled to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, where, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, they participated in a wreath-laying ceremony. Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama, former President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush, and former President William J. Clinton and Mrs. Clinton also attended. Later, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC. Upon arrival outside the White House, they received a Presidential Escort from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and several military bands and ensembles. Then, on the North Lawn driveway, he answered a question from a reporter.

Later in the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President opened and read a letter from former President Donald J. Trump. White House Press Secretary Jennifer R. Psaki also attended. Then, in the Oval Office, he signed a number of executive actions and made brief remarks to reporters. Later, in the State Dining Room, he participated in a virtual swearing-in ceremony for senior White House staff and other aides and made remarks.

In the evening, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, the President and Dr. Biden and Vice President Harris and Mr. Emhoff attended a service. Then, at the Lincoln Memorial, they attended a "Celebrating America" inaugural concert at which the President and Vice President Harris made remarks. The concert featured musical performances by noted artists at iconic locations across the country. Later, on the Blue Room Balcony, the President and Dr. Biden greeted supporters.

January 21

In the morning, in the State Dining Room, the President and Dr. Biden attended a virtual inaugural prayer service. Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas C. Emhoff also attended.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the State Dining Room, they received a briefing by members of their COVID–19 pandemic response team. He also met with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci.

January 22

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, ANG, to thank him for the work of the National Guard in keeping Washington, DC, safe following the civil unrest and violence at the U.S. Capitol on

January 6 and the days leading up to and including his Inauguration. He also, he spoke with White House Press Secretary Jennifer R. Psaki.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had lunch. Later, they received an economic briefing from National Economic Council Director Brian C. Deese.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Justin P.J. Trudeau of Canada to discuss Canada-U.S. relations, acknowledge Prime Minister Trudeau's disappointment regarding the U.S. decision to rescind the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, and highlight their shared vision to promote a sustainable economic recovery and achieve a net- zero emissions future, including through advancements in the automotive sector. He also had a telephone conversation with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico to review bilateral cooperation on a range of bilateral and regional issues, particularly regional migration and coordination to combat the COVID–19 pandemic, and outline his administration's plan to reduce migration by addressing its root causes, increasing resettlement capacity and lawful alternative immigration pathways, improving processing at the border to adjudicate requests for asylum, and reversing the previous administration's draconian immigration policies.

January 23

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with his senior advisers. During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris

Johnson of the United Kingdom to discuss U.K.-U.S. relations, underscoring the critical role of

the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to our collective defense as well as other opportunities for multilateral cooperation to confront the shared challenges of climate change, containing COVID– 19, ensuring global health security, pursuing shared foreign policy priorities, including China, Iran, and Russia.

Also during the day, in the Library, the President made virtual remarks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

January 24

In the morning, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the Georgetown neighborhood, the President and Dr. Biden attended mass. The President's son Hunter and his children Finnegan and Maisy also attended.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Emmanuel Macron of France to discuss France-U.S. relations, stress the U.S. commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union, agree on the need for close coordination, including through multilateral organizations, in tackling common challenges such as climate change, COVID–19, and the global economic recovery, and pledge to work together on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, the Middle East, Russia, and the African Sahel.

January 25

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. Later, also in the Oval Office, they met with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, USA; and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.

In the afternoon, the President participated in a swearing-in ceremony for Secretary Austin.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to discuss Germany-U.S. relations and ways to revitalize the transatlantic alliance,

including through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and with the European Union, as the cornerstone of our collective security and shared democratic values, agree to work together on common foreign policy priorities, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, and the Western Balkans, and emphasize the importance of global cooperation, including via a renewed

U.S. commitment to multilateral organizations, on combating climate change, containing COVID–19 and advancing health security, and pursuing a sustainable global economic recovery. He also participated in an interview with Kaitlan Collins of CNN.

January 26

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to discuss the U.S.-Japan alliance, affirming its importance as the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in a free and open Indo-Pacific, renew the U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan under article 5 of our security treaty, which includes the Senkaku Islands, and review regional security issues, including China and North Korea, including the necessity of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He also had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia to discuss their joint willingness to extend the New START treaty on strategic arms reduction for 5 years, instructing their teams work urgently to complete the extension by February 5, and agree to explore strategic stability discussions on a range of arms control and emerging security issues. President Biden reaffirmed U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and raised other matters of concern, including the SolarWinds hack on Federal Government networks, reports of Russia placing bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, interference in the 2020 U.S. election, and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Also during the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to thank him for his steadfast leadership of the alliance, convey his intention to consult and work with allies on the full range of shared security concerns, including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Russia, reaffirm the U.S. commitment to collective defense under article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, emphasize the importance of shared values, consultation, and capabilities to strengthen deterrence and counter new and emerging threats, including climate change and global health security.

January 27

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, in the Blue Room, the President and Dr. Biden participated in an interview with Sandra Sobieraj Westfall for People magazine.

January 28

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

January 29

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Then, he traveled to Bethesda, MD, where, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he was greeted by Medical Center Director Col. Andrew M. Barr, USA, Command

Master Chief Randy F. Swanson, USN, and nurse Cmdr. Megan Nasworthy, USN, thanked the staff, toured vaccine demonstrations with Director Barr and other staff, and visited with five wounded U.S. servicemembers. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris received an economic briefing from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, National Economic Council Director Brian C. Deese, and Council of Economic Advisers members Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey.

January 30

During the day, the President met with senior advisers to discuss the latest efforts to move the American Rescue Plan through Congress and pass legislation to stimulate the economy and provide ongoing coronavirus relief. He also met with senior advisers to discuss the next steps for the Federal response to the COVID–19 pandemic and monitor the approaching winter storm in order to ensure that his administration is coordinating with States on the response.

January 31

During the day, the President received a briefing from National Security Adviser Jacob J. Sullivan on the military coup in Burma. He also received a letter from 10 Republican Senators requesting a meeting with him to discuss their ideas about the actions needed to address the coronavirus pandemic and stimulate the national economy.

Also during the day, the President had separate telephone conversations with Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and Sen. Susan M. Collins. He also The President met with senior advisers to discuss a range of issues, including the approaching winter storm, as well as the American Rescue Plan to deliver urgent economic relief to struggling Americans and speed up the rate of vaccinations.

February 1

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris met with Republican Senators to discuss efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic and stimulate the national economy. Participating in the meeting were Sens. Susan M. Collins, Lisa A. Murkowski, William M. Cassidy, W. Mitt Romney, Robert J. Portman, Shelley Moore Capito, Todd C. Young, Gerald W. Moran, M. Michael Rounds, and Thomas R. Tillis.

February 2

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also received a briefing from Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the killing of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents and wounding of three FBI special agents as a team of law enforcement officers executed a Federal court–ordered search warrant as part of a violent crimes against children case in Sunrise, FL.

In the afternoon, the President met virtually with the Senate Democratic Caucus to discuss his proposed American Rescue Plan.

In the evening, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, the President and Dr. Biden paid their respects at a procession and public viewing of the cremated remains of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick, who was killed in the civil unrest and violence at the Capitol on January 6.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris received a briefing on the COVID–19 pandemic from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, White House COVID–19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey D. Zients and Deputy Coordinator Natalie Quillian, Chief of Staff to the Vice President Tina Flournoy, and Secretary-designate of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra also attended.

February 3

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Senate Majority Leader Charles

E. Schumer and Senate committee chairmen to discuss his proposed American Recue Plan.

During the day, the President joined a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus by telephone to discuss efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic and stimulate the national economy.

Also during the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the South Korea-U.S. alliance, the linchpin for peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia, agree to coordinate on policy toward North Korea and on the need for the immediate restoration of democracy in Burma, and review a range of global issues critical to both nations and the importance of working together to address shared challenges such as the COVID– 19 pandemic and climate change. He also had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to highlight the strength of the Australia-U.S. alliance, an anchor of stability in the Indo-Pacific, discuss further cooperation to address global and regional challenges, including dealing with China, beating the COVID–19 pandemic, and combating climate change, and agree to work together, alongside other allies and partners, to hold to account those responsible for the coup in Burma.

The President declared a major disaster for the Navajo Nation and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the Tribe's efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID– 19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

February 4

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the National Prayer Breakfast.

In the afternoon, at the Department of State, the President and Vice President Harris visited with staff and met with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.

The President declared a major disaster in Maryland and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on August 3 and 4, 2020.

The President declared a major disaster in Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and straight- line winds from September 1 through 19, 2020.

February 5

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to New Castle, DE, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, upon arrival at New Castle Airport, the President spoke briefly with reporters about his first experience flying on Air Force One as President. Then, he traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

During the day, in the State Dining Room, the President recorded an interview with Norah O'Donnell of CBS News for later broadcast. He also delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the 34th African Union summit.

February 6

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Newark, DE, where, at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, he consulted with an orthopedist and underwent a routine CT scan to follow up on an injury he sustained to his foot in November. Later, he returned to his residence in Greenville, DE, where he remained overnight.

February 7

In the morning, at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the President and his granddaughter Natalie attended mass. Later, he returned to his residence, where he remained overnight.

In the evening, during Super Bowl LV, the President had separate telephone conversations with deployed U.S. servicemembers to thank them for their service, dedication, and service to our Nation. He also had a telephone conversation with National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger S. Goodell to discuss the potential use of 30 NFL stadiums as coronavirus vaccination sites.

February 8

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC. Upon arrival at the White House, on the South Lawn, he answered a question from a reporter. Later, in the Oval Office, he and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to discuss continued cooperation to fight the COVID–19 pandemic, renew their partnership on climate change, rebuild the global economy in a way that benefits the people of both countries, and stand together against the scourge of global terrorism. The leaders agreed to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific, including support for freedom of navigation, territorial integrity, a stronger regional architecture through the Quad forum, and restoration of the rule of law and the democratic process in Burma.

February 9

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President met with senior advisers.

The President announced the appointment of Austin Brown as Senior Director for Transportation Emissions for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The President announced the appointment of Mark Chambers as Senior Director for Building Emissions for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The President announced the appointment of Sara Gonzalez-Rothi as Senior Director for Water for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The President announced the appointment of Jayni Hein as Senior Director for the National Environmental Policy Act and Counsel for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The President announced the appointment of Matt Lee-Ashley as Senior Director for Lands and Interim Chief of Staff for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The President announced the appointment of Andrew Mayock as Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The President announced the appointment of Justin Pidot as General Counsel for the Council of Environmental Quality.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Milwaukee, WI, on February

16.

February 10

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President and Vice President Harris traveled to Arlington, VA, where, at the Pentagon, they met with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and other senior military and civilian leadership. Later, also at the Pentagon, they and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, USA, toured the African Americans in Service Corridor with historian Tom Lassman and tour guide Lance Corporal Ski Waklatsi.

In the evening, the President had a telephone conversation with President Xi Jinping of China to share his greetings and well wishes to the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year, affirm his priorities of protecting the U.S. security, prosperity, and health and preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific, and underscore his fundamental concerns about Beijing's coercive and unfair economic practices, crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and increasingly assertive actions in the region, including toward Taiwan. The leaders also exchanged views on countering the COVID–19 pandemic and the shared challenges of global health security, climate change, and preventing weapons proliferation.

The President announced the nomination of David Turk to be Deputy Secretary of Energy. The President announced the nomination of Julie Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

The President announced the appointment of the following individuals as members of the COVID–19 Health Equity Task Force: Mayra Alvarez; James Hildreth; Andrew Imparato; Victor Joseph; Joneigh Khaldun; Octavio Martinez; Tim Putnam; Vincent Toranzo; Mary Turner; Homer Venters; Bobby Watts; and Haeyoung Yoon.

February 11

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the State Dining Room, the President recorded a "Weekly Conversation" video for broadcast on February 13 with Neal and Samir Idnani, owners of the NaanStop restaurants in Atlanta, GA, to discuss the effects of the COVID–19 pandemic, its impact on small businesses, and the Biden Administration's efforts to provide continued Federal assistance. Later, he traveled to Bethesda, MD.

Later in the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC.

February 12

In the morning, on the North Lawn, the President and Dr. Biden took a brief walk to look at Valentine's Day installations, spoke with reporters, and answered several questions. Then, in the Oval Office, he and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Then, in the Oval Office, they had an economic briefing with Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen.

In the evening, the President traveled to Camp David, MD.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Milwaukee, WI, on February 16.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Kalamazoo, MI, on February

18.

February 13

During the day, the President met with members of his national security team.

February 14

In the morning, the President signed an Executive order establishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The White House announced that the President will meet virtually with leaders of the Group of Seven (G–7) nations on February 19 in an engagement hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom.

The President declared an emergency in Texas and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 11 and continuing.

February 15

In the afternoon, the President and Dr. Biden and their granddaughter Naomi and her boyfriend Peter Neal returned to Washington, DC.

February 16

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. Later, on the South Lawn, he made brief remarks to reporters and answered questions prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, MD. Then, he traveled to Milwaukee, WI, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, the President and Gov. Anthony S. Evers traveled to General Mitchell International Airport, where, aboard Air Force One, they had a brief meeting. Then, the President returned to Washington, DC, arriving early the following morning. He also participated in a conference call with Governors of States affected by recent severe winter weather in the central and southern regions to discuss the storm impact, availability of Federal assistance, and his gratitude for local first responders: including Gov. Gregory W. Abbott of Texas, Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, Gov. Andrew G. Beshear of Kentucky, Gov. Laura Kelly of Kansas, Gov. William B. Lee of Tennessee, Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi, and Gov. J. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Chávez Rodriguez also attended.

February 17

In the early morning, upon arrival at the White House, on the South Lawn, the President spoke briefly to reporters.

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. Later, in Wolfington Hall at Georgetown University, he was greeted by Rev. Ronald Anton and received ashes in observance of Ash Wednesday from the Rev. Brian O. McDermott.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. He also had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to affirm his commitment to Israel's security and intention to strengthen all aspects of the U.S.-Israel partnership, including defense cooperation, discuss the importance of close consultation on regional security issues, including Iran, emphasize U.S. support for the recent normalization of relations between Israel and countries in the Arab and Muslim world, and underscore the importance of working to advance peace throughout the region, including between Israelis and Palestinians.

The White House announced that the President's previously announced February 18 travel to Kalamazoo, MI, had been rescheduled for February 19.

The President announced the nomination of Jennifer Abruzzo to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

The President declared a major disaster in Alaska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from November 30 through December 2, 2020.

The President declared an emergency in Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 8 and continuing.

February 18

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing followed by a COVID–19 pandemic briefing.

In the evening, the President had a telephone conversation with Gov. Gregory W. Abbott of Texas to discuss the severe winter weather situation facing central and southern parts of the U.S., including Texas, and reiterate that the Federal Government will continue to assist State and local authorities in Texas to bring relief and address the critical needs of the families affected.

The President declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 11 and continuing.

February 19

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Situation Room, the President met virtually with leaders of the Group of Seven (G–7) nations. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken also attended.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Kalamazoo, MI, where, at a Pfizer Inc.'s manufacturing facility, he toured the site with Pfizer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla and Production Lead Shawn Hamilton and Gov. Gretchen E. Whitmer of Michigan and met with workers who are producing the COVID–19 vaccine. Counselor to the President and White House COVID–19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey D. Zients also attended. Later, he and Gov. Whitmer traveled to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport in Portage, MI. Then, he returned to Washington, DC.

Also in the afternoon, the President had a telephone conversation with Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting (FEMA) Administrator Robert J. Fenton, Jr., to discuss the severe winter weather situation in central and southern parts of the country, express his support to Acting Administrator Fenton for what FEMA has done to provide generators, water, blankets, and on- going support to the people of Texas and all across the South, thank him for FEMA's role in responding to the COVID–19 pandemic and the role it has played in assisting with vaccination deployment, and indicate his readiness to mobilize other Federal agencies to bring additional support to the people of Texas and his intention to sign Texas's request for a major disaster declaration as soon as FEMA sends over the formal request from Gov. Gregory W. Abbott of Texas.

The President announced the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The President announced the nomination of James Kvaal to be Under Secretary of Education.

The President announced the nomination of Richard Sauber to be General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The President declared a major disaster in Texas and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms beginning on February 11 and continuing.

February 20

In the afternoon, at the Watergate complex, the President visited with former Sen. Robert J. Dole, Jr.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President and Dr. Biden visited and posed for a photograph with musician Kelly Clarkson, who was at the White House conducting an interview with Dr. Biden for her syndicated radio show.

The White House announce that the President will meet virtually with Prime Minister Justin

P.J. Trudeau of Canada on February 23.

February 22

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, on the South Portico, the President, Dr. Biden, and Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas C. Emhoff participated in a moment of silence and candle- lighting ceremony in recognition of the 500,000 American lives lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During the day, the President had separate telephone conversations with Pilar Guzman Zavala, co-owner of Half Moon Empanadas, and Tim Eichinger, cofounder of Black Husky Brewing, to discuss his plan for providing further Federal assistance to small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Houston, TX, on February 26.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to Louisiana by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the State as a result of Hurricane Laura from August 22 through August 27, 2020.

February 23

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the South Court Auditorium of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the President recorded a "Weekly Conversation" video for broadcast on February 27 with New York City resident Erica Harris, a registered nurse supervisor who runs a COVID testing operation for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmurst, to discuss the COVID–19 vaccination effort, pandemic containment efforts, and the President's proposed supplemental funding for frontline health care workers and other Federal support.

The President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq to affirm U.S. support for Iraq's sovereignty and independence, commend the Prime Minister's leadership, discuss the recent rocket attacks against Iraqi and coalition personnel and the importance of advancing the Iraq-U.S. strategic dialogue and expanding bilateral cooperation.

The President announced the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

February 24

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President met with National Economic Council Deputy Director Sameera Fazili and National Security Council Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness Peter Harrell.

The White House announced additional details on the President's travel to Houston, TX, on February 26.

The President announced the nomination of Ron Stroman, Amber McReynolds, and Anton Hajjar to be Governors of the U.S. Postal Service.

The President declared a major disaster in Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 8 through 20.

February 25

In the morning, in the Situation Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, they received a COVID–19 briefing.

Also in the afternoon, outside the South Court Auditorium of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris met with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci and White House COVID–19 Response Coordinator Jeffrey D. Zients.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya to discuss Kenya-U.S. relations, emphasize the U.S. commitment to support regional peace and security, applaud Kenya's leadership in the Horn of Africa and commitment to counterterrorism, economic growth, addressing climate change, and sustainable development, review the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia's Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of life and ensure humanitarian access. He also had a telephone conversation with King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss Saudi Arabia-U.S. relations, commend the recent release of several Saudi-American activists and Loujain al-Hathloul from custody, and review regional security concerns, including the renewed

U.N.-U.S. diplomatic efforts to end the war in Yemen and the U.S. commitment to help Saudi Arabia defend its territory as it faces attacks from Iranian-aligned groups.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will host a virtual Black History Month reception on February 26, with a program including prerecorded video remarks by them and Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas C. Emhoff as well as performances by Anthony Hamilton and the St. Augustine Gospel Choir.

The President declared a major disaster in Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 8 through 20.

February 26

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Houston, TX, arriving in the afternoon. While en route aboard Air Force One, the President participated in a telephone interview with Jorge Ramos of Univision for later broadcast.

In the afternoon, at the Harris County's Office of Emergency Management operations center, the President toured the facility and received a briefing on the recovery effort with Gov. Gregory

W. Abbott of Texas and visited with staff. Then, at the Houston Food Bank, he and Dr. Biden toured the site with Houston Food Bank President Brian Greene, recorded an interview with Ilia Calderón of Univision for later broadcast, and met with volunteers. Later, he traveled to the NRG Stadium, where he greeted members of the National Guard who were on site assisting with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's COVID–19 mass vaccination operation.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will meet virtually with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico on March 1.

February 27

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to discuss House passage of H.R. 1319, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and thank her for her leadership.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

February 28

During the day, the President made remarks via prerecorded video to workers in Alabama and other States who were voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace.

March 1

In the morning, the President traveled to New Castle, DE, where, at the New Castle Airport, he had an intelligence briefing. Then, he returned to Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, the President met virtually with Sens. Thomas R. Carper, Margaret Wood Hassan, John W. Hickenlooper, Angus S. King, Jr., Joseph A. Manchin III, C. Jeanne Shaheen, R. Jon Tester, Mark R. Warner, and Richard J. Durbin.

During the day, in the Roosevelt Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris met with White House senior staff on immigration policy. He also met with a group of historians and authors, including Jon Meacham, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Michael Eric Dyson, Joanne Freeman, Eddie Glaude, Jr., Annette Gordon-Reed, and Walter Isaacson.

March 2

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President joined by telephone the weekly Senate Democratic Caucus lunch meeting to urge the passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to speed up vaccinations and the safe reopening of schools and extend unemployment benefits, set to expire for around 11 million Americans beginning on March 14.

March 3

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also spoke with White House Press Secretary Jennifer R. Psaki about the progress of H.R. 1319, the American Recovery Plan Act of 2021, as it moves through the Senate negotiation process.

In the afternoon, in the Map Room, the President recorded a "Weekly Conversation" video for broadcast on March 6 with Tammy, a health care professional and single mother in Michigan, to discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, in particular the individual direct payments to U.S. taxpayers, would help her to pay her bills, improve nutrition choices for her family, and provide welcome relief during the financial stress caused by the COVID pandemic.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President signed the commission for Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, who was confirmed by the Senate for the position on March 2.

The President announced his intention to nominate Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to the Cahuilla Band of Indians by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of severe storms and flooding on February 14, 2019.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on February 14 and 15, 2019.

The President declared a major disaster in North Carolina and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Eta from November 12 through 15, 2020.

March 4

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Alejandro Giammattei Falla of Guatemala to express his condolences for the 13 Guatemalan migrants who were killed in Camargo, Mexico, near the Texas border, on January 22, review joint efforts to address the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota, and reaffirm their commitment to addressing the root causes of migration by combating corruption, promoting economic opportunity, and enhancing civilian security.

The President declared a major disaster in Idaho and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by straight-line winds on January 13.

March 5

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, they received a briefing from members of their COVID–19 response team on the COVID–19 pandemic and the state of the vaccination effort nationwide.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission to underscore U.S. support for the European Union and his personal commitment to repair and revitalize the U.S.-EU partnership, and noting the shared values and the world's largest trade and investment relationship, agree to suspend the tariffs related to the World Trade Organization (WTO) aircraft disputes for 4 months and work toward resolving long-running disputes at the WTO, as well as discuss the importance of close U.S.-EU cooperation to contain the COVID–19 pandemic and enhance global health security, pursuing a sustainable global economic recovery, tackling the climate crisis, strengthening democracy, continuing efforts to coordinate on issues of shared interest, including China, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and the Western Balkans.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Baltimore, MD, on March 10. The President announced the appointment of Charles Anderson as Director of Economic

Policy and Budget for the COVID–19 Response Team.

The President announced the appointment of Sam Berger as Director of Strategic Operations and Policy for the COVID–19 Response Team.

The President announced the appointment of Philip Giudice as Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy

The President announced the appointment of Chiraag Bains as Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice.

The President announced the appointment of Kelliann Blazek as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture and Rural Policy.

The President announced the appointment of Pronita Gupta as Special Assistant to the President for Labor and Workers.

The President announced the appointment of Catherine Oakar as Special Assistant to the President for Community, Public Health, and Disparities

The President announced the appointment of Alex Pascal as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary for the Domestic Policy Council.

The President announced the appointment of Erin Pelton as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Adviser to the Domestic Policy Adviser.

The President announced the appointment of Erika Poethig, Special Assistant to the President for Housing and Urban Policy.

The President announced the appointment of Donald K. Sherman as Special Assistant to the President for Racial and Economic Justice.

The President announced the appointment of Terri Tanielian as Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Affairs.

The President announced the appointment of Maureen Tracey-Mooney as Special Assistant to the President for Education

The President announced the appointment of Justin Vail as Special Assistant to the President for Democracy and Civic Participation.

The President announced the appointment of Libby Washburn as Special Assistant to the President for Native Affairs.

The President announced the appointment of Leandra English as Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the National Economic Council.

The President announced the appointment of Seth D. Harris as Deputy Assistant to the President for Labor and Economy.

The President announced the appointment of Daniel Hornung as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

The President announced the appointment of Elisabeth Reynolds as Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Economic Development.

The President announced the appointment of Samantha Silverberg as Special Assistant to the President for Transportation and Infrastructure Policy

The President announced the appointment of Tim Wu as Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy.

March 6

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer to discuss Senate passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

March 8

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the President toured the facility's COVID–19 vaccination section with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough and visited with staff and patients.

The White House announced that the President's scheduled travel to Baltimore, MD, on March 10 had been canceled.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer of Merck and Co., Inc., and Alex Gorsky, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Johnson and Johnson Services, Inc., to the White House on March 10.

The President announced the nomination of Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, USA, to be Commander in the U.S. Southern Command.

The President announced the nomination of Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, USAF, to be Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command.

March 9

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

The White House announced that the President will meet virtually with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia on March 12.

The President announced the appointment of Faisal Amin as Deputy Director of Management and Administration for the Office of Administration.

The President announced the appointment of Dan Jacobson as General Counsel for the Office of Administration.

The President announced the appointment of Dana Rosenzweig as Deputy Director of Management and Administration for Operations.

The President announced the appointment of Alicia O'Brien as Senior White House Counsel. The President announced the appointment of Jonathan Black, Elizabeth Jurinka, and Chad

Metzler as Special Assistants to the President and Senate Legislative Affairs Liaisons.

The President announced the appointment of Jim Secreto as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Confirmations.

The President announced the appointment of Maju Varghese as Director of the White House Military Office.

The President announced the appointment of Eva Kemp as Director of Presidential Correspondence.

The President announced the appointment of Amber Macdonald and Jeff Nussbaum as Senior Presidential Speechwriters.

The President announced the appointment of Clare Martorana as Federal Chief Information Officer and Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government at the Office of Management and Budget.

The President declared a major disaster in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 11 through 19.

March 10

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President met with Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer of Merck and Co., Inc., and Alex Gorsky, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Johnson and Johnson Services, Inc., and their respective senior operating officers.

During the day, the President received a briefing from members of his immigration and homeland security team on their recent visit to facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border to assess the humanitarian and security needs of U.S. immigration operations and housing units and discuss how to expedite processing and sheltering procedures for new arrivals.

March 11

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris received an economic briefing.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Delaware County, PA, on March 16.

The White House announced that the President and Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Atlanta, GA, on March 19.

The President announced his intention to nominate Nellie Liang to be Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Department of the Treasury.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lily Batchelder to be Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ben Harris to be Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jonathan Davidson to be Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs.

The President announced his intention to nominate Melanie Egorin to be Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services.

March 12

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at their residence, they remained overnight.

The White House announced that the President will meet virtually with Prime Minister

Micheál Martin of Ireland on March 17.

The President announced the appointment of Rose Vela as Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

March 14

In the afternoon, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the evening.

March 15

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Delaware County, PA, on March 16.

The White House announced further details on the President and Dr. Biden's travel to Atlanta, GA, on March 19.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christopher C. Fonzone to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The President announced his intention to nominate Janie Simms Hipp to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Leslie B. Kiernan to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Todd S. Kim to be Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice.

The President announced the appointment of Eugene B. Sperling as White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator and Senior Adviser to the President.

March 16

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Philadelphia, PA. Prior to boarding Marine One on the South Lawn, he spoke with reporters and answered questions. Upon arrival at Philadelphia International Airport, while still aboard Air Force One, he signed the commission for Secretary of the Interior Debra A. Haaland, who was confirmed for the position on March 15. Then, he traveled to Chester, PA. Later, he traveled to Darby, PA, where, at the Darby Borough Recreation Center, he recorded an interview with George R. Stephanopoulos of ABC News for later broadcast. Then, he traveled to Greenville, DE, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, the President traveled to his residence, where he remained overnight. Later, he was briefed on the shootings at three different massage parlor and spa locations in Acworth, GA, and Atlanta, GA.

March 17

In the morning, at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the President attended mass in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Later, he traveled to New Castle, DE, where, at the New Castle Airport, he had an intelligence briefing. Then, he returned to Washington, DC.

Also in the morning, the President received a telephone briefing from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher A. Wray on the March 16 spa shootings in Acworth, GA, and Atlanta, GA.

In the afternoon, the President delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the Congressional Friends of Ireland virtual luncheon.

During the day, the President dropped by Vice President Kamala D. Harris's virtual meeting with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill of Northern Ireland in the Vice President's Ceremonial Office at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President and Vice President expressed their strong support for the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, underscoring the U.S. commitment to preserving this hard-won peace, conveyed support for the Northern Ireland Protocol, and encouraged the leaders to continue working together toward a forward-looking Northern Ireland with a prosperous economy that reflects the identities and aspirations of all traditions.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Columbus, OH, on March 23.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jose W. Fernandez to be Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the Department of State.

March 18

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris received a briefing from members of their COVID–19 Response Team on the COVID–19 pandemic and the state of the national vaccination effort, followed by an economic briefing.

During the day, the President hosted a virtual meeting with Permanent Representatives from the U.N. Security Council, to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to values-based global leadership and reengagement with international institutions, in particular the United Nations; reiterate the

importance of working with global partners and through multilateral institutions to end the COVID–19 pandemic, improve global health security, and ensure that nations drive an equitable and sustainable economic recovery; note the need for the Security Council action on a range of regional crises, including those in Burma, Ethiopia, Libya, Syria, and Yemen; and announce the

U.S. intention to formally join the U.N.'s Group of Friends on Climate and Security. U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John F. Kerry, and Principal Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer also attended.

March 19

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Prior to boarding Marine One on the South Lawn, he spoke with reporters and answered questions. Then, he traveled to Marietta, GA, arriving in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, upon arrival at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, while still aboard Air Force One, the President met with Vice President Kamala D. Harris, who traveled separately and joined the President in Georgia. Then, they boarded Marine One and traveled to Atlanta, GA, where, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they toured the facility with Director Rochelle P. Walensky, COVID–19 Response Incident Manager Henry Walke, and COVID–19 Response Chief Health Equity Officer Leandris Liburd on the fight against the COVID–19 pandemic. Rep. Nikema Williams also attended. Later, at Emory University, in Convocation Hall, he and Vice President Harris met with Georgia Asian American leaders, State legislators, and community advocates to discuss the ongoing attacks and threats against the community. Director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric L. Richmond and National Economic Council Deputy Director Sameera Fazili also attended. Also in Convocation Hall, they met with Sens. Raphael G. Warnock and T. Jonathan Ossoff, Rep. Lucia K. McBath, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta, GA, and Fair Fight Founder and 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Y. Abrams.

Also in the afternoon, while at Emory University, the President met with Atlanta resident Amanda Pattillo and her son and Alpharetta, GA, resident Preston Lee and his partner, who had written the President letters, and posed for photographs with Vice President Harris.

In the evening, the President traveled to Camp David, MD, where he remained overnight. The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Columbus, OH, on

March 23.

The President announced his intention to nominate C. William Nelson to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The President announced his intention to nominate Dawn O'Connell to be Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services.

March 21

In the afternoon, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

March 22

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, in the Library, the President met virtually with the Senate Democratic Caucus during their annual retreat.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Columbus, OH, on March 23.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lina M. Khan to be a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to the Territory of Guam by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for the Other Needs Assistance–Lost Wages Assistance (ONA–LWA) program that was authorized as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for the Other Needs Assistance–Lost Wages Assistance (ONA–LWA) program that was authorized as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

March 23

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also received a briefing on the shooting at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, CO, on March 22 from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher A. Wray.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Columbus, OH. In the evening, the President returned to Washington, DC.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Gov. Jared S. Polis of Colorado to discuss the shooting in Boulder.

The White House announced that the President will meet virtually with the European Council during its summit on March 25.

March 24

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with Mayor Sam Weaver of Boulder, CO, to discuss the March 22 shooting at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, the President and Dr. Biden met with and recorded a "Weekly Conversation" video for broadcast on March 27 with professional soccer players and equal pay advocates Megan A. Rapinoe and Margaret M. Purce to discuss the challenges faced by women athletes, women professionals and workers generally, and the ongoing fight to achieve equal pay for equal work.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Pittsburgh, PA, on March 31. The President announced his intention to nominate Adrianne Todman to be Deputy

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

March 25

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Situation Room, the President participated virtually in a summit of the European Council, meeting with the heads of state or government of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU) chaired by European Council President Charles Michel, to reaffirm the

U.S. commitment to revitalizing relations with the European Union, noting our shared democratic values and the world's largest trade and investment partnership, call for close cooperation on common challenges, including combating COVID–19, tackling the threat of climate change, deepening economic ties, and pursuing shared foreign policy interests, including China and Russia, and note the need for continued U.S.-EU engagement on Turkey, the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and the Western Balkans.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the virtual White House Passover celebration hosted by Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas C. Emhoff in the South Court Auditorium in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece to congratulate Greece on the celebration of its bicentennial, discuss Greece-U.S. relations, including growing defense cooperation, including through the U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, and agree to work together to address the threat of climate change, pursue a sustainable economic recovery, and coordinate on issues of shared interest, including energy security, China, Russia, and the Western Balkans.

March 26

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President had an economic briefing. Later, he traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his private residence, he remained overnight. His son Hunter, daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen, and their son Beau Biden, Jr., accompanied him.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom to underscore their continued commitment to combating COVID–19 and ensuring global health security, discuss the importance of developing ambitious climate goals, noting the opportunities provided by the Leaders Summit on Climate and the U.K.'s Group of Nations (G–7) Presidency, agree to work closely together on shared foreign policy priorities, including China and Iran, and affirm the importance of preserving political stability in Northern Ireland.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Pittsburgh, PA, on March 31.

The White House announced that the President will welcome 40 world leaders virtually to the Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House on April 22 and 23.

The President announced his intention to nominate Seema Nanda to be Solicitor at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Victoria Wassmer to be Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Maryanne Donaghy to be Assistant Secretary for Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ronald Davis to be Director of the U.S. Marshals Service.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jocelyn Samuels to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gayle Conelly Manchin to be Federal Cochair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Daniel J. Kritenbrink to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Brian A. Nichols to be Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Brett M. Holmgren to be Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research at the Department of State.

March 28

In the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC.

The President declared a major disaster for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Tribe's efforts in the areas affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

March 29

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the South Court Auditorium of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Officer Building, the President and Vice President Harris received a briefing on the COVID–19 pandemic and the effort to vaccinate the U.S. population. Later, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, he and Dr. Biden placed a bouquet of flowers at the base of the wall and observed a moment of silence.

March 30

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President spoke via prerecorded video to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during its 2021 Virtual Legislative Summit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tiffany Cunningham to be a judge on the

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Deborah Boardman and Lydia Griggsby to be judges on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

The President announced his intention to nominate Julien Neals and Zahid N. Quraishi to be judges on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

The President announced his intention to nominate Florence Y. Pan to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Regina Rodriguez to be a judge on the

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

The President announced his intention to nominate Margaret Strickland to be a judge on the

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rupa Ranga Puttagunta to be a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

March 31

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Pittsburgh, PA, where, at the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, he recorded an interview with Sage Steele of ESPN for later broadcast.

In the evening, the President returned to Washington, DC. He also delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the National Center on Transgender Equality's "Trans Equality Now Awards" virtual ceremony to commemorate Trans Day of Visibility.

The President declared a major disaster in Kentucky and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, landslides, and mudslides from February 8 through 19.

April 1

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch.

April 2

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Camp David, MD, where he remained overnight.

He also received multiple briefings on the vehicular attack at the North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol from Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine to affirm U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea, emphasize his administration's commitment to revitalize the strategic partnership in support of President Zelenskiy's plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda based on shared democratic values that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people of Ukraine, and discuss Ukraine-U.S. cooperation to contain the COVID–19 pandemic and strengthen democracy in the region.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to the White House on April 16.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ronald Moultrie to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Security at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael J. McCord to be Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael Brown to be Under Secretary for Acquisition and Sustainment at the Department of Defense.

April 4

The White House announced that the President will travel to Alexandria, VA, on April 6.

April 5

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

April 6

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Alexandria, VA. Later, he returned to Washington,

DC.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robin Carnahan as Administrator of the

General Services Administration.

April 7

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, in the Oval Office, the President was notified of the shooting in Rock Hill, SC, in which a local doctor and author, Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, their grandchildren Adah and Noah, and heating and air conditioning technician James Lewis, were killed when a gunman entered the home.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with King Abdullah II of Jordan to express strong U.S. support for Jordan, underscore the importance of King Abdullah II's leadership to the U.S. and the region and Jordan's important role in the region generally, and discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation on multiple political, economic, and security issues, including U.S. support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Anderson to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mohsin Syed to be Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Patricia Ross to be Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The President declared a major disaster in Washington and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from December 29, 2020, to January 16, 2021.

April 8

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, they received a briefing by members of their COVID–19 pandemic response team.

The President announced his intention to nominate David Chipman to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives at the Department of Justice.

April 9

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

The President announced his intention to nominate Matthew Quinn to be Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his intention to nominate Douglas L. Parker to be Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ali Nouri to be Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Nuria Fernandez to be Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration at the Department of Transportation.

April 10

During the day, the President met with his senior advisers.

April 11

During the day, the President met with his senior advisers.

April 12

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President was briefed on the police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Center, MN, on April 11. He also had separate telephone conversations with Gov. Timothy J. Walz of Minnesota and Mayor Mike Elliott of Brooklyn Center to discuss the shooting that took place during a traffic stop in which Daunte Wright was killed by an officer.

The President announced his intention to nominate John Tien to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jen Easterly to be Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be Director of

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Chris Magnus to be Commissioner of

U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jonathan Meyer to be General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Silvers to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christine Abizaid to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The President announced his intention to nominate Chris Inglis to be National Cyber Director.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christine E. Wormuth to be Secretary of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gilbert Cisneros to be Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Anne Milgram to be Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Susanna V. Blume to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Marcela Escobari to be Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate C.S. Eliot Kang to be Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kenneth A. Polite to be Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Division at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Todd Robinson to be Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christopher H. Schroeder to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.

April 13

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir

Vladimirovich Putin of Russia to discuss regional and global issues, including their intention to pursue a strategic stability dialogue on a range of arms control and emerging security issues, building on the extension of the New START Treaty. President Biden stated the U.S. commitment to act firmly in defense of its national interests in response to Russia's actions, such as cyber intrusions and election interference, emphasized unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, expressing concern over Russia's military buildup in occupied Crimea and on Ukraine's borders and calling on Russia to deescalate tensions, and reaffirmed his goal of improving Russia-U.S. relations, beginning with a meeting in a third country in the coming months.

Also during the day, the President had a telephone conversation with former President George W. Bush to discuss U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and inform him of his decision to begin a full draw-down of U.S. servicemembers on May 1 and complete the withdrawal by September 11.

The White House announced that the President had accepted an invitation from Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to deliver an address to a joint session of the Congress on April 28.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Santos to be Director of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Department of Commerce.

April 14

In the morning, the President accompanied Dr. Biden to a medical appointment for a procedure. Later, in the Oval Office, he had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Arlington, VA, where, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, he paid his respects to U.S. servicemembers who have paid the ultimate

sacrifice in the most recent U.S. conflicts. Arlington National Cemetery Executive Director Karen Durham-Aguilera and Senior Enlisted Adviser Sgt. Maj. Patrick D. Thomas, USA, also attended.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai of Afghanistan to discuss their continued commitment to a strong bilateral partnership following the planned departure of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and affirmed joint respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by U.S. forces, alongside North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and operational partners, as well as by the Afghan people and Afghan servicemembers over the past two decades. President Biden emphasized continued U.S. support for the Afghan people, including through continued development, humanitarian, and security assistance and reaffirmed with President Ghani a shared conviction that every effort should be made to achieve a political settlement so that the Afghan people can live in peace. He also had a telephone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to underscore their strong commitment to the transatlantic relationship, pledge to continue working closely together on shared priorities, including combating COVID–19, strengthening global health security, and addressing the climate crisis, express concern about the buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's borders and in occupied Crimea, reaffirming their mutual support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and thank Chancellor Merkel for Germany's contributions to NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, agreeing to continue supporting efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tommy P. Beaudreau to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Meera Joshi to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Faisal Amin to be Chief Financial Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christopher Coes to be Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Shannon Estenoz to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for Water at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michal Ilhana Freedhoff to be Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Protection at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jill Hruby to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Winnie Stachelberg to be Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget at the Department of the Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tanya Trujillo to be Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the Department of the Interior.

The President announced the appointment of Erika L. Moritsugu as Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison.

April 15

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to the White House in late May.

The President announced his intention to nominate Larry E. André, Jr., to be Ambassador to Somalia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth Moore Aubin to be Ambassador to Algeria.

The President announced his intention to nominate Steven C. Bondy to be Ambassador to Bahrain.

The President announced his intention to nominate Maria E. Brewer to be Ambassador to Lesotho.

The President announced his intention to nominate Marc E. Knapper to be Ambassador to Vietnam.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christopher J. Lamora to be Ambassador to Cameroon.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tulinabo S. Mushingi to be Ambassador to Angola and Ambassador to Sao Tome and Principe.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael Raynor to be Ambassador to Senegal and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau.

The President announced his intention to nominate Eugene S. Young to be Ambassador to the Congo.

The President announced his intention to nominate Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat to be Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service and the Chair of the Board of the Foreign Service at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Karen E. Donfried to be Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Barbara A. Leaf to be Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mary Catherine Phee to be Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the Department of State and member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michele J. Sison to be Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gentry O. Smith to be Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Anne A. Witkowsky to be Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization at the Department of State.

April 16

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

Also in the morning, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris received a briefing from their homeland security team on the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, IN.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. They also had lunch and tea together.

In the evening, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

The President announced his intention to nominate Pamela Melroy to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sarah Bianchi and Jayme White to be Deputy U.S. Trade Representatives.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robin Ashton to be Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Bonnie to be Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation at the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gwen Graham to be Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mara E. Karlin to be Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Taryn Mackenzie Williams to be Assistant Secretary of Disability and Employment Policy at the Department of Labor.

April 17

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Wilmington, DE, where, at the Wilmington Country Club, he played golf with Ron Olivere, the father-in-law of the President's late son Beau, and Counselor to the President Steven J. Ricchetti and spoke briefly with reporters and answered questions. Later, he traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

April 18

In the afternoon, at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the President and Dr. Biden attended mass and their grandson Hunter's confirmation. Then, they returned to their residence.

In the evening, the President returned to Washington, DC.

April 19

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with family members of George Floyd, who died during an arrest by police officers in Minneapolis, MN, on May 25, 2020, including Mr. Floyd's brother Philonise, to extend his prayers as the trial of former police Ofc. Derek Chauvin continued.

April 20

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the South Court Auditorium of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the President participated in a virtual tour of the Proterra electric bus manufacturing facility in Greenville, SC, viewed demonstrations of itsbatteries and electric vehicles, and visited with employees, joined by Mayor Knox White of Greenville. Later, in the Private Dining Room, he and Vice President Kamala D. Harris watched on television the announcement of a guilty verdict in the trial of former police Ofc. Derek Chauvin in the 2020 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis with members of their staff. Following the announcement, he had separate telephone conversations with Gov. Timothy J. Walz of Minnesota and Philonise and Gianna Floyd, brother and daughter, respectively, of Mr. Floyd.

The President announced his intention to nominate Deirdre Hamilton to be a member of the National Mediation Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Cynthia Hogan, Catherine McLaughlin, and Shirley Sagawa to be members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President announced his intention to nominate Evelyn M. Fujimoto and Lori Peek to be members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority: Beth Prichard Geer, Robert P. Klein, Kimberly Caudle Lewis, and Michelle Moore.

April 21

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Justin P.J. Trudeau of Canada to discuss preparations for the upcoming Leaders Summit on Climate, efforts to defeat the COVID–19 pandemic and collaborate on public health responses and global health security, and the ongoing detention of two Canadian citizens, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, by the Government of China.

The President announced his intention to nominate Stacey A. Dixon to be Principal Deputy Director for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ely Ratner to be Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rena Bitter to be Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs at the Department of State.

The President declared that a major disaster in Tennessee and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 11 through 19.

April 22

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, they received a briefing from members of their COVID–19 response team on the COVID–19 pandemic.

The President announced his intention to nominate Carlos Monje, Jr., to be Under Secretary for Policy at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Shalanda H. Baker to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Hampshire to be Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Monica P. Medina to be Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Bryan Newland to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Carol A. "Annie" Petsonk to be Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the Department of Transportation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Frank A. Rose to be Principal Deputy Administrator for National Nuclear Security at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Margaret Vo Schaus to be Chief Financial Officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rick Spinrad to be Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management at the Department of the Interior.

April 23

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President had an economic briefing. Later, in the Situation Room, he participated in a virtual conference with senior leadership of the Department of Defense.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to convey his interest in a constructive bilateral relationship with expanded areas of cooperation and effective management of disagreements and agree to hold a bilateral meeting on the margins of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in June to discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Atlanta, GA, on April 29.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Cornwall, United Kingdom, on June 13 and 14 and Brussels, Belgium, on June 14.

The President announced his intention to nominate Donald M. Remy to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his intention to nominate Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The President announced his intention to nominate Solomon Greene to be Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Helaine Greenfeld to be Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rajesh D. Nayak to be Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kimberly L. Jones to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The President announced his intention to nominate Brenda S. Sue Fulton to be Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Donald Lu to be Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christopher P. Maier to be Assistant Secretary for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sarah Margon to be Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Deborah G. Rosenblum to be Assistant Secretary for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Shawn Skelly to be Assistant Secretary for Readiness a the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jessica Lewis to be Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the Department of State.

The President declared a major disaster in Kentucky and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from February 27 through March 14.

April 24

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Greenville, DE. Upon arrival, they traveled to their residence.

In the afternoon, at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the President and his sister Valerie Biden Owens attended mass. Then, he returned to his residence, where he remained overnight.

April 25

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced further details on the President and Dr. Biden's travel to Atlanta, GA, on April 29.

April 26

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to discuss their commitment to India-U.S. cooperation in the fight against COVID–19, pledge steadfast U.S. support for the people of India who have been impacted by the recent surge in COVID–19 cases, including the provision of emergency assistance, oxygen-related supplies, vaccine materials, and therapeutics, and resolve continued coordination.

The President declared a major disaster in Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on March 25 and 26.

April 27

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Philadelphia, PA, on April 30. The President announced his intention to nominate Frank Kendall to be Secretary of the Air

Force.

The President announced his intention to nominate Thomas A. Monheim to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gina Ortiz Jones to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.

The President announced his intention to nominate Meredith Berger to be Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations, and Environment at the Department of the Navy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael Connor to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Works at the Department of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ed Gonzalez to be Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Caroline Krass to be General Counsel at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christopher P. Lu to be U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform, with the Rank of Ambassador, at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lee Satterfield to be Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Adam M. Scheinman to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the Rank of Ambassador, for the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Heidi Shyu to be Under Secretary for Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense.

The President announced the appointment of Celeste Drake as Director of Made in America at the Office of Management and Budget.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Lester Moffitt to be Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Alejandra Y. Castillo to be Assistant Secretary for Economic Development at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mark Colón to be Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Javier Guzman to be Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth Watson to be Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Labor.

April 28

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, upon arrival at the U.S. Capitol, the President and Dr. Biden were greeted by Senate Sergeant at Arms Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson, USA, House Sergeant at Arms Maj. Gen.

William Walker, USA, and Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton and participated in a photo line with the Escort Committee. Following his address to the Joint Session of Congress, he and Dr. Biden participated in another photo line with employees of the U.S. Capitol.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Yorktown, VA, on May 3.

The President announced his intention to nominate Cathy Harris to be Chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Geraldine Richmond to be Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Humanities: Daryl Baldwin (Kinwalaniihsia); Genine Macks Fidler; Beverly Gage; and Lynette Young Overby.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sean Burton to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The President announced his intention to nominate Karen Hedlund to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sylvia E. Johnson, Steve Owens, and Jennifer Sass to be member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Andrew Light to be Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the Department of Energy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jane Nishida to be Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Prieto to be General Counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Roberto Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretary of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the Department of Education.

The President announced his intention to nominate Samuel T. Walsh to be General Counsel at the Department of Energy.

The President declared a major disaster in New Jersey and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm from January 31 through February 2.

April 29

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Then, in the Roosevelt Room, he recorded an interview with Craig Melvin of NBC News's "Today" program for later broadcast. Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to Fort Benning, GA, arriving in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, upon arrival at Lawson Army Airfield, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Plains, GA, where, they met with former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter at their home. Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church Plains in Plains, also attended. Later, they traveled to Lawrenceville, GA, where, at Gwinnett County Airport at Briscoe Field, he met with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta.

Also in the afternoon, the President had a telephone conversation with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation, reiterating their willingness to negotiate, and propose another potential in-person meeting in the near future.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Duluth, GA, where, at the Infinite Energy Center, they participated in a Democratic National Committee drive-in car rally. While in Duluth, he and Dr. Biden also met with Georgia "Dreamers" Jaime Rangel, Jennifer Zenteno, Raymond Partolan, Israel Arce Perez, and Cris Ramirez to discuss his call on Congress to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act and bring relief to "Dreamers." Later, they returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to the White House on May 21.

The President announced his intention to nominate David Estudillo and Tana Lin to be judges on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christine O'Hearn to be a judge on the

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

April 30

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to express his condolences for the loss of life in the stampede that occurred during the observance of Lag B'Omer at the foot of Mount Meron on April 29.

In the afternoon, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Philadelphia, PA. Later, he traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

May 1

The White House announced that the President will travel to Lake Charles, LA, on May 6.

May 2

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Norfolk, VA, on May 3.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Yorktown, VA, on May 3.

The White House announced that the President will travel to New Orleans, LA, on May 6. The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Lake Charles, LA, on

May 6.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Camp David, MD, on May 7.

May 3

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to Yorktown, VA, where, at Yorktown Elementary School, they were greeted by Principal Kelly Denny, York County School Division Superintendent Victor D. Shandor, Chief Operations Officer James Carroll, Chief Academic Officer Candi Skinner, and Associate Director of School Administration Cheryl Parr, and Rep. Elaine G. Luria and her daughter Violette. Then, they toured the fifth-grade classroom of Cindy Bertamini and visited with students. Then, in front of Yorktown High School, they visited with a group of staff and students, including members of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, and posed for photographs. Later, they traveled to Chesapeake, VA. Upon arrival at Hampton Roads Executive Airport, they traveled to Portsmouth, VA, arriving in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, at Tidewater Community College–Portsmouth campus, the President and Dr. Biden were greeted by Tidewater Community College President Marcia Conston, and Board Chair Cynthia "Cindy" S. Free and Vice Chair Lynn B. Clements. Then, they visited the HVAC systems classroom of Harlan "Skip" Krepcik, met with faculty and students, and participated in a photo line. Later, they returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will travel to New London, CT, on May 19.

May 4

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, to reaffirm the longstanding U.A.E.-U.S. partnership, congratulate the Crown Prince on the U.A.E.'s upcoming 50th anniversary of independence, and reflect on collaboration on issues ranging from space to climate to defense and security, including Afghanistan, the nuclear and regional dimensions of the threat posed by Iran, the common quest for de-escalation and peace in the Middle Peace, and the humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The President underlined the strategic importance of the normalization of U.A.E.- Israel relations.

The President declared a major disaster in Oregon and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm from February 11 through 15.

The President declared a major disaster in Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 11 through 19.

May 5

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, at Taqueria Las Gemelas, he informed co-owner Josh Phillips that the restaurant had been awarded the first Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant in the county, purchased lunch, visited with staff and patrons, and made brief remarks.

The President declared a major disaster in Georgia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes on March 25 and 26.

May 6

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Lake Charles, LA, arriving in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to New Orleans, LA, where, at the Sewerage and Water Board Carrollton Plant, he toured treatment facilities, including some water pumps undergoing repair, with Sewerage and Water Board Executive Director Ghassan Korban, Chief of Staff Christy Harowski, Purification Superintendent Chad Lavoie, Interim General Superintendent Ron Spooner, and engineer Kaitlin Tamryk, spoke with officials about the importance of updating the Nation's aging infrastructure, and visited with employees. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Infrastructure and Chief Resilience Officer Ramsey Green of New Orleans, LA, also attended. Later, he returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, the President delivered remarks via prerecorded video to a virtual National Day of Prayer event for broadcast on pray.com, SiriusXM channel 154, Direct TV, Audacy, and multiple Facebook groups.

May 7

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had lunch. Then, in the Roosevelt Room, they had an economic briefing. Later, in the Blue Room, they met with Secretary of Transportation Peter P.M. Buttigieg, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh, and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo.

Later in the afternoon, the President traveled to Camp David, MD, arriving in the evening. In the evening, at Camp David, the President remained overnight.

The White House announced that the President will meet with congressional leadership on May 12 to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation: Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin O. McCarthy; and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Minority Leader A. Mitchell McConnell.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, John A. Barrasso III, Roy D. Blunt, Michael D. Crapo, Patrick J. Toomey, and Roger F. Wicker to the White House to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation.

May 8

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the Global Citizen's "Vax Live" concert to encourage people to get the COVID–19 vaccine.

The President declared a major disaster in Tennessee and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from March 25 through April 3.

May 9

In the morning, the President was briefed on the Colonial Pipeline shutdown that resulted from a ransomware attack on the system's information technology network and directed Federal agencies to bring their resources to bear to help alleviate fuel shortages in affected East Coast States.

In the evening, the President returned to Washington, DC.

May 10

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Roosevelt Room, the President met virtually with leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's eastern flank allies at a summit of the Bucharest Nine (B9) hosted by Presidents Klaus Iohannis of Romania and Andrzej Duda of Poland to discuss shared challenges, including global health security, climate change, energy security, and global economic recovery. President Biden expressed U.S. support for enhancing NATO's deterrence and defense posture, as well as the importance of allies increasing their resilience against harmful economic and political actions by strategic competitors. Later, in the Oval Office, he had separate meetings with Sens. Thomas

R. Carper and Joseph A. Manchin III to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation.

During the day, the President received additional briefings on the Colonial Pipeline shutdown that resulted from a ransomware attack on the system's information technology network.

The President declared a major disaster in Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 11 through 13.

May 11

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President met with Sen. Kyrsten L. Sinema to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Dearborn, MI, on May 18.

May 12

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, the President signed an Executive order on improving U.S. cybersecurity. During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin

Netanyahu to condemn the recent rocket attacks by Hamas and other terrorist groups, including against Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, convey U.S. support for Israel's security and legitimate right to defend itself and its people, while protecting civilians, share his conviction that Jerusalem must be a place of peace, and update the Prime Minister on U.S. diplomatic engagement with regional partners, including Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar, as well as with Palestinian officials.

Also during the day, in the Blue Room, the President recorded an interview with Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC for later broadcast.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gustavo A. Gelpí, Jr., to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Eunice C. Lee to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Veronica S. Rossman to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

The President announced his intention to nominate Angel Kelley to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lauren J. King to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

The President announced his intention to nominate Karen M. Williams to be a judge on the

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

May 13

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

The President announced his intention to nominate Catherine E. Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education.

The President declared a major disaster in West Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms from February 10 through 16.

The President declared a major disaster in Hawaii and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, and landslides from March 8 through 18.

May 14

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the West Wing Lobby, the President participated in a departure photo opportunity with Meredith Webster, Domestic Policy Council Director Susan E. Rice's Chief of Staff, and members of her family and answered a question from a reporter. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with six "Dreamers" working in health care, education, and agriculture to discuss their experiences on the frontlines of the COVID–19 pandemic, reiterate his support for "Dreamers," Temporary Protected Status holders, farmworkers, and other essential immigrant workers, and call on the Senate to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 to provide them with a pathway to citizenship and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021. Then, also in the Oval Office, he had an economic briefing.

May 15

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Greenville, DE.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to reaffirm his strong support for Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza, condemn these indiscriminate attacks against towns and cities across Israel, share his grave concern about the intercommunal violence across Israel and violent confrontations in the West Bank, and encourage continued steps to hold violent extremists accountable and establish calm, while also voicing his support for steps to enable the Palestinian people to enjoy the dignity, security, freedom, and economic opportunity that they deserve and affirming the need for a two-state solution. The President also updated the Prime Minister on high-level U.S. engagement with regional partners on this issue, discussed ongoing diplomatic efforts, raised concerns about the safety and security of journalists, and reinforced the need to ensure their protection.

Also during the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to convey the U.S. commitment to strengthening the U.S.- Palestinian partnership, discuss the current tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and express the shared desire for Jerusalem to be a place of peaceful coexistence for people of all faiths and backgrounds. President Biden updated President Abbas on U.S. diplomatic engagement concerning the ongoing conflict and stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel, expressed his support for steps to enable the Palestinian people to enjoy the dignity,

security, freedom, and economic opportunity that they deserve, highlighting the recent U.S. decision to resume assistance to the Palestinian people, including economic and humanitarian assistance to benefit Palestinians in the West bank and Gaza, and underscored his strong commitment to a two-state solution as the best path to reach a just and lasting resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 16

During the day, the President and Dr. Biden delivered remarks via prerecorded video at a virtual observance of Eid al-Fitr to commemorate the end of Ramadan.

May 17

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC. Then, in the Oval Office, he and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to reiterate his firm support for Israel's right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks, welcome efforts to address intercommunal violence and bring calm to Jerusalem, encourage Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians, discuss progress in Israel's military operations against Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza, and expressed his support for a cease-fire and U.S. engagement with Egypt and other partners toward that end.

The White House that the President had reinstated Michael Kuperberg as Executive Director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, from which position he had been removed and reassigned to the Department of Energy in November of 2020.

May 18

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Detroit, MI, where, upon arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, on the tarmac, he spoke with Rep. Rashida H. Tlaib. Then, he traveled to Dearborn, MI.

In the afternoon, at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, the President toured manufacturing facilities with Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer James D. Farley, Jr., Executive Chairman William C. Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, and Dearborn Truck Plant and Rouge Electric Vehicle Center Plant Manager Corey Williams and United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, visited with employees, and met with Gov. Gretchen E. Whitmer of Michigan. Then, he visited the vehicle testing site and test-drove an all-electric F–150 pickup truck. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

May 19

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to discuss the situation in Gaza, Israel's progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by regional governments and the U.S. toward achieving significant de-escalation on the path to a cease-fire. Then, he traveled to North Kingstown, RI. While en route aboard Air Force One, he had an intelligence briefing. Upon arrival at Quonset Point Air National Guard Base, he traveled to New London, CT.

In the afternoon, following his commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the presentation of commissions and degrees, he shook the hands of all the graduating cadets and accepted a ceremonial sword as a gift from the graduating class. Then, he met with Gov.

Edward M. Lamont, Jr., of Connecticut and participated in a photo line. Later, he traveled to

North Kingstown, RI. Upon arrival at Quonset Point Air National Guard Base, he returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will award the Medal of Honor to Col. Ralph Puckett, Jr., USA (Ret.), for conspicuous gallantry during the Korean war, on May 21.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Cleveland, OH, on May 27. The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a

Presidential delegation to attend the Inauguration of Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza as President of Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador, on May 24: Linda Thomas-Greenfield (head of delegation); Michael J. Fitzpatrick; Julie Chung; and Juan Gonzalez.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jennifer L. Homendy to be Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board.

May 20

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He and Dr.

Biden also met with the 43d Kennedy Center Honorees, who are being recognized for their significant contributions to American culture through the performing arts: Debbie Allen and her husband Norm Nixon; Joan Baez and her granddaughter Jasmine Jankelow-Harris; Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood; Midori and her business partner Charles Danziger; Dick Van Dyke and his wife Arlene Silver. David M. Rubenstein, Chairman of the Boards of Trustees, and Deborah F. Rutter, President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and the President's sister Valerie Biden Owens also attended.

Also in the afternoon, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to discuss international diplomatic efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the conflict with Gaza, commend his decision to end hostilities, and reiterate his support for Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Gaza.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Abdelfattah Said Elsisi of Egypt to discuss mutual efforts to achieve a cease-fire that will bring an end to the current hostilities in Israel and Gaza.

Also during the day, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris met with leaders of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities to emphasize their administration's commitment to AA and NH/PI communities and acknowledge the importance of standing up against hate crimes and advancing racial equity. Domestic Policy Council Susan E. Rice, White House Director of Public Engagement Cedric L. Richmond and Associate Director Howard Ou, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison Erika L. Moritsugu also attended.

The President declared a major disaster in West Virginia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from February 27 through March 4.

May 21

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President welcomed President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. Later, in the Oval Office, they had a restricted bilateral meeting. U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, National Security Adviser Jacob J. Sullivan, and National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific Kurt Campbell and Senior Director for East Asia and Oceania Edgard Kagan; and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong, Director of National Security Suh Hoon, Deputy

National Security Adviser Kim Hyoung-zhin, and Ambassador to the U.S. Lee Soo-hyuck of South Korea also attended.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Sen. Cory A. Booker to discuss the status of police reform legislation.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Camp David, MD, on May 22.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Cleveland, OH, on May 27. The White House announced that the President will travel to Wilmington, DE, on May 28.

May 22

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Camp David, MD. Their son Hunter, his wife Melissa Cohen, and their son Beau Biden, Jr.; and their grandchildren Natalie and Hunter accompanied them.

May 23

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

May 24

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He was also briefed by National Security Adviser Jacob J. Sullivan on Belarus's grounding of Ryanair Flight 4978 between European Union member states Greece and Lithuania on May 23 and the subsequent removal and detention of Belarusian dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega.

In the afternoon, following his briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters, the President visited with FEMA staff and thanked them for their hard work and dedication. FEMA Acting Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery David Bibo also attended. He also participated in an Oval Office signing ceremony for H.R. 1318, the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, with Sens. Lisa A. Murkowski and Daniel S. Sullivan and Rep. Donald E. Young.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Abdelfattah Said Elsisi of Egypt to thank Egypt for its successful diplomacy and coordination with the U.S. to end the recent hostilities in Israel and Gaza and ensure violence does not reoccur, consult on the urgent need to deliver humanitarian assistance to Gaza and support rebuilding efforts, and discuss his request that Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken visit the region for follow up on these urgent needs. They also discussed other regional security issues, including the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project, where President Biden acknowledged Egypt's concerns about access to Nile River waters and underscored the U.S. interest in achieving a diplomatic resolution that meets the legitimate needs of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia, their commitment to upholding Libyan plans for national elections in December and the removal of all foreign military and irregular forces from the country, and their support for the Iraqi Government's efforts to achieve full sovereignty and independence.

May 25

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris met with members of the family of George Floyd, who died during an arrest by police officers in

Minneapolis, MN, on May 25, 2020, on the first anniversary of his death, to discuss the progress of police reform legislation: daughter Gianna Floyd and her mother Roxie Washington; brothers Philonise, Rodney, and Terrence Floyd; and nephew Brandon Williams. Mr. Floyd's attorney, Ben Crump, also attended.


In the afternoon, the President traveled to Wilmington, DE, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, at Chandler Funeral Homes and Crematory, the President and his son Hunter paid their respects to the family of Norma Long, who worked for President Biden's former Senate Office for over 30 years. Then, he traveled to his residence in Greenville, DE. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Hampton, VA, on May 28.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Tulsa, OK, on June 1. The White House announced that the President will meet with President Vladimir

Vladimirovich Putin of Russia in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on June

16.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of

the Commission of Fine Arts: Peter Cook; Hazel R. Edwards; Justin G. Moore; and Billie Tsien.

May 26

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President received a briefing on the shooting at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail yard in San Jose, CA, from Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Tulsa, OK, on June 1. The President announced his intention to nominate Brian Nelson to be Under Secretary for

Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the Department of the Treasury.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lisa Brown to be General Counsel at the Department of Education.

The President announced his intention to nominate Matt Olsen to be Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth Rosenberg to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorism Financing at the Department of the Treasury.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gwynne A. Wilcox to be member of the National Labor Relations Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Arun Venkataraman to be Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets at the Department of Commerce.

May 27

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation. Later, he traveled to Cleveland, OH, arriving in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, on the tarmac, he spoke with Rep. Marcia C. Kaptur. Then, he traveled to Cuyahoga Community College, where he toured the Manufacturing Technology Center, viewed student demonstrations, and participated in a photo line. Later, while en route to the airport, he stopped by Honey Hut Ice Cream, purchased ice cream, visited with staff and patrons, and answered questions from reporters. Then, he returned to Washington, DC.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to Nebraska by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the State as a result of a severe winter storm, straight-line winds, and flooding from March 9 through July 14, 2019.

May 28

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Then, he and Dr. Biden traveled to Alexandria, VA, where, at the Sportrock Climbing Center, they toured the facility with Gov. Ralph S. Northam and visited with staff and patrons.

In the afternoon, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Hampton, VA. Later, they traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at their residence, they remained overnight.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Wilmington, DE, on May 30. The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Arlington, VA,

on May 31.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Tulsa, OK, on June 1. The President announced his intention to nominate Rufus Gifford to be Chief of Protocol,

with the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service, at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kathleen S. Miller to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

The President announced his intention to nominate Larry D. Turner to be Inspector General at the Department of Labor.

May 30

In the morning, at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the President and Dr. Biden attended mass with their daughter Ashley and grandson Hunter and visited the gravesite of their late son Beau. Then, he and Dr. Biden returned to their residence. Later, he traveled to New Castle, DE. His grandson Hunter accompanied him.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, arriving in the afternoon. In the afternoon, the President returned to his residence, where he remained overnight.

May 31

In the morning, at his residence in Greenville, DE, the President had an intelligence briefing.

Then, he and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC. Later, they traveled to Arlington, VA, where, at Arlington National Cemetery, they participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas

C. Emhoff. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.

Mark A. Milley, USA, Joint Force Headquarters–National Capital Region Commanding General Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones IV, USA, and Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries also attended. Later, he visited Section 12 of the cemetery and spoke with other visitors. Then, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC, where, at the Le Diplomate restaurant, they stopped for lunch with Vice President Harris and Mr.

Emhoff.

June 1

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Tulsa, OK, arriving in the afternoon. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge accompanied him.

In the afternoon, upon arrival at Tulsa International Airport, the President participated in a photo line with elected officials and community leaders. Then, he traveled to the Greenwood Cultural Center, where he met with Terence Crutcher Foundation Founder and Executive Director Tiffany Crutcher. Then, he and Secretary Fudge toured the facility with Center Program Coordinator Michelle Brown-Burdex, visited with staff, and met with Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis, and Lessie Benningfield Randle, survivors of the racist massacre that took place in the Greenwood community 100 years ago, resulting in the deaths of hundreds and destruction of a neighborhood popularly known as Black Wall Street. Domestic Policy Council Director Susan E. Rice and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric L. Richmond also attended.

Following his remarks, he participated in a second photo line with elected officials and community leaders and met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and civil rights leaders: Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Henry C. Johnson IV, Barbara J. Lee, Brenda L. Lawrence, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Steven A. Horsford, and Cori A. Bush. Later, he returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the evening.

The White House announced that the President will meet with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito at the White House to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation on June 2.

June 2

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. Then, also in the Oval Office, they received a briefing from members of their COVID–19 response team on the COVID–19 pandemic and the state of the vaccination effort nationwide.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.

Later in the afternoon, the President traveled to Rehoboth Beach, DE, where, at his residence, he and Dr. Biden remained overnight.

The President declared a major disaster in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from May 17 through 21.

June 3

In the afternoon, during his return from a bike ride with Dr. Biden along the Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park, the President answered a reporter's question. He remained overnight at his residence in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Cornwall, United Kingdom, from June 10 through 13; Brussels, Belgium, on June 14 and 15; and Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16.

The President announced his intention to nominate Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator for Management and Resources at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Isobel Coleman to be Deputy Administrator for Policy and Programming at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Grant T. Harris to be Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Neil H. MacBride to be General Counsel at the Department of the Treasury.

The President announced his intention to nominate Caral E. Spangler to be Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller at the Department of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Julieta Valls Noyes to be Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate David Weil, to be Administrator for Wage and Hour at the Department of Labor.

June 4

In the morning, at his residence in Rehoboth Beach, DE, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, the President had separate telephone conversations with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Peter

A. DeFazio to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation, the status of bipartisan negotiations, and the next steps of the markup phase in the House.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to the White House on June 7.

The President announced the appointment of Demetra Lambros as a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships and, upon appointment, designate her Chair.

The President announced the appointment of the following individuals as members of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships: Karen R. Adler; Raumesh Akbari; Cordell Carter II; Marco A. Davis; George E. Gabriel; Robert Hoopes; Nomaan K. "Nomi" Husain; Joe Kennedy III; Hildy Kuryk; Deborah Jospin; Nicole Malachowski; Stacey Mindich; Courtney Diesel O'Donnell; Katherine Rice; Ramona E. Romero; Jennie Rosenthal; Michael Schrum; Kenny Thompson, Jr.; Linda Whitlock; Fidel Vargas; and Alfred Yung.

June 5

During the day, the President met with members of his national security team.

June 6

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Cornwall, United Kingdom, from June 10 through 13.

June 7

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to discuss the June 14 NATO

summit in Brussels, Belgium, express the strong U.S. commitment to working closely with allies to build on NATO's success safeguarding transatlantic security and democratic values, agree on the importance of the NATO 2030 initiative to adapt the alliance to meet the challenges of strategic competition and transnational threats, including climate change and cyber attacks, commend allies' progress over the last 7 years in boosting defense spending and other contributions to our common defense, and review NATO's two decades of investment in Afghanistan and continued support for diplomatic peace efforts. He also had a telephone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine to discuss U.S. support for President Zelenskiy's plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda, affirm the U.S. commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of ongoing Russian aggression in Donbas and Crimea, and review close cooperation on energy security and the fight against COVID–19, including U.S. plans to provide 900,000 vaccine doses to help Ukraine address the pandemic. National Security Adviser Jacob J. Sullivan also attended.

June 8

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President had separate telephone conversations with Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, Kyrsten L. Sinema, William M. Cassidy, and Joseph A. Manchin III to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation and the status of bipartisan negotiations.

June 9

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk, United Kingdom, arriving in the evening. Later, they traveled to St. Ives, United Kingdom, where, at the Tregenna Castle Resort, they remained overnight.

The President announced his intention to nominate Amanda Howe to be Assistant Administrator for Mission Support at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Guy Kiyokawa to be Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his intention to nominate Damon Smith to be General Counsel at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate William E. Holloway to be a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The President announced his intention to nominate Javier Ramirez to be Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

June 10

In the afternoon, at the Tregenna Castle Resort, the President had an intelligence briefing.

Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to the Carbis Bay Estate hotel, where they participated in a greeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and his wife Carrie. Then, the President and Prime Minister Johnson viewed the Atlantic Charter and other historical documents and memorabilia. Later, the President returned to the Tregenna hotel, where he remained overnight.

June 11

In the afternoon, at the Tregenna Castle Resort, the President had an intelligence briefing.

Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to the Carbis Bay Estate hotel, where they participated in a greeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and his wife Carrie, followed by a family photo with other leaders of the Group of Seven (G–7) nations and

their spouses. The President answered a question from a reporter. Then, also at the Carbis Bay hotel, he attended session one of the G–7 summit.

Later in the afternoon, the President returned to the Tregenna hotel. Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to Bodelva, United Kingdom, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, at the Eden Project eco-park and botanical gardens, the President and Dr. Biden participated in a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the royal family, family photo, and dinner with other G–7 leaders, their spouses, and members of the royal family. Later, they returned to St. Ives, United Kingdom, where, at the Tregenna hotel, they remained overnight.

During the day, on the margins of the G–7 summit, the President met with President Emmanuel Macron of France to discuss a range of regional and bilateral issues, including COVID–19 and counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel, and affirm the importance of the France-

U.S. partnership and the transatlantic alliance in cooperative efforts such as building a more inclusive and fair global economy.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to the White House on July 15.

The President announced his intention to nominate Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sandra D. Bruce to be Inspector General at the Department of Education.

The President announced his intention to nominate Carlton Waterhouse to be Assistant Administrator for Land and Emergency Management at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board: Margaret Burnham; Clayborne Carson; Gabrielle

M. Dudley; and Henry Klibanoff.

June 12

In the morning, at the Tregenna Castle Resort, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to the Carbis Bay Estate hotel, where he attended session two of the Group of Seven (G–7) nations summit.

In the afternoon, at the Carbis Bay hotel, the President attended sessions three and four of the G–7 summit.

In the evening, at the Carbis Bay hotel, the President participated in a family photograph with other G–7 leaders. Then, he returned to the Tregenna hotel, where he remained overnight.

During the day, on the margins of the G–7 summit, the President met with Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy to pledge to deepen strong bilateral Italy-U.S. ties, highlighting this year's 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, continue their close cooperation to overcome the COVID–19 pandemic, including through the G–7 commitment to donate vaccines globally and build global health security for the future, and work together on shared challenges and foreign policy priorities, including China, Russia, and Libya. President Biden expressed appreciation for Italy's continued support for Afghan peace and security and welcomed Italy's leadership of the Group of Twenty (G–20) nations this year.

Also during the day, on the margins of the G–7 summit, at the Carbis Bay hotel, the President met with Prime Minster Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to discuss a number of issues of mutual concern, including the Indo-

Pacific region, its changing strategic context, and the strong rationale for deepening strategic cooperation between the three governments and welcome the forthcoming visits and exercises in the Indo-Pacific by the Carrier Strike Group, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth. He also spoke with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to discuss shared challenges in the Indo-Pacific and the world, including COVID–19, climate change, North Korea, China, and preserving peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. President Biden reiterated his support for strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance, extending cooperation to new areas such as the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative, and affirmed his support for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, moving forward with all public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff, and spectators.

Also during the day, on the margins of the G–7 summit, the President met with President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to discuss the South Africa-U.S. relations and underscore the need to expand global COVID–19 vaccine supply and cooperate on climate goals in Africa and on other bilateral and regional issues.

June 13

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Sacred Heart and St. Ia Church, where they attended mass. Then, they traveled to the Carbis Bay Estate hotel, where the President attended sessions five and six of the Group of Seven (G–7) nations summit.

In the afternoon, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to the Cornwall Airport Newquay in St. Mawgan, United Kingdom. Then, they traveled to Berkshire, England, where, at Windsor Castle, on the Quandrangle, they were greeted by James Puxley, Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, Adm. Sir James Perowne, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle, and Vice Adm. Anthony Johnstone-Burt, Master of the Household. Then, they participated an official greeting, took part in an inspection of the Guard of Honor accompanied by Maj. James Taylor, Captain of the Regiment, and Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, Captain of the Guard, then, in the Queen's Apartment, had tea with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Brussels, Belgium, where, at the Brussels Airport, they participated in an arrival ceremony with Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chief of Protocol Olivier Belle of Belgium. U.S. Mission in Belgium Chargé d'Affaires Nicholas Berliner, U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Chargé d'Affaires Douglas Jones, and U.S. Mission to the European Union Chargé d'Affaires Mark Libby also attended. Then, they traveled to the U.S. Ambassador's Residence, where they remained overnight.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel to congratulate him on becoming Prime Minister, highlight his decades of steadfast support for Israel-U.S. relations and commitment to Israel's security, express his firm intent to deepen cooperation on the many challenges and opportunities facing the region, and convey his administration's intention to work closely with the Israeli Government on efforts to advance peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians.

June 14

In the morning, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters, where he met with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia, President Egils Levits of Latvia, and President Gitanas Nauseda of Lithuania to underscore strong U.S. support for the security of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the entire Baltic region, and commit to further strengthening political, military, and economic partnerships, including working together

through NATO to address challenges posed by Russia and China. Then, also at NATO headquarters, he participated in an official greeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, followed by a family photo and plenary session with other leaders of NATO ally countries.

In the evening, at NATO headquarters, the President had a restricted bilateral meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, followed by an expanded bilateral meeting. Later, he visited NATO's 9/11 and Article 5 Memorial, displaying a piece of the former World Trade Center tower that was destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Then, he returned to the

U.S. Ambassador's Residence, where he remained overnight.

During the day, on the margins of the NATO summit, at the NATO headquarters, the President spoke with President Andrzej Duda of Poland to reiterate his support for NATO's strengthened defense and deterrence agenda and his commitment to the defense of eastern flank allies, including Poland, and discuss his upcoming meeting with President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia. He also met with President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to express appreciation for the opportunity to engage with the Bucharest Nine (B9) eastern flank allies, which occurred at a May 10 summit cochaired by Presidents Duda and Iohannis, in advance of the present NATO summit.

Also during the day, on the margins of the NATO summit, at the NATO headquarters, the President met separately with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon of Spain, President Zuzana Caputova of Slovakia, Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic of Montenegro, President Rumen Radev of Bulgaria, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Prime Minister Antonio Luis Santos da Costa of Portugal, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands.

The President announced his intention to nominated Michael D. Smith to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

June 15

In the morning, at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to the Royal Palace of Brussels, where he participated in an official greeting with King Philippe and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo of Belgium and signed the guestbook. Then, also at the Royal Palace, they had a meeting.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to the Europa Building, where he met with President Charles Yvon Michel of the European Council and President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission. Later, he traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, where, at the Geneva Airport, he participated in a greeting with President Guy Parmelin of the Swiss Federation. Then, the President traveled to the InterContinental Genève hotel, where he had a bilateral meeting with President Parmelin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis of Switzerland to thank them for hosting the U.S.-Russia summit in Geneva on June 16, express appreciation for Switzerland's unique historical role providing a neutral ground for diplomacy and negotiations, and discuss the strong Switzerland-U.S. commercial, science and education, and security relationships. President Biden thanked Switzerland for its 40 years of service as the U.S. Protecting Power in Iran and welcomed Switzerland's contribution to the global COVID–19 pandemic response, including by hosting the Gavi vaccine alliance secretariat and its contributions to COVAX to facilitate equitable access and distribution of safe and effective vaccines. U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and National Security Jacob J. Sullivan also attended. The President remained overnight at the InterContinental hotel.

The President announced his intention to nominate Julie Jiyoon Chung to be Ambassador to Sri Lanka.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sharon L. Cromer to be Ambassador to the Gambia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Troy D. Fitrell to be Ambassador to Guinea.

The President announced his intention to nominate Thomas R. Nides to be Ambassador to Israel.

The President announced his intention to nominate Marc Ostfield to be Ambassador to Paraguay.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kenneth L. Salazar to be Ambassador to Mexico.

The President announced his intention to nominate Julianne Smith to be U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger III to be U.S. Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, with the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.

The President announced his intention to nominate Cynthia A. Telles to be Ambassador to Costa Rica.

The President announced the nomination of Myrna Pérez to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The President announced the nomination of Sarah A.L. Merriam, Sarala Vidya Nagala, and Omar A. Williams to be judges on the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

The President announced the nomination of Jia M. Cobb to be a judge on the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.

The President announced the nomination of Tovah R. Calderon to be a judge on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

The President announced the nomination of Kenia Seoane Lopez to be a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

June 16

In the morning, at the InterContinental Genève hotel, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Villa La Grange, where he was greeted by President Guy Parmelin of the Swiss Federation. Then, also at Villa La Grange, they participated in a welcome photo with President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia. Then, in the library, the President and President Putin had a restricted bilateral meeting. U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov of Russia also attended. President Biden then signed the guestbook. Later, also at Villa La Grange, the President and President Putin had an expanded bilateral meeting. During their meetings, the President and President Putin exchanged gifts. Later, he returned to the InterContinental hotel.

In the evening, the President traveled to the Geneva Airport. Then, he returned to Washington, DC.

June 17

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

June 18

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

The President announced his intention to nominate Xochitl Torres Small to be Under Secretary for Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Laura Daniel-Davis to be Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Hampton Dellinger to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate M. Camille Calimlim Touton to be Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation at the Department of Interior.

The President announced his intention to nominate Christi A. Grimm to be Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services.

June 19

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Reuven Rivlin of Israel to the White House on June 28.

June 20

In the afternoon, at Fieldstone Golf Club, the President played golf with his grandson Hunter and Counselor to the President Steven J. Ricchetti.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Raleigh, NC, on June 24. The White House announced that the President will welcome President Ashraf Ghani

Ahmadzai and Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah of

Afghanistan to the White House on June 25.

June 21

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with lead financial regulators to discuss the state of the U.S. financial system and institutions regulators, how to build on the rapid economic turnaround since his Inauguration and ensure there is sustainable and equitable growth that benefits every family, and received an update on the regulators' implementation of the President's Executive order on climate-related risk and ideas for promoting financial inclusion and responsibly increasing access to credit for potential homeowners and small businesses.

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chairman Rostin Behnam, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Dave Uejio, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams, and Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu participated.

Also in the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Sen. Joseph A. Manchin III to discuss their shared commitment to voting rights, express his sincere appreciation for Sen.

Manchin's efforts to achieve reform, and review bipartisan negotiations on infrastructure and jobs legislation. Later, also in the Oval Office, he met with Sen. Kyrsten L. Sinema to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations, thank her and Sen. Manchin for their engagement toward making historic investments in economic growth, middle class jobs, and the clean energy economy, and emphasize his focus on budget resolution discussions in the Senate.

During the day, the President delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the National Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly, an online gathering by the Poor People's Campaign's, comprising over 40 State coordinating committees, more than 200 organizing partners, and thousands of moral and faith leaders, to discuss his economic agenda and expansion of the child tax credit.

June 22

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Southwest Wisconsin on June

29.

The President announced his intention to nominate David M. Uhlmann to be Assistant

Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Celeste Wallander to be Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate David Prouty to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

June 23

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. Later, at the Washington National Cathedral, the President attended the funeral for former Sen. John W. Warner. Dr. Biden also attended.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Roosevelt Room, he and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland met with stakeholders to discuss administration efforts to keep cities and neighborhoods safe: New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal; Mayor Steve Allender of Rapid City, SD; Mayor Brandon M. Scott of Baltimore, MD; Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County, FL; Chief of Police Murphy J. Paul, Jr., of Baton Rouge, LA; Advance Peace Founder and Chief Executive Officer DeVone Boggan; and READI Chicago Senior Director Eddie Bocanegra.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael Carpenter to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Claire Cronin to be Ambassador to Ireland.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jack A. Markell to be U.S. Representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Cindy Hensley McCain to be U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Homer Wilkes to be Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment at the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Raymond A. Limon to be Vice Chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board of Directors.

The President announced his intention to nominate Max Vekich to be a member of the Federal Maritime Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Stacey M. Bradenburg and Robert Garcia to be Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Fund.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the National Council on the Arts: Kamilah Forbes; Christopher K. Morgan; Ismael Ahmed; Kinan Azmeh; Huascar Medina; Jake Shimabukuro; Constance Hess Williams; and Fiona Whelan Prine.

June 24

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He was also briefed on the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, FL, and had separate telephone conversations with Mayor Daniella Levine Cava of Miami-Dade County, FL, and Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz to offer his condolences for the disaster and discuss search-and- rescue efforts underway by first responders.

In the afternoon, the President met with Sens. Susan M. Collins, William M. Cassidy, Joseph

A. Manchin III, Lisa A. Murkowski, Robert J. Portman, W. Mitt Romney, C. Jeanne Shaheen, Kyrsten L. Sinema, R. Jon Tester, and Mark R. Warner to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation. Later, he traveled to Raleigh, NC. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan accompanied him. Then, the President traveled to the Green Road Community Center, where he participated in a photo line with elected officials and local leaders and visited a mobile vaccination unit and met with Rasheeda Monroe, medical director of primary care pediatrics, and frontline workers, volunteers, and vaccine recipients.

In the evening, the President returned to Washington, DC.

During the day, the President delivered remarks via prerecorded video to 38th annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials on administration efforts to address COVID–19, economic recovery, and implementing a whole-of-Government approach to advance racial equity.

The President announced his intention to nominate Bathsheba Nell Crocker to be U.S. Representative to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Claire A. Pierangelo to be Ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros.

The President announced his intention to nominate Julia Gordon to be Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Dave Uejio to be Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sara Bronin to be Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Fagan Harris and Alvin Warren to be members of the Board of Directors of AmeriCorps.

June 25

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President had a telephone conversation with Gov. Ronald D. DeSantis of Florida to discuss the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, FL, offer his condolences for the disaster and loss of life, discuss the progress of search-and-rescue efforts underway by first responders, thanking them for their bravery and persistence, and offer Federal assistance as the State and local rescue operation continued. Later, he and Dr. Biden traveled to Camp David, MD, where he remained overnight.

During the day, the President delivered remarks via prerecorded video to the annual convention of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade association representing over 200 Black-owned community newspapers around the country, to thank attendees for the work they do to tell important stories and celebrate 81 years of the NNPA as the "Trusted Voice of Black America" and 194 years of the Black press in the U.S.

Also during the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Sen. Kyrsten L. Sinema to thank her again for her work on the bipartisan agreement on infrastructure and jobs legislation, reiterate his strong support for the compromise, and discuss his plan to try to build support for the agreement among both Democrats and Republicans as well get a reconciliation bill containing the American Families Plan moving forward.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lisa A. Carty to be U.S. Representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alternate

U.S. Representative to the U.N. General Assembly.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ernest DuBester to the Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

The President announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation: Dennis DeConcini; Joseph M. Green; Barbara George Johnson; and Mildred Otero.

The President announced his intention to appoint Jessica Stern as U.S. Special Envoy To Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons at the Department of State.

The President declared an emergency in Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the Surfside building collapse beginning on June 24 and continuing.

The White House announced additional details on the President's travel to Southwest Wisconsin on June 29.

June 27

In the afternoon, the President had a telephone conversation with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Bennett Criswell to discuss her visit to the scene of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers residential building in Surfside, FL, and receive an update on meetings she had with State and local officials to ensure they have everything they need as search-and-rescue efforts by first responders continued.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced additional details on the President's travel to La Crosse, WI, on June 29.

June 28

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President received President Reuven Rivlin of Israel.

In the evening, from the Residence, following his remarks via videoconference to a virtual fundraising reception for the Democratic National Committee, the President participated in a virtual photo line.

During the day, the President met with White House senior staff and outside experts to discuss voting rights in the U.S., antivoter legislation that has been proposed or recently passed by State legislatures, legislation pending before Congress, and recent actions taken by the Department of Justice to protect the right to vote. The President and his staff highlighted ways his administration will continue working with Congress to pass critical legislation and ramp up engagement with voters on protecting their voting rights and reiterated his unwavering determination to win the fight to protect the sacred right to vote in free and fair elections.

Also during the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Iván Duque Marquez of Colombia to express U.S. support following the attack on the Colombian Presidential helicopter near the Cúcuta airport on June 25, reaffirm Colombia-U.S. relations, and pledge support for Colombia's efforts to combat the COVID–19 pandemic by donating 2.5 million vaccines. President Biden also voiced support for the rights of peaceful protesters, underscored that law enforcement must be held to the highest standards of accountability, and condemned wanton acts of violence and vandalism. They discussed joint security cooperation, a holistic approach to combating the drug trade, the need to promote economic recovery, and the urgency of addressing the threat of climate change. President Biden also shared his concern regarding the situation in Venezuela and its regional impact, underscoring the importance of comprehensive negotiations that lead to free and fair elections.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Traverse City, MI, with Gov.

Gretchen E. Whitmer of Michigan on July 3.

June 29

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. Then, he traveled to La Crosse, WI.

In the afternoon, at Municipal Transit Utility, the President participated in a photo line with local leaders and elected officials, toured the facility, and visited with staff. Following his remarks, also at the Municipal Transit Utility, he met with Gov. Anthony S. Evers of Wisconsin. Later, while en route to La Crosse Regional Airport, he stopped at the Pearl Ice Cream Parlor, where he greeted owners T.J. and Michelle Peterslie, purchased ice cream for himself and Gov. Evers, Rep. Ronald J. Kind, and Sen. Tammy S. Baldwin, and visited with staff and patrons.

Then, he returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will travel to Surfside, FL, on July 1.

June 30

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President signed into law H.R. 2441, the Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough, and Reps. Cynthia L. Axne, Ashley E. Hinson, Mariannette J. Miller-Meeks, and Timothy J. Ryan also attended.

The President announced the nomination of Toby J. Heytens to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

The President announced the nomination of Jennifer Sung to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The President announced the nomination of Jane M. Beckering to be U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

The President announced the nomination of Patricia Tolliver Giles and Michael S. Nachmanoff to be judges on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The President announced the nomination of Shalina D. Kumar to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The President announced the nomination of Armando O. Bonilla and Carolyn N. Lerner to be judges on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The President announced the nomination of Sean C. Staples to be a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

July 1

In the morning, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Miami Beach, FL. While en route aboard Air Force One, the President was briefed on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding voting restrictions in Arizona.

In the afternoon, at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, the President and Dr. Biden met with the families who have been impacted by the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers residential building in Surfside, FL, to offer them comfort as search-and-rescue efforts continued. He also met with first responders and others engaged in search-and-rescue efforts in Surfside. Later, he met with Gov. Ronald D. DeSantis of Florida. Then, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Surfside, where, near the site of the building collapse at a photo wall honoring victims and those still missing, they laid a bouquet of flowers, paid their respects, and spoke with 12-year old Elisheva Cohen, who was praying at the site, having lost her father and uncle in the disaster.

Then, they traveled to Miami, FL, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

July 2

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had lunch.

The President made additional assistance available to Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken in the State as a result of the Surfside building collapse beginning on June 24 and continuing.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rachel Jacobson to be Assistant Secretary for Installations and Environment at the Department of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jose Javier Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mallory Stewart to be Assistant Secretary for Verification and Compliance at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Chantale Yokmin Wong to be U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Amy Gutmann to be Ambassador to Germany.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey M. Hovenier to be Ambassador to Kosovo.

The President announced his intention to nominate Virginia E. Palmer to be Ambassador to Ghana.

The President announced his intention to nominate Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mary T. Boyle to be a Commissioner on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gerald W. Fauth III and Linda Puchala to be members of the National Mediation Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Betty Y. Jang and Audrey K. Schuster to be members of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

July 3

In the morning, the President traveled to Traverse City, MI, arriving in the afternoon. While en route aboard Air Force One, he received a briefing on the ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya Ltd., which impacted between 800 and 1,500 small businesses.

In the afternoon, on the tarmac at the Cherry Capital Airport, the President spoke with Mayor Jim Carruthers of Traverse City. Then, he traveled to Central Lake, MI, where at King Orchards, he was greeted by Founder and Co-owner John F. King, Co-owner and Co-Owner and Manager of Outside Operations Jim King, Vice President of Crop Protection Jack King, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Juliette King McAvoy, Vice President of Orchard Operations Mark Schiller, and Michael King, professional skier and son of John F. King. Then, he toured the fruit orchard and bakery store with Ms. King McAvoy, visited with owners and employees, participated in a rope line, and purchased several pies. Gov. Gretchen E. Whitmer of Michigan and Sens. Deborah A. Stabenow and Gary C. Peters also participated. Later, he traveled to Traverse City, where, at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, he purchased ice cream for himself and Sens. Stabenow and Peters and visited with staff and patrons. Then, he traveled to Wilmington, DE, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, upon arrival at the New Castle Airport, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Crystal Lake, IL, on July 7.

July 4

In the morning, at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the President attended mass. Then, he traveled to Wilmington, DE, where, at the Wilmington Country Club, he played golf with former Sen. Edward E. Kaufman.

In the afternoon, the President returned to his residence in Greenville, DE. Later, he and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC. Prior to departure from New Castle Airport, on the tarmac, he answered a question from a reporter. Their granddaughter Finnegan and one of her friends accompanied them. Upon arrival on the South Lawn, he answered questions from a reporter.

In the evening, on the South Lawn, the President and Dr. Biden hosted a Fourth of July barbecue for essential workers and military families. Later, from the Truman Balcony, they viewed the Independence Day fireworks display over the National Mall with their extended family.

The White House announced additional details on the President's travel to Crystal Lake, IL, on July 7.

The President declared an emergency in Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Elsa beginning on July 4 and continuing.

July 6

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also received an update on the ransomware attack centered on U.S. information technology firm Kaseya Ltd. from members of his national security team.

In the afternoon, in the Roosevelt Room, the President received a COVID–19 briefing.

July 7

In the morning, in the Roosevelt Room, the President met with key leaders across the Federal Government to discuss the administration's overall strategic efforts to counter ransomware attacks. He was also briefed on the reported cyber intrusion into the information technology network of Synnex Corp., a third-party provider under contract with the Republican National Committee. Later, he traveled to Chicago, IL. Prior to boarding Marine One, on the South Lawn, he answered some questions from reporters.

In the afternoon, upon arrival at O'Hare International Airport, on the tarmac, the President spoke with Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot of Chicago to express his personal support for the two Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents and the Chicago police officer who were shot earlier that day, reiterate his commitment to working with the mayor and leaders in Chicago in the fight against gun violence, and convey that the Department of Justice would soon be in touch about the strike force assigned to work with cities like Chicago in order to confront the crisis.

Then, he traveled to Crystal Lake, IL, where, at McHenry County College, he was greeted by Gov. Jay R. "JB" Pritzker, Sens. Richard J. Durbin and L. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Lauren Underwood, and McHenry President Clint Gabbard, toured a manufacturing lab and the Children's Learning Center with Mr. Gabbard, visited with staff, students, and parents, and participated in a photo line with State and local leaders. He also met briefly with Mike Sayre, a single father and special education teacher, Central High School in Crystal Lake, IL, who had written the President a letter on July 4 about how hard it is to find affordable childcare. Later, he returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the evening. Upon arrival at the White House, on the South Lawn, he answered a few questions from reporters.

During the day, the President was briefed by his national security team on the overnight assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti.

The White House announced that the President and Dr. Biden will welcome King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan to the White House on July 19.

July 8

In the morning, in the Situation Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris met with members of their national security team and senior military leaders to receive an update on the progress of the U.S. military drawdown from Afghanistan.

In the afternoon, in the Roosevelt Room, the President and Vice President Harris met with leaders of civil rights organizations to discuss efforts to protect the constitutional right to vote and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

The President announced the appointment of Timothy J. Walz and Mike DeWine as members of the President's Council of Governors and, upon appointment, designate them Cochairs.

The President announced the appointment of the following individuals as members of the President's Council of Governors: John Carney; John Bel Edwards; Gretchen E. Whitmer; Kate Brown; Spencer Cox; Phil Scott; and Mark Gordon.

July 9

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Wilmington, DE, arriving in the evening.

In the evening, upon arrival at New Castle Airport, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin of Russia to commend the joint work of their respective teams following the July 16 Russia-U.S. summit in Geneva, Switzerland, that led to the unanimous renewal of cross- border humanitarian assistance to Syria in the U.N. Security Council and discuss the ongoing ransomware attacks by cyber criminals based in Russia that have impacted the U.S. and other countries around the world, underscoring the need for Russia to take action to disrupt ransomware groups operating in Russia. President Biden emphasized his commitment to continued engagement on the broader threat posed by ransomware and reiterated that the U.S. will take any necessary action to defend its people and its critical infrastructure in the face of this continuing challenge.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Philadelphia, PA, on July 13. The White House announced that the President will travel to Camp David, MD, on July 16. The White House announced that the President will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic

Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Virtual Retreat on July 16.

The President announced his intention to nominate Denise Campbell Bauer to be Ambassador to France Republic and Monaco.

The President announced his intention to nominate Peter D. Haas to be Ambassador to Bangladesh.

The President announced his intention to nominate Eric M. Garcetti to be Ambassador to India.

The President announced his intention to nominate Bernadette M. Meehan to be Ambassador to Chile.

July 10

In the afternoon, at Fieldstone Golf Club, the President played golf with Fieldstone Director of Golf James Larkin. Later, at his residence in Greenville, he remained overnight.

July 11

In the afternoon, at Fieldstone Golf Club, the President played golf with his grandson Hunter, brother-in-law Jack Owens, and Ron Olivere, father-in-law of the president's late son Beau.

In the evening, the President returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Philadelphia, PA, on July 13.

The White House announced further details on the President's welcoming of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to the White House on July 15.

July 12

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also received a briefing on the situation in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on June 26.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Sen. Bernard Sanders.

July 13

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Philadelphia, PA. Following his remarks at the National Constitution Center, he participated in a rope line and answered a question from a reporter. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Cincinnati, OH, on July 21. The President announced his intention to nominate Rahul Gupta to be Director of Office of

National Drug Control Policy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Gabriel Camarillo to be Under Secretary of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Alan F. Estevez to be Under Secretary for Industry and Security at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey L. Flake to be Ambassador to Turkey.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kent D. Logsdon to be Ambassador to Moldova.

The President announced his intention to nominate Atul A. Gawande to be Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lisa Wang, to be Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Chester J. Culver to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Richard L. Trumka, Jr., to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate James A. Diossa and Terrence K. Wright to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

July 14

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, upon arrival at the U.S. Capitol, the President answered a question from a reporter. Then, in the Mansfield Room, he had lunch with the Senate Democratic Caucus to discuss the recent the budget resolution agreement, infrastructure and jobs legislation negotiations, the success of the American Rescue Plan, the importance of addressing climate change, Tax Code reform, and other priorities of the President's Build Back Better agenda.

Counselor to the President Steven J. Ricchetti, National Economic Council Director Brian C. Deese, Legislative Affairs Director Louisa Terrell and Deputy Director and Senate Liaison Reema Dodin, and White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates also attended. Later, prior to leaving the U.S. Capitol, he answered a question from a reporter.

Also in the afternoon, the President and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci met with actor and musician Olivia Rodrigo to discuss the campaign to get young people vaccinated against COVID–19 and recorded promotional videos for distribution on Ms. Rodrigo's social media platforms.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President met with Gen. Austin S. Miller, USA, outgoing commanding general of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, to thank him for his service as the final commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

The White House announced further details on the President's participation in the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Virtual Retreat on July 16, where leaders will discuss ending the COVID–19 pandemic and supporting the global economic recovery, hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand.

July 15

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany had a restricted bilateral meeting and made remarks. Then, also in the Oval Office, they had an expanded bilateral meeting

In the evening, in the State Dining Room, the President and Dr. Biden hosted a state dinner for Chancellor Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer. Vice President Kamala D. Harris and her husband Douglas C. Emhoff also attended.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand to discuss the importance of maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the close New Zealand-U.S. partnership on a range of issues, including efforts to support the global economic recovery and end the COVID–19 pandemic, highlighting U.S. support for the Christchurch Call to Action and cooperation on and engagement with Pacific Island nations.

The President declared a major disaster in Michigan and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes on June 25 and 26.

July 16

In the morning, in the South Court Auditorium of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the President participated via videoconference in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Virtual Retreat hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand. In his remarks, he emphasized the importance of multilateral cooperation, reiterated the

U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, articulated the U.S. approach for ending the pandemic and implementing the global vaccine strategy, whereby the U.S. is donating more than half a billion vaccine doses to more than 100 countries in need around the world, several of which are APEC economies, and discussed the importance of investing in better global health security and preparedness ahead of the next pandemic. On the global economic recovery, President Biden reaffirmed the U.S. interest in serving as a strong, reliable partner to APEC economies in pursuit of sustained and inclusive growth, and outlined ways to deepen U.S. economic engagement throughout the Indo-Pacific, including through the recently announced Build Back Better World partnership, which will provide high-standard, climate-aligned, and transparently financed infrastructure to APEC economies that need support. Later, in the Oval Office, he and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Harris had lunch. Later, in the Oval Office, they received a briefing from members of their COVID–19 response team on the COVID–19 pandemic and the state of the vaccination effort.

Later in the afternoon, the President traveled to Camp David, MD, where he received an economic briefing. He remained overnight at Camp David.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Cincinnati, OH, on July 21.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Arlington, VA, on July 23. The White House announced that the President will welcome Prime Minister Mustafa al-

Kadhimi of Iraq to the White House on July 26.

The President announced his intention to nominate Laurie E. Locascio to be Under Secretary for Standards and Technology at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Andrew Hunter to be Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics at the Department of the Air Force.

The President announced his intention to nominate James D. Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretary for Veterans Employment and Training at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Caryn R. McClelland to be Ambassador to Brunei.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael J. Murphy to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tom Udall to be Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.

The President announced his intention to nominate Howard A. Van Vranken to be Ambassador to Botswana.

July 18

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Cincinnati, OH, on July 21.

July 19

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, on the South Portico, the President and Dr. Biden welcomed King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan. Later, in the Oval Office, the President and King Abdullah had an expanded bilateral meeting to discuss Jordan-U.S. relations and longstanding cooperation, with the announcement of the delivery of over 500,000 COVID–19 vaccines to Jordan, share their respective plans for infrastructure investments, consult on opportunities to enhance peace and stability in the Middle East, including Jordan's role in facilitating engagement with the new Israeli Government, and review regional security issues, including the enormous humanitarian needs in Syria, and the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tamara Cofman Wittes to be Assistant Administrator for the Middle East at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Judith D. Pryor to be First Vice President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

The President announced his intention to nominate Graham Steele to be Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the Department of the Treasury.The White House announced further details on the President's travel to Cincinnati, OH, on July 21.

July 20

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the opening ceremony and events of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, beginning on July 23: Jill T. Biden (head of delegation); and Raymond Greene.

July 21

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. In the afternoon, the President traveled to Hebron, KY. Upon arrival at the

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, he traveled to Cincinnati, OH, where, at the

IBEW/NECA Electrical Training Center, he toured the facility with IBEW Local 212 Business Manager Rick Fischer.

In the evening, at Mount St. Joseph University, following his participating in CNN's town hall meeting and question-and-answer session, the President greeted Mount St. Joseph President

H. James Williams and his wife Carole. Then, he traveled to Hebron, KY, where, upon arrival at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, he returned to Washington, DC. Upon arrival at the White House, on the South Lawn, he answered questions from reporters.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine to the White House on August 30.

The President announced his intention to nominate John R. Bass to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate David L. Cohen to be Ambassador to Canada.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jamie L. Harpootlian to be Ambassador to Slovenia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Victoria Reggie Kennedy to be Ambassador to Austria.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of severe storms and flooding from March 13 through April 1, 2019.

July 22

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President received a briefing from members of his COVID–19 response team on the COVID–19 pandemic and the state of the vaccination effort nationwide.

July 23

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Private Dining Room, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had lunch.

In the evening, the President traveled to Arlington, VA. Upon arrival, at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, he met with Center for American Progress Associate Director for Immigration Policy and Strategy Claudia Flores, fwd.us Digital Campaigns Manager Juan Escalante, National Immigration Law Center Policy Associate Diana Pliego, CASA community organizer Jennifer Romero Esponisa, CASA in Action board member Jesus Perez, paralegal Mitzi Colin Lopez, Adventist Healthcare Urgent Care nurse Ruby Gabriela Rivera Prado, Raben Group senior associate Carla Pierre, and other Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy beneficiaries. He also met with Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate former Gov.

Terrence R. McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy and participated in a photo line with elected officials and supporters. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

Later in the evening, the President traveled to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence, he remained overnight.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai of Afghanistan to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, deploring the recent Taliban offensive and targeted killings, reaffirm their commitment to an enduring bilateral partnership, with continued U.S. development and humanitarian aid for the Afghan people, including women, girls, and minorities, and agree on the importance of continued reconciliation efforts, striving toward unity among Afghan leaders, with ongoing U.S. diplomatic engagement.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Macungie, PA, on July 28. The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a

Presidential delegation to attend the funeral of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti in Cap-Haïtien,

Haiti, on July 23: Linda Thomas-Greenfield (head of delegation); Michele J. Sison; Gregory W. Meeks; Jeffrey L. Fortenberry; Daniel L. Foote; and Juan S. Gonzalez.

July 24

In the afternoon, at Fieldstone Golf Club, the President played golf with his brother James and Counselor to the President Steven J. Ricchetti.

In the evening, the President traveled to Kennett Square, PA, where, at the residence of his sister Valerie Biden Owens, he had dinner. Later, he returned to Greenville, DE, where, at his residence in, he remained overnight.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with former Sen. Robert J. Dole,

Jr.

July 25

In the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC. Upon arrival at the White House, on the South Lawn, he answered a question from a reporter.

July 26

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with former Sen. Thomas R. Harkin.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq had an expanded bilateral meeting to discuss initiatives on climate, energy, education, and combating the COVID–19 pandemic, commit to a continued security partnership toward preventing a resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization and allowing communities recovering from terror to rebuild, reaffirm respect for Iraq's democracy, rule of law, and need for a secure environment ahead of upcoming elections, and review the important role of Iraq in the region and the diplomatic efforts led by the Prime Minister to improve and strengthen Iraq's regional relationships, including the visit of Pope Francis to Iraq, the trilateral summit with Egypt and Jordan, and Iraq's promotion of interfaith tolerance.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris met with disability advocate and artist Tyree Brown.

The White House announced additional details on the President's travel to Lower Macungie Township, PA, on July 28.

The President announced the nomination of Erek L. Barron to be U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

The President announced the nomination of Nicholas W. Brown to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington.

The President announced the nomination of Matthew M. Graves to be U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

The President announced the nomination of Clifford D. Johnson to be U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

The President announced the nomination of Zachary A. Myers to be U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

The President announced the nomination of Rachael S. Rollins to be U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

The President announced the nomination of Trini E. Ross to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York.

The President announced the nomination of Vanessa Waldref to be U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

July 27

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. He also met with Sen. Kyrsten L. Sinema to discuss infrastructure and jobs legislation and their mutual optimism for finding a way toward passage.

Also in the morning, the President received a briefing on the COVID–19 pandemic from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci on recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on additional precautions to contain COVID–19.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to McLean, VA, where, at the Liberty Crossing Intelligence Campus, he toured the National Counterterrorism Center Watch Floor with Director of National Intelligence Avril D. Haines, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Christine Abizaid, and National Security Adviser Jacob J. Sullivan, and visited with staff. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the Inauguration of José Pedro Castillo Terrones as President of Peru in Lima, Peru, on July 28: Miguel A. Cardona (head of delegation); and Lisa Kenna.

The President announced his intention to nominate William J. Valdez to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Erik A. Hooks to be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lisa M. Gomez to be Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Adrienne Wojciechowski to be Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations at the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mark Gitenstein to be U.S. Representative to the European Union, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Laura S.H. Holgate to be U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and

U.S. Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Patricia Mahoney to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic.

The President announced his intention to nominate Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon to be Ambassador to Spain and Andorra.

The President announced his intention to nominate Peter H. Vrooman to be Ambassador to Mozambique.

July 28

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Roosevelt Room, he met with 2020 Belarusian Presidential candidate and human rights activist Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Later, he traveled to Allentown, PA.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Lower Macungie Township, PA. Upon arrival, at the at Mack Lehigh Valley Operations manufacturing facility, he met with Walter Smith, president, Michael Kelly, financial secretary-treasurer, and David Durgin, chairperson of the engineering and office units, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 677; and Gunnar Brunius, vice president and general manager, Mack Lehigh Valley Operations, and participated in a photo line with local elected officials. Then, he toured the facility with Martin Weissburg, president, Mack Trucks Inc., and Kevin Fronheiser, shop chairman, UAW Local 677, visited with employees, and answered a question from a reporter. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jainey Bavishi to be Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere at the Department of Commerce.

The President announced his intention to nominate Chavonda Jacobs-Young to be Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics at the Department of Agriculture.

The President announced his intention to nominate Thea Kendler to be Assistant Secretary for Export Administration at the Department of Commerce.

July 29

In the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris had an intelligence briefing. Later, also in the Oval Office, he signed into law S. 957, requiring certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to offer physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications. Sen. John N. Kennedy, and Reps. Suzanne M. Lee, Mariannette J. Miller-Meeks, H. Thompson Rice, Jr., Mark A. Takano, and David J. Trone also attended. Then, also in the Oval Office, he signed S. 1910, the Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2021. Reps. Colin Z. Allred, Derek C. Kilmer, Michael T. Levin, Kimberly

M. Schrier, and Takano also attended.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Vice President Harris received an economic briefing. Later, they met with Senators and Representatives to discuss legislation regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

In the evening, the President and Dr. Biden traveled to Bethesda, MD, where, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. Biden received medical treatment. Later, they returned to Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jonathan E. Kaplan to be Ambassador to Singapore.

The President announced his intention to nominate Francisco O. Mora to be U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to nominate Nicole Angarella to be Inspector General at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate John Plumb to be Assistant Secretary for Space Policy at the Department of Defense.

The President announced his intention to nominate Amy Searight to be Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The President announced his intention to nominate Alex Wagner to be Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Department of the Air Force.

July 30

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, the President traveled to Camp David, MD, where he remained overnight. During the day, the President and Vice President Kamala D. Harris met with Speaker of the

House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer to

discuss voting rights legislation.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Rehoboth Beach, DE, on August 6.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the closing ceremony and events of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on August 8: Linda Thomas-Greenfield (head of delegation); Raymond Greene; and Marcia Bernicat.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rashad Hussain to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

The President announced his intention to nominate Deborah Lipstadt to be U.S. Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to appoint Khizr Khan and Sharon Kleinbaum as members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ramin Toloui to be Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Clyburn Reed to be Federal Cochair of the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Leslie Bluhm, Lisette Nieves, and Flor Romero to be members of the Board of Directors of AmeriCorps.

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Biden; Palmer, Virginia E.; Pan, Florence Y.; Pantaleon, Julissa Reynoso; Parker, Douglas L.; Parmelin, Guy; Parolan, Raymond; Parr, Cheryl; Pascal, Alex; Pattillo, Amanda; Paul, Murphy J., Jr.; Peek, Lori; Pelosi, Nancy; Pelton, Erin; Perez, Israel Arce; Perez, Jesus; Pérez, Myrna; Perowne, James; Peters, Gary C.; Peterslie, Michelle; Peterslie, T.J.; Petsonk, Carol A. "\Annie”; Phee, Mary Catherine; Philippe, King; Phillips, Josh; Pidot, Justin; Pierangelo, Claire A.; Pierre, Carla; Pliego, Diana; Plumb, John; Poethig, Erika; Polis, Jared S.; Polite, Kenneth A.; Portman, Robert J.; Powell, Jerome H.; Pratasevich, Raman; Prieto, Jeffrey; Prine, Fiona Whelan; Pritzker, Jay R. “J.B.”; Prouty, David; Pryor, Judith D.; Psaki, Jennifer R.; Puchala, Linda; Puckett, Ralph, Jr.; Purce, Margaret M.; Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich; Putnam, Tim; Puttagunta, Rupa Ranga; Puxley, James; Quillian, Natalie; Quinn, Matthew; Quraishi, Zahid N.; Radev, Rumen; Raimondo, Gina M.; Ramaphosa, Matamela Cyril; Ramirez, Cris; Ramirez, Javier; Ramos, Jorge; Randle, Lessie Benningfield; Rangel, Jaime; Rania, Queen; Rapinoe, Megan A.; Ratner, Ely; Raynor, Michael; Reed, Jennifer Clyburn; Reeves, Tate; Regan, Michael S.; Remy, Donald M.; Reynolds, Elisabeth; Ricchetti, Steven J.; Rice, H. Thompson, Jr.; Rice, Katherine; Rice, Susan E.; Richardson, Laura; Richetti, Steven J.; Richmond, Cedric L.; Richmond, Geraldine; Rivera Prada, Ruby Gabriela; Rivlin, Reuven; Robinson, Todd; Rochester, Lisa Blunt; Rodrigo, Olivia; Rodriguez, James D.; Rodriguez, Jose Javier; Rodriguez, Julie Chávez; Rodriguez, Regina; Rodriguez, Roberto; Rollins, Rachael S.; Romero Espinosa, Jennifer; Romero, Flor; Romero, Ramona E.; Romney, W. Mitt; Romney, W. Witt; Rose, Frank A.; Rosenberg, Elizabeth; Rosenblum, Deborah G.; Rosenthal, Jennie; Rosenzweig, Dana; Ross, Patricia; Ross, Trini E.; Rossman, Veronica S.; Rounds, M. Michael; Rubinstein, David M.; Rutte, Mark; Rutter, Deborah F.; Ryan, Timothy J.; Sagawa, Shirley; Salazar, Kenneth L.; Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, King; Samuels, Joceyln; Sanchez Perez-Castejon, Pedro; Sanders, Bernard; Santos, Robert; Sapega, Sofia; Sass, Jennifer; Satterfield, Lee; Sauer, Joachim; Sayre, Mike; Schaus, Margaret Vo; Scheinman, Adam M.; Schiller, Mark; Schrier, Kimberly M.; Schroeder, Christopher H.; Schrum, Michael; Schumer, Charles E.; Schuster, Audrey K.; Scott, Brandon M.; Scott, Phil; Searight, Amy; Secreto, Jim; Shaheen, C. Jeanne; Shandor, Victor D.; Sherman, Donald K.; Sherwood-Randall, Elizabeth; Sherwood-Randall, Elizebth; Shimabukuro, Jake; Shyu, Heidi; Sicknick, Brian D.; Silver, Arlene; Silverberg, Samantha; Silvers, Robert; Sinema, Kyrsten L.; Sison, Michele J.; Skelly, Shawn; Skinner, Candi; Small, Xochitl Torres; Smith, Damon; Smith, Gentry O.; Smith, Julianne; Smith, Michael D.; Smith, Walter; Solberg, Erna; Spangler, Caral E.; Spavor, Michael; Sperling, Eugene B.; Spinrad, Rick; Spooner, Ron; Stabenow, Deborah A.; Stachelberg, Winnie; Staples, Sean C.; Stauber, Richard; Steele, Graham; Steele, Sage; Stephanopoulos, George R.; Stern, Jessica; Stewart, Mallory; Stitt, J. Kevin; Stoltenberg, Jens; Stone-Manning, Tracy; Strickland, Margaret; Stroman, Ron; Su, Julie; Suga, Yoshihide; Suh Hoon; Sullenberger, C.B. “Sully,” III; Sullivan, Daniel S.; Sullivan, Jacob J.; Sung, Jennifer; Swanson, Randy F.; Syed, Dilawar; Syed, Moshin; Takano, Mark A.; Tamryk, Kaitlin; Tanielian, Terri; Taylor, James; Telles, Cynthia A.; Terell, Louisa; Tester, R. Jon; Thomas, Patrick D.; Thomas-Greenfield, Linda; Thompson, Kenny, Jr.; Tien, John; Tillis, Thomas R.; Tlaib, Rashida H.; Todman, Adrianne; Toloui, Ramin; Toomey, Patrick J.; Toranzo, Vincent; Touton, M. Camille Calimlim; Tracey-Mooney, Maureen; Trone, David J.; Trudeau, Justin P.J.; Trujillo, Tanya; Trumka, Richard L., Jr.; Tsien, Billie; Tsikhanouskaya, Svyatlana; Turk, David; Turner, Larry D.; Turner, Mary; Udall, Tom; Uejio, Dave; Uhlmann, David M.; Underwood, Lauren; Vail, Justin; Valdez, William J.; Van Dyke, Dick; Van Ellis, Hughes; Van Ovost, Jacqueline D.; Van Vranken, Howard A.; Vargas, Fidel A.; Varghese, Maju; Vekich, Max; Vela, Rose; Venkataraman, Arun; Venters, Homer; von der Leyen, Ursula; Vrooman, Peter H.; Wagner, Alex; Waklatsi, Ski; Waldref, Vanessa; Walensky, Rochelle P.; Walke, Henry; Walker, Wolliam; Wallander, Celeste; Walsh, Martin J.; Walsh, Samuel T.; Walz, Timothy J.; Wang, Lisa; Warner, John W.; Warner, Mark R.; Warnock, Raphael G.; Warren, Alvin; Washburn, Libby; Washington, Roxie; Wasserman-Schultz, Deborah; Wassmer, Victoria; Waterhouse, Carlton; Watson, Elizabeth; Watts, Bobby; Weaver, Sam; Webster, Meredith; Weil, David; Weissburg,

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Subjects: ; “Weekly Conversation” : March 27; “Weekly Conversation” : March 6; “Weekly Conversations” : February 13; “Weekly Conversations” : February 27; ABC News; Afghanistan : Chairman, High Council for National Reconciliation; Afghanistan : NATO, role; Afghanistan : President; Afghanistan : Reconciliation efforts; Afghanistan : U.S. assistance; Afghanistan : U.S. military forces :: Deployment; Africa : African Union, virtual summit; African Development Foundation; Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, Federal; Agriculture, Department of : Congressional Relations, Assistance Secretary for; Agriculture, Department of : Farm Production and Conservation, Under Secretary for; Agriculture, Department of : General Counsel; Agriculture, Department of : Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Under Secretary for; Agriculture, Department of : Natural Resources, Under Secretary for; Agriculture, Department of

: Research, Education, and Economics, Under Secretary for; Agriculture, Department of : Rural Development, Under Secretary for; Air Force, Department of the : Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Assistant Secretary for; Air Force, Department of the : Dobbins Air Reserve Base, GA; Air Force, Department of the : Secretary; Air Force, Department of the : Under Secretary; Air Force, Department of, Assistance Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Alabama : Disaster assistance; Alabama : Poarch Band of Creek Indians, disaster assistance; Alaska : Disaster assistance; Algeria, U.S. Ambassador; American Indians and Alaska Natives : Navajo Nation, disaster assistance; AmeriCorps; Andorra, U.S. Ambassador; Angola, U.S. Ambassador; Appalachian Regional Commission; Armed Forces, U.S. : National Guard; Armed Forces, U.S. : Servicemembers :: Casualties; Armed Forces, U.S. : Servicemembers :: Service and dedication; Armed Forces, U.S. : Southern Command, U.S.; Armed Forces, U.S. : Transportation Command, U.S.; Arms and munitions : Nuclear weapons and material :: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia, extension; Arms and munitions : Nuclear weapons and material :: Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia; Army, Department of the : Assistant Secretaries :: Installations and Environment; Army, Department of the : Civil Works, Assistant Secretary for; Army, Department of the : Comptroller; Army, Department of the : Financial Management, Assistant Secretary for; Army, Department of the : Secretary; Army, Department of the : Under Secretary; Arts, National Council on the; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders : Community leaders, meeting with President; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders : Hate crimes and race-based violence; Asian Development Bank; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); Atomic Energy Agency, International; Australia : Defense relationship with U.S.; Australia : Prime Minister; Austria, U.S. Ambassador; Bahrain, U.S. Ambassador; Bangladesh, U.S. Ambassador; Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation; Belarus : Grounding of Ryanair flight and arrest of journalist; Belgium : Brussels :: Brussels Airport; Belgium : Brussels :: Europa Building; Belgium : Brussels :: North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters; Belgium : Brussels :: Royal Palace of Brussels; Belgium : Brussels :: U.S. Ambassador's Residence; Belgium : King; Belgium : President Biden's visit; Belgium : Prime Minister; Black Husky Brewing; Bosnia and Herzegovina, U.S. Ambassador; Botswana, U.S. Ambassador; Brunei, U.S. Ambassador; Building Sciences, National Institute of; Bulgaria, President; Burma : Democracy efforts; Burma : Military coup; Business and industry : Small businesses, promotion efforts; California : Cahuilla Band of Indians, disaster assistance;

California : La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, disaster assistance; California : Shooting in San Jose; Cameroon, U.S. Ambassador; Canada : Chinese detention of Canadian citizens; Canada : Prime Minister; Canada : Relations with U.S.; Canada : U.S. Ambassador; Capitol Police, U.S.; CBS News; Central African Republic, U.S. Ambassador; Central Intelligence Agency; Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board; Children and youth : Childcare, affordability and costs; Chile, U.S. Ambassador; China : Canadian citizens, detention; China : Human rights issues; China : President; China : Relations with U.S.; Civil Aviation Organization, International; Civil rights : Voting rights; Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board; CNN; Colombia : Attack on Presidential helicopter; Colombia : Counternarcotics efforts, cooperation with U.S.; Colombia : President; Colombia : Relations with U.S.; Colombia : Security cooperation with U.S.; Colorado : Governor; Colorado : Shooting in Boulder; Commerce, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Economic Development; Commerce, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Enforcement and Compliance; Commerce, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Export Administration; Commerce, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Global Markets; Commerce, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Oceans and Atmosphere; Commerce, Department of : Census Bureau, U.S.; Commerce, Department of : General Counsel; Commerce, Department of : Industry and Analysis, Assistant Secretary; Commerce, Department of : Industry and Security, Under Secretary for; Commerce, Department of : Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National; Commerce, Department of : Secretary; Commerce, Department of : Standards and Technology, Under Secretary for; Commerce, international : Global financial markets :: Stabilization efforts; Commerce, international : Group of Seven (G–7) nations; Commerce, international : Group of Twenty (G–20) nations; Commercial Service, U.S. and Foreign; Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Communications : News media :: Presidential interviews; Community Service, Corporation for National and; Comoros, U.S. Ambassador; Congo, U.S. Ambassador; Congress : Architect of the Capitol; Congress : Bipartisanship; Congress : Congressional Black Caucus; Congress : Congressional Friends of Ireland virtual luncheon; Congress : House of Representatives :: House Democratic Caucus; Congress : House of Representatives :: Minority leader; Congress : House of Representatives :: Sergeant at Arms; Congress : House of Representatives :: Speaker; Congress : Members, meetings with President; Congress : Senate :: Democratic Caucus; Congress : Senate :: Majority leader; Congress : Senate :: Minority leader; Congress : Senate :: Senate Democratic Caucus; Congress : Senate :: Sergeant at Arms; Connecticut : Governor; Connecticut : President's visit; Connecticut : U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Consumer Product Safety Commission; Coronavirus pandemic, international cooperation efforts; Costa Rica, U.S. Ambassador; COVID– 19 Health Equity Task Force; Deaths : Moïse, Jovenel, President of Haiti; Deaths : Warner, John W.; Decorations, medals, and awards : Medal of Honor; Defense : Assistant Secretaries :: Space Policy; Defense and national security : Cybersecurity :: Cyber attacks; Defense and national security : Cybersecurity :: Strengthening efforts; Defense and national security : Liberty Crossing Intelligence Campus in McLean, VA; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Indo- Pacific Security Affairs; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: International Security Affairs; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Readiness; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict; Defense, Department of : Assistant Secretaries :: Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities; Defense, Department of : Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Director; Defense, Department of : Deputy Under Secretary (Comptroller); Defense, Department of : General Counsel; Defense, Department of : Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Hampton, VA; Defense, Department of : Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense, Department of : Personnel and Readiness, Under Secretary for; Defense, Department of : Secretary; Defense, Department of : Senior leadership, virtual conference with President; Defense, Department of : Under Secretaries :: Acquisition and Sustainment; Defense, Department of : Under Secretaries ::

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