US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

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

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a Credentialing Ceremony for Newly Appointed Ambassadors to Washington, D.C. | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Oshkosh, WI, on Air Force Two

10:25 a.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Oshkosh, WI, on Air Force Two

11:30 a.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the dangers of socialism at Ripon College | Ripon, WI

1:45 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Oshkosh, WI, en route La Crosse, WI, on Air Force Two

2:35 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in La Crosse, WI, on Air Force Two

3:20 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT tours Morning Star Dairy Farm | Onalaska, WI

3:45 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement | Morning Star Dairy Farm | Onalaska, WI

5:40 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs La Crosse, WI, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

8:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Thursday, July 16, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlights COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump on Rolling Back Regulations to Help All Americans
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump’s Historic Deregulatory Actions Are Creating Greater Opportunity and Prosperity for All Americans
  • Article: This Is How Much Overregulation Would Cost Your Family Each Year
  • Article: President Trump’s Regulatory Relief Helps All Americans
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 7/16/2020
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Mental Health Awareness at Shenandoah National Park
  • Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Trinity Nuclear Test

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Live Video Link: Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting (Friday, July 17, at 1:00 p.m. EDT)
  • Article: COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Supply Chain Vulnerability
  • Contracts for July 16, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, July 17
  • July 16: SecState Remarks | Unalienable Rights and the Securing of Freedom
  • July 16: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Bill Hemmer of Fox News
  • July 16: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab
  • July 16: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
  • July 16: Statement | U.S./Iraq/GCC Cooperation
  • July 16: Statement | The United States Signs Statement Reaffirming Commitments To Protecting Marine Ecosystems

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement by Ambassador Craft on the Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Department of the Treasury

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC, MSRB, FINRA to Hold Compliance Outreach Program for Municipal Advisors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on China Policy at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers Delivers Keynote at ACI’s Sixth National Conference on CFIUS: Compliance and Enforcement
  • Press Release: Kentucky Man Sentenced for Role in Concealing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Corporate Contributions to U.S. Senate Campaign
  • Press Release: Essentra Fze Admits to North Korean Sanctions and Fraud Violations, Agrees to Pay Fine
  • Press Release: California Man Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Attorney General William P. Barr Announces the Appointment of Prim F. Escalona as Interim U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Press Release: Statement by Department of Justice Spokesperson Kerri Kupec on the Execution of Wesley Ira Purkey

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

  • Press Release: Acting Secretary Wolf Condemns The Rampant Long-Lasting Violence In Portland
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Illegal Alien Attempting to Smuggle Narcotics (California)
  • Press Release: Nogales CBP Officers Quash Several Narcotic Smuggling Attempts (Arizona)
  • Press Release: AZ Man Caught Smuggling Migrants While Hauling a Deceased Person (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Makes Multiple Busts At Ysleta Port (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Man (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Foil Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry Apprehend a Man Wanted on Rape Charge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Renders Aid to Individual Injured by Jumping onto Train (Texas)
  • Press Release: Coordinated Efforts Produce Major Arrests (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Enforcement Action Closed Down Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Buffalo CBP Officers Seize $207,500 of Unreported Currency Concealed inside the Cab of Commercial Truck (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Salt Lake and Davis County Residents With March Earthquake Losses Can Register With FEMA (Utah)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards L.A. Unified $2.1M to Protect Elementary School from Earthquake Damage (California)
  • Press Release: Puerto Rico’s Recovery is in the Hands of Local Workforce (Puerto Rico)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Press Release: SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Appoints Senior Executives to Champion Agency’s Mission and Enhance Services for America’s 30 Million Small Businesses

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Hosts Teleconference with over 85 Biomedical Sciences Leaders and Stakeholders

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA and Texas Sign Historic Agreement to Improve Health of Public and Private Lands
  • Press Release: USDA Meals to You Partnership Delivers Nearly 30 Million Meals

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $139 Million in Funding for 55 Projects to Advance Innovative Vehicle Technologies
  • Press Release: Secretary Brouillette and Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Hold Press Briefing Call On U.S.–India Strategic Energy Partnership Ministerial (July 17, 2020)

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Advances Efforts to Improve the Visitor Experience at National Parks

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $90 Billion in Savings Through Regulatory Reforms

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Ruling
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinars for Employers, Employees in Mandarin, Cantonese on Paid Leave in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Enhancements to Assist Employees, Employers and Other Stakeholders in Use of Family and Medical Leave
  • Press Release: County of Carver, Minnesota, Pays Employee Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Paid Leave Due to Coronavirus-Related Daycare Closure

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 16, 2020

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 16: “Another one of many Fake T.V. Ads, this one about the Tennessee Valley Authority, which for years has paid its top executive a ridiculous FORTUNE. Not run by the U.S., but I have long been fighting that crazy ‘salary’ & its polices. Strange ad paid for (?) by ‘U.S. Tech Workers’.”