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.

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a law enforcement briefing on Keeping American Communities Safe: The Takedown of Key MS-13 Criminal Leaders | Oval Office

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

1:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Atlanta, GA

2:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport | Atlanta, GA

3:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the Rebuilding of America’s Infrastructure: Faster, Better, Stronger | Atlanta, GA

4:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs UPS Hapeville Airport Hub en route to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Atlanta, GA, en route to Washington, D.C.

5:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

6:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a listening session with law enforcement | Roosevelt Room

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT hosts a phone call with the House GOP Conference | The Vice President’s West Wing Office

3:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT hosts a media call on Tax Day | The Vice President’s Residence

Recap of Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference
  • Executive Order (E.O.) on Hong Kong Normalization
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate (re: Hong Kong E.O.)
  • Bill Signed into Law:
    • R. 7440, the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act,” which authorizes and impose sanctions on foreign persons, entities, and financial institutions that contribute to China’s actions to remove autonomy from Hong Kong.
    • Signing Statement by the President
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Briefing on COVID-19 | Baton Rouge, LA
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force | Baton Rouge, LA
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Roundtable on Higher Education Reopening
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at State Emergency Operations Center
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement from Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman on 135 Days since the Signing of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement
  • Contracts for July 14, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, July 15
  • July 14: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room (July 15)
  • July 14: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Spanish Foreign Minister González Laya
  • July 14: Readout | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Dominican President-Elect Abinader
  • July 14: Readout | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian Foreign Minister Erray
  • July 14: Statement | Welcoming the United Kingdom Decision to Prohibit Huawei from 5G Networks
  • July 14: Statement | On the Pan-Democratic Primary Election in Hong Kong
  • July 14: Statement | On the Death of General Paik Sun-yup (ROK)
  • July 14: Statement | On The Occasion of France’s National Day
  • July 14: Statement | Renaming of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee as the International Digital Economy and Telecommunication Advisory Committee and Renewal of Charter

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Announces $15 Million for an Innovative Training Center for Supply-Chain Management in Africa (Arizona State University/Ghana)
  • Press Release: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa Congratulates President-Elect Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Colombia

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues $3.8 Million Whistleblower Award
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Wind Turbine Company and Individuals With Defrauding Investors

Department of Justice

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

  • Press Release: United States and Paraguay Sign Updated Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Thwarts Numerous Human Smuggling Attempts (Arizona)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector June Arrests Include Multiple Aggravated Felons and Gang Members (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Encounters Another Commercial Vehicle Involved in Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Bridge of the Americas Stop Large Steroid Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Intercept Body Carrier and Seize $134K in Methamphetamine at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize $400K in Hard Narcotics in One Enforcement Action (Texas)
  • Press Release: Chicago CBP Finds 450 Fake iPhone Cases Worth Over $17K (Illinois)
  • Press Release: CBP Finds 300 Pieces of Counterfeit Merchandise in 1 Shipment (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Menlo Park Receives $5 million FEMA Grant to Protect the City from Flooding (California)
  • Press Release: 11 Counties Eligible for Public Assistance after April 22-23 Storms, Flooding (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates $14 million in Additional Funding for 74 Recovery Projects (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: U.S., Japan Expand Organic Trade Opportunities Livestock Added to Trade Arrangement

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Conference September 9-11: “Keeping America Strong: Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers”

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests More Than $16 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Mississippi
  • Press Release: USDA Cuts Red Tape to Increase Private Investment in Rural America

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Releases Draft Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap and Requests Stakeholder Input
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $116 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Reentry Grants and American Manufacturing in Tennessee
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Appointments to Employee Retirement Income Security Act Advisory Council
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to Award $8 Million in Grants to Assist Cocoa Cooperatives in Reducing Child Labor in Cocoa Supply Chain
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to Award $5 Million Grant to Reduce Child Labor in Ethiopian Agriculture Using a Gender-Focused Approach
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to Award $4.5 Million Grant to Reduce Child Labor in Madagascar’s Mica-Producing Communities
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s PAID Program Helps Workers and Employers as America Reopens
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor For Exposing Employees to Falls

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces Initiative for More and Faster COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 14, 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 15: “Wow. The @nytimes is under siege. The real reason is that it has become Fake News. They never covered me correctly – they blew it. People are fleeing, a total mess!”
  • July 15: “Great News on Vaccines!”
  • July 15: “96% Approval Rating of President Trump in the Republican Party. Thank you!”
  • July 15: “88 and 2 (really 1) in ENDORSEMENTS this election cycle, and @FoxNews was critical. Has anyone ever done so well? I doubt it! Steve D. @foxandfriends”
  • July 15: “@GoyaFoods is doing GREAT. The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!”
  • July 15: “Has anybody seen or reviewed the written “pact” between Bernie Sanders & Sleepy Joe. It is further left than even Bernie had in mind. Open Borders, crime, really bad to cops and military – The guaranteed destruction of America. Joe never told us this. Never been so CLEAR!!!”
  • July 15: “‘Joe Biden has made a lot of promises – and not gotten a lot done.’ @foxandfriends  That is the understatement of the year!!!”
  • July 14: “Congratulations to @RonnyJackson4TX on a big win against a tough and really good opponent. Ronny will be a fantastic Congressman – Will represent the wonderful people of the Great State of Texas, and the USA, very well. Proud of you Ronny!!!”
  • July 14: “A GREAT WIN!”  Retweet:  John R Parkinson @jparkABC · 2h · Associated Press projects @TTuberville wins Alabama Senate primary GOP runoff – a huge victory for @realDonaldTrump, who endorsed Tuberville + pushed hard to ensure fmr Attorney General @jeffsessions didn’t return to Senate. Tuberville and @DougJones face off this fall #ALSEN
  • July 14: “Wow, just called! @TTuberville – Tommy Tuberville WON big against Jeff Sessions. Will be a GREAT Senator for the incredible people of Alabama. @DougJones is a terrible Senator who is just a Super Liberal puppet for Schumer & Pelosi. Represents Alabama poorly. On to November 3rd.”
  • July 14: “Joe Biden claims to be prioritizing ‘safety of kids’ by keeping schools closed this Fall. Yet he remains silent about children being slaughtered by violence on the streets of Democrat run cities. You & your children won’t be SAFE in Biden’s America, and neither will anyone else!”
  • July 14: “Would be so great if the Media would get the word out to the people in a ‘fair and balanced’ way. We will win anyway, but they are a far more difficult adversary than their Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Partner!”