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.

5:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.

6:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters of a joint fundraising committee | Washington, D.C.

7:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

Recap of Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, 2020

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

The White House

  • Proclamation on the Death of John Lewis
  • Statement by Vice President Pence on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Awards $3.5 Million Contract to Crosstex International, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production of Surgical Masks
  • Article: Esper Marks Eventful Year as Defense Secretary

Department of State

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Two Alleged Criminals – A Hezbollah Associated Narco-Money Launderer and a Computer Hacker – Extradited from Cyprus to the United States

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

  • Press Release: BACKGROUNDER | Day 50 of Continued Violence in Portland

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Submit Your Flood Insurance Claim Now (Michigan)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Ambassador Lighthizer Comments on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: President Trump Announces $2 Million Grant for 9/11 Memorial

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | FDA Issues First Emergency Authorization for Sample Pooling in Diagnostic Testing

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 19: “So we catch Obama & Biden, not to even mention the rest of their crew, SPYING on my campaign, AND NOTHING HAPPENS? I hope not! If it were the other way around, 50 years for treason. NEVER FORGET!!!!”
  • July 19: “The Radical Left Democrats, who totally control Biden, will destroy our Country as we know it. Unimaginably bad things would happen to America. Look at Portland, where the pols are just fine with 50 days of anarchy. We sent in help. Look at New York, Chicago, Philadelphia. NO!”
  • July 19: “We are trying to help Portland, not hurt it. Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators. They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. These were not merely protesters, these are the real deal!”
  • July 18: “Saddened to hear the news of civil rights hero John Lewis passing. Melania and I send our prayers to he and his family.”