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.

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a ceremonial swearing-in of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget | Oval Office

12:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Vice President | Private Dining Room

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

3:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on Operation Legend: Combatting Violent Crime in American Cities | East Room

5:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a news conference | James S. Brady Briefing Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for the ceremonial swearing-in of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget | Oval Office

12:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for lunch | Private Dining Room

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT meets with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

Looking Ahead: Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, July 24.  The Vice President will meet with higher education leaders at Marian University to discuss safely reopening schools.  They will return to Washington, D.C., later that day.

Recap of Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing
  • Statement from the President Regarding Apportionment
  • Presidential Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Action to Ensure American Citizens Receive Proper Representation in Congress
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Conference Call with FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council
  • Remarks by Second Lady Karen Pence in a Roundtable with Vice President Mike Pence, Governor McMaster, and Mrs. McMaster on Safely Reopening Schools
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Roundtable with Governor McMaster and Mrs. McMaster on Safely Reopening Schools
  • Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Visit to a Military Spouse and Veteran Owned Business in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Freedom (Jim Ryun)
  • Nominations: Seven Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos | July 21, 2020
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With New Zealand Minister for Defense Ron Mark | July 20, 2020
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Esper’s Phone Call With Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo | July 20, 2020
  • Advisory: Secretary Esper Travels to Whiteman Air Force Base (July 22, 2020)
  • Press Release: Memorandum on Reinforcing Operations Security
  • Publication: Reinforcing Operations Security and the Importance of Preventing Unauthorized Disclosures
  • Article: Esper Discusses Importance of Indo-Pacific Strategy
  • Article: Air Force Reveals Cold Facts on New Arctic Strategy
  • Article: Spokesman Details DOD Progress in Addressing Diversity, Inclusion
  • Contracts for July 21, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, July 22
  • July 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With U.K. Prime Minister Johnson
  • July 21: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at a Press Availability
  • July 21: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to Denmark to Deepen Our Historic Alliance
  • July 21: Statement | The State Department Takes Action and Calls for Information to Bring Venezuelan National Maikel Jose Moreno Perez to Justice
  • July 21: Statement | Belgium National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East (via VTC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers Remarks for Press Conference on United States V Li, Et Al. (EDWA) (re: cyber security/national security)
  • Press Release: Two Chinese Hackers Working with the Ministry of State Security Charged with Global Computer Intrusion Campaign Targeting Intellectual Property and Confidential Business Information, Including COVID-19 Research

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

  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | July 21, 2020
  • Press Release: Meth Packages Seized by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: 33 Illegal Aliens Found in Box Trucks at Immigration Checkpoints (Texas)
  • Press Release: Bi-National Collaboration Leads to Rescue (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Sex Offender Near Immigration Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Capture Gang Member (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes over Three Tons of Marijuana Worth $1.5 Million at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Four-Time Deportee (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP’s ‘Just Keep Swimming’ Protects Tilapia Imports (Florida)
  • Press Release: CBP San Juan Seizes Over One Thousand Counterfeit Luxury and Designer Watches (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Reconstitution | Reopening After Coronavirus FAQ
  • Press Release: FEMA Issues Public Notice (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: Earthquake Survivors Helped by FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (Puerto Rico)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Pre-Filled Syringes for Intravitreal Injection and Components Thereof

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Aims to Finance $1 Billion of Private Sector Investment in Honduras

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: As Mozambique LNG Project Moves Forward, EXIM Reaffirms Support, Signs Initial Financing Documents
  • Press Release: EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces $15 Million in Funding Opportunities to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Secretary Dan Brouillette and Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar to Make Quantum Announcement at the University of Chicago (July 23, 2020)

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: CARES Act Air Service Exemption for United Airlines Extension
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $851.15 Million Loan for the Train Control Implementation and Rehabilitation Project in New England

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: South Florida Truss Manufacturer Pays Back Wages to Employee Denied Paid Sick Leave Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Nursing Facilities for Failing to Fully Implement Respiratory Programs to Protect Employees from Coronavirus
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Federal Child Labor Law Violations at 12 Piedmont Triad Region McDonald’s Restaurants

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces National COVID-19 Testing Implementation Forum
  • Press Release: OCR Resolves Religious Discrimination Complaint after Maryland Hospital System Ensures Patients Can Receive Religious Visitations During COVID-19
  • Press Release: OCR Resolves Complaint After Hospital Accommodates Medical Student’s Religious Needs During COVID-19
  • Press Release: HHS Protect | Frequently Asked Questions | July 20, 2020

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 21, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 21: “Mail-In Voting, unless changed by the courts, will lead to the most CORRUPT ELECTION in our Nation’s History! #RIGGEDELECTION”
  • July 21: “Strong Stock Market Numbers. You want to see them dive? Vote for the Radical Left with their BIG Tax Hikes”