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 presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun | Blue Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs executive orders on lowering drug prices | South Court Auditorium

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

4:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Morristown, NJ

5:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport

6:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Bedminster Landing Zone | Bedminster, NJ

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

8:55 a.m.  EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Washington, D.C., en route Indianapolis, IN, on Air Force Two

10:30 a.m.  EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Indianapolis, IN

11:45 a.m.  EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT hosts a fundraiser for the Todd Rokita Election Committee | Greenwood, IN

1:30 p.m.  EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on safely reopening schools | Marian University Arena & Convocation Center

4:05 p.m.  EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Indianapolis, IN, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

5:30 p.m.  EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Washington, D.C.

Looking Ahead:  On Saturday, July 25, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Nantucket, Massachusetts to meet with Governor Charles Baker and discuss efforts to combat COVID-19.  Later that evening, the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C.

On Monday, July 27, Vice President Pence will travel to Miami, Florida, to mark the beginning of Phase III trials for a Coronavirus vaccine.  At the University of Miami, the Vice President will participate in a roundtable with university leadership and researchers on the Coronavirus vaccine progress, before participating in a press briefing.  The Vice President will return to Washington, D.C., later that day.

Recap of Thursday, July 23, 2020

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

The White House

  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Give Students and Parents Flexibility and Schools the Support They Need to Reopen This Fall
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting Our Suburbs and Preserving the American Dream for All Americans
  • Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Mali
  • Text of a Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Mali
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Briefing on Protecting Native American Children

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (under investigation/Syria)
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $4.9 Million Contract to Pall Corporation to Increase Industrial Base Expansion for Medical Ventilator Components
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, July 23, 2020
  • Article: Secretary Esper | DOD Involved in COVID-19 Fight ‘From Day One’
  • Article: OIR Follows in Predecessors’ Footsteps in Defeating ISIS, Official Says
  • Article: DOD on ‘Aggressive’ Track With Hypersonic Weapons Development
  • Contracts for July 23, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, July 24
  • July 23: Secretary’s Speech | Communist China and the Free World’s Future | Yorba Linda, California
  • July 23: Joint Statement on United States-New Zealand Virtual Strategic Dialogue
  • July 23: Readout | Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell’s Participation in the East Asia Summit 2020 Senior Officials Meeting
  • July 23: Sanctions | U.S. Sanctions Moron Brothers for their Role in Regime Corruption
  • July 23: Statement | On the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Steering Group’s Joint Statement
  • July 23: Statement | The Department of State Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa on the Global Health Security Agenda
  • Press Release: The United States Applauds the Release of the United Nations’ 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan for Venezuela

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

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

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: Intelligence Community Releases Artificial Intelligence Principles and Framework | July 22, 2020

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Targets Individuals Supporting Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Corruption

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Concludes with Final Hearings on Respect for Law Enforcement and Rule of Law
  • Press Release: United States Files Complaint to Forfeit More Than $2.37 Million From Companies Accused of Laundering Funds to Benefit Sanctioned North Korean Entities
  • Press Release: Sixth Pharmaceutical Company Charged In Ongoing Criminal Antitrust Investigation
  • Press Release: Forsyth Man Sentenced for Attempted Attack on the White House
  • Press Release: Department Of Justice Issues Business Review Letter To Monoclonal Antibody Manufacturers To Expedite And Increase The Production Of Covid-19 Mab Treatments
  • Press Release: Washington Tech Executive Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud and Money Laundering
  • Press Release: Researchers Charged with Visa Fraud After Lying About Their Work for China’s People’s Liberation Army
  • Press Release: Former Congressman Charged with Ballot Stuffing, Bribery, and Obstruction
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims Against Law Firm and Legal Staffing Agency
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Bank of America to Resolve Claims of Disability Discrimination and Compensate Victims
  • Press Release: Justice Department Alleges Excessive Force in Alabama’s Prisons for Men Violates the Constitution
  • Press Release: Seven North Carolina Tax Preparers Charged with Fraud

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: New York Amends Dangerous Green Light Law to Cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement on DMV Records
  • CISA Press Release: Protect Operational Technologies and Control Systems against Cyber Attacks
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Ramps up Patrols in Otay Mountain Wilderness (California)
  • Press Release: Mother Smuggles Drugs with Child in Car (California)
  • Press Release: Tractor-Trailer Human Smuggler Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue Woman Abandoned by Smugglers (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Several Train Jumpers (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Effort Leads to Stash House Disruption (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two More Sex Offenders Taken Off the Streets in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: K-9 Team helps Agents Foil Human Smuggling Attempt in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Bi-National Collaboration Leads to More Rescues (Texas)
  • Press Release: Wanted Criminal Apprehended by CBP Officers in Chicago (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Louisville CBP Finds 40 Pounds of Crystal Meth Hidden in Car Parts (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Temporary Hours of Operation at Two Vermont Ports of Entry (Vermont)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: ICYMI | FEMA Prepared to Respond During COVID-19
  • Press Release: State of Nevada Receives $18.4 Million Grant for PPE
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves More than $5.6 Million to Baystate Medical Center (Massachusetts)
  • Press Release: Puerto Rico Builds Back Stronger Through Local Mitigation Plans

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2021 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Op-Ed by Wilbur Ross and Eugene Scalia | America’s broad-based effort to get workers better jobs
  • Blog: Facing Hurricanes with FirstNet on Your Side

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Hosts Teleconference with over 75 Semiconductor Leaders and Stakeholders
  • Press Release: EXIM Board Approves Two Authorizations Supporting an Estimated 13,450 Jobs Across the United States, Including in Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Approves Arkansas and Hawaii to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: S. Department of Energy Unveils Blueprint for the Quantum Internet at ‘Launch to the Future: Quantum Internet’ Event

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Secretary Bernhardt Visits New Hampshire and Massachusetts to Highlight the Great American Outdoors Act and Implementation of Good-Neighbor Policies
  • Press Release: Interior Approves Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Supports Alaskan Infrastructure Development to Mine Critical Minerals
  • Press Release: ICYMI | Facing needless obstruction from Newsom, Trump Administration focused on improving water supply for all Californians

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: S. Transportation Secretary Chao Releases Pathways to the Future of Transportation

Department of Labor

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Small Health Care Provider Fails to Implement Multiple HIPAA Security Rule Requirements

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 23, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Requiring Labeling Changes for Opioid Pain Medicines, Opioid Use Disorder Medicines Regarding Naloxone
  • Press Release: FDA Proposes New Rule on Reporting Requirements (re: the Right to Try Act)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 23: “Will be interviewed by @seanhannity tonight at 9:00 P.M. on @FoxNews. Enjoy!!!”
  • July 23: “WELCOME BACK BASEBALL!” [WH Video]
  • July 23: “The Suburban Housewives of America must read this article. Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream. I will preserve it, and make it even better!” [NY Post Article]
  • July 23: “Obama, who wouldn’t even endorse Biden until everyone else was out of the primaries (and even then waited a long time!), is now making a commercial of support. Remember, I wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for them. I wouldn’t be President. They did a terrible job!”
  • July 23: “The Democrats have stated strongly that they won’t approve a Payroll Tax Cut (too bad!). It would be great for workers. The Republicans, therefore, didn’t want to ask for it. Dems, as usual, are hurting the working men and women of our Country!”
  • July 23: “Recently watched failed RINO Tom Ridge, former head of Homeland Security, trying to justify his sudden love of the Radical Left Mayor of Portland, who last night was booed & shouted out of existence by the agitators & anarchists. Love watching pathetic Never Trumpers squirm!”