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.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

5:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Bedminster, NJ

Sunday, July 26, 2020

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

5:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

5:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

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.

Looking Ahead:  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 Friday, July 24, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Lowering Prices for Patients by Eliminating Kickbacks to Middlemen
  • Executive Order on Increasing Drug Importation to Lower Prices for American Patients
  • Executive Order on Access to Affordable Life-saving Medications
  • Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Orders (E.O.) on Lowering Drug Prices (Note: While he signed four E.O.s, text of three of the four was released, with the text of the E.O. on most favored nations not yet available publicly and is being held pending discussions with pharmaceutical executives, which the President shared would be on Tuesday, July 28.  The fourth E.O., he said, is slated to go into effect on at midnight on August 24, 2020.)
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Action to Lower Drug Costs and Ensure That Americans Have Access to Life-saving Medications
  • Remarks by President Trump at the Presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Roundtable on Safely Reopening Schools | Indianapolis, IN
  • Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Art Therapy Roundtable in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on Unmanned Aerial Systems Exports
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
  • Proclamation on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Announces $77.3 Million in Defense Production Act Title III COVID-19 Actions
  • Article: Russia, Wagner Group Continue Military Involvement in Libya
  • Article: Space Force Rockets Toward Milestones
  • Article: Hypersonics, Counter-Hypersonics Are a Top Priority
  • Contracts for July 24, 2020

Department of State

  • July 24: Statement | Trump Administration Approves Updated Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Export Policy
  • July 24: Fact Sheet | This Week in Iran Policy
  • July 24: Transcript | Briefing With Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper On New Developments in the U.S. Defense Trade
  • July 24: Transcript | Briefing With Senior U.S. Government Officials On the Closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas
  • July 24: Transcript | Briefing With Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford On the U.S.-Russia Space Security Exchange
  • July 24: Advisory | Meeting of U.S.-Russia Expert Groups on Trilateral Arms Control and for the Space Security Exchange (July 27, 2020)
  • July 24: Readout | Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Participates in the ASEAN Regional Forum Senior Officials Meeting
  • July 24: Statement | 2020 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Climate and Security (via VTC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: 100 Days Until Election 2020

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Agencies Adopt Final Rule on the Orderly Liquidation of Covered Broker-Dealers under Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Trustify Inc. and Founder in $18.5 Million Offering Fraud

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement of Civil Rights Division Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Press Release: Antitrust Division Announces Agenda For Workshop On Competition In The Licensing Of Public Performance Rights In The Music Industry
  • Press Release: Singaporean National Pleads Guilty to Acting in the United States as an Illegal Agent of Chinese Intelligence
  • Press Release: Arizona Woman Arrested for Attempting to Provide Material Support to Al Qaeda
  • Press Release: Former CEO and Founder of Technology Company Charged in Investment Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Six Former NFL Players Charged in Superseding Indictment Alleging Nationwide Fraud on Health Care Benefit Program for Retired NFL Players
  • Press Release: Indivior Solutions Pleads Guilty To Felony Charge And Indivior Entities Agree To Pay $600 Million To Resolve Criminal And Civil Investigations As Part Of DOJ’s Largest Opioid Resolution
  • Press Release: California Man Charged with Unlawfully Importing Mosaic
  • Press Release: Supplier to Puerto Rican Aquarium Business Pleads Guilty to Two Lacey Act Felonies for Illicit Trafficking of Protected Reef Creatures
  • Press Release: Owners of Philadelphia Cheesesteak Restaurant Indicted for Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-Out | July 24
  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-Out | July 23
  • Press Release: Acting Secretary Wolf Establishes China Working Group to Address Intensifying Threat
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Partners with Central American Leaders to Address Health, Safety and Border Security Issues
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize More than 300 Pounds of Drugs Hidden in Cargo Truck Sleeper Compartment (California)
  • Press Release: 107 Pounds of Meth Seized in Two Smuggling Attempts (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Driver Attempting To Smuggle 119 Packages of Meth Inside Gift-Wrapped Presents (California)
  • Press Release: Methamphetamine Smuggler Arrested at Checkpoint (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol EMT Rescues Injured Subject (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Thwart Dangerous Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Shutdown Smuggling Attempt of Methamphetamine and Heroin Worth Over $1.2 Million at the Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Narcotics Smuggling Attempt is Disrupted (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Enforcement Action Closes Multiple Stash Houses (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Renders Aid to Lost Individual (Texas)
  • Press Release: Philadelphia CBP Seizes Counterfeit and Altered African Passports Destined to Florida (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: CBP at Newark Arrest Wanted Man Fleeing the United States (New Jersey)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Peace Bridge Seize 2,959 Lbs. of Marijuana In Commercial Shipment (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Monitors Tropical Activity; Urges Residents to Take Precautions

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces a Third Round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program Purchases

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Kicks off National Childcare Reopening Tour in Denver, Colorado
  • Press Release: Selma, Alabama, Employer Pays Back Wages to Employee Denied Paid Sick Leave Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces Historic Action to Lower Drug Prices for Americans
  • Fact Sheet: Trump Administration Accomplishments to Empower Americans with Disabilities
  • Press Release: HHS Marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 24, 2020
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | FDA Authorizes First Diagnostic Test for Screening of People Without Known or Suspected COVID-19 Infection
  • Press Release: FDA Approves First Cell-Based Gene Therapy For Adult Patients with Relapsed or Refractory MCL

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 25: “The Democrats in the House are trying to undo my big win Travel Ban Bill, which successfully keeps very bad and dangerous people out of our great Country. Passed along party lines. Hopefully, will be DEAD in the Senate! The Dems have gone Stone Cold Left – Venezuela on steroids!”
  • July 25: “Wow!”  Retweet:  Antoine Tucker @montaga · Mar 23 · Want proof .@realDonaldTrump is not the problem listen & share [Video]
  • July 25: “Yesterday I signed four measures that will massively reduce the prices of prescription drugs, in many cases by more than 50%. Nothing like this has ever been done before because Big Pharma, with its vast power, would not let it happen. Expensive Insulin went from big dollars…..”
  • July 25: “…to virtual pennies. Epi-pens went from their incredibly high, jacked up prices, to lower than their original give away bargains. Biggest price reductions in history, by far! Nothing like this has ever for our citizens, especially our Seniors. REMEMBER YOUR FAVORITE PRESIDENT!”
  • July 25: “Congratulations Jim. It was a great and beautiful event. Well deserved?”  Retweet:  The White House @WhiteHouse · 22h · This morning, President @realDonaldTrump will present the Medal of Freedom to former Olympian, record-breaking runner, and distinguished public servant Jim Ryun!

  • July 24: “Wow. Win in 2020!!!”  Retweet:  Mona Salama @MonaSalama_ · 11h · The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision denied an appeal by a Nevada church to ease the state’s 50-person cap on worship to operate at 50% of capacity like casinos amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberal members to form the majority
  • July 24: “So Obama and his team of lowlifes spied on my campaign, and got caught – Open and shut case! More papers released today which are devastating to them. Will they ever pay the price? The political Crime of the Century!”
  • July 24: “96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!”
  • July 24: “Congratulations @JimRyun!” [WH Video]
  • July 24: “I spoke to highly respected (Chairman) Senator @JimInhofe, who has informed me that he WILL NOT be changing the names of our great Military Bases and Forts, places from which we won two World Wars (and more!). Like me, Jim is not a believer in ‘Cancel Culture’.”
  • July 24: “Great job by @elonmusk in agreeing to build, in TEXAS, what is expected to be the largest auto plant anywhere in the world. He kept his word to me. Texas & @Tesla are big winners. MADE IN THE USA!”
  • July 24: “The great Jim Ryun will be honored this morning at the White House with the presentation of The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congratulations to Jim and the entire Ryun family. 11:00 A.M. @foxandfriends @FoxNews @OANN”