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.

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a news conference | James S. Brady Briefing Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:00 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 leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

5:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT meets with practicing physicians on COVID-19 | Roosevelt Room

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, July 29, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit Thales Academy.  He will participate in a roundtable to discuss the plan Thales Academy is using to open safely.  The Vice President will then tour NCBiotech, which is conducting Phase-III trials for a Coronavirus vaccine, before returning to Washington later that day.

On Thursday, July 30, Vice President Pence will travel to Pennsylvania for a bus tour.  The Vice President will deliver remarks at a Cops for Trump event reinforcing the Trump Administration’s continued support of the men and women serving in law enforcement and their unwavering commitment to never defund the police.  The Vice President will also tour Guy Chemical Company, Inc., and deliver remarks.

Recap of Monday, July 27, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Roundtable on Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trials | Miami, FL
  • Fact Sheet: President Trump Is Leading a Once-in-a-Generation Effort to Ensure Americans Have Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Virtual Roundtable with the Foster Youth Intern Group
  • Press Release: First Lady Melania Trump Announces Plans to Restore and Enhance the White House Rose Garden
  • Press Release: Second Lady Karen Pence Meets the “The Walking Marine” for Final Walk to The White House
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint the Following Individuals to Key Administration Posts
  • Article: ONDCP’s Drug-Free Communities Program Highlights Trump Administration Success in Lowering Youth Substance Use
  • Article: Congress Didn’t Act on Prescription Drug Prices. So President Trump Did

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD, HHS Award $7.6 Million Contract to Hologic, Inc. to Expand Domestic Production of Custom Sample Collection & Processing Consumables for COVID-19 Tests
  • Article: Combat Medical Innovations Carry Over to COVID-19 Care
  • Article: DOD Schedules Second Annual CIO Global Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  • Article: DOD Supports Women, Peace and Security Act, Official Says
  • Contracts for July 27, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, July 28
  • July 27: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Costa Rican Foreign Minister Solano
  • July 27: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Georgian Prime Minister Gakharia
  • July 27: Advisory | Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook Traveled to Tunisia, Qatar, and Kuwait to Discuss Extending the UN Arms Embargo on Iran
  • July 27: Statement | Osman Kavala Should be Released
  • July 27: Statement | Celebrating the 231st Anniversary of the U.S. Department of State

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: U.S. Provides 88,000 Additional Mosquito Nets to Prevent Malaria in Laos

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Women and the Afghan Peace Process (via VTC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: United States Files Complaint To Stop Deceptive And Improper Sales Of Consumer Background Reports
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Guidance on Religious Liberty Protections in Grant Programs
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Claim Against Virginia-Based Staffing Company for Improperly Favoring Temporary Visa Workers Over U.S. Workers
  • Press Release: Former Department of Defense Employee Pleads Guilty to Strangulation and Knife Assault while Living Overseas
  • Press Release: Florida Man who Used COVID-Relief Funds to Purchase Lamborghini Sports Car Charged in Miami Federal Court
  • Press Release: West Virginia Doctor Pleaded Guilty to Lying to the DEA

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

  • Press Release: Myth vs. Fact: 50+ Nights of Violence, Chaos, and Anarchy in Portland, Oregon | July 27, 2020
  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | July 27
  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: San Diego Federal Partners Stop Boat; Pull 14 People and 82 Pounds of Meth from the Ocean (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Intercepts an Array of Counterfeit High Fashion Products Worth $1.8 Million at LAX (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Three Meth Packages Over the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue Three Illegal Aliens Over the Weekend in Two Separate Events (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Agents Seize Heroin and Fentanyl at Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Interrupts Drug Smuggling Attempts in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Intercepts Human Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest Local Man with $600K worth of Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Heroin Hidden Inside Engine (Texas)
  • Press Release: Andrew Douglas Enters on Duty as Acting Port Director for Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Encountered a Human Smuggling Attempt Utilizing a Livestock Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Enforcement Action Apprehends Large Group at Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Agents Continue to Encounter Armed Subjects in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Stanislaus County, CA
  • Press Release: Readiness Builds Resilience for People with Disabilities (U.S. Virgin Islands)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Commerce Department Files Petition to Clarify Liability Protections for Online Platforms and Protect Against Censorship

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Launches Public Review of 50-Year EXIM-Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Partnership
  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with Kevin Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Bahamas

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests More Than $3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural North Carolina
  • Press Release: USDA Launches New Features to Help Farmers Hire Workers

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Establishes the First Cold Case Task Force Office for Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Press Release: ICYMI | Actually funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Key Resource for Rural Communities

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: El Paso Independent School District Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Healthcare Provider Ordered Self-Quarantine
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Defense Contractor Reach Agreement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Reserves and Rapidly Expands Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Vaccines at Texas Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing
  • Press Release: Lifespan Pays $1,040,000 to OCR to Settle Unencrypted Stolen Laptop Breach

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 27, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Reiterates Warning About Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol, Takes Additional Action to Address Concerning Products

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 28: “‘Nadler calls ANTIFA violence a MYTH.’ @foxandfriends  They are Anarchists with miles of ‘tape’ showing their illegal activity. Jerry, blame it on Russia, Russia, Russia!”
  • July 27: “The Fake News Media is trying to portray the Portland and Seattle ‘protesters’ as wonderful, sweet and innocent people just out for a little stroll. Actually, they are sick and deranged Anarchists & Agitators who our great men & women of Law Enforcement easily control, but who…”
  • July 27: “….would destroy our American cities, and worse, if Sleepy Joe Biden, the puppet of the Left, ever won. Markets would crash and cities would burn. Our Country would suffer like never before. We will beat the Virus, soon, and go on to the Golden Age – better than ever before!”
  • July 27: “So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called ‘Trending’, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one. They look for anything they can find, make it as bad as possible, and blow it up, trying to make it trend. Really ridiculous, illegal, and, of course, very unfair!”
  • July 27: “Anarchists, Agitators or Protestors who vandalize or damage our Federal Courthouse in Portland, or any Federal Buildings in any of our Cities or States, will be prosecuted under our recently re-enacted Statues & Monuments Act. MINIMUM TEN YEARS IN PRISON. Don’t do it! @DHSgov”
  • July 27: “Homeland Security or Federal Forces are little involved in Seattle, other than we have a large standby team in case of emergency. The media is calling that one wrong also. In Portland, we are protecting Federal property, including the Courthouse, which wouldn’t last a day!”