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.

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

9:20 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Midland, TX

11:30 a.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Midland International Air and Space Port | Midland, TX

12:00 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center | Odessa, TX

12:35 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Odessa, TX

1:05 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a fundraising committee reception | Odessa, TX

2:10 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Odessa, TX, en route to Midland, TX

2:45 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig | Midland, TX

2:50 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a tour of Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig | Midland, TX

3:20 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on restoring energy dominance in the Permian Basin and signs Presidential Permits | Midland, TX

4:05 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig en route to Midland International Air and Space Port

4:40 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Midland, TX, en route to Washington, D.C.

8:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

9:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Raleigh, NC, on Air Force Two

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Raleigh, NC on Air Force Two

12:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT visits with a Thales Academy Fourth Grade Class | Apex, NC

1:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on safely reopening schools | Thales Academy | Apex, NC

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on Phase III Coronavirus vaccine trials | NC Biotechnology Center | Durham, NC

4:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Raleigh, NC,​ en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

5:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  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 Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | July 28, 2020
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Ending America’s Reliance on Foreign Countries for Vital Supplies

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Nominees for Northcom, Spacecom Posts Testify at Confirmation Hearing
  • Article: U.S. Space Effort’s Future Hinges on Private Industry
  • Article: U.S., Australian Officials Reaffirm Strong Alliance
  • Article: Missile Defense Becomes Part of Great Power Competition
  • Joint Statement on Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations
  • Contracts for July 28, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, July 29
  • July 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Payne
  • July 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the Australia – U.S. Ministerial Consultations
  • July 28: Joint Statement | Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 2020
  • July 28: Readout | 2020 U.S.-Australia Ministerial Consultations on Health Security Cooperation
  • July 28: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability With Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, and Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds
  • July 28: Readout | The United States and Russia Hold Space Security Exchange
  • July 28: Transcript | Briefing With Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams On Recent Developments in U.S.-Venezuela Policy
  • July 28: Sanctions | Public Designation of Former Officials of the Illegitimate Maduro Regime Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • July 28: Sanctions | The United States Designates Two ISIS Facilitators
  • July 28: Statement | Peru’s Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between USAID and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Yemen
  • Explanation of Vote on the Adoption of the Central African Republic Sanctions Resolution

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

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

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Extension of Facilities Authorized Under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act
  • Sanctions: Treasury Designates Key ISIS Financial Facilitators in the Middle East
  • Press Release: Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Whitford Worldwide Company, LLC​

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Announces Creation of the Event and Emerging Risk Examination Team in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and the Appointment of Adam D. Storch as Associate Director
  • Press Release: SEC Charges VALIC Financial Advisors with Failing to Disclose Payments to Promote Services to Florida Educators

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Congressional Testimony: Opening Statement of Attorney General William P. Barr Before the House Judiciary Committee
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Opening Remarks at the Antitrust Division’s Public Workshop on Competition in Licensing Music Public Performance Rights
  • Press Release: Antitrust Division Names Taylor Owings Acting Chief Of Staff
  • Press Release: Justice Department Issues Business Review Letter To Avanci For Proposed Licensing Platform To Advance 5G Technology For Interconnected Automobiles
  • Press Release: Utah Man Posing As Medical Doctor To Sell Baseless Coronavirus Cure Indicted On Fraud Charges
  • Press Release: Former BBG Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery and Honest Services Wire Fraud
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Disability-Based Housing Discrimination Lawsuit with Owners and Developers of 82 Apartment Complexes in 13 States
  • Press Release: Justice Department Secures $150,000 in Lost Wages and Damages for Victim of Racial Discrimination in Case Against Brevard County, Florida
  • Press Release: Four Alabama Corrections Officers Indicted for Using Excessive Force and Obstruction of Justice
  • Press Release: Harvard University Professor Charged with Tax Offenses

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

  • Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Will Reject Initial Requests for DACA As It Weighs Future of the Program
  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | July 28
  • Press Release: CISA Announces Second Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes 31 Packages of Meth From Juvenile (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Discover $200K in Fentanyl Hidden in Grocery Containers (California)
  • Press Release: Nogales CBP Officers Intercept Several Narcotic Smuggling Attempts (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Big Bend Sector Agent Rescues Female in the Rio Grande (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Execute a Double Play and Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $3.3 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes More than $400K Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Make Large Cash Bust At Ysleta Port (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Make Large Cash Bust At Paso Del Norte (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues Two from Detroit River (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Criminal Wanted for Murder Apprehended by CBP at O’Hare (Illinois)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Counterfeit Mini Game Consoles in Aguadilla (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Intern Spotlight Series | Thaddeus Stern

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Barium Carbonate from China
  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Ferrovanadium from China and South Africa
  • Press Release: United States Was the World’s Largest Exporter and Importer of Services in 2018, Reports USITC

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC to Sign Letter of Interest for Investment in Kodak’s Expansion Into Pharmaceuticals

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM Commitment to Africa in Remarks to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa
  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Addresses Oregon Bankers Association, Washington Bankers Association, and Western Bankers Association

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: DOE, HHS, VA Announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership
  • Press Release: Department of Energy to Provide $68 Million for Bioenergy Crop Research

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Designates Hermitage Hotel in Tennessee as National Historic Landmark

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $21.8 Million Grant Award for Central Avenue BRT Project in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $273 Million in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, 6 Territories

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Federal Court Orders Millions Restored to Connecticut Health and Retirement Plans After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Litigation

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Issues New Report Highlighting Dramatic Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization amid COVID-19
  • Press Release: DOE, HHS, VA Announce COVID-19 Insights Partnership

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 28, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 29: “LAW & ORDER!”
  • July 29: “Sleepy Joe Biden is just a Trojan Horse for the Radical Left Agenda. He will do whatever they want!”
  • July 29: “‘The Plus, Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help’, by the very smart and witty @greggutfeld, is on sale now. It is great, Canceling Cancel Culture. Make his book as successful as his T.V. Show. Buy it now!”
  • July 29: “Great going to a very talented group!”  Retweet:  Laura Ingraham @IngrahamAngle · 14h · Deep gratitude to our loyal viewers and the producers,  technical crew and contributors who made this possible! “Fox News July 2020 Ratings: Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle Deliver Largest July Prime Time Audience Ever” | TVNewser
  • July 29: “Vote these people out. They are CRAZY!  #2020”  Retweet:  Free Beacon @FreeBeacon · 13h · SUPERCUT: Democrats reclaim their time during Bill Barr hearing Via @DavidRutz
  • July 28: “Big Pharma is taking television ads trying to make the case that I am raising prescription drug prices on seniors. The ad is a lie! What I have done will lead to a 50% REDUCTION in prices, at least, & Big Pharma is not happy about it. No other President would….”
  • July 28: “….be able to produce what I have. So when you see those nasty ads from Big Pharma remember, the only reason they are going all out is the massive PRICE REDUCTIONS you are getting – not good for them. Plus, I was only President in 51 years that got a Prescription D reduction!”