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.

2:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the American Red Cross National Headquarters | Washington, D.C.

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT tours the American Red Cross National Headquarters

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on donating plasma | Washington, D.C.

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route West Mifflin, PA, on Air Force Two

10:25 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in West Mifflin, PA, on Air Force Two

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Cops for Trump event | Greensburg Police Department | Greensburg, PA

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT tours Guy Chemical Company | Somerset, PA

3:05 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the Trump Administration’s pro-growth economic policies | Guy Chemical Company | Somerset, PA

5:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Johnstown, PA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

6:05 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump on Restoring Energy Dominance in the Permian Basin | Midland, TX
  • Presidential Permit (permittee: TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P.)
  • Presidential Permit (permittee: NuStar Logistics, L.P.)
  • Presidential Permit (permittee: The Kansas City Southern Railway Company)
  • Presidential Permit (permittee: NuStar Logistics, L.P.)
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Has Unleashed American Producers and Restored Our Energy Dominance
  • Article: The Value of U.S. Energy Dominance
  • Article: American Energy Dominance | Bad for Bureaucrats, Great for Our Country
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Roundtable on Phase III Coronavirus Vaccine Trials | Durham, NC
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Roundtable on Safely Reopening Schools | Apex, NC
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Suicide Prevention and Visits a Veteran Owned Business in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Lebanon
  • Text of a Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Lebanon
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Continued Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Puerto Rico Emergency Declaration
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves U.S. Virgin Islands Emergency Declaration
  • Nominations: Eight Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Speech: U.S. European Command Force Posture Policy Press Conference | Secretary Esper’s Opening Statement
  • DOD Statement: S. European Command Force Posture Review
  • Transcript: DOD Senior Leaders Brief Reporters on European Force Posture
  • Article: DOD Proposes Removing More Than 11,000 Troops From Germany
  • Publication: Monitoring of PFAS Sampling for Installations With Non-Department of Defense Drinking Water Systems
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, July 29, 2020
  • Press Release: DOD Must Do More to Prevent Sexual Assault
  • Contracts for July 29, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, July 30
  • July 29: Statement | G7 High-Level Transportation Principles in Response to COVID-19
  • July 29: Fact Sheet | UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19
  • July 29: Statement | Release of the JUST Act Report
  • July 29: Transcript | Briefing With Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels And Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr On the Public Release of the JUST Act Report
  • July 29: Statement | Appointment of U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region
  • July 29: Sanctions | Syria Sanctions Designations
  • July 29: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Michael Knowles of The Ben Shapiro Show

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick Discusses Digital Development and 5G Telecommunications Technology in Virtual Roundtable With Donors

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

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

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Continues to Pressure Investors and Companies Supporting the Assad Regime’s Corrupt Reconstruction Efforts
  • Press Release: Treasury and United States Postal Service Reach Agreement on Terms of CARES Act Loan

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Advisory: Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee Aug. 4 Meeting to Focus on How Capital Markets Are Serving Underrepresented Founders

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement of AAG Makan Delrahim Thanking Participants in Workshop on Competition in the Licensing of Public Performance Rights in the Music Industry
  • Press Release: Operation Legend Expanded to Cleveland, Detroit, and Milwaukee
  • Press Release: Execution Rescheduled for Federal Inmate Convicted of Brutally Murdering a Grandmother and her Nine-Year-Old Granddaughter
  • Press Release: University of Arkansas Professor Indicted for Wire Fraud and Passport Fraud (re: China)
  • Press Release: Florida Man Charged with COVID Relief Fraud, Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering
  • Press Release: Florida Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Obstructing the IRS

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

  • Press Release: Acting Secretary Wolf’s Statement on Oregon Agreeing to Cooperate in Quelling Portland Violence
  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | July 29
  • Press Release: CISA to Host 3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit
  • Press Release: Agents Seize Two Vehicles and Arrest 34 Illegal Aliens in Failed Human Smuggling Attempt (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue Illegal Alien with Criminal History (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Arrests Man with Drugs, Cash, Firearm (Arizona)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad and Tobago

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Director Bachus Addresses San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Press Release: EXIM Supports and Facilitates U.S. Jobs During Pledge to America’s Workers Month

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 50 Million Boxes Delivered

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Releases Policy Extending LNG Export Term to 2050
  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $100 Million for Artificial Photosynthesis Research
  • Press Release: Department of Energy Selects 5 Projects to Receive up to $28 Million for Geothermal Energy Research

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: CARES Act Air Service Exemptions for Hawaiian Airlines and Silver Airways Extensions
  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Highlights Department’s Work to Combat Human Trafficking

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Southern California Claims Management Company Pays Employees $95,120 After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Minimum Wage Violations
  • Press Release: San Jose, California, Manufacturer to Pay $41,214 in Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Requests for Coronavirus-Related Paid Sick Leave

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Awards More than $180 Million to States Rethinking K-12 Education to Better Meet Students’ Needs During Coronavirus Disruption
  • Press Release: Office for Civil Rights Delivers Annual Report to Congress Highlighting Major Milestones and Achievements in Protecting Students’ Rights

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Secretary’s Report Calls for Congressional Action to Combat Surprise Billing and Promote Price Transparency

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Hangover Remedies
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 29, 2020
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | FDA Posts New Template for At-Home and Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Tests for Use in Non-Lab Settings, Such as Homes, Offices or Schools

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 29: “Germany pays Russia billions of dollars a year for Energy, and we are supposed to protect Germany from Russia. What’s that all about? Also, Germany is very delinquent in their 2% fee to NATO. We are therefore moving some troops out of Germany!”
  • July 29: “New York Mail-In voting is in a disastrous state of condition. Votes from many weeks ago are missing – a total mess. They have no idea what is going on. Rigged Election. I told you so. Same thing would happen, but on massive scale, with USA. Fake News refuses to report!”
  • July 29: “@FoxNews reported incorrectly what the Federal Government is doing with respect to Portland. We are demanding that the Governor & Mayor do their job or we will do it for them. To complicated to discuss in a Tweet, but bad reporting by Fox (possibly on purpose!). @DHSgov”
  • July 29: “Great to be in Texas!”
  • July 29: [Secretary of Energy Op-Ed | Houston Chronicle]
  • July 29: [Former Secretary of Energy Op-Ed | Star-Telegram]
  • July 29: “If the Federal Government and its brilliant Law Enforcement (Homeland) didn’t go into Portland one week ago, there would be no Portland — It would be burned and beaten to the ground. If the Mayor and Governor…”
  • July 29: “…do not stop the Crime and Violence from the Anarchists and Agitators immediately, the Federal Government will go in and do the job that local law enforcement was supposed to do!”
  • July 29: “Just landed in the Great State of Texas!”  Retweet:  White House Rapid Response @WHRapidResponse · 7h · President Trump is visiting TX today to discuss our nation’s world-leading energy industry.  No president in history has done more to promote American energy dominance.
  • July 29: “I was on Air Force One flying to the Great State of Texas, where I just landed. It is AMAZING in watching @FoxNews how different they are from four years ago. Not even watchable. They totally forgot who got them where they are!”
  • July 29: “The drug companies are spending millions of dollars in advertising against me, only because I am lowering drug prices massively, 50% and more! Biden and Obama said they would do this for eight years, but never did…”
  • July 29: “…With Biden, drug prices will quadruple! After many years, the game is finally up for Big Pharma, and they’re NOT HAPPY about it! Please understand that when you see their negative ads!”
  • July 29: “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…”
  • July 29: “…Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”
  • July 29: “If Congress doesn’t bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders. In Washington, it has been ALL TALK and NO ACTION for years, and the people of our Country are sick and tired of it!”
  • July 29: “Reno-Stead Airport has big bucks coming its way. I’m designating over $4.8 million from @USDOT to reconstruct the airport’s taxiway and ramp. This, along with 4 other airport grants to Nevada, will help in the economic recovery and GROWTH of the State!”
  • July 29: “BIG bucks are on their way to @ILMairport. Over $21.1 MILLION designated to Wilmington International from @USDOT to expand their terminal and make other major upgrades and safety enhancements. This will help to create JOBS and growth in the region!”
  • July 29: “I am designating $18.9 million from @USDOT to MANY airports in Ohio, including @goingplacescle, @CAKairport, and several others, for improvements, updates, and safety. Great for the economy and the people of Ohio!”
  • July 29: “Great news for Florida! $3.3 million will be sent to @flyKissimmee from @USDOT for airport improvements and safety enhancements. This is so important for Central Florida and will bring a much-needed boost to the State’s economy!”
  • July 29: “I am designating $18.77M from @USDOT for 7 airports across Pennsylvania. @PITairport, Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Erie International Airport, and others around the State. GREAT news for a GREAT State!”
  • July 29: “Texarkana Regional Airport has a major grant coming its way from @USDOT. I’m designating $3.6 million to reconstruct its terminal building, in addition to 5 more airport grants around the State. Glad to help the people of Arkansas!”