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, as is the White House Press Briefing schedule.

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with the National Association of Police Organizations Leadership | Cabinet Room

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

1:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Tampa, FL

3:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Tampa International Airport

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a Campaign Coalitions Event with Florida Sheriffs

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Pelican Golf Club | Belleair, FL

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a COVID-19 Response and Storm Preparedness roundtable | Belleair, FL

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Belleair, FL

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Fundraising Committee Dinner | Belleair, FL

7:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Belleair, FL, en route to Tampa, FL

7:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Tampa, FL, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

10:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for a meeting with the National Association of Police Organizations Leadership | Cabinet Room

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT hosts a call with Law Enforcement for Trump | The Vice President’s Residence

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Thursday, July 30, 2020

Note: All colored text denotes hyperlinks. Purple colored hyperlink spotlights COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in a Roundtable on Donating Plasma
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | July 30, 2020
  • Fact Sheet:  President Donald J. Trump Is Promoting Safe Plasma Donations To Protect Americans And Defeat COVID-19
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Trump Administration’s Pro-Growth Economic Policies | Somerset, PA
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with the Family of Vanessa Guillén
  • Article:  U.S. Economy Remains Resilient Despite Historic Contraction in Second Quarter
  • Article:  ‘Be Best’ is Advocating that Every Child Find a Loving, Safe and Forever Family

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Virtual Meeting Between Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Anderson and Israel’s Director of Policy and Political Military Affairs Zohar Palti
  • Article:  China, Russia Nearing Status as U.S. Nuclear Peers, STRATCOM Commander Says
  • Article:  DOD Medical Officials Outline COVID-19 Testing Approach
  • Article:  Tenets of National Defense Strategy at Heart of Defense Department CIO Efforts
  • Contracts for July 30, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, July 31
  • July 30:  Congressional Testimony | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Fiscal Year 2021 State Department Budget Request
  • July 30:  Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Simon Conway of The Joe Pags Show
  • July 30:  Statement | The United States Applauds the EU’s Action on Cyber Sanctions
  • July 30:  Statement | Killing of Tahir Naseem
  • July 30:  Statement | On the Passing of Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui
  • July 30:  Sanctions | Expansion of the Scope of Iran Metals Sanctions Targeting Iran’s Nuclear, Military, and Ballistic Missile Programs and the IRGC
  • July 30:  Transcript | Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Michael Kozak On the Administration’s Efforts to Promote Democracy in the Western Hemisphere
  • July 30:  Statement | Moroccan Throne Day
  • July 30:  Statement | Vanuatu National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Former Georgia State Legislator With Defrauding Investors in Ponzi Scheme
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges CEO and Company With Defrauding First Responders and Others Out of Millions

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Introduction of Lawful Access Bill in the House of Representatives
  • Press Release:  Researcher Pleaded Guilty to Conspiring to Steal Scientific Trade Secrets from Ohio Children’s Hospital to Sell in China
  • Press Release:  Japanese Shipping Company Fined $1.5 Million for Concealing Illegal Discharges of Oily Water
  • Press Release:  Three Tribal Officials Charged in Bribery Scheme
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Settles with Private School to Ensure Compliance with the ADA
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Settles with School District to Resolve Disability Discrimination Complaint
  • Press Release:  Owner of New York Tax Preparation Business Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to File False Returns

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

  • Press Release:  Portland Riots Read-out | July 30
  • Press Release:  Federal, State, Local and Private Sector Partners Conduct Nationwide Exercise to Test Election Day Plans
  • Press Release:  Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release:  Agents Seize Two Vehicles and Arrest 34 Illegal Aliens in Failed Human Smuggling Attempt (Arizona)
  • Press Release:  Joint Enforcement Action Closed Down a Large Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Brownsville CBP Officers Seize 259K Worth of Cocaine in Two Seizures at the Brownsville and Matamoros Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Joint Enforcement Actions Shut Down Multiple Criminal Undertakings (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers in Chicago Seize $1.41M in Eyeglasses (Illinois)
  • Press Release:  Cleveland CBP Employees Save the Life of Overdose Victim (Ohio)
  • Press Release:  Counterfeit Botox Shipments Worth Over $24K Seized by CBP Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Press Release:  CBP Seizes 11 Pounds of Cocaine Concealed in Various Courier Packages Inspected in San Juan and Aguadilla (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release:  FEMA Announces Redesign of Website (July 29, 2020)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog:  Commerce This Week | July 30

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release:  Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC
  • Press Release:  USITC Releases First Volume of Report on Global Economic Impact of Missing and Low Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  Chairman Reed Hosts Teleconference with over 60 Emerging Financial Technologies Leaders and Stakeholders
  • Press Release:  Chairman Reed Applauds the Work of EXIM’s Office of the Inspector General in Cracking Down on Bad Actors and Protecting American Taxpayers
  • Press Release:  EXIM Board Approves $97.2 Million Working Capital Loan Guarantee Supporting “Made in the USA” Embraer Aircraft Exports and 800 U.S. Jobs, Mainly in Florida

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Procedural Order Regarding Chinese Carriers
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Will Award $8 Million in Grants To Increase Tracing of Goods Made by Child Labor
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Awards Dislocated Worker Grant to Washington State in Response to Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Default Judgment Requiring Defunct Virginia Company to Restore $21,880 to Employee 401(k) and Benefit Plans
  • Press Release:  Administrative Law Judge Upholds U.S. Department of Labor Citations And Penalties to Manufacturer That Falsely Claimed Violations’ Abatement

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  The Nation’s Public Health Experts to America: Donate Plasma

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 30, 2020
  • Press Release:  FDA Announces New Protocol for the Development and Registration of Treatments for Preharvest Agricultural Water

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 31:  “Somebody please tell Congressman Clyburn, who doesn’t have a clue, that the chart he put up indicating more CASES for the U.S. than Europe, is because we do MUCH MORE testing than any other country in the World. If we had no testing, or bad testing, we would show very few CASES..”
  • July 31:  “…..Our massive testing capability, rather than being praised, is used by the Lamestream Media and their partner, the Do Nothing Radical Left Democrats, as a point of scorn. This testing, and what we have so quickly done, is used as a Fake News weapon. Sad!”
  • July 30:  “Great to spend time with Mike Singletary while going to Texas. He’s one of the greatest football players ever — A strong man and a really good person. Great being with you Mike!”


  • July 30:  “My Administration has been focused on finding treatments for Coronavirus. If you’ve recovered from Coronavirus, donate your plasma today to help SAVE LIVES! Together, we will beat the Virus!”
  • July 30:  “As the Wall goes up, illegal crossings go down. This past week we built over 10 miles of Wall at our Southern Border. We now have 256 miles of NEW Wall and we are on track to have 300 miles completed by the end of August!”

  • July 30:  “We are going to WIN the 2020 Election, BIG! #MAGA”
  • July 30:  “Must know Election results on the night of the Election, not days, months, or even years later!”
  • July 30:  “Glad I was able to get the very dishonest LameStream Media to finally start talking about the RISKS to our Democracy from dangerous Universal Mail-In-Voting (not Absentee Voting, which I totally support!).”
  • July 30:  “My friend Herman Cain, a Powerful Voice of Freedom and all that is good, passed away this morning. Herman had an incredible career and was adored by everyone that ever met him, especially me. He was a very special man, an American Patriot, and great friend. I just got off…”
  • July 30:  “…the phone with his amazing wife Gloria, daughter, Melanie, and son Vincent to express my deepest condolences to the entire family. @FLOTUS Melania and I loved Herman Cain, a great man. Herman, Rest In Peace!”

  • July 30:  “Support Patio Pizza and its wonderful owner, Guy Caligiuri, in St. James, Long Island (N.Y.). Great Pizza!!! @Varneyco”
  • July 30:  “Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon, isn’t doing her job. She must clear out, and in some cases arrest, the Anarchists & Agitators in Portland. If she can’t do it, the Federal Government will do it for her. We will not be leaving until there is safety!Drug prices will soon be lowered massively. Big Pharma (Drug Companies) are advertising against me like crazy because lower prices mean less profit. When you watch a Fake Ad, just think lower drug prices!!!”
  • July 30:  “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
  • July 30:  “Major China Virus flare ups in many of the countries that the Fake News was touting as doing so well. Some of these countries are now a disaster. Lamestream Media doesn’t want to report this. Also, highly inaccurate numbers being reported by many other countries!!! @WSJ”
  • July 30:  “Mail-In Voting is already proving to be a catastrophic disaster. Even testing areas are way off. The Dems talk of foreign influence in voting, but they know that Mail-In Voting is an easy way for foreign countries to enter the race. Even beyond that, there’s no accurate count!”