This 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 & Sunday, August 1-2, 2020

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Saturday & Sunday, August 1-2, 2020

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Friday, July 31, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in a COVID-19 Response and Storm Preparedness Roundtable | Belleair, FL
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump and His Administration Have Created The Best Covid-19 Testing System In The World
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with the National Association of Police Organizations Leadership
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Press Release: ONDCP Releases Data on Coca Cultivation and Production in Peru
  • Press Release: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Announces Record Reduction in Poppy Cultivation and Potential Heroin Production in Mexico
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Art Therapy and Suicide Prevention and Visits a Veteran Owned Business in Detroit, MI
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 7/31/2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Timor-Leste’s Minister of Defense Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus
  • Press Release: DOD Announces Contract for 250,000 Curative Inc. COVID-19 Test Kits
  • Press Release: DOD Announces $31 Million in Defense Production Act Title III COVID-19 Actions
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $51.15 Million Undefinitized Contract Action to Puritan Medical Products Company LLC to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Flock Tip Testing Swabs
  • Press Release: DOD and HHS Invest $24.3M in Becton, Dickinson and Company to Establish and Expand Production of SARS-CoV-2 Assays for BD Veritor™ Devices
  • Contracts for July 31, 2020

Department of State

  • August 1: Statement | Benin Independence Day
  • July 31: Sanctions | On Sanctioning Human Rights Abusers in Xinjiang, China
  • July 31: Fact Sheet | This Week in Iran Policy
  • July 31: Statement | On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha
  • July 31: Statement | On the Occasion of Switzerland’s National Day

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Executive Order

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Pharmaceutical Company and Former Executives Charged With Misleading Financial Disclosures

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of London Stock Exchange Group and Refinitiv
  • Joint Statement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Justice, and Department of Labor Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Impact on the American Workforce
  • Press Release: Executions Scheduled for Two Federal Inmates
  • Press Release: Three Individuals Charged for Alleged Roles in Twitter Hack
  • Press Release: Malware Author Pleads Guilty for Role in Transnational Cybercrime Organization Responsible for more than $568 Million in Losses
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Toledo Public Schools to Resolve Complaints of Race and Disability Discrimination in Student Discipline
  • Press Release: Pineville Man Charged with Forced Labor and Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
  • Press Release: Florida Doctor Charged in Massive $681 Million Substance Abuse Treatment Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Owner of Chicago Tax Preparation Business Charges with Preparing False Returns

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

  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | July 31
  • Statement from Acting Secretary Wolf on the Retirement of Matthew T. Albence
  • Statement from DHS Spokesman Alexei Woltornist on DHS Intelligence & Analysis Directorate Reports
  • Press Release: CISA Releases TIC 3.0 Core Guidance Documentation
  • Press Release: CISA Releases Guide to Vulnerability Reporting for America’s Election Administrators
  • Press Release: CBP Receives $15M TMF Award to Modernize ACE Collections Module (Washington, DC)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth in Gas Tank (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol’s Rescue Beacons and 911 Location Marker Project Continue to Save Lives (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: Smugglers Continue to Put Illegal Aliens Lives at Risk (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes More than $3M Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: Stash House Shut Down by Joint Enforcement Action (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smugglers Remain Active During the Pandemic (Texas)
  • Press Release: AMO conducts final UH-1 Huey flight (Texas)
  • Press Release: Multiple Shipments of Meth Found by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Understanding Your FEMA Letter | What to Do Next (Michigan)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Delivers Remarks at Center for Strategic and International Studies: “Future Directions of the Export-Import Bank of the United States: Neutralizing China and Advancing the United States Comparative Leadership in the World”

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests More Than $13 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Maryland

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $97 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $5 Million to 4 New University Transportation Centers

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $102 Million in Grants Through Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Highlights Economic Reopening In Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Court Victory for President Trump’s Drug-Pricing Agenda
  • Press Release: HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers
  • Press Release: HHS Details Multiple COVID-19 Testing Statistics as National Test Volume Surges

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | FDA Authorizes First Tests that Estimate a Patient’s Antibodies from Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 31, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves New Indication for Drug Containing an Active Ingredient Derived from Cannabis to Treat Seizures in Rare Genetic Disease
  • Press Release: FDA Announces Voluntary Agreement with Manufacturers to Phase Out Certain Short-Chain PFAS Used in Food Packaging

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • July 31: “Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!”
  • July 31: “Obama worked harder for Hillary Clinton and the losing Clinton Campaign than she worked for herself! Now he’s working with Sleepy Joe – will be same result. MAGA is energized like never before!”
  • July 31: “We have more Cases because we do more Testing. It’s Lamestream Media Gold!”
  • July 31: “We beat Obama 4 years ago, he worked harder than Crooked Hillary, and we’ll do it again!”  Retweet:  Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce · Jul 30 · ‘Divisive And Deeply Dishonest Campaign Speech’: Tucker Carlson Blasts Obama For Politicizing John Lewis Funeral
  • July 31: “I’m with you all the way, thank you!”  [Video]
  • July 31: “I am thrilled to be back in my home state of Florida—and honored to receive the endorsement of dozens of incredible Florida Sheriffs, THANK YOU! #LESM”
  • July 31: “The Democrats are holding back the $1,200 to $3,400 (family of four) checks that were ready to be sent out!”
  • July 31: “Very disappointed in @SenSchumer for blocking the temporary extension of the $600 unemployment benefits. The Do Nothing Democrats are more interested in playing politics than in helping our deserving people. DRAIN THE SWAMP ON NOVEMBER 3RD!”
  • July 31: “Pelosi & Schumer blocked desperately needed unemployment payments, which is so terrible, especially since they fully understand that it was not the workers fault that they are unemployed, it’s the fault of China!”
  • July 31: “Pelosi & Schumer have no interest in making a deal that is good for our Country and our People. All they want is a trillion dollars, and much more, for their Radical Left Governed States, most of which are doing very badly. It is called a BAILOUT for many years of bad Dem Mgmt!”
  • July 31: “@BillHagertyTN, an outstanding man and one of the best Ambassadors ever (Japan), is running an excellent campaign for the Senate. He loves Tennessee and loves our Country. We need him badly in Washington. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
  • July 31: “We just got 50% in Rasmussen, and much higher in our internal polls. We are doing a new ad campaign on Sleepy Joe Biden that will be out on Monday. He has been brought even further LEFT than Crazy Bernie Sanders ever thought possible. By the way, Bernie’s people love me on Trade!”
  • July 31:  “Great job by Jim Jordan, and also some very good statements by Tony Fauci. Big progress being made!”  Retweet:  The Hill @thehill · 20h · WATCH: Jim Jordan grills Fauci on protests, COVID-19 spread