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.

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Vice President | Private Dining Room

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for lunch | Private Dining Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

Looking Ahead:  On Tuesday, August 11, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Tucson, Arizona, to accept the endorsement of the Arizona Association of Police.  The Vice President will also participate in the Latter-day Saints for Trump Coalition rollout in Mesa, Arizona, before returning to Washington, D.C., later that day.

On Thursday, August 13, Vice President Pence will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to deliver remarks on the Trump Administration’s pro-growth agenda.  He will also deliver remarks at a Heritage Action Town Hall to launch the “Fight for America” campaign. Following, the Vice President will attend the Iowa GOP state dinner, before returning to Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Saturday & Sunday, August 8-9, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | Aug 8, 2020 | Bedminster, NJ
  • Presidential Memorandum on Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019
  • Presidential Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster
  • Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners
  • Presidential Memorandum on Continued Student Loan Payment Relief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Bills Signed into Law (Aug 8, 2020):
    • R. 886, the “Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019,” which requires the Department of Justice, in coordination with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish a Veterans Treatment Court Program;
    • R. 3504, the “Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019,” which amends various VA authorities related to the specially adapted housing, education benefit, work-study, and home loan programs; and
    • R. 4920, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act of 2020,” which provides for an exception to certain VA small business contracting requirements.

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: For 2020 Election, Threat is Bigger than Russia
  • Article: Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship St. Louis

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, August 10
  • August 9: Statement | Joint Statement on the Erosion of Rights in Hong Kong
  • August 8: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Tunisian President Saied

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa Travels to Beirut, Lebanon

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the President’s Executive Orders Providing Continuing Economic Relief

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

  • Advisory: Acting Secretary Wolf Travels To FLETC (August 11)
  • Press Release: ‘Se Busca Información’ Target Arrested (Mexico)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Assist McAllen PD at Stash House Where Gunshots Were Reported (Texas)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on Presidential Memorandum Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Approves New Opioid for Intravenous Use in Hospitals, Other Controlled Clinical Settings

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 9: “@Scaramucci, who just made a fool of himself as he got taken apart by @SteveHiltonx, only lasted 11 days in his favorite of all time Administration, before being fired for, again, making a fool of himself. Anthony is a loser who begged to come back. I said ‘No Thanks’.”
  • August 9: “This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!”  Retweet:  CNN @CNN · 20h · White House reached out to South Dakota governor about adding President Trump to Mount Rushmore, New York Times reports
  • August 9:

  • August 8: “Major News Conference in Ten Minutes!”
  • August 8:  “Sleepy Joe Biden just agreed with the Radical Left Democrats to raise Taxes by Three Trillion Dollars. Everyone will pay – Will kill your Stocks, 401k’s, and the ECONOMY. BIG CRASH!  #MAGA”