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.

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a phone call with America’s Sheriffs | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Tucson, AZ, on Air Force Two

10:20 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Tucson, AZ, on Air Force Two | Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

11:05 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Cops for Trump event | Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa | Tucson, AZ

1:05 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Tucson, AZ, en route Phoenix, AZ, on Air Force Two

1:50 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Phoenix, AZ, on Air Force Two | Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

2:35 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the “Latter-day Saints for Trump” Coalition Launch | Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa | Mesa, AZ

4:25 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a briefing on COVID-19 with Governor Doug Ducey | Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

5:05 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Phoenix, AZ, ​en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

12:05 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  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.

Recap of Monday, August 10, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure | Morristown, NJ
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien (re: Hong Kong)
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re: 5G)
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Unleashing America’s 5G Potential
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices
  • Fact Sheet: President Trump’s Historic Coronavirus Response
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 8/10/2020
  • Statement: ONDCP Newly Awards $15.9 Million for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, Expanding its Overdose Response Strategy to All 50 States

 Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Speech: Defense Department Statement on Mid-Band Spectrum
  • Press Release: White House, DOD Announce Additional Mid-band Spectrum Available for 5G by the end of the Summer
  • Article: AMBIT Gambit Pays Off, Advances U.S. 5G Efforts
  • Press Release: DOD & HHS Announce DPA Title III Agreement with BioFire Defense, LLC to Expand Domestic Production Capacity for Molecular Diagnostic Testing
  • Press Release: Defense Department Offers an Expanded Child Care Service Through Military OneSource
  • Contracts for August 10, 2020

Department of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Prague and Pilsen, Czech Republic; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vienna, Austria; and Warsaw, Poland, from August 11-15.

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 11
  • August 10: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to the Czech Republic For Consultations With Valued Ally and Partner
  • August 10: Interview |  Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Sean Spicer of Newsmax TV’s Spicer & Co
  • August 10: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union for CPAC
  • August 10: Statement | Inspector General Confirms No Wrongdoing in Emergency Arms Sales to Counter Iran
  • August 10: Transcript | Briefing With Senior State Department Official On the Office of the Inspector General’s Report on Certification for Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan
  • August 10: Statement | Russian Decree Targeting RFE/RL and Voice of America in Russia
  • August 10: Statement | Presidential Elections in Belarus
  • August 10: Statement | Ecuador’s National Day
  • August 10: Advisory | Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun to Host Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Virtual Event (August 11)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Launches its First Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Guinea-Bissau

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Amendment of the definition of the term “Applicable Schedule Amount” within the Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines​

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Interactive Brokers with Repeatedly Failing to File Suspicious Activity Reports

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: West Virginia Doctor Found Guilty of Unlawfully Distributing Opioids
  • Press Release: Eastern Kentucky Doctor and Assistant Plead Guilty to Unlawfully Distributing Opioids

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

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Felon Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Intercept Ultralight Aircraft Narcotic Smuggling Attempt (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Foil Two Major Smuggling Attempts at the Calexico Ports of Entry (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Checkpoint Agents Apprehend Wanted Man Driving Stolen Vehicle (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Juvenile Discovered in Trunk at RGV Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops a Human Smuggling Attempt and Recovers Stolen Vehicle (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Arrest Two Criminals (Texas)
  • Press Release: Hard Narcotics Encountered at a Checkpoint in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: Callous Smuggler Abandons Two in a Remote Location in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Nets Counterfeit Air Jordans (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP New Orleans Seizes $83K in Counterfeit Designer Goods (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender (Michigan)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Three Tennessee Communities will Receive Opportunity Zone Grants
  • Joint Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Senior Vice President of Policy Analysis and International Relations James “Jim” Cruse is Commended for 50 Years of Exceptional Service at EXIM

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $8.5 Million for FAIR Data to Advance Artificial Intelligence for Science

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards More than $1.3 Million to Delaware In Grants in Response to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
  • Press Release: Federal Court Orders Commercial Laundry to Pay Additional $527,986 In Back Wages and Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Appeal
  • Press Release: Murphy Oil USA Inc. Implements Enterprise-Wide Program to Comply With Federal Law Governing Rights of Nursing Mothers
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional National Dislocated Worker Grant Funding to Aid Ohio’s Recovery from Severe Storms and Flooding

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Announces Grant Funds to Expand STEM-Focused Education Opportunities for Students at HBCUs, MSIs

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Releases July – December COVID-19 State Testing Plans
  • Press Release: HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution Now Accepting Additional Applicants
  • Readout: HHS Secretary Azar Meets with President Tsai of Taiwan and Praises Taiwan’s Transparent COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Azar Signs Joint Statement with Taiwan Minister of Health and Welfare
  • Statement: Secretary Azar on Meeting with Taiwan President Tsai

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 10, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 10: “White House News Conference today at 5:30 P.M. Enjoy!”
  • August 10: “Play College Football!”
  • August 10: “Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) will be an incredible Senator for the State of Minnesota! He is a proven leader who will help us Lower your Taxes, Protect our Communities and Defend your Second Amendment…”
  • August 10: “…Jason worked with me to save Minneapolis along with your great National Guard after your local political leaders failed to do so. Jason has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MNSEN”
  • August 10: “My friend, Congressman @TomEmmer, is doing a tremendous job for the people of Minnesota! He strongly supports our brave Law Enforcement & National Guard, fights for our Vets and works hard to Cut your Taxes! Tom has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MN06”
  • August 10: “Congressman @PeteStauber fights for the hard-working people of Northeastern Minnesota! A former professional hockey player, Pete knows how to win. He stands for Law Enforcement, Small Business and our Vets. Pete has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MN08”
  • August 10: “Congressman Jim Hagedorn (@JimHagedornMN) is an incredible advocate for Minnesota! He fights for our Farmers, Vets and Small Businesses, and he strongly defends your Second Amendment! Jim has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MN01”
  • August 10: “Congratulations on your big primary win, Governor @MikeParson! You have my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MOGOV”  Retweet:  Mike Parson @mikeparson · Aug 5 · I want every Missouri family to be able to achieve the American Dream just like Teresa and I have.  Let’s work together to keep our state on the right path.
  • August 10: “Vote for Michelle – a real winner! #MN07”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · Mar 2 · Michelle @FischbachMN7 is running for Congress in Minnesota. Michelle will protect the unborn, is Strong on Crime & Borders, Cutting Taxes, your #2A, Loves our Military, Vets, & will stand w/ our Great Farmers. Michelle has my Complete & Total Endorsement!
  • August 10: “CONGRATS to General Dynamic’s Bath Iron Works & Local S6 on reaching a tentative agreement after the long strike. GD builds GREAT Arleigh-Burke destroyers. Super boost for Maine Economy. Glad to have helped. I’ve done a lot for Maine!”
  • August 10: “The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay”  Retweet:  Trevor Lawrence @Trevorlawrencee · 22h · #WeWantToPlay
  • August 10: “We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon!”
  • August 10: “Thank you to Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana for his very smart words on the just signed Executive Orders!”
  • August 10: “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives at risk. They will be held responsible. The Guard is ready to act immediately. The Courthouse is secured by Homeland!”
  • August 10: “RINO Ben Sasse, who needed my support and endorsement in order to get the Republican nomination for Senate from the GREAT State of Nebraska, has, now that he’s got it (Thank you President T), gone rogue, again. This foolishness plays right into the hands of the Radical Left Dems!”
  • August 10:  “So now Schumer and Pelosi want to meet to make a deal. Amazing how it all works, isn’t it. Where have they been for the last 4 weeks when they were “hardliners”, and only wanted BAILOUT MONEY for Democrat run states and cities that are failing badly? They know my phone number!”