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.

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in Kids First: Getting America’s Children Safely Back to School | EEOB Library

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for Kids First: Getting America’s Children Safely Back to School | EEOB Library

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

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 Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 11, 2020
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Using Every Available Resource to Deliver a Safe and Effective Vaccine to the American People
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 10, 2020
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Suicide Prevention and Visits a Military Spouse Owned Business in Charlotte, NC
  • Nominations: One Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Collaborates With Moderna to Produce 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine
  • Article: DOD Officials Discuss Framework for Advancing Directed Energy Weapons
  • Contracts for August 11, 2020

Department of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Prague, Czech Republic; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vienna, Austria; and Warsaw, Poland, from August 12-15.

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, August 12, 2020
  • August 11: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the “Thank You America” Memorial
  • August 11: Fact Sheet | The Clean Network Safeguards America’s Assets
  • August 11: Remarks | Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun at the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Virtual Event
  • August 11: Statement | Inspector General Confirms Emergency Arms Sales “Properly Executed”
  • August 11: Statement | Chad’s Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID and the Inter-American Development Bank Announce Awards For Entrepreneurial Solutions to Benefit Venezuelans

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Releases Report of the Federal Interagency Task Force on Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Press Release: ​Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and an Individual
  • Press Release: Issuance of new Sudan Program and Darfur Sanctions Guidance and a related Frequently Asked Question as well as Frequently Asked Questions Updates and Removals​

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Sebastian Gomez Abero Named Deputy Director of SEC’s Small Business Advocacy Office

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Resignation of Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best
  • Press Release: Justice Department Releases Report On Modernizing The Administrative Procedure Act
  • Press Release: Manhattan Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to Terrorist Organization

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

  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: CBP Issues Detention Order on Garments Manufactured with Prison Labor in China (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Large Meth and Marijuana Busts off the California Coast Keep ReCoM Partners Busy Over the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue an Illegal Alien with Broken Ankle and One From Drowning Over the Weekend in Two Separate Events (California)
  • Press Release: Tractor-Trailer Human Smuggler Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: 100 Lbs. of Meth Load Seized in East County San Diego (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Almost 600 Packages of Methamphetamine in a Cactus Shipment & More than 7 Tons of Marijuana in Lime Shipment (California)
  • Press Release: Past Weekend Sees Over 2 Dozen Rescued by Border Patrol (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents In New Mexico Make Drug Bust and Arrest Aggravated Felon (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes Substantial Amount of Methamphetamine Worth Over $19 Million at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Make Huge Drug Busts At Ysleta Port (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $1.7M in Narcotics in Two Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: Law Enforcement Agencies Working Together Stop Human Smuggling Attempt and Recover Stolen Vehicle (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol saves woman from drowning, discovers a man with a broken arm (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $18 Million in Street Value (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Intercept More Than $570K Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops a Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $300K and Intercept 7 MX Nationals Attempting Illegal Entry Over the Weekend (Texas)
  • Press Release: Counterfeit Apparel & Electronics Worth Over $1M Seized in Chicago (Illinois)
  • Press Release: CBP Nashville Burns Midnight Oil to Support Local Schools (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: CBP Buffalo Field Office July Enforcement and Traffic Statistics (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Over $84 Million in Additional Funds for 105 Recovery Projects (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Federal Agencies to Hold Virtual Hearings on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Intern Spotlight Series | David Samberg

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Vaporizer Cartridges and Components Thereof

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Approved 333 Small-Business Authorizations Totaling More Than $299 Million and Supporting 1,200 U.S. Jobs in May and June

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Secretary Bernhardt Takes Action to Implement the Greatest Conservation Funding Law in US History

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $464 Million in Grant Awards Nationwide to Revitalize America’s Bus Infrastructure

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces $1.8M in Grants to Promote Short-Time Compensation in Missouri
  • Press Release: El Paso Plumbing Contractor Pays Back Wages to Employee After Denying Paid Leave to Care for Children Whose School Closed for Coronavirus
  • Press Release: Charlotte, North Carolina, Transportation Company Pays Back Wages To Employee Instructed to Self-Quarantine Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration collaborates with Moderna to produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 investigational vaccine
  • Readout: Secretary Azar Highlights the Importance of Open, Transparent Global Health Leadership During Visit to Taiwan

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 11, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 12: “Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!”
  • August 12: “The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge! @foxandfriends @MariaBartiromo”
  • August 12: “Watched @billmaher last week for the first time in a long time. He’s totally SHOT, looks terrible, exhausted, gaunt, and weak. If there was ever a good reason for no shutdown, check out this jerk. He never had much going for him, but whatever he did have is missing in action!”
  • August 12: “96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, leading in most swing states!”
  • August 12: “@KamalaHarris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support. That’s the kind of opponent everyone dreams of!”
  • August 11 [Pinned]: [Campaign Video]
  • August 11: “Sad to see the damage from the derecho in Midwest. 112 mile per hour winds in Midway, Iowa! The Federal government is in close coordination with State officials. We are with you all the way – Stay safe and strong!”
  • August 11: “Thank you to Sheriff Gonzales of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for joining my call with our Nation’s sheriffs. Appreciate your partnership to help make your county safe – great comments on Operation Legend!”  Retweet:  BCSO (Sheriff) NM @BCSDSheriff · 9h · Today, Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III was the first among ~1,000 sheriffs to speak on a briefing call w/the POTUS about Operation Legend, how it is helping to keep our citizens safe, & the opportunity to ask the POTUS a question related to public safety. @WhiteHouse @TheJusticeDept

  • August 11: “Will be interviewed tonight on @seanhannity at 9:00 P.M. @FoxNews”
  • August 11: “Big Stock Market Numbers!”
  • August 11: “More Testing, which is a good thing (we have the most in the world), equals more Cases, which is Fake News Gold. They use Cases to demean the incredible job being done by the great men & women of the U.S. fighting the China Plague!”
  • August 11: “John Bolton, one of the dumbest people I’ve met in government and sadly, I’ve met plenty, states often that I respected, and even trusted, Vladimir Putin of Russia more than those in our Intelligence Agencies. While of course that is not true, if the first people you met from….”
  • August 11: “ called American Intelligence were Dirty Cops who have now proven to be sleazebags at the highest level like James Comey, proven liar James Clapper, & perhaps the lowest of them all, Wacko John Brennan who headed the CIA, you could perhaps understand my reluctance to embrace!”
  • August 11: “Great new book by former Director of Oval Office Operations, Madeleine Westerhout, entitled ‘Off the Record’. When I look at all of the Fake Books and garbage written about me, it’s really nice to see a very smart and already wise young woman write an honest depiction of what….”
  • August 11:  “….went on at the White House during some extremely interesting and important times. So many good stories by someone who, unlike most other so called writers, was actually there, and a part of the action – of which there was plenty. Go buy this book, a job well done!”