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.

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 1957 – The Great American Outdoors Act | East Room

12:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Secretary of State | Private Dining Room

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

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for the signing ceremony for H.R. 1957 – The Great American Outdoors Act

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force | The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, August 5, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Tampa, Florida, to visit a Women’s Healthcare Clinic and participate in a roundtable.  The Vice President will also deliver remarks at Starkey Road Baptist Church and at a Faith in America event.  Later that evening, he will return to Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Monday, August 3, 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 Meeting with U.S. Tech Workers and Signing of an Executive Order on Hiring American
  • Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Ensuring that Americans Are Not Displaced by Foreign
  • Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Expanding Access to Telehealth Services and Ensuring Continued Access to Healthcare for Rural Americans
  • Nominations: Two Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
  • Bill Signed into Law:
    • 4209, the “Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020,” which amends title IX of the Social Security Act to improve emergency unemployment relief for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Excellence Awards in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Defense Department Statement on the Loss of 9 Service Members off California
  • Press Release: Secretary of Defense Statement on Completion of the U.S.-Poland Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement Negotiations
  • Article: Esper Praises Outgoing National Guard Chief, Welcomes Incoming Chief
  • Article: Space Force Chief | DOD Must Work to Ensure Strong Space Industrial Base
  • Article: Army Eyes Joint Force Solution, Closer Allies to Win in Indo-Pacific
  • Contracts for August 3, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • August 3: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi
  • August 3: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Singaporean Foreign Minister Balakrishnan
  • August 3: Joint Statement | United States and Ecuador on the Bilateral Energy Dialogue
  • August 3: Statement | The Passing of John Hume
  • August 3: Statement | Congratulations on Niger’s 60th Independence Day

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Announces Marketable Borrowing Estimates
  • Press Release: Assistant Secretary Michael Faulkender Economy Statement for the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: Scott A. Thompson Named Associate Regional Director in Philadelphia Office

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department’s Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report

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

  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | August 3
  • Press Release: CBP Enhances Accountability in E-Commerce through Ruling on Duty Exemptions for Low Value Shipments (Washington, DC)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth In Driver’s Brassiere (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue 12 Illegal Aliens, Including a Teenage Female, In Four Separate Events Over The Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Apprehends Subject Convicted Of Attempted Murder (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Score Big with Two Interceptions of Methamphetamine Worth $3 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Eagle Pass Port of Entry Apprehend 13 Mexican Nationals Attempting Illegal Entry to the U.S. (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Arrest 14 Illegal Aliens (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $400K Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: Illegal Aliens Continue to Trust Human Smugglers at Their own Peril (Texas)
  • Press Release: Contract Award for Additional Border Wall System in Laredo (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Fireplaces at International Falls Port of Entry (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: CBP Nashville Welcomes New Port Director (Tennessee)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Opens a Documentation Drop-off Center (Michigan)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross | U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Keep Pa. Businesses Safely Open
  • Blog: Intern Spotlight Series | Katerina Chavez

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Board of Directors to Hold Public Meeting on EXIM- Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Partnership on August 13

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $462 Million to Modernize Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes Holds Second Meeting, Highlights Progress

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Hosts Virtual Event to Encourage Recruiting, Retaining Veterans for Contractors and Community-Based Organizations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgment Ordering Arizona Company to Pay $3,000,000 in Back Wages and Damages
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Designation of Chairman And Appointment to the Administrative Review Board

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces New Actions to Improve Access to Healthcare across America

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 3, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 4: “Happy 230th Birthday @USCG!!”
  • August 4: “People are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!”
  • August 3: “OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!”
  • August 3: “My visits last week to Texas and Florida had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016. Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!”
  • August 3: “RECORD HIGH NASDAQ! It would all come crashing down, including your Jobs, Stocks, and 401k’s, if Sleepy Joe ever became President. China and others would own us!!!”
  • August 3: “So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!”