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.

11:55 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Cleveland, OH

1:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Burke Lakefront Airport | Cleveland, OH

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on Economic Prosperity | Cleveland, OH

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Cleveland, OH, en route to Clyde, OH

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT tours Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant | Clyde, OH

3:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant | Clyde, OH

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Clyde, OH, en route to Cleveland, OH

5:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Cleveland, OH, en route to Bratenahl, OH

5:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Shoreby Yacht Club | Bratenahl, OH

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Bratenahl, OH

6:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a fundraising committee reception | Bratenahl, OH

7:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Bratenahl, OH, en route to Cleveland, OH

7:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Cleveland, OH, en route to Morristown, NJ

9:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport

9:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Morristown, NJ, en route to Bedminster, NJ

9:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Bedminster, NJ

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

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.

Recap of Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Governor Ducey of Arizona
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Importance of Life | Seminole, FL

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release:  DOD Awards $104 Million for Procurement of Syringes in Support of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
  • Press Release:  HHS, DOD Collaborate With Johnson & Johnson to Produce Millions of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine Doses
  • Publication:  COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Aug. 5, 2020
  • Article:  Ongoing Defense Department Reforms Align With National Defense Strategy
  • Article:  Military Alliances, Partnerships Strengthened Through Defense Strategy Execution
  • Article:  DOD Amplifies Focus on People in Executing National Defense Strategy
  • Article:  Guided by National Defense Strategy, Defense Department Increases Force Lethality
  • Article:  Esper Discusses COVID-19, Inclusion, National Defense Strategy
  • Article:  STRATCOM Chief | Attack on U.S. Would Be ‘A Very Bad Day’ for Adversary
  • Contracts for August 5, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, August 6
  • August 5:  Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability
  • August 5:  Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Lebanese Prime Minister Diab
  • August 5:  Transcript | Briefing With Special Envoy Lea Gabrielle On the GEC Special Report: Pillars of Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem
  • August 5:  Statement | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
  • August 5:  Statement | Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets
  • August 5:  Readout | 33rd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue: Strengthening U.S.-ASEAN Relations
  • August 5:  Sanctions | The United States Imposes Sanctions on Zimbabwean Businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei
  • August 5:  Statement | New Covid-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund
  • August 5:  Statement | U.S. Economic and Humanitarian Assistance Boost U.S. Leadership in Continued Global COVID-19 Response Efforts
  • August 5:  Statement | Gilman Top Producing Institutions

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release:  USAID’s 10.0 FITARA Scorecard
  • Press Release:  U.S. Economic and Humanitarian Assistance Boost U.S. Leadership in Continued Global COVID-19 Response Efforts

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release:  Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Press Release:  Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association August 4, 2020
  • Press Release:  Quarterly Refunding Statement of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance Brian Smith
  • Sanctions:  Treasury Sanctions Corrupt Zimbabwean Businessman

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  Lindsay McCord Named Chief Accountant in Division of Corporation Finance
  • Press Release:  SEC Charges Affiliated Advisers for Misrepresentations About Payment for Order Flow Arrangements
  • Press Release:  Enforcement Co-Director Steven Peikin to Depart
  • Press Release:  SEC Provides Transparency to the Process of Nominating Candidates to the Investor Advisory Committee
  • Press Release:  SEC Proposes to Improve the Retail Investor Experience through Modernized Fund Shareholder Reports and Disclosures

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Sues To Block Geisinger Health’s Transaction With Evangelical Community Hospital
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Reaches Proposed Consent Decree to Resolve Hampton Roads Regional Jail Investigation
  • Press Release:  The Department of Justice Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner of Rental Properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey

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

  • Press Release:  Portland Riots Read-out | August 5
  • Press Release:  Acting Secretary Wolf Testifies In Front of The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Press Release:  CISA Releases New Cyber Career Pathways Tool
  • Press Release:  Binational Collaboration Leads to the Rescue of Five Individuals (California)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Rescues Subjects in Distress (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Human Smugglers Continue to Endanger the Lives of Illegal Aliens (Texas)
  • Press Release:  RGV Students Honored as “Youth of the Year” Recipients and earn $30,000.00 in Scholarships (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Agents Rescue Man in Deer Blind (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Stuck Tractor-Trailer Leads to Failed Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Field Operations Discovers $16 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $844K at the World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $519K Worth of Cocaine in Two Seizures at the Gateway International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Coolers at Portal Port of Entry (North Dakota)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Explorer Post assists local non-profit in Maine

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release:  Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Nicholas County, W.Va.

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release:  Chairman Reed Addresses Guam Chamber of Commerce and Saipan Chamber of Commerce
  • Press Release:  Chairman Reed Underscores EXIM Commitment to U.S. Exporters During Orange County Business Council Webinar Fireside Chat

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Extends Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19

Department of Interior

  • Press Release:  Trump Administration Strengthens Cooperation with Israel on Biodiversity Conservation
  • Press Release:  ICYMI | Why Trump’s Great American Outdoors Act is a generational win for conservation

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Employers, Employees On Pandemic’s Impacts on Immigrant Employment Regulations
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar on Paid Sick Leave, Workplace Safety and Other Employer, Employee Concerns Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release:  HHS, DOD Collaborate With Johnson & Johnson to Produce Millions of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine Doses

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 5, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 6:  “How can voters be sending in Ballots starting, in some cases, one month before the First Presidential Debate. Move the First Debate up. A debate, to me, is a Public Service. Joe Biden and I owe it to the American People!”
  • August 5 [Pinned]:  “DRAIN THE SWAMP!”  [Video]
  • August 5:  “Two wonderful people!”  Retweet:  Diamond and Silk® @DiamondandSilk · Jul 14, 2019 · @realDonaldTrump, we want to say Thank you for being the best President ever.  Thank you for being our voice and Thank you for paving the way for all Americans to have an opportunity at obtaining the American Dream.  We Love you so much more.  God Bless You.
  • August 5:  “Sally Yates is either lying or grossly incompetent. It is not possible she could have known so little about Dirty Cop James Comey (and others) from her high position in the Department of “Justice”. The political Crime of the Century, and she had no idea what they were doing?”
  • August 5:  “A very big CONGRATULATIONS to the great @seanhannity on having the Number One Book on the Planet, “Live Free Or Die”. The book is fantastic, and so true. Keep Sean Number One!”
  • August 5:  “‘Cities across the Nation that are run by Democrats are in shambles.’ Matt Walsh  @TuckerCarlson”
  • August 5:  “Congressman Scott DesJarlais (@tndesjarlais) has been a tremendous advocate for Tennessee! One of my earliest supporters, he fights for our Military, Vets, Law Enforcement and the Second Amendment! Scott has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #TN04”
  • August 5:  “BIG NEWS! The Political Crime of the Century is unfolding. ObamaBiden illegally spied on the Trump Campaign, both before and after the election. Treason!”  Retweet:  Jonathan Turley @JonathanTurley · 20h · Sally Yates just testified that she would not have signed off on the surveillance of Carter Page if she knew what she knows now. That follows Rod Rosenstein saying the same thing.
  • August 5:  “Every time you see a negative Big Pharma commercial against me remember, it means your drug prices are coming way down!”
  • August 5:
  • August 5:  “Sally Yates has zero credibility. She was a part of the greatest political crime of the Century, and ObamaBiden knew EVERYTHING! Sally Yates leaked the General Flynn conversation? Ask her under oath. Republicans should start playing the Democrats game!”
  • August 5:  “@CNN  as no sources on the Task Force. Their ‘sources’ are made up, pure fiction! Jim Acosta is a Fake reporter!”