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.

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

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.

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 Thursday, August 6, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant | Clyde, OH
  • Executive Order on Ensuring Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, and Critical Inputs Are Made in the United States
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump is Ensuring that Essential Medical Supplies are Produced in the United States
  • Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States (re: Canada)
  • Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok
  • Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok
  • Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by WeChat
  • Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate on Addressing the Threat Posed by WeChat
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Nominations: Three Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Telephone Call with the People’s Republic of China’s Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe
  • Publication: Force Health Protection Guidance – Supplement 12
  • Article: Following Massive Explosion, Pentagon Flies Aid to Beirut
  • Article: Leaders Praise Outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff, Welcome Successor
  • Article: CIO Says Top-Level Leadership Helped DOD Navigate COVID Crisis
  • Contracts for August 6, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, August 7, 2020
  • August 6: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, and Poland (August 11-15, 2020)
  • August 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin
  • August 6: Readout | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar
  • August 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh
  • August 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin
  • August 6: Statement | The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • August 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry
  • August 6: Sanctions | The United States Sanctions Network Threatening the Security of Libya
  • August 6: Statement | On the Departure of Brian Hook
  • August 6: Statement | On the Loya Jirga in Afghanistan
  • August 6: Statement | Lifting of Global Level 4 Global Health Advisory
  • August 6: Transcript | Briefing with Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch And Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizen Services Karin King On Updates to State Department Travel Advisories
  • August 6: Statement | Bolivia’s Independence Day
  • August 6: Statement | Jamaica’s Independence Day
  • August 6: Statement | Singapore National Day
  • August 6: Statement | Finalists Announced for 2020 P3 Impact Award

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Linkages between Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report and Recommendations on Protecting Investors from Significant Risks from Chinese Companies
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Criminal Network Threatening the Stability and Security of Libya
  • Joint Statement on the U.S.-UK Financial Innovation Partnership Meeting

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Consumer Loan Company With FCPA Violations

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Operation Legend Expanded to Memphis and St. Louis
  • Press Release: Former Venezuelan Official Charged in Connection with International Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Seeks Forfeiture of Two Commercial Properties Purchased with Funds Misappropriated from PrivatBank in Ukraine
  • Press Release: Company President and Employee Arrested in Alleged Scheme to Violate the Export Control Reform Act
  • Press Release: Biofuel Fraudster Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Scamming Multiple Federal Agencies and Customers
  • Press Release: Nine Charged with $24 Million COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Five Charged in Connection with an over $4 Million Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: Arkansas Project Manager Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and False Statements in Connection with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Indiana Man Charged with Hate Crime for Making Racially-Motivated Threats Towards Black Neighbor, and With Unlawful Possession of Firearms
  • Press Release: North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Fair Housing Act and Threatening a Family Because of Their Race
  • Press Release: Houston Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Offshore Tax Evasion Scheme

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

  • Press Release: ICE and DOJ Announce Indictments from Largest Single-State Worksite Enforcement Action in Nation’s History
  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | August 6
  • Congressional Testimony: Submitted Written Testimony of Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Intercept Two Meth Smuggling Attempts (California)
  • Press Release: BP Arrests 30 Illegal Aliens Aboard Stolen Pickup (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Halted Another Human Smuggling Attempt In a Commercial Vehicle (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes More Than $700K Worth of Marijuana (Texas)
  • Press Release: Law Enforcement Cooperation Shuts Down Narcotic Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggling Attempts Continue at Laredo Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Discover Firearms during Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize $2 Million Worth in Hard Narcotics Over the Weekend (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $1.6M in Narcotics in Two Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: 168,000 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Intercepted by CBP Officers in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Indianapolis Works with Task Force to Make Drug Interdictions Leading to Arrests (Indiana)
  • Press Release: Baltimore CBP Agriculture Specialists Intercept Cow Skins from Nigeria and Federal Noxious Weed Seeds from Japan (Maryland)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol in Maine Arrests Chinese National Carrying over $28K worth of Gold Bars (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Funding for 1,624 Small Permanent Projects in Puerto Rico

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement on Presidential Proclamation (aluminum duties)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Wrapping Material and Methods for Use in Agricultural Applications

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: W-GDP, DFC Target Additional $6 Billion of Investment in Women

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Board of Directors Approves $82.9 Million Transaction for Leading Argentinian Energy Company to Buy “Made in the U.S.A.” Equipment
  • Readout: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests More Than $29 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Oklahoma

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Protecting our National Parks, Public Lands for Future Generations
  • Press Release: Great American Outdoors Act: Investing in our Next Generation

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Bank of America Sign Agreement Implementing Companywide Program to Enhance Working Environment For Nursing Mothers

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Awards Over $101 Million to Combat the Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release: HHS Awards Contract to TrialCard to Help Reduce New HIV Infections in America

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 6, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 7: “This is the biggest political crime and scandal in American history. Hopefully, for the good of our Country, it is coming soon!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Aug 5 · BREAKING: After 16 months of investigating, special #Spygate prosecutor John Durham STILL has not interviewed James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan or James Clapper, and Clapper’s attorney reportedly said Durham’s office has assured him that he will not be interviewed at all
  • August 7: “Thank you!”  Retweet:  bob @thefogislifting · 9h · Replying to @realDonaldTrump

It’s time to recognize the true nature of the battles DT has fought on behalf of the everyday Citizen of the USA, attacked relentlessly from all sides, mortals would have crumbled under the onslaught.  MRR2020 Make Room on Rushmore 2020. DT is historic

  • August 7: “Thank you!”  Retweet:  BLU Flag @blu_flag · 10h · Replying to @realDonaldTrump

We all pray for you, give you strength and surround you with our undying love and gratitude for your undying service. God will keep you and your family safe, our country will survive and we are eternally grateful forever and a day! Light will bless this world and all her children

  • August 7: “Sleepy Joe Biden just lost the Black Vote. This statement is a disaster from which their is no recovery!”  Retweet:  Yahoo News @YahooNews · 20h · NEW: Biden draws distinction between diversity within Black and Latino communities, telling @NPR’s @lourdesgnavarro that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes..”
  • August 7: “I called the politicization of the China Virus by the Radical Left Democrats a Hoax, not the China Virus itself. Everybody knows this except for the Fake and very Corrupt Media!”
  • August 6: “Just like Radical Left New York is trying to destroy the NRA, if Biden becomes President your GREAT SECOND AMENDMENT doesn’t have a chance. Your guns will be taken away, immediately and without notice. No police, no guns!”
  • August 6: “Joe Biden: ‘Unlike the African American Community … the Latino Community Is an Incredibly Diverse Community‘ via @BreitbartNews. Wow! Joe Biden just lost the entire African American community. What a ‘dumb’ thing to say!” [Article]
  • August 6: “Just departed for the Great State of Ohio!”
  • August 6: “Upon departing the Oval Office for Ohio, I’ve notified my staff to continue working on an Executive Order with respect to Payroll Tax Cut, Eviction Protections, Unemployment Extensions, and Student Loan Repayment Options.”
  • 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!”