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.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a press conference | Bedminster, NJ

4:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Bedminster, NJ, en route to Southampton, NY

5:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at a private residence | Southampton, NY

6:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Southampton, NY

7:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Southampton, NY, en route to Water Mill, NY

7:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at a private residence | Water Mill, NY

8:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a panel discussion with supporters | Water Mill, NY

9:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs Water Mill, NY, en route to Southampton, NY

10:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs Southampton, NY, en route to Bedminster, NJ

11:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives  in Bedminster, NJ

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2020

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 Friday, August 7, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | Bedminster, NJ
  • Presidential Memorandum on the Extension of the Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery (Connecticut)
  • Presidential Memorandum on the Extension of the Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery (California)
  • Presidential Memorandum on the Extension of the Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Facilitate Economic Recovery (Arizona)
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq (August 20, 2020)
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien on Lebanon
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien on the Passing of General Brent Scowcroft
  • Article: President Trump | ‘We Have Rejected Globalism and Embraced Patriotism’
  • Article: Jobs Numbers in July Beat Expectations for Third Straight Month
  • Emergency Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Connecticut Emergency Declaration
  • Presidential Message on National Purple Heart Day, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: DOD Innovation Speed Must Increase to Modernize
  • Contracts for August 7, 2020

Department of State

  • August 7: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi
  • August 7: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Partners on COVID-19
  • August 7: Sanctions | The United States Designates Individuals in Hong Kong for Curtailing Promised Freedoms
  • August 7: Sanctions | The United States Imposes Sanctions on Central African Republic Militia Leader
  • August 7: Transcript | Briefing With Ambassador Philip T. Reeker On Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, and Poland
  • August 7: Statement | U.S. Government Response to the Explosion in Beirut
  • August 7: Statement | Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Operation Desert Shield
  • August 7: Statement | Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick’s Travel to Rhode Island and Massachusetts
  • Press Release: The United States Announces $7.5 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance to Contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Press Release: United States Provides Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Explosions in Lebanon

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: Purple Heart Recipient Continues Service at ODNI
  • Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: Election Threat Update for the American Public

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Undermining Hong Kong’s Autonomy
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Militia Leader in Central African Republic for Human Rights Abuse

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Attorney General Barr Chairs Meeting of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry
  • Press Release: Federal Court Terminates Paramount Consent Decrees
  • Press Release: Newport News Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Return

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

  • Press Release: Portland Riots Read-out | August 7
  • Press Release: Statement from CISA Director Krebs on Today’s ODNI Update
  • Press Release: Three U.S. Citizens Arrested for Smuggling 52 Illegal Aliens in Stake Bed Truck, Van Tandem Load (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Intercepts Panga Boat with 19 illegal Aliens on board off the coast of Dana Point (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Agents Seize Nearly $1 Million in Bulk Cash (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Aid Severely Dehydrated Man in the Mountains (California)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Performs Two Successful Emergency Rescues (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Subject with a Felony Conviction (Texas)
  • Press Release: Triple Play | World Trade Bridge CBP Officers Seizes Narcotics Worth Over $1.9 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol EMT | A Life Saving Asset (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Effort Leads to Stash House Disruption (Texas)
  • Press Release: Three Human Smuggling Attempts Lead to the Arrest of 14 Illegal Aliens (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Baltimore Field Office Continues to Seize Unapproved and Counterfeit COVID-19 Products (Maryland)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Port of Buffalo Seize another 530 lbs. of Marijuana (New York)
  • Press Release: Gregory Alvarez Appointed as Director of CBP San Juan Field Operations (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: CBP Interdicts Four Men Smuggling 614 Pounds of Cocaine near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Intern Spotlight Series | Hillary Shah

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concering Twist Ties from China
  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Secretary Bernhardt Designates Margaret Everson to Exercise the Delegable Authority of the Director of the National Park Service
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Proposes to Obtain a Fair Return for America’s Mineral Resources

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the July Jobs Report
  • Press Release: Federal Court Sentences Former Union Business Manager After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation of Embezzlement

Department of Education

  • Press Release: S. Department of Education Reaffirms Commitment to Protecting the Religious Liberty of Students and Religious Organizations

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund for Nursing Homes
  • Fact Sheet: Explaining Operation Warp Speed

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 7, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves First Liquid Biopsy Next-Generation Sequencing Companion Diagnostic Test
  • Press Release: FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 7: “Big wins in Tennessee and Kansas! Congratulations to @BillHagertyTN and @RogerMarshallMD. They love our Country and they love their Great States. Strong on Crime, Military, our Vets and the Second Amendment. They have my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
  • August 7: “I will be doing a news conference on the ChinaVirus, the just announced very good economic numbers, and the improving economy, at 7pm from Bedminster, New Jersey. Also, the subject of the Beirut, Lebanon catastrophe will be discussed.”
  • August 7: “Had a lengthy discussion this morning with President Macron of France concerning numerous subjects, but in particular the catastrophic event which took place in Beirut, Lebanon…”
  • August 7: “…At 3pm this afternoon, spoke to President Aoun of Lebanon to inform him that 3 large aircraft are on the way, loaded up with Medical Supplies, Food and Water. Also, First Responders, Technicians, Doctors, and Nurses on the way…”
  • August 7: “…We will be having a conference call on Sunday with President Macron, leaders of Lebanon, and leaders from various other parts of the world. Everyone wants to help!”
  • August 7: “Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!”
  • August 7: