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.

Recap of Friday – Sunday, November 20-22, 2020

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

The White House

  • Statement from the Press Secretary | November 22, 2020 (Readout of the 2nd day of the G-20 Leaders Summit)
  • Statement from the Press Secretary | November 21, 2020 (Readout of the 1st day of the G-20 Leaders Summit)
  • Remarks by President Trump on Delivering Lower Prescription Drug Prices for All Americans | November 20, 2020
  • Press Release: First Lady Melania Trump Unveils Sculpture Installation in the White House Rose Garden | November 20, 2020
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 11/20/2020
  • Statement from the Press Secretary | November 20, 2020 (Readout of APEC Leaders Meeting)
  • Proclamation on National Family Week, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller’s Phone Call With Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto
  • Statement by Department of Defense on Increased Restrictions for the Pentagon Reservation
  • Press Release: This Week in Operation Warp Speed – Nov. 20, 2020
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $11.6 Million to Puritan Medical Products Company, LLC to Increase Domestic Production of Swabs for Cue Health’s Point of Care Tests
  • Article: Space Force Attracting Digitally Savvy Young People, Leader Says
  • Article: Defense Official Calls Cyber Resilience Critical to Protecting Systems, Continuing the Mission
  • Contracts for November 20, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is wrapping up his overseas trip, with a final stop in Saudi Arabia before returning to Washington, D.C., later today.

  • Daily Schedule | Monday, November 23
  • November 22: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • November 22: Fact Sheet | The United States and Saudi Arabia Advance Decades of Cooperation
  • November 22: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Taher Baraka of Al-Arabiya
  • November 22: Transcript | Senior State Department Official to Traveling Press
  • November 22: Statement | Treaty on Open Skies
  • November 22: Advisory | U.S. Participation in Afghanistan 2020 Conference (Nov. 23-24)
  • November 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Negotiating Team
  • November 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Thani
  • November 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
  • November 21: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to Qatar To Advance Regional Security and Economic Ties
  • November 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates
  • November 21: Fact Sheet | This Week in Iran Policy
  • November 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with the Taliban
  • November 21: Statement | On the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Palau
  • November 21: Statement | Anniversary of the Wrongful Detention of the CITGO-6 in Venezuela
  • November 20: Statement | Lebanon National Day
  • November 20: Readout | Inaugural U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue
  • November 20: Readout | U.S. Special Envoy Pham Participates in 9th Meeting of the Special Envoys for the Sahel
  • November 20: Joint Statement between the United States and Uzbekistan on the Successful Conclusion of 2020 Annual Bilateral Consultations and Commencement of a Strategic Partnership Dialogue
  • November 20: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency
  • November 20: Fact Sheet | The U.S. Relationship with the United Arab Emirates Deepens

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa’s Call with the President of The Republic of Honduras, The Honorable Juan Orlando Hernández

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Afghanistan’s Peace Process (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Video Conference with G20 Finance Ministers

Department of Justice

November 21, 2020

  • Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Issues Statement Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

November 20, 2020

  • Press Release: Executions Scheduled for Inmates Convicted of Brutal Murders Many Years Ago
  • Speech: Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt Delivers Remarks at Shinshu University 2nd White Collar Crime Workshop
  • Press Release: Federal Court Enjoins Tuscon Area Tax Preparer From Preparing Tax Returns
  • Press Release: Montana Chiropractor and his Wife Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion
  • Press Release: Home Health Agency and Former Owner to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
  • Press Release: Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $18.98 Million for Alleged False Claims Act Caused by Overcharges and Unqualified Labor
  • Press Release: Former Supervisory Corrections Officer Sentenced for Repeatedly Tasing Restrained Detainee

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

  • Press Release: CBP Enhances Biometrics for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering and Exiting the United States (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at MIA (Florida)
  • Press Release: Man With Hidden Gun/Ammo Initially Stopped By CBP Officers Now Found Guilty On Child Pornography Charges (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $337K in Hard Narcotics at Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Attempt to Smuggle People in Furniture and Appliances Discovered at Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Arrests Group of 61 (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Violent Sex Offender and Rescue Missing and Endangered Person (Maine)
  • Press Release: Man Wanted For Sex Crimes Arrested by Border Patrol (California)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Releases Study Highlighting Benefits of Higher Building Codes Standards (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Houses of Worship May Be Eligible for FEMA Help (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Over $1 Million for Rhode Island COVID-19 Costs (Rhode Island)
  • Press Release: Keep Your Family, Pets Safe When Using Generators During Power Outages (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA Still Here to Assist Alabama’s Recovery from Hurricane Sally (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Steps to Safely Celebrate the Holidays (Illinois)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, National Weather Service

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, Korea, and Spain
  • Press Release: USITC Seeks Comments on Proposed Modifications to the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Vietnam Prime Minister Phúc Focus on Strengthening Economic Partnership Through Increased U.S. Exports to Vietnam
  • Readout from EXIM Leadership Meeting with Officials from the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Call with Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Great American Outdoors Taskforce Releases Details on Historic Deferred Maintenance and LWCF Projects

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Emphasizes Protecting Worker Safety and Pay During Holiday Season
  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development At Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Press Release: Suwannee, Georgia, Dunkin Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave after Coronavirus Diagnosis
  • Press Release: Mississippi Fish Farm Pays $30,963 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds H-2A Visa Program Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage and Child Labor Violations At Three Mississippi Poultry Processing Plants
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Partners with McCarthy Building Companies To Promote Workplace Safety at Georgia Construction Site
  • Press Release: Lenovo Inc. Pays Employee $108,152 After Violating Family and Medical Leave Act at North Carolina Headquarters
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,148,452 In Coronavirus Violations

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces Prescription Drug Payment Model to Put American Patients First
  • Press Release: Secretary Azar Confirmation In Response to Executive Order on Lowering Prices for Patients by Eliminating Kickbacks to Middlemen
  • Fact Sheet: Trump Administration Finalizes Proposal to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients
  • Press Release: HHS Finalizes Rule to Bring Drug Discounts Directly to Seniors at the Pharmacy Counter
  • Fact Sheet: HHS Drug Pricing
  • Statement from Secretary Azar on Final Rule to Increase Access to Lifesaving Organs
  • Press Release: HHS Makes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Coordinated, Value-Based Care
  • Press Release: Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of COVID-19
  • Press Release: FDA Announces Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | November 20, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves First Treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Some Progeroid Laminopathies

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