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.

2:00 p.m. EST – The President and The First Lady present the National Thanksgiving Turkey | Rose Garden

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Monday, November 23, 2020

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

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Statement on Transition Activities
  • Readout of Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller’s Phone Call With Australian Defense Minister Reynolds
  • Readout of Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller’s Phone Call With Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen
  • Press Release: Defense Department Launches Initiative to Boost U.S. Industrial Workforce
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $565,000 Contract to Freeman Manufacturing Co. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Disposable Gowns
  • Article: Operation Warp Speed Refines Vaccine Delivery Plan
  • Article: Warp Speed Readies to Distribute New Drug Cocktail for COVID-19
  • Contracts for November 23, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, November 24
  • November 23: Statement | U.S.-Greenland Technical Engagement on Mining Sector Education and Training

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: The United States is Providing Additional Aid to Respond to Super Typhoon Goni in the Republic of the Philippines

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Counterterrorism Coordination (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia (via VTC)

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Statement on European Central Counterparties Seeking to Register or Request Exemptions From the SEC
  • Press Release: SEC Charges E-Commerce Startup and CEO With Defrauding Investors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Florida and Tennessee Pain Clinic Owner Extradited from Italy to the United States to Face RICO Charges
  • Press Release: Fifteen Members and Associates of Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges
  • Press Release: Kansas Man Indicted with Hate Crime for Racially-Motivated Threat of a Minor and for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm
  • Press Release: North Carolina Man Sentenced for Violating Fair Housing Act and Threatening a Family Because of Their Race
  • Press Release: Maryland Tax Preparer Indicted for Preparing False Returns

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

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Paisas Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: Two Illegal Aliens Found Hiding in Trunk at Immigration Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Locate, Rescue Injured Man Following Dirt Bike Accident (Arizona)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol Foils Marijuana Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Pilot Program to Route Northbound Empty Tractors, Trailers to Colombia-Solidarity Bridge Starting Dec. 7 (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces $140 Million for Emergency Food and Shelter Program (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Federal Aid Tops $260 Million for Alabama Recovery from Hurricane Sally (Alabama)
  • Press Release: A Few Days Remain to Apply for FEMA Assistance for Hurricane Sally in Florida

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Reaffirm Strong U.S.-Philippines Economic Relationship with Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, National Security Advisor

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Launches AskUSDA, Improves and Streamlines Customer Experience
  • Press Release: USDA Shares Easy At-Home Advice for Handling Food Safely this Thanksgiving

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $24,823 in Back Wages After Investigation Finds Contractor Violated Federal Requirements in Florida
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $28,579 in Back Wages For Four Employees of Louisiana Military Contractor
  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS and DOD Award $11.6 Million Contract to Puritan Medical Products to Boost U.S. Production of Swabs for Cue Health COVID-19 Tests
  • Press Release: HHS Allocates Regeneron Therapeutic to Treat Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | November 23, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Rare Metabolic Disorder
  • Press Release: FDA Expands Approval of Influenza Treatment to Post-Exposure Prevention

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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