US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report will not circulate on Thursday, November 26, in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving. –

This 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 Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony
  • Remarks by President Trump on the Economy
  • Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in Nicaragua
  • Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller’s Phone Call With New Zealand Defense Minister Peeni Henare
  • Publication: Thanksgiving Day Message to the Department
  • Article: DOD Transition Outreach to Biden-Harris Team Begins
  • Publication: Pentagon Reservation Move to Health Protection Condition Bravo Plus
  • Transcript: Department of Defense Press Briefing on COVID-19
  • Article: DOD Responds to Uptick in COVID-19 Infections
  • Article: COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Dry Runs Taking Place Across U.S., General Says
  • Fact Sheet: The Importance of Modernizing the Nuclear Triad
  • Article: Artificial Intelligence Enablers Seek Out Problems to Solve
  • Contracts for November 24, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, November 25
  • November 24: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad
  • November 24: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah
  • November 24: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Call with Armenian Foreign Minister Ayvazyan
  • November 24: Fact Sheet | U.S. Reinforces Commitment to Secure, Stable, Democratic, and Self-Reliant Afghanistan at 2020 Conference
  • November 24: Statement | The Cuban Regime’s Cruel Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters
  • November 24: Transcript | Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach And Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon Briefing on Recent Travel to Central and South America
  • November 24: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Bret Baier of Fox News Special Report
  • November 24: Statement | Suriname National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: Chief Assistant to the Acting Deputy Administrator Max Primorac’s Meeting with the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Ph.D.
  • Press Release: National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Announces $20 Million in USAID Funding to Clean Up Agent Orange Contamination in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Press Release: United States Provides Additional Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in the Kingdom of Cambodia

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at an Arria-Formula Meeting Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Iraq (via VTC)

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Meet Remotely on Dec. 3
  • Press Release: SEC Proposes Amendments to Modernize Framework for Securities Offerings and Sales to Workers
  • Press Release: SEC Proposes Temporary Rules to Facilitate Measured Participation by Certain “Platform Workers” in Compensatory Offerings Under Rule 701 and Form S-8

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: Five MS-13 Members Charged with Murder
  • Press Release: Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Kickback Conspiracies
  • Press Release: Massachusetts Man Charged with Child Pornography Possession
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Village of Hinsdale, Illinois Under Fair Housing Act
  • Press Release: Sixth Former Tennessee Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Offenses Arising out of a Cover Up of Staff Assault of an Inmate

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

  • Press Release: CISA Urges All Americans to be on Alert for Holiday Scams and Cyber Threats
  • Press Release: CBP Reminds Consumers to Beware of Counterfeit Goods When Shopping this Holiday Season (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Intercepts Stolen Vehicle and Drugs (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Agents Intercept Parole Violator (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Large Number of Marijuana Bundles (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Seize over $300K Worth of Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents, CBP Aircrew Perform Heroic Rescue (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Arrests Man Wanted for Child Sexual Assault (Texas)
  • Press Release: Customs and Border Protection Utilizes Helicopter to Locate Subjects who Fled from Sheriff’s Deputies (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: Philadelphia CBP Seizes Heroin Destined for St. Petersburg, FL (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: CBP and HSI at JFK Warning the Public About Counterfeit Ahead of Black Friday (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Deadline to Register for Hurricane Laura Looms (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Vizcaya Museum and Gardens $3.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Mitigation Measures

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination for Twist Ties From China

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Seeks Public Comment on its Content Policy Specific to the Agency’s New “Program on China and Transformational Exports”
  • Press Release: EXIM Advisory Committee’s Council on China Competition Meets to Discuss the People’s Republic of China’s Impact on American Interests and Economic Security

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Trump Administration has honored Native cultures

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Southern California Manufacturer Pays Back Wages, Restores Sick Leave To Dozens of Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Efforts to Increase Transparency at HHS

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | November 24, 2020

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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