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.

3:00 p.m. EST – The President arrives at Camp David

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Wednesday-Thursday, November 25-26, 2020

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

The White House

  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grant of Clemency for General Michael T. Flynn | November 25, 2020
  • Proclamation on Thanksgiving Day, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller’s Meeting With Qatari Defense Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Nov. 25, 2020
  • Press Release: Acting Defense Secretary Miller Travels Overseas for Thanksgiving Week
  • Article: Chief of Space Operations Discusses Need for Outreach to Partners, State of Space Force
  • Contracts for November 25, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, November 27
  • November 26: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Bret Baier of Fox News Special Report
  • November 25: Readout | U.S. Department of State Hosts Trans-Atlantic Webinar on Holocaust Education
  • November 25: Statement | Observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • November 25: Statement | Suriname National Day
  • November 25: Statement | Bosnia and Herzegovina National Statehood Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Sanctions (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Political and Humanitarian Situation in Syria (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Militia and Its Leader in Connection with Serious Human Rights Abuse in Libya

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Agenda for Dec. 1 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Venezuelan Business Executive Charged in Connection with International Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme
  • Press Release: Sussex County Woman Charged with Concealing Terrorist Financing to Syrian Al-Nusra Front, a Foreign Terrorist Organization
  • Press Release: North Carolina Sport Supplement Company and Its Owner Plead Guilty to Unlawful Distribution of Steroid-like Drugs
  • Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestiture of Credit Karma Tax for Intuit to Proceed with Acquisition of Credit Karma

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

  • Press Release: AMO and Partners Seize 26 Tons of Cocaine Since October 2020 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue 13 from Mt. Cristo Rey (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly $3 Million in Hard Narcotics at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggling Attempt Leads to Vehicle Fire (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $1.5M in Narcotics in Three Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: Cincinnati CBP Finds Praying Mantis Eggs Smuggled in Toy Figures (Ohio)
  • Press Release: CBP to Introduce Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure and Streamline Travel at Buffalo (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Additional FEMA Help Approved for Nine California Counties
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $1.5 Million to the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $46 Million to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Shop Small and Support Independent Businesses in Your Community on Small Business Saturday

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Digital Imaging Devices and Products Containing Same and Components Thereof
  • Press Release: USITC Says Relief for U.S. Large Residential Washers Industry Continues to be Necessary
  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Chocolate Milk Powder and Packaging Thereof

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Approves $1.1 Billion Loan to Ginkgo Bioworks to Expand its Commercial Biosecurity Business to Combat COVID-19 on a Global Scale

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Releases Audited FY 2020 Agency Management Report

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020 Numbers

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces OSHA’s Return To Normal Enforcement Operations After Hurricane Zeta
  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Issues New Policy on Dry Heat for Reuse of Certain Respirators

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

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