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 delivers remarks at an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit | South Court Auditorium

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT to deliver remarks at an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit | South Court Auditorium

Recap of Monday, December 7, 2020

Note: Bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at the Presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dan Gable
  • Press Release:  First Lady Melania Trump Announces Completion of the New White House Tennis Pavilion

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller’s Meetings With Indonesian Officials
  • Press Release:  Defense Department Brings Small Business Innovation to Research & Engineering Support
  • Article:  Space Agency Hopes to Gain Industry’s Trust With Proliferated Satellite Marketplace
  • Article:  Special Operations Strives to Use the Power of Artificial Intelligence
  • Contracts for December 7, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, December 8
  • December 7:  Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Slovenian Foreign Minister Logar
  • December 7:  Statement | On the EU’s Adoption of a Human Rights Sanctions Framework
  • December 7:  Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Guy Benson of The Guy Benson Show
  • December 7:  Joint Statement on United States, Japan and Vietnam Cooperation to Support Vietnam’s Energy Transitions Through LNG Utilization
  • December 7:  Statement | New U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award from American Council of Engineering Companies
  • December 7:  Statement | The International Visitor Leadership Program: Celebrating 80 Years
  • December 7:  Statement | United States Takes Action Against Violators of Religious Freedom
  • December 7:  Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Remarks at Georgia Institute of Technology (Dec. 9)
  • December 7:  Sanctions | Designations of National People’s Congress Officials Undermining the Autonomy of Hong Kong
  • December 7:  Statement | The United States Condemns Venezuela’s Fraudulent Legislative Elections

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Discussion with G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release:  SEC Issues Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totaling Nearly $3 Million

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release:  Cameroonian Operator Charged in Fraudulent Online “Puppy Scam” that Exploited the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Press Release:  Arkansas Project Manager Sentenced in Connection with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release:  DISH Network to Pay $210 Million for Telemarketing Violations
  • Press Release:  U.S. Trustee Program Reaches Agreements with Three Mortgage Servicers Providing More than $74 Million in Remediation to Homeowners in Bankruptcy
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Sues Town of Wolcott, Connecticut, for Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
  • Press Release:  Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Massachusetts Property Manager

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

  • Press Release:  Department of Homeland Security Announce Supplemental Guidance for MPP Implementation
  • Press Release:  Update | Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Press Release:  CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Imports of Bone Black from Bonechar Carvão Ativado do Brasil Ltda (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release:  Utility Truck Used to Smuggle Illegal Aliens (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Arrests 29 People in Multiple Human Smuggling events in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Criminal Aliens Apprehended in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Border Patrol Apprehends Over 200 Individuals Being Smuggled in Commercial Trailers (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Discover Undeclared Reptiles at Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Stash House Shut Down In a Joint Law Enforcement Action (Texas)
  • Press Release:  CBP Officers Seize Over $900K in Hard Narcotics at the Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release:  Yuma Sector Agents Apprehend Wanted Man Fleeing Checkpoint in Stolen Vehicle (Arizona)
  • Press Release:  Cincinnati CBP Seizes 200 Counterfeit Autographed Jerseys Worth $42,625 (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release:  FEMA Approves Over $2 Million for Connecticut COVID-19 Costs
  • Press Release:  FEMA Approves Nearly $12 Million for Rhode Island COVID-19 Costs
  • Press Release:  Fairfax Receives $1.9M to Protect Emergency Shelter from Earthquakes (California)
  • Press Release:  Local Officials Determine Whether Home Sustained “Substantial Damage”

Department of Energy

  • Press Release:  Department of Energy to Provide $12 Million for Nuclear Data Research

Department of Labor

  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule to Implement Legal Requirements for Religious Exemption
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Chicago Establish Alliance to Protect and Educate Mexican Workers in Illinois on Safety
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Mexican Consulate in Detroit Establish Alliance to Protect and Educate Mexican Workers in Michigan and Ohio on Safety
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor, Missouri Association of Manufacturers Establish Alliance to Address Machine and Other Manufacturing Hazards
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Craft Brewers Renew Alliance to Promote Workplace Safety in Ohio Breweries
  • Press Release:  Lakeland, Florida, Painting Company Pays $55,439 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Overtime Violations
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $33,492 in Back Wages For Louisiana Concrete Construction and Demolition Employees
  • Press Release:  Texas Cabinet Manufacturer Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Leave to Care for Child During Pandemic
  • Press Release:  Pasadena, Texas, Employer Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Doctor’s Order to Quarantine
  • Press Release:  U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Back Wages for 55 Workers After Louisiana Seafood Processor Fails to Provide Required Sick Leave
  • 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 Publishes COVID-19 Hospital Facility-Level Data
  • Press Release:  Trump Administration Announces New Half Billion Incentive Payment Distribution to Nursing Homes

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Non-USG COVID Webpages

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