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US Executive Branch Update – July 30, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 9:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives the President’s Daily Brief 11:45 a.m. EDT – The President and The Vice President meet with Governors to discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen wildfire prevention, preparedness … Continue Reading

Washington Focuses on Foreign Crises

Iraq/Syria Crises On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, President Barack Obama addressed the nation and outlined his Administration’s four-part strategy (fact sheet available here) to combat the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS). First, the President said U.S. airstrikes have shifted from protecting U.S. nationals and humanitarian missions to attacking ISIL targets “as Iraqi forces go on the … Continue Reading

U.S. Continues to Call for Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych to Work with the Opposition

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Iran In his State of the Union address last Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, President Obama acknowledged Congressional sanctions contributed to bringing about the P5+1 interim agreement with Iran.  He also warned: “If this Congress sends me a new sanctions bill now that threatens to derail these talks, … Continue Reading

Negotiators Expected to Resume Talks with Iran; President Obama Outlines Broad Agenda for 2014 State Of The Union Address

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Iran With the P5+1 interim agreement in effect (as of Monday, January 20), P5+1 negotiators are expected to resume talks with Iran next month.  House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on last Monday’s implementation of the interim nuclear deal: “The U.S. now begins suspending … Continue Reading

Second Session of 113th Congress Convenes; Trade Deadlines and Rules Announced; Bad Weather in Syria Foils Plans to Move Chemical Weapons; Sudan Peace Talks Held

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Trade The second session of the 113th Congress convenes today. On December 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Sen. Baucus (D-MT) as U.S. Ambassador to China. Sen. Baucus has yet to undergo the Senate confirmation process but it is expected he will be confirmed to the position. House … Continue Reading