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US Executive Branch Update – November 6, 2020

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 … 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

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

Secretary of State John Kerry Joins the P5+1 Talks in Geneva, Switzerland

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Iran Secretary of State John Kerry joined the P5+1 Talks last Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. The Talks failed to reach an agreement this past weekend and are expected to resume at a lower level on November 20. At the conclusion of the Talks, Secretary Kerry said: “There’s no question in my … Continue Reading

Congress Impasse on Debt Ceiling, Spending Measures; Teams Disabling Syrian Chemical Weapons; Special Forces Missions in Libya and Somalia

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Budget and the Debt Ceiling Debate With no congressional consensus on a bill to fund the U.S. federal government for FY 2014, on Tuesday, October 1, the U.S. government partially shut down. Last week, the House attempted to advance its strategy of passing “mini” continuing resolutions (CR) to fund parts … Continue Reading
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