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.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

10:35 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Lake Charles, LA

12:05 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Chennault International Airport | Lake Charles, LA

2:25 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Lake Charles, LA, en route to Orange, TX

4:40 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Orange, TX, en route to Lake Charles, LA

5:10 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Lake Charles, LA, en route to Washington, D.C.

8:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

9:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Sunday, August 30, 2020

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Saturday & Sunday, August 29-30, 2020

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Looking Ahead:  On September 1, Vice President Mike Pence will visit Exeter, Pennsylvania, to deliver remarks at Workers for Trump, before returning to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Friday, August 28, 2020

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

The White House

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With the President of the Republic of Palau and Other Members of his Cabinet
  • Article: American Graves Show U.S. Commitment to Pacific
  • Press Release: DOD Releases List of Additional Companies, in Accordance with Section 1237 of FY19 NDAA (re: China)
  • Publication: 1237 Tranche 2&3 Qualifying Entities (re: China)
  • Publication: 1237 Tranche 1 Qualifying Entities (re: China)
  • Press Release: Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Savannah
  • Article: Operation Warp Speed More Than Halfway to Enrolling Participants in Vaccine Trials
  • Contracts for August 28, 2020

Department of State

  • August 28: Advisory | Assistant Secretary David Schenker’s Travel to Kuwait, Qatar, and Lebanon
  • August 28: Statement | Taiwan’s Removal of Restrictions on U.S. Exports of Beef and Pork
  • August 28: Fact Sheet | This Week in Iran Policy
  • August 28: Statement | Malaysia Independence Day
  • August 28: Statement | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Awarded Engineering News-Record’s 2020 Global Best Project for New U.S. Consulate General

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance Deferring Certain Payroll Tax Obligations
  • Statement: Counter ISIS Finance Group Leaders Issue Joint Statement

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Ninth Circuit’s Stay in the Case Concerning the Federal Courthouse in Portland
  • Statement by Department of Justice Spokesperson Kerri Kupec on the Execution of Keith Dwayne Nelson
  • Press Release: Chinese National Charged with Destroying Hard Drive During FBI Investigation into the Possible Transfer of Sensitive Software to China
  • Press Release: U.S. Seizure of Three Websites Used by Iranian Front Company that Was Shipping Fuel on Four Tankers to Venezuela
  • Press Release: American Man Indicted on Charges of Exploiting Children in Laos
  • Press Release: Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. Agrees to Pay Over $122 Million to Resolve FCPA Case

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

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues Two Men in Jacumba Mountains (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol and Laredo Police Shut Down Another Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $3.3 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Discover $800K in Narcotics at Mid-Valley International Bridges (Texas)
  • Press Release: Criminal Alien Arrested near Zapata, Texas
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Remain Vigilant in the RIo Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Over $4 Million in Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol K-9s Help Seize Over $9.5M Worth of Drugs in 24 Hours (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Hurricane Laura Update
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Wyoming
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Oregon
  • Press Release: Flood Insurance Policy Just Expired? Call Your Agent (Texas)
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight White River Fire in Oregon
  • Press Release: Tell Your Friends and Neighbors to Register With FEMA, Deadline is September 8 (Utah)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 75 Million Boxes Delivered
  • Press Release: 1890 Land-grant Universities Celebrate 130 Years of Cutting-edge Science, Education and Community Service

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy Announces the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee
  • Press Release: Secretary Brouillette Names John Hairston Interim Administrator and CEO of Bonneville Power Administration

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: CARES Act Service Exemptions for Allegiant Air, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Minneapolis Day Care Pays 28 Employees $19,447 in Back Wages After Denying Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: Oklahoma Restaurant Operator Pays Back Wages After Denying Paid Sick Leave To Employee Advised to Self-Quarantine By Medical Provider
  • Press Release: Orlando, Florida, Aluminum Construction Contractor to Pay $32,702 In Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime Violations

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Announces Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Press Release: FDA Broadens Emergency Use Authorization for Veklury (remdesivir) to Include All Hospitalized Patients for Treatment of COVID-19
  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 28, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 29: “I saved the Iron Range from the Obama Closure. We opened it up again, proudly. Also sent the National Guard the Minneapolis to squelch a big problem. It worked, and quickly!!!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 17h · Leaders from Democrat cities on the Iron Range of Minnesota ENDORSE @realDonaldTrump & @Mike_Pence! “Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class.”
  • August 29: “Steve has my Complete and Total support. HE IS GREAT!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 16h · MEET THE CANDIDATE: Steve Daines
    • —Fmr. Businessman, Fmr. U.S. House Rep, and Current U.S. Senator for Montana
    • —@DainesforMT is the Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate in Montana
    • #MTSen #mtpol #RNC2020
  • August 29: “Texas loves John!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 15h · MEET THE CANDIDATE: John Cornyn
    • —Served as Justice on Texas Supreme Court, Fmr. AG of Texas, and Current U.S. Senator for Texas
    • —@TeamCornyn is the Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate in Texas
    • #TXSen #txpol #RNC2020
  • August 29: “Esther is GREAT!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 14h · MEET THE CANDIDATE: Esther Joy King
    • —U.S. Army Reserve JAG Officer and Fmr. Aid Worker in Afghanistan
    • —@esther4congress is the Republican Nominee for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District
    • #IL17 #RNC2020
  • August 29: “Dan has my Complete and Total Endorsement. We need Dan in Washington!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 12h · MEET THE CANDIDATE: Dan Rodimer
    • —Fmr. WWE Professional Wrestler and Small Business Owner
    • —@DanRodimer is the Republican Nominee for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District
    • #NV03 #nvpol #RNC2020
  • August 29: “Bill is GREAT!”  Retweet:  GOP @GOP · 12h · MEET THE CANDIDATE: Bill Johnson
    • —U.S. Air Force Veteran and Current U.S. House Rep
    • — @JohnsonLeads is the Republican Nominee for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District
    • #OH06 #ohpol #RNC2020
  • August 29: “Another Democrat run city. They are a real mess!”  Retweet:  Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman · 1h · Disgusting to see many of the RNC attendees threatened. Mayor Bowser failed to protect them because they are Republican. @realDonaldTrump wants law and order for all Americans.…
  • August 29: “The Fake News doesn’t want to report these numbers. The @latimes and others believed the Crooked Dems before the real numbers came out. Too bad we don’t have honest reporting when it comes to “Trump”. Phony sources, they say anything and think they get away with it. November 3rd.”  Retweet:  Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman · 13h ·
  • August 29: “Great crowd, great people!”  Retweet:  Dan Scavino @DanScavino · 12h · Wheels up, departing Manchester, New Hampshire — for Washington, D.C. What an evening, with Great American Patriots who are READY to VOTE and WIN, WIN, WIN! THANK YOU for joining President @realDonaldTrump and @TeamTrump! #MAGA
  • August 29: “Thank you!”  Retweet:  Ronna McDaniel @GOPChairwoman · 9h · These are just a few of the Americans we heard from who have benefited from @realDonaldTrump’s policies, and they are excited to support him in November! #RNC2020”  [Video]
  • August 29: “My Campaign, despite all of the Fake News, Fake Books, and pathetic reporting written about me and it, has more spirit and enthusiasm than ever before, including the great and wonderful Campaign of 2016!”
  • August 29: “Wow! Despite the Democrats views across TV and online lie (Con!), we had 147.9 million, the Republican National Convention blew the Democrat National Convention  Not even close! Just like their lies on Russia, Football (PLAY!) and everything else! NOVEMBER 3rd.”
  • August 29: “The Democrats see chaos as their way while President Trump sees the Rule of Law. Mayor @kenblackwell Thank you Ken!”
  • August 29: “Kenosha has been very quiet for the third night in a row or, since the National Guard has shown up. That’s the way it works, it’s all very simple. Portland, with a very ungifted mayor, should request help from the Federal Government. If lives are endangered, we’re going in!”
  • August 28: [Fox News Article:  “Trump campaign rakes in $76 million during Republican National Convention”]
  • August 28: “Disgraceful that Big Ten is not playing football. Let them PLAY!”
  • August 28: “How does the Fake News not include Online Streaming Numbers where Republicans blow the Dem Numbers away?”
  • August 28: “Great total numbers for the Republican National Convention. Blows Democrat National Convention away. Also, much bigger fund raising numbers!”
  • August 28: Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 13h · Landing in New Hampshire!
  • August 28: “If the incompetent Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, doesn’t get control of his city and stop the Anarchists, Agitators, Rioters and Looters, causing great danger to innocent people, we will go in and take care of matters the way they should have been taken care of 100 days ago!”
  • August 28: “Leading in Michigan, leading in Minnesota, leading all over. Sorry!”  Retweet:  The ReidOut @thereidout · 11h · Asked for his thoughts on this week’s RNC speeches, Bill Maher says he’s nervous about election day, ‘the same way I was feeling four years ago.’
  • August 28: “THANK YOU NEW HAMPSHIRE!”  [Video]
  • August 28: “Landing in New Hampshire!”
  • August 28: “No, I want Big Ten, and all other football, back – NOW. The Dems don’t want football back, for political reasons, but are trying to blame me and the Republicans. Another LIE, but this is what we are up against! They should also open up all of their Shutdown States.”
  • August 28: “Heading to New Hampshire!”

  • August 28: “Thank you! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Darrell Scott @PastorDScott · Aug 27 · An unexpected encounter on the way to the RNC! #MAGA [Video]
  • August 28:  “Success: Since the National Guard moved into Kenosha, Wisconsin, two days ago, there has been NO FURTHER VIOLENCE, not even a small problem. When legally asked to help by local authorities, the Federal Government will act and quickly succeed. Are you listening Portland?”