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.

11:05 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Waukegan, IL

11:55 a.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Waukegan National Airport | Waukegan, IL

12:05 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Waukegan, IL, en route to Kenosha, WI

12:40 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT surveys property affected by recent riots | Kenosha, WI

1:10 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Mary D. Bradford High School | Kenosha, WI

1:15 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT tours the Emergency Operations Center | Kenosha, WI

1:30 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on Wisconsin Community Safety | Kenosha, WI

2:20 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Kenosha, WI, en route to Waukegan, IL

3:00 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Waukegan, IL, en route to Washington, D.C.

5:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

6:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks designating Wilmington, North Carolina, as an American World War II Heritage City.  On Thursday, the President is slated to have lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Avoca, PA, on Air Force Two

3:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Avoca, PA, on Air Force Two

4:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Workers for Trump | Kuharchik Construction, Inc. | Exeter, PA

6:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Avoca, PA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

7:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Monday, August 31, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 31, 2020
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices
  • Joint Statement by the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates | August 31, 2020
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 8/31/2020
  • Proclamation on National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Preparedness Month, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Virtual Meeting With Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen
  • Press Release: DOD Announces New DARPA Director Dr. Victoria Coleman
  • Article: DOD Working Toward Networked Indo-Pacific
  • Article: Defense Department Aids U.S. Delivery of Ventilators to Indonesia
  • Article: Service Members Want Discussions on Race, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Contracts for August 31, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, September 1
  • August 31: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Guyanese President Ali
  • August 31: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi
  • August 31: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Vince Coglianese and Mary Walter of WMAL’s Mornings On The Mall Radio Show
  • August 31: Remarks | Deputy Secretary Biegun Remarks at the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum
  • August 31: Troika Statement | Peace Agreement Between Sudan Armed Opposition Groups
  • August 31: Statement | Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence Day
  • August 31: Statement | Uzbekistan Independence Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Explanation of Vote on a UN Security Council Draft Resolution on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts
  • Explanation of Vote on the Renewal of Measures Found in Resolution 2374 (Mali)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Preliminary Annual Report on U.S. Holdings of Foreign Securities at Year-End 2019

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors
  • Press Release: SEC Awards Over $1.25 Million to Whistleblower

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day
  • Press Release: United States Agrees with Power and Light Company to Resolve Alleged Violations of the Clean Air Act
  • Press Release: Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins
  • Press Release: Hawaii Businesswoman Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Back-Channel Lobbying Campaign to Drop 1MDB Investigation and Remove a Foreign National to China
  • Press Release: Company Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Violation as Part of Scheme to Circumvent North Korean Sanctions and Deceive Banks, Agrees to Pay Forfeiture and Fine
  • Press Release: Head of New York Medical Clinics Sentenced to 156 Months in Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Money Laundering and Health Care Kickbacks Scheme
  • Press Release: Florida Man Sentenced for Racially-Motivated Interference with Election in Charlottesville, Virginia and for Cyberstalking in Florida
  • Press Release: North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Relief Fraud Schemes
  • Press Release: Two North Carolina Tax Preparers Indicted for False Returns

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS)

  • Press Release: Big Rig Smuggling Attempts Averted (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: A Half-Million Dollars Worth of Counterfeit Designer Bags Seized in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: USCIS Adopts AAO Decision on TPS and Authorized Travel

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for North Dakota
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Permanent Federal Coordinator for Recovery Operations in Puerto Rico
  • Press Release: Be Safe During a Power Outage (St. Virgin Islands)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: President Trump Continues to Protect America’s Steel-Dependent National Security

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Further Extends COVID-19 Temporary Relief Measures Through October 31, 2020
  • Press Release: EXIM Approved 162 Small Business Authorizations Totaling $167.4 Million and Supporting 600 U.S. Jobs in July 2020

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Names Dr. Spiro Stefanou as New ERS Administrator
  • Press Release: USDA Implements the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative; Encourages Private Investment in Rural Communities
  • Press Release: USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $9 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Virginia

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Secretary Brouillette and South Carolina Officials Announce Historic Agreement Between the Trump Administration and the State of South Carolina (re: plutonium removal)

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Validating Interior’s Unprecedented Ethics Initiatives, Office of Government Ethics Program Review Contains Zero Findings or Recommendations

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Rule on Employee Benefit Plan Proxy Voting and Exercises of Other Shareholder Rights
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Four New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup August 31, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Automated Insulin Delivery and Monitoring System for Use in Young Pediatric Patients

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • August 31: “Biden will also raise your taxes like never before. Sad!”
  • August 31: “Kimberly Klacik is really working hard to help the people of Baltimore. She is running for Congress as a Republican, & if she wins she will be an inspiration to all. She is strong on inner city rebuilding, healthcare, our Military & Vets. She has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”
  • August 31: “My son, Donald, just wrote a really important new book, “Liberal Privilege”, talking, with great knowledge, of our world today. Lets make him a number one bestseller, again! @DonaldJTrumpJr @seanhannity”
  • August 31: “Will be interviewed by Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) tonight at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on @FoxNews. Enjoy!”
  • August 31: “Just watched what Biden had to say. To me, he’s blaming the Police far more than he’s blaming the Rioters, Anarchists, Agitators, and Looters, which he could never blame or he would lose the Radical Left Bernie supports!”
  • August 31: “LAW & ORDER!”
  • August 31: ‘The Radical Left Mayors &  Governors of Cities where this crazy violence is taking place have lost control of their ‘Movement’. It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the Anarchists & Agitators got carried away and don’t listen anymore – even forced Slow Joe out of basement!”
  • August 31: “I’ve been getting really good polls, some over 50%, except for one Fake Poll done by @ABC NEWS, which gives NO INFORMATION about the sample, R or D, or anything else. They did this last Election, with one week to go, down 12 points, and I won. They are disgusting Fake News!”
  • August 31: “Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn’t clean it up, we will go in and do it for them!”
  • August 31:  “If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now. Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!”