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.

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT meets with the Secretary of State | Oval Office

5:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Freeland, MI

6:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at MBS International Airport | Freeland, MI

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks live from Michigan | Freeland, MI

8:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Freeland, MI, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

10:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:35 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Roanoke, VA, on Marine Two

12:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Roanoke, VA, on Marine Two

2:05 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT addresses the VMI Corps of Cadets | Virginia Military Institute | Lexington, VA

5:25 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Roanoke, VA,  en route Washington, D.C., on Marine Two

6:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Marine Two

Looking Ahead:  On Friday, September 11, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to New York City, New York, to participate in memorial ceremonies honoring the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  Later that evening, the Vice President and Second Lady will return to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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

The White House

  • Presidential Memorandum on Continuation of the Exercise of Certain Authorities under the Trading With the Enemy Act (Cuba; one year extension)
  • Remarks by President Trump on Judicial Appointments
  • Press Release: Additions to President Donald J. Trump’s Supreme Court List
  • Statement by the Press Secretary Regarding President Donald J. Trump’s Nomination for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Conversation with Mothers and Pro-Life Leaders | Murrysville, PA
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at Susan B. Anthony List Fireside Chat | Murrysville, PA
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Mental Health Program for Veterans in Georgia
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 9/9/2020
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Anderson’s Bilateral Engagement With Nigerian Permanent Secretary of Defense Mr. Sabi’u Zakari
  • Remarks: Secretary of Defense Remarks for DOD Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition
  • Article: Esper Says Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Battlefield
  • Press Release: Defense Acquisition System Directive Goes Into Effect
  • Article: Full Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial Base Not Yet Known
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Sept. 9, 2020
  • Contracts for September 9, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, September 10
  • September 9: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  • September 9: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the 10th East Asia Summit Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  • September 9: Fact Sheet | Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)
  • September 9: Fact Sheet | United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership
  • September 9: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Ben Shapiro of The Ben Shapiro Show
  • September 9: Statement | The Hypocrisy of the PRC’s Propaganda System
  • September 9: Statement | 2020 Investment Climate Statements Released
  • September 9: Statement | U.S. Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship Program Now Open

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on Youth, Peace, and Security (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Discussion on Resolution 2532 on COVID-19 (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend at Press Conference in Chicago
  • Press Release: OPERATION LEGEND | Case of the Day (Northern District of Illinois)
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Awards $16 Million in Grants to Advance Community Policing Efforts and Provide Active Shooter Training to First Responders Across the Country
  • Press Release: California Attorney Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Conspiracy Case
  • Press Release: California Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Credit Card Payment Processing Scheme and Obstruction
  • Press Release: William M. Kelly, M.D., Inc And Omega Imaging, Inc. Agree To Pay $5 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims For Unsupervised And Unaccredited Radiology Services
  • Press Release: West Virginia Hospital Agrees To Pay $50 Million To Settle Allegations Concerning Improper Compensation To Referring Physicians
  • Press Release: Former Texas Correctional Officer Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Violating Civil Rights of Inmate

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Speech: 2020 State of the Homeland
  • Press Release: ‘One Mission’ | Acting Secretary Wolf Delivers 2020 State of the Homeland Address
  • Press Release: CISA, Colorado Rockies Team Up for Virtual Tabletop Exercise to Keep Fans Safe
  • Press Release: USBP Rescues 14 During Heatwave (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Over $650K of Fake Apple Wireless Earphones, Charging Cables at LA/LB Seaport (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues Dozens Amid Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Nogales CBP Officers Intercept Narcotics Concealed in Boxes of Floor Tile (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP to Temporarily Halt Vehicular Traffic at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge During the 19th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony to Honor the 9/11 Attack Victims (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two Enforcement Actions by CBP Officers at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry Result in the Seizure of Narcotics Worth over $324,000 (Texas)
  • Press Release: Uvalde Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Discover Narcotics on a Rented Boat (New York)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Miami International Airport Discover Almost $500,000 Inside a Chair (Florida)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes 135 Pounds of Cocaine Concealed inside a Refrigerated Container arriving from the Dominican Republic (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Nebraska
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Three Fires in Oregon
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Two Fires in Washington
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Slater Fire (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight the Almeda Glendower Fire in Oregon
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Puerto Rico
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates Millions for Repairs to Universities in Puerto Rico

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Board Approves Three Authorizations Totaling $900 Million and Supporting an Estimated 3,300 Jobs Across the United States
  • Press Release: EXIM Announces Members of the 2020-2021 EXIM Advisory Committee and Newly-Established Chairman’s Council on China Competition
  • Press Release: EXIM Announces Members of the 2020-2021 EXIM Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee
  • Press Release: EXIM Board Votes to Reform and Renew EXIM’s Public-Private Partnership with the Private Export Funding Corporation Following Comprehensive Public Review
  • Press Release: 2020 G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies Meeting Hosted by the Export-Import Bank of the United States Concludes
  • Press Release: Statement of the G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Supports U.S. Seafood Industry Impacted by Retaliatory Tariffs
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests Nearly $10 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Tennessee

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy to Provide $16 Million for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Research

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: 10 Things Poachers Don’t Want You to Know about Wildlife Trafficking

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Highlights Mine Safety And Economic Recovery in West Virginia
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to Award $4 Million Grant to Improve Worker Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a Focus on Women Workers

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Takes Action to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 9, 2020
  • Press Release: National Survey Shows Encouraging Decline in Overall Youth E-Cigarette Use, Concerning Uptick in Use of Disposable Products

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 10: “Bob Woodward had my quotes for many months. If he thought they were so bad or dangerous, why didn’t he immediately report them in an effort to save lives? Didn’t he have an obligation to do so? No, because he knew they were good and proper answers. Calm, no panic!”
  • September 10: “New Mexico will only be GREAT with President Trump. We will win!”  Retweet:  Steve Pearce @Pearce4NM · Aug 22 · Gov. Lujan Grisham glossed over her business-shattering lockdown and energy plan that would cripple our state’s economy in her DNC speech showing yet again that her priorities are on her own political future and not on New Mexico.
  • September 10: “Obama is lucky he ran against @MittRomney, a man with very little talent or political skill, as opposed to someone who knows how to fight and win!”
  • September 10: “Sending out 80 MILLION BALLOTS to people who aren’t even asking for a Ballot is unfair and a total fraud in the making. Look at what’s going on right now!”
  • September 10: “‘Comey is a disgraced lier & leaker. Two years wasted on the Russia Witch Hunt was in large part because of his failings as Director of the FBI. They refused to support the results of the 2016 Election. Part of the biggest political scandal we have ever seen.’ @SarahHuckabee”
  • September 10: “Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!”
  • September 10: “Now @FoxNews is putting on yet another loser, Jamie Weinstein, into their stable of Trump haters. People who failed for many years are now going on Fox to explain ‘Trump’. Schumer puppet Chris Hahn and his twin brother, Richard Goodstein, together with cheater Donna Brazil. Bad!”
  • September 10: “One of the WORST governors in the USA. Caused 11,000 deaths in nursing homes alone due to his bad moves and incompetence. At least he said I ‘did a phenomenal job’. But he didn’t!!!”  Retweet:  Newt Gingrich @newtgingrich · Sep 7 · Shootings in new york city are up 166% over last yesr so Governor Cuomo wants 4,000 police assigned to checking restaurants for covid enforcement. Is he just deranged or so arrogant no one can talk sense to him?
  • September 10: “Governor Cuomo has completely lost control. Sad!”  Retweet:  Candice Giove @candicegiove · Sep 8 · Every day 1,000 people leave the tri-state area for FLORIDA.  New York comes in LAST for population growth.
  • September 10: “Your mother is GREAT!”  Retweet:  Tretessa Johnson @TretessaJ · Aug 30 · I’m so thrilled that my mother, @AliceMarieFree, received a full pardon after many years of heartache and disappointments. So thankful to the President @realDonaldTrump!

  • September 10: “No, Vindman knew the call itself to the Ukrainian President was ‘perfect’, but also knew the whistleblower report described the call incorrectly, way off. Why didn’t Vindman say so? That’s why Shifty didn’t want the whistleblower to testify. A big scam!”  Retweet:  Byron York @ByronYork · Sep 8 · A lot of you have criticized Vindman’s actions in Ukraine matter. That’s fair. Many Hill Republicans saw him as starting the whole saga over a policy disagreement. But Vindman was also a decorated military officer. A big dilemma for GOP. From OBSESSION:
  • September 10: “New York City indoor dining to reopen on September 30, at 25% capacity. A step in the right direction, but should go faster!”
  • September 10: “Fake News is at it again! They will take any statement from me, no matter how proper or well delivered, &  systematically, in complete conjunction with all of their allies, dismantle it. With Biden, they only give him softballs, and let him read the answers from a teleprompter!”
  • September 9 [Pinned]: “These are my real words about our GREAT HEROES, not made up lies by the enemy. THANK YOU and God Bless You All!”  [Video]
  • September 9: “You don’t want to miss @SeanHannity’s segment with @KarlRove. Thank you!”
  • September 9: “LET’S BRING THEM HOME! @TuckerCarlson” [Video]
  • September 9: “Great job @ChuckGrassley, you really get it!” [Video]
  • September 9: “For years Fake stories and investigations, then the phony Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, next Ukraine and the failed Impeachment, now the crummy Atlantic Magazine’s MADE UP STORY, and lastly, the political hit job by rapidly fading Bob Woodward and his boring book. It never ends!”
  • September 9: “Fake News asks why I bring up Booker. It’s because Biden supports Booker’s bill that forces federal control of local zoning and low income housing in suburbs…”
  • September 9: “…If in doubt, ask why the bill withholds $12 billion in highway funds until local authorities agree to federal control? I will protect the suburbs. Biden will destroy the suburbs!”
  • September 9: “On top of a lie made up by a low-life ‘reporter’, who is known for disinformation, the Democrats have taken his false words and put them into a TV commercial. We now have 21 witnesses stating that the story is a BIG LIE. Even Biden admits this may not be true…”
  • September 9: “…Secret Service would not allow the trip to the cemetery based on very bad weather and security concerns. Now these low-life Biden handlers are making commercials of this fictional statement, with no proof, and think they can get away with it…”
  • September 9: “…These are horrendous people that we must defeat on November 3rd!”
  • September 9: “The failed former Governor of Michigan, RINO Rick Snyder, who was responsible for the Flint Water Disaster (and I let him know it!), is now endorsing Sleepy Joe Biden, who doesn’t have a clue! Snyder, whose political career was ruined by Flint, hurt a lot of people in Michigan…”
  • September 9: “…I’ll take the Endorsement of Law Enforcement all over the Country, and Joe can have the RINO’S. This Snyder mess was made during the OBiden era – no wonder they’re friends!”
  • September 9: “Today we join millions of baseball fans and Puerto Ricans in celebrating Roberto Clemente’s life and his immense contributions to baseball and equality. He was one of my all-time favorite players – Roberto had everything! #ClementeDay #Retire21”  [Video]
  • September 9: “I will be announcing a list of future potential Supreme Court Justices at 3:30 P.M. Eastern from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.”
  • September 9: “Congratulations @CorkyForSenate!”  Retweet:  NHGOP @NHGOP · 23h · Congratulations @CorkyForSenate – 2020 is the year we defeat @JeanneShaheen! #nhpolitics #nhsen
  • September 9: “Congratulations Matt @Mowers!”  Retweet:  NHGOP @NHGOP · Sep 8 · Congratulations Matt @Mowers! @ChrisPappasNH has voted with @SpeakerPelosi 100% of the time – Granite Staters will reject Pappas this November! #nhpolitics #nh01
  • September 9: “The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense, will NOT be cancelling its contract with Catholic Priests who serve our men and women in the Armed Forces so well, and with such great compassion & skill. This will no longer be even a point of discussion! @CardinalDolan”
  • September 9: “Volunteer to be a Trump Election Poll Watcher. Sign up today!” #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
  • September 9: “Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize following Israel-UAE accord  via @nypost”
  • September 9: “We will be substantially LOWERING Medicare Premiums and Prescription Drug Prices, bringing them down to levels that were not thought possible!”
  • September 9: “Great book!”  Retweet:  Byron York @ByronYork · 16h · About to join @foxandfriends to discuss news from new book ‘Obsession.’
  • September 9:  “Wow!”  Retweet:  Ari Fleischer @AriFleischer · Sep 8 · I hope the press digs into this.  Did Biden really have the answer to this Q pre-loaded into his teleprompter?  This is why we have the press: to dig in and get answers.…