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.

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

5:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

5:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Pittsburgh, PA

6:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Pittsburgh International Airport | Pittsburgh, PA

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Great American Comeback Event | Pittsburgh, PA

8:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Pittsburgh, PA, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

9:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Manchester, NH, on Air Force Two

1:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Manchester, NH, on Air Force Two | Manchester Airport

3:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event | Laconia Municipal Airport | Gilford, NH

7:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Manchester, NH, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

8:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  On Thursday, September 24, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Wisconsin and Minnesota for a bus tour that begins Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  He will visit Midwest Manufacturing and deliver remarks at a “Made In America” event.  Vice President Pence will next visit Minneapolis, Minnesota, to participate in a “Cops for Trump” listening session, before returning later that evening to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Monday, September 21, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran
  • Statement by the President Regarding New Restrictions on Iran’s Nuclear, Ballistic Missile, and Conventional Weapons Pursuits
  • Message to the Congress on Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Approves $25 Million in Grants to Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program
  • Press Release: DOD Approves $50 Million in Grants Under Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program
  • Article: Esper Says New Sanctions on Iran Will Disrupt Malign Activities
  • Article: NATO Military Committee Gets Virtual Check on Alliance Missions
  • Article: DOD Approaches Goal of Destroying All Stockpiled Chemical Weapons
  • Article: DOD Personnel Proving Productive, Resilient During Pandemic
  • Contracts for September 21, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, September 22
  • September 21: Statement | The United States Imposes Sweeping New Sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • September 21: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Kelly Craft, and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at a Press Availability on Iran Snapback Sanctions
  • September 21: Fact Sheet | Sweeping U.S. Measures to Support Return of UN Sanctions Relating to Iran’s Nuclear, Missile, and Conventional Arms Programs
  • September 21: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Panamanian President Cortizo
  • September 21: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Julian Reichelt of BILD-TV
  • September 21: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Felice Friedson of The Media Line
  • September 21: Advisory | Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Europe (Sept. 21 – Oct. 4)
  • September 21: Advisory | U.S. to Host Virtual Side Event at United Nations General Assembly on Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: A Re-Dedication to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Sept. 23)
  • September 21: Advisory | Special Representative Ambassador Jeffrey Travels to Northeast Syria, Iraq, and Germany (Sept. 20-24)
  • September 21: Statement | Belize’s Independence Day
  • September 21: Statement | Malta National Day
  • September 21: Statement | Armenian Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Marking the International Day of Peace
  • Press Release: Awards Bestowed by Environmental Finance on Two USAID-Funded Private-Sector Partnerships
  • Press Release: Report by the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela That the Maduro Regime Has Committed Acts That “Amount to Crimes Against Humanity”

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
  • Remarks at a State Department Press Briefing on Iran Snapback Sanctions

Central Intelligence Agency

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Key Actors in Iran’s Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Programs
  • Sanctions: Issuance of Executive Order “Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran;” Iran-related Designations and Designations Updates; Counter Terrorism, Non-proliferation, & Venezuela-related Designations Updates

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Index Manager and Friend With Insider Trading
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting U.S. Military Service Members
  • Press Release: SEC Issues $2.4 Million Whistleblower Award

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Western District of Tennessee)
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest Challenging New Mexico’s More Stringent COVID-19 Capacity Limits on Private Schools than Public Schools
  • Press Release: Antitrust Division Supports Modernizing Merger Filing Exemptions For Certain Investments
  • Press Release: Justice Department Awards Nearly $101 Million to Combat Human Trafficking
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 270 Months in Prison
  • Press Release: UK National Sentenced to Prison for Role in “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group
  • Press Release: New York City Police Department Officer Charged with Acting As an Illegal Agent of the People’s Republic of China
  • Press Release: Chicago Tech Executive Charged with Illegally Exporting Computer Equipment to Pakistan
  • Press Release: S. Taxpayer in Panama Papers Investigation Sentenced to Prison
  • Press Release: Indictment Charges Alaska Man for Threatening a California Synagogue

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

  • Press Release: Despite COVID-19 Risks, Cases of Migrants Crammed in Tractor-Trailers Dangerously Increase (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Director of Field Operations in Seattle Presents Awards to CBP Officers for Rescuing Two People from Drowning (Washington)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Locate Lost Men near Ocotillo (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine at Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Multiple Smuggling Events Lead to 60 Apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Continue to Rescue Passengers Hidden in Grain Hopper Train Cars (Texas)
  • Press Release: US Border Patrol, PRPD Seize 193 Pounds of Cocaine Found near Loiza (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Photos of Whole-of-Government Sally, Wildfire Response
  • Press Release: FEMA Publishes Annual Preparedness Survey: Trends Show Americans Becoming Better Prepared (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Seismic Retrofits Pay Off For Murray Schools (Utah)
  • Press Release: Hurricane Sally Survivors in Baldwin, Mobile, and Escambia Counties Can Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance (Alabama)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $39.1 Million for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $5.3 Million for Hurricane Dorian Recovery in Florida

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks: Briefing on Iran Arms EO and AEOI Sanctions
  • Sanctions: Commerce Adds Five Scientists Involved in Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Development Program to the Entity List
  • Press Release: Department of Commerce’s Statement in response to the Inspector General’s Management Alert NO. OIG-20-050-M

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Advisory: U.S. Government Delegation to Travel to Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, and Israel (Sept. 20-25)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Staff Joins U.S. Government Delegation to Advance Historic Kosovo-Serbia Agreement to Pursue Economic Normalization
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Addresses American Samoa Business Organizations

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta
  • Press Release: USDA Extends WIC COVID-19 Flexibilities for Duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Extends Notice Regarding Essential Air Service Program

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Mobile, Alabama, Franchisee Pays Back Wages to Seven Workers After Wrongly Denying Paid Sick Leave Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Iowa Manufacturer Paying 150 Employees $279,505 in Back Wages

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Orthopedic Clinic Pays $1.5 Million to Settle Systemic Noncompliance with HIPAA Rules

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 21, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Announces Key FSMA Rule to Advance Traceability of Foods, A Major Milestone in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 22: “Great news. It will show how incompetent she is!”  Retweet:  ABC News @ABC · 5h · Kamala Harris is poised to become a leading figure in the Democratic opposition to Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
  • September 22: “I will be announcing my Supreme Court Nominee on Saturday, at the White House! Exact time TBA.”
  • September 22: “The Democrats are only interested in BAILING OUT their badly managed, high crime, Blue States. They are not interested in our workers or small businesses. Crazy Nancy will only do stimulus, which would be helpful, if we couple it with bailout money. Republican States are great!!!”
  • September 22: “Nissan is rolling out it’s 2021 ROGUE from TENNESSEE. Great!”
  • September 22: “We are!”  Retweet:  Senator Rand Paul @RandPaul · Sep 9 · Great news. Let’s bring our heroes home!
  • September 21: “Just returned to the @WhiteHouse after a GREAT evening in OHIO!”
  • September 21: “THANK YOU @RSBNetwork!”
  • September 21: “I was thrilled to be back in OHIO tonight with thousands of loyal, hardworking American Patriots! 43 days from now, we are going to win Ohio, and we are going to win 4 more years in the White House! Secure your vote, here:”

  • September 21: “THANK YOU OHIO! #MAGA”
  • September 21: “On my way to Toledo Express Airport in OHIO. See everyone soon! #MAGA”
  • September 21: “I agree 100%.”  Retweet:  Senator Ted Cruz @SenTedCruz · 21h · The right thing for the Senate to do regarding the #SCOTUS vacancy is to take up @realDonaldTrump’s nomination and confirm the nominee before Election Day.”
  • September 21: “Attention NEW HAMPSHIRE! Absentee ballots are being mailed to voters RIGHT NOW. Absentee ballots actually requested by voters are SAFE & SECURE! Request your absentee ballot today, here:

  • September 21: “Attention MICHIGAN! Early voting has started AND absentee ballots are being mailed out. Take advantage of the early voting and absentee calendar. Vote in person today or request an absentee ballot here:
  • September 21: “Heading to the Great State of OHIO, will be there soon! #MAGA”

  • September 21: “THANK YOU! #MAGA” [Video]