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.

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks in honor of Bay of Pigs Veterans | East Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a discussion with State Attorneys General on Protecting Consumers from Social Media Abuses | Cabinet Room

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a news conference | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for remarks in honor of Bay of Pigs Veterans | East Room

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

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 Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
  • Fact Sheet: President Trump is Fighting Harmful Ideologies that Cause Division in Our Federal Workplaces
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Nominations: Four Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
  • Presidential Message on American Business Women’s Day

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz
  • Readout of Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Anderson’s Bilateral Engagement With Ghanaian Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul
  • Article: DOD Anticipates Significant Troop Reduction in Afghanistan
  • Article: U.S., Israeli Defense Relationship ‘Stronger Than Ever,’ Esper Says
  • Article: NASA, DOD Agree to Collaborate More Closely in Space
  • Article: Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting (Sept. 24)
  • Article: AI Aids DOD in Early COVID-19 Detection
  • Contracts for September 22, 2020

Department of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, September 23
  • September 22: Sanctions | The United States Sanctions Additional Individuals Involved in the Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Attempts to Corrupt Democratic Elections in Venezuela
  • September 22: Statement | Humanitarian Pledges Must Be Met, Houthis Must Stop Hostilities to Stabilize Yemen
  • September 22: Advisory | Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun Hosts “A Dialogue with the World’s Top Ten Donors on Global Humanitarian Needs” (Sept. 24/UNGA)
  • September 22: Advisory | U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region James DeHart Travels to Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Greenland (Sept. 22-Oct. 12)
  • September 22: Advisory | Virtual Global Zoohackathon 2020 (Nov. 6-8)
  • September 22: Statement | Palau Independence Day
  • September 22: Statement | Mali National Day Message

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick’s Meeting With the Government of The Hellenic Republic
  • Remarks: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa at 2020 Concordia Summit: “Foreign Assistance Is National Security”

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks Introducing President Donald J. Trump at the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Continues Pressure on Illegitimate Regime Officials Undermining Democracy in Venezuela
  • Congressional Testimony: Statement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Before the Financial Services Committee on September 22, 2020

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze, Charges Ring of Microcap Stock Manipulators Targeting Retail Investors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement By Department Of Justice Spokesperson Kerri Kupec On The Execution Of William Emmett Lecroy Jr.
  • Press Release: Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates on Operation Legend at Press Conference in Milwaukee
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Marks 20th Anniversary of Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act with Comprehensive 20-Year Report
  • Speech: Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks at Announcement of Results of Operation Disruptor
  • Press Release: International Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Traffickers on the Darknet Results in over 170 Arrests Worldwide and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and over $6.5 Million
  • Press Release: Oil Trader Indicted in International Bribery and Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Corrupt Payments to Ecuadorian Officials
  • Press Release: Sargeant Marine Inc. Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $16.6 Million to Resolve Charges Related to Foreign Bribery Schemes in Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador
  • Press Release: Justice Department Obtains $20,000 Settlement Against Tampa, Florida Towing Company for Unlawfully Selling Deployed Servicemember’s Car

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

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Stop Multiple Narcotics Smuggling Attempts (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Apprehends Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: US Citizens Arrested for Smuggling Two Mexican Nationals in Trunk of Car (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Arrest Illegal Alien With Loaded Gun (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Seize $742K in Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitives Sought for Sexual Offenses (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $190K in Unreported Currency at Eagle Pass Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Boston seize 200 grams of synthetic opioid in shipment (Massachusetts)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Response Update: Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Beta, Hurricane Sally and Western Wildfires (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Photos of Whole-of-Government Sally, Wildfires Response
  • Press Release: Federal Aid for Utah Quake Tops $2 Million
  • Press Release: Louisiana Renters Can Apply for FEMA Assistance
  • Press Release: Flood Insurance Policies Purchased After Hurricane Irma Expiring This Year (Georgia)
  • Press Release: 41 Municipalities Among the Recipients of $91.4 million in FEMA Grants (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 38th American-Turkish Conference
  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at NTIA’s 2020 Spectrum Policy Symposium: Spectrum Sharing for the Next Decade

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Meets with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis During U.S. Government Delegation Visit to Greece to Advance Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Readout: EXIM Staff Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Business Leaders in Serbia
  • Advisory: Ambassador Evans To Welcome Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Kimberly Reed to Luxembourg September 22-24, 2020
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Outlines Trade Finance Tools for Small Businesses in Wyoming and Colorado

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $268 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 28 States

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $122 Million for Regional Initiative to Produce Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Adds Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument to the National Park System

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Rule to Clarify Employee and Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Awards Nearly $360 Million To Programs Supporting Maternal and Child Health

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Launches the Digital Health Center of Excellence
  • Press Release: FDA Clarifies Types of Evidence Relevant to Determining the “Intended Use” of FDA-Regulated Products

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 23: “Wow, big news. Pick it up Lamestream Media, and pick it up BIG!”  Retweet:  Senator Ron Johnson @SenRonJohnson · 3h · OUT TODAY: Report with @chuckgrassley found millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden & his associates and foreign individuals, including the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.
  • September 23: “Very important that, in order to watch that ALL are following the Rules & Regulations, you become an Election Official at your local Polling Place. Go sign up NOW!!!”
  • September 23: “Bay of Pigs Veterans & Hispanic Heritage Remarks as past honoree. White House East Room. 11 AM. Thank you!”
  • September 23: “White House News Conference today at 6:00 P.M. Economy, Job gains and Vaccine development are all doing GREAT!”
  • September 23: “Big news. Numerous great companies are seeing fantastic results. @FDA must move quickly!”  Retweet:  The New York Times @nytimes · 1h · Johnson & Johnson has begun the final stage of clinical trials for its coronavirus vaccine. Unlike some of its competitors, the vaccine does not need to be frozen and may require just one shot instead of two.
  • September 23: “I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband’s request. Joe Biden was John McCain’s lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!”
  • September 22 [Pinned]: “#NationalVoterRegistrationDay”
  • September 22: “Our GREAT RALLY tonight in Pennsylvania. Tremendous energy! #MAGA”

  • September 22: “With your VOTE, we are going to lift our nation to extraordinary new heights – we are going to turn the page forever on the failed political class – and we are going to Defend our Jobs, our Families, our Borders, and our treasured way of Life!

  • September 22: “On my way to Pennsylvania, see everyone soon! #MAGA”
  • September 22: “I did more in 47 months than Joe Biden did in 47 years!”
  • September 22: “I was honored to be back in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with thousands of loyal, hardworking American Patriots. This election is a choice between Pennsylvania & China. If Biden wins, China wins. When we win, Pennsylvania Wins, and AMERICA WINS! #MAGA”
  • September 22: “A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies. Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people and companies that do business…”
  • September 22: “…with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!”
  • September 22: “Congratulations to @MattGaetz on the release of his new book, ‘Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution.’ Get your copy today!”
  • September 22: “Congratulations to @JudgeJeanine on the release of her new book, ‘DON’T LIE TO ME’ which is now available. Get your copy today!”
  • September 22: “Governor @MikeParson is doing an incredible job for Missouri. He is Strong on Jobs, Law and Order, Life, and the Second Amendment. Mike has my Complete and Total Endorsement! Vote for Mike!#MOGOV”
  • September 22: “Attorney General @Eric_Schmitt is doing a terrific job in Missouri! He supports our Law Enforcement, fights Human Trafficking, and will always protect your Second Amendment Rights. Eric has my Complete and Total Endorsement! Vote for Eric!#MOAG”
  • September 22: “David Richter (@DavidRichterNJ) will be a tremendous Congressman for New Jersey! He is a successful Businessman and Job Creator, will protect our Seniors and Healthcare, and supports our Law Enforcement and #2A. David has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
  • September 22: “Absentee ballots are in the hands of voters in many states, including NC, GA, WI, MN, MI, NH & VA.  Early voting is now underway in MN, MI & VA.  FLORIDA vote-by-mail ballots are sent on Thursday.  Apply for yours in FL today:

  • September 22: “Our wonderful General blew up Scarborough’s FAKE two year narrative. Thank you General H.R. McMaster. Look forward to reading your book, ‘Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World.’”