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.

3:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a greeting with Evangelical Faith Leaders | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT announces nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States | Rose Garden

6:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

6:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Middletown, PA

7:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Harrisburg International Airport | Middletown, PA

7:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Event | Middletown, PA

9:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Middletown, PA, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

10:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY join THE PRESIDENT for the announcement of the nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States | Rose Garden

Recap of Friday, September 25, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children
  • Presidential Determination on the Withdrawal of Certain Areas of the United States Outer Continental Shelf from Leasing Disposition
  • Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival | Joint Base Andrews, MD
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Veteran Beekeeping Program in Lansing, Michigan
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States-United Kingdom Special Relationship Economic Working Group Meeting
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re:  creation of the United States – Africa Institute for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation, “the U.S.-Africa Institute”)
  • Proclamation on National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2020
  • Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer Delbert D. Black
  • Article: Defense Security Cooperation University Hits One-Year Milestone With Great Success
  • Contracts for September 25, 2020

Department of State

  • September 25: Transcript | Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Greece, Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia
  • September 25: Advisory | Special Envoy Mick Mulvaney’s Travel to Belfast, Dublin, and London (Sept. 27-Oct. 2)
  • September 25: Statement | Declaration of the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: A Shared Vision for Driving Technological Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence
  • September 25: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Japanese National Security Secretariat Secretary General Shigeru Kitamura
  • September 25: Readout | U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations (“The Quad”)
  • September 25: Fact Sheet | China’s Environmental Abuses
  • September 25: Statement | The Department of State Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • September 25: Statement | Eye Bank of Ethiopia Wins 2020 P3 Impact Award at Concordia Summit
  • September 25: Statement | Migration of Refugee Case Processing System

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Remarks by Acting Administrator Barsa at the Atlantic Council’s “Reaffirming the World’s Commitment to Venezuela” Event
  • Readout: USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick Participates in Meetings with The Government of Israel
  • Briefing: Richard Albright Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and Max Primorac Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
  • Press Release: USAID Announces $1.2 Million in Feed the Future Funds to Private-Sector Partners to Combat the Economic Toll of COVID-19

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Sudan

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Press Release: Lora Shiao Named Chief Operating Officer of ODNI

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Financial Stability Oversight Council Issues Statement on Activities-Based Review of Secondary Mortgage Market Activities

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Two Whistleblower Awards for High-Quality Information Regarding Overseas Conduct
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Top Executive of California Microcap Company for Misleading Claims Concerning COVID-19 Test and Financial Statements

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Calls on San Francisco Mayor to End “One Congregant” Rule for Places of Worship to Comply with the Constitution
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Western District of Missouri)
  • Press Release: Two Former Deutsche Bank Traders Convicted of Engaging in Deceptive and Manipulative Trading Practices in U.S. Commodities Markets
  • Press Release: Multinational Industrial Engineering Company To Pay $22 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Evaded Customs Duties
  • Press Release: United States Files Complaint Against Nutter Home Loans for Forging Certifications and Using Unqualified Underwriters to Approve Government-Insured Reverse Mortgages
  • Press Release: Georgia Man Sentenced to Prison for Running Ponzi Scheme
  • Press Release: Former Rapides Parrish Corrections Officer Sentenced to 11 Months in Federal Prison for Assaulting Inmate
  • Press Release: Owner of Tax Preparation Business Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Returns

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

  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes Fentanyl and Methamphetamine at Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth $10.1 Million at World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Partnership with South Texas Assets Consortium, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Yields Paid Agriculture Internships at RGV Ports of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Pharr Cargo Facility Discover $960K in Cocaine in Commercial Shipment (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Captures Another Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: Matthew J. Hudak Assumes Command of Laredo Sector Border Patrol (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Look Out for Disaster Fraud, Scams (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Keep in Touch—Update Information with FEMA to Avoid Delays (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Bettendorf Moving to Davenport (Iowa)
  • Press Release: FEMA Opens a Disaster Recovery Center in Story County (Iowa)
  • Press Release: FEMA Offers Options to Survivors in Need of Temporary Housing (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Michiganders: Your FEMA Flood Recovery Checklist (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before Hurricane Laura? You May Be Eligible for FEMA Help (Louisiana)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: The U.S. Department of Commerce Concludes Successful Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum Highlighting Importance of Women Exporters

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Staff Travels to Morocco, Underscores Support for U.S. Exports to the Region
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Highlights EXIM Successes During National Small Business Week

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Proposes Downlisting of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Under Endangered Species Act
  • Press Release: National Treasures Return to the Interior Museum for New Exhibition
  • Press Release: ICYMI | Trump Administration continues to improve endangered species conservation
  • Press Release: Thomas Moran and the Big Pictures
  • Press Release: This Week at Interior | September 25, 2020

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $22 Million to Industry Intermediaries to Support Continued Apprenticeship Expansion and Opportunity
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Phased Reopening Of Job Corps Campuses
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Up to $6.8 Million In Disaster Recovery Funding in Response to California Wildfires
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $40 Million in Grants Through Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces $156 Million in Grants to Provide Career Services and Training Services to Low-Income Older Individuals
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Back Wages for Employees After Restaurant Misses Payroll in Violation of Federal Law
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Back Wages for 206 Employees After Investigation of Austin, Texas, Restaurants
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers Back Wages For 52 Employees of Blytheville, Arkansas HVAC Company

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Executive Order to Protect Infants Born Alive
  • Press Release: Health Insurer Pays $6.85 Million to Settle Data Breach Affecting Over 10.4 Million People

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 25, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Group of Rare Blood Disorders in Nearly 14 Years

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 26:

  • September 26: “Based on the strong recommendation of @SenDanSullivan and @repdonyoung of the Great State of Alaska, it is my honor to inform you that I will be issuing a Presidential Permit for the A2A Cross-Border Rail between Alaska & Canada. Congratulations to the people of Alaska & Canada!”
  • September 26:

  • September 25: “Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to put New York at the END of the Vaccine List in that he doesn’t trust the @FDA or Federal Government, even though the Vaccines are being developed by the finest Labs in the World. Wish he trusted us on Nursing Homes!”
  • September 25: “BIG NEWS! The @Smithsonian American History Museum reopened today in our Nation’s Capital! Go visit @amhistorymuseum and learn about our GREAT Country’s history!”
  • September 25: “I was honored to be back in Georgia with a truly incredible organization—BLACK VOICES FOR TRUMP, where I announced a brand new plan to deliver more opportunity, more security, more fairness, and more prosperity to black communities. #ThePlatinumPlan”
  • September 25: “Just landed in Atlanta, Georgia. On my way now, see everyone shortly!”
  • September 25:  “Just had a great #LatinosForTrump Roundtable in Doral, Florida. We have achieved more for Hispanic-Americans in less than 47 months than Joe Biden has achieved in 47 years — and the best is yet to come. Thank you! #MAGA”