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.

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Washington, D.C., en route to Cleveland, OH

3:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport | Cleveland, OH

8:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at the Sheila and Eric Sampson Pavilion | Cleveland, OH

9:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the First Presidential Debate | Cleveland, OH

11:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Cleveland, OH, en route to Washington, D.C.

12:10 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Joint Base Andrews

12:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at the White House

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, September 30, President Trump will participate in a fundraising reception in Shorewood, Minnesota; he will speak later that day at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota.  On Thursday, October 1, President Trump will participate in a roundtable with supporters in Bedminster, New Jersey.  He will also speak at the 75th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in the Bronx, New York.  On Friday, October 2, President Trump will speak at a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:10 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a meeting with Leader McConnell and Judge Amy Coney Barrett | United States Capitol

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Washington, D.C., en route Lititz, PA, on Air Force Two

4:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Lititz, PA, on Air Force Two | Lancaster Airport

6:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event & Presidential Debate Watch Party | Meadow Spring Farm | Lititz, PA

7:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Lititz, PA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

8:25 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, September 30, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to deliver remarks at a Faith & Freedom Coalition Policy Conference.  On Thursday, October 1, Vice President Pence will travel to Carter Lake, Iowa, to deliver remarks at a “Make America Great Again!” event.  In Des Moines, Iowa, Vice President Pence will deliver remarks on the importance of faith at the “America at Faith in Leadership: The Need for Revival” event.

Recap of Monday, September 28, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in an Update on the Nation’s Coronavirus Testing Strategy
  • Text of President Trump’s Letter to America’s Governors
  • Remarks by President Trump Congratulating Lordstown Motors on the 2021 Endurance Vehicle
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (DOD)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD, HHS Award $20 Million Contract to On Demand Pharmaceuticals to Develop Domestic Production of Critical Pharmaceutical Ingredients
  • Contracts for September 28, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Greece, Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia from September 29 – October 2, 2020.

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, September 29
  • September 28: Fact Sheet | U.S.-Greece Science and Technology Agreement
  • September 28: Statement | Joint Statement Regarding the High-Level Review of the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue
  • September 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dendias
  • September 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud
  • September 28: Statement | Joint Statement of Chief Science Advisors of the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America
  • September 28: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Sofia Papadopoulou of Athens News Agency
  • September 28: Sanctions | Addition to the Cuba Restricted List
  • September 28: Advisory | Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Travels to Slovenia and Italy  (Sept. 28-29)
  • September 28: Advisory | U.S. Department of State to Honor Foreign Service Officer (ret.) William S. Rowland as Hero of U.S. Diplomacy (Sept. 29)
  • September 28: Statement | Department of State Announces Online Publication of 2019 Digest of United States Practice in International Law

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick’s Meeting With the Government of Morocco

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Chemical Weapons in Syria (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement by Assistant Secretary Monica Crowley on the Sixth Month Anniversary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Staff to Host October 26 Roundtable on Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS
  • Press Release: SEC Proposes Rules to Extend Regulations ATS and SCI to Treasuries and Other Government Securities Markets
  • Press Release: SEC Issues $1.8 Million Whistleblower Award to a Company Outsider
  • Press Release: Fiat Chrysler Agrees to Pay $9.5 Million Penalty for Disclosure Violations
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Companies, Former Executives as Part of Risk-Based Initiative
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Amazon Finance Manager and Family With Insider Trading

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release: FBI Report on Crime Shows Decline in Violent Crime Rate for Third Consecutive Year
  • Press Release: Owner of Bitcoin Exchange Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy for Laundering Millions of Dollars in International Cyber Fraud Scheme
  • Press Release: List Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty To Facilitating Elder Fraud Schemes
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Suit Against Dallas, Texas, Towing Company for Unlawfully Selling Servicemember-Owned Vehicles
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Settlement with San Antonio Housing Providers for Charging Unlawful Lease Termination Fees to Servicemembers
  • Press Release: Lakeway Regional Medical Center LLC And Co-Defendants Agree To Pay Over $15.3 Million To Resolve Allegations They Fraudulently Obtained Government-Insured Loan And Misused Loan Funds

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

  • Press Release: United States and Belgium Sign Agreement to Open Preclearance Facility at Brussels Airport (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seize Over 16 Pounds of Meth (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrested Three Convicted Sex Offenders over the Weekend in Three Separate Events (California)
  • Press Release: Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth $3.2 Million at World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Identify Two Sexual Predators (Texas)
  • Press Release: AMO Agents Rescue an Injured Jet Skier near Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Press Release: CBP in Puerto Rico Continues to Seize Counterfeit Products for Resale

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Glass Fire (California)
  • Press Release: Harvey households with FEMA group flood insurance policies: Buy standard policy by Oct. 24 (Texas)
  • Press Release: How to Appeal a FEMA Decision on Assistance (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Federal Assistance for Alabama Hurricane Survivors Tops $11 Million
  • Press Release: FEMA Continues to Provide Critical Supplies to State and Tribal Partners Throughout New England
  • Press Release: Flood Insurance Policies Expiring This Year (U.S. Virgin Islands)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Releases Report Concerning Proposed Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Ryan McCormack Appointed Chief of Staff at the Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Press Release: EXIM Announces First 2020-2021 EXIM Advisory Committee Open Meeting
  • Readout: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins 16 U.S. Ambassadors to European Nations at September Summit in Luxembourg to Engage in Strategic Discussions | September 27, 2020

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Launches Hotline to Combat Race and Sex Stereotyping by Federal Contractors
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $4.1 Million to Increase Women Participation in Apprenticeship, Expand Job Opportunities
  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Cleveland, Ohio
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities to Join Online to Encourage Employers to Build Disability Inclusive Workforces
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $8 million For Unemployment Insurance Projects

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Deploys Abbott BinaxNOW Tests to States

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Issues Final Guidance for Certain Labeling Recommendations for Breast Implants

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 29: “Rigged Election!”  Retweet:  Project Veritas @Project_Veritas · 8h · NEVER SEEN BEFORE: Cash-For-Ballot EXCHANGE caught on camera #CashForBallots [Video]
  • September 29: “Now Fake News @CNN is actually reporting that I wanted my daughter, Ivanka, to run with me as my Vice President in 2016 Election. Wrong and totally ridiculous. These people are sick!”
  • September 28: “Might as well mention this because it will never be reported by the Lamestream Media!”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 11h · The “Trump Doctrine” earns President Trump a third Nobel Peace Prize Nomination! @LouDobbs
  • September 28: “WOW!”  [Video]
  • September 28: “Thank you #Truckers4Trump!”  [Video]
  • September 28: “The “Trump Doctrine” earns President Trump a third Nobel Peace Prize Nomination! @LouDobbs”
  • September 28: “Joe Biden just announced that he will not agree to a Drug Test. Gee, I wonder why?”
  • September 28: “The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad intent. I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits…..”
  • September 28: “…..Also, if you look at the extraordinary assets owned by me, which the Fake News hasn’t, I am extremely under leveraged – I have very little debt compared to the value of assets. Much of this information is already on file, but I have long said that I may release….”
  • September 28: “…..Financial Statements, from  the time I announced I was going to run for President,  showing all properties, assets and debts. It is a very IMPRESSIVE Statement, and also shows that I am the only President on record to give up my yearly $400,000 plus Presidential Salary!”
  • September 28: “The Ballots being returned to States cannot be accurately counted. Many things are already going very wrong!”