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, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Secretary of State | Private Dining Room

6:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Latrobe, PA

6:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport | Latrobe, PA

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks live from Pennsylvania | Latrobe, PA

8:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Latrobe, PA, en route to Washington, D.C.

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

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

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:25 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Raleigh, NC, on Air Force Two

10:25 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Raleigh, NC, on Air Force Two

11:15 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT tours Gateway Women’s Care | Raleigh, NC

11:25 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a conversation with mothers and pro-life leaders | Gateway Women’s Care | Raleigh, NC

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a Susan B. Anthony List fireside chat | Christ Baptist Church | Raleigh, NC

2:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT receives the Southern States Police Benevolent Association’s endorsement for Trump-Pence 2020 | Lawmen’s Safety Supply | Raleigh, NC

3:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Raleigh, NC, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

4:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  On Thursday, September 10, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Lexington, Virginia, to deliver remarks to cadets at the Virginia Military Institute.  He will return later that evening to Washington, D.C.

On Friday, September 11, Vice President 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.

White House Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump on Designating Wilmington, North Carolina as the First American World War II Heritage City | Wilmington, NC
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II
  • Presidential Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Combating Lawlessness In America’s Cities
  • Presidential Memorandum on Delegation of Authority (re: State Department/International Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Presidential Memorandum on Providing an Order of Succession Within the General Services Administration
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Christopher Liddell for Secretary General of OECD
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominee
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Suicide Prevention Research in Charleston, South Carolina

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Speech: Secretary of Defense Remarks for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II
  • Article: Today’s Americans Will Live Up to Legacy of World War II Generation, Esper Says
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $10 Million Undefinitized Contract Action to Copan Industries, Inc. to Establish Domestic Production Capacity of Flock Tip Testing Swabs
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Sept. 2, 2020
  • Publication: DOD On-Line Mental Health Resources Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Article: DOD Official Outlines U.S. Nuclear Deterrence Strategy
  • Article: Women, Minorities Underrepresented in Cyber Security, DOD Expert Says
  • Contracts for September 2, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, September 3
  • September 2: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability
  • September 2: Statement | Advancing Reciprocity in U.S.- China Diplomatic Relations
  • September 2: Statement | Actions to Protect U.S. Personnel from Illegitimate Investigation by the International Criminal Court
  • September 2: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Swiss Foreign Minister Cassis
  • September 2: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Trey Gowdy of The Sean Hannity Show
  • September 2: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Sebastian Gorka of America First with Sebastian Gorka
  • September 2: Transcript | Briefing With Nerissa Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Garrett Grigsby, Director of the Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Alma Golden, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID On the U.S. Government’s Next Steps With Regard to Withdrawal From the World Health Organization
  • September 2: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Participate in Virtual U.S.-ASEAN, East Asia Summit, ASEAN Regional Forum, Mekong-U.S. Partnership Foreign Ministers Meetings September 9-11

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Announces MOU with the State of Delaware to Strengthen Information Sharing
  • Press Release: Memorandum of Understanding between OFAC and the State of Delaware Department of Justice; Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Related to Reporting and Recordkeeping
  • Press Release: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with the International Criminal Court Designations

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Signs Antitrust Cooperation Framework with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day
  • Press Release: United States Reaches Settlement to Recover more than $60 Million Involving Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Press Release: United States Seizes Domain Names Used by Foreign Terrorist Organization
  • Press Release: Repatriated ISIS Fighter Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge
  • Press Release: Court Finds Individual and Company Liable for Violating the Clean Water Act when Filling Sensitive Tidal Channels and Marsh
  • Press Release: Three Former Caregivers Sentenced on Civil Rights and Obstruction Charges Related to Death of Disabled Resident
  • Press Release: Ohio Tax Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Obstructing the IRS
  • Press Release: Las Vegas Man Indicted for Falsifying Auto Collision Centers’ Tax Returns

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • Press Release: CISA & EAC Develop Risk Profile Tool for Election Officials
  • Press Release: CISA Issues Final Vulnerability Disclosure Policy Directive for Federal Agencies
  • Press Release: San Ysidro CBP Officers Seize More Than 227 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Halt Meth Smuggling Attempt (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Port of Nogales Seize $1 Million Worth of Drugs (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $1 Million Worth of Marijuana (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues Continue in the Summer Heat (Texas)
  • Press Release: Smuggling Attempts Continue to Fail (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stopped a Human Smuggling Attempt at I-35 Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Spike in Weapons & Ammo Seizures at Michigan Ports of Entry (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Buffalo CBP Officers Seize $4,700 in Counterfeit Currency (New York)
  • Press Release: USCIS Issues New Policy Guidance on Final Fee Rule

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Delaware
  • Press Release: FEMA and Ad Council Urge Americans to “Make a Plan Today”
  • Press Release: Do Your Own Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt (Utah)
  • Press Release: FEMA Documentation Drop-off Centers Closed Labor Day (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Survivors in 10 Additional Counties May Now Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance (Iowa)
  • Press Release: Seven Additional Louisiana Parishes Designated For Individual Assistance
  • Press Release: Hurricane Laura Survivors: Previous FEMA Help Doesn’t Affect Eligibility (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates Over $783 Million to Repair Puerto Rico’s Roads, Bridges and Ports

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Melvin Jones, Chief, Office of Human Capital Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $29 Million in Fusion Energy Technology Development

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt Designate Wilmington, North Carolina as the First American World War II Heritage City

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Announces New Members and New Chair Of Advisory Board Focused on Nuclear Weapons Worker Health
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $646 Million In Employment Service Grants to States
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Laura (Arkansas)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 2, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 3: “Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York has the worst record on death and China Virus. 11,000 people alone died in Nursing Homes because of his incompetence!”
  • September 2: “My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses. We’re putting them on notice today. @RussVought45”
  • September 2: “Mayor Wheeler just got harassed out of his own home in Portland by so-called ‘friendly protesters’. The Anarchists, Agitators and Looters treat him HORRIBLY, even though he is so nice and respectful to them. Criminals only understand strength!”
  • September 2: “The Dow Jones Industrial just closed above 29,000! You are so lucky to have me as your President. With Joe Hiden’ it would crash.”
  • September 2: “THANK YOU NORTH CAROLINA!” [Video]
  • September 2: “Can you believe what’s happening!? They give Joe Hiden’ the questions, and he reads them an answer!”  [Article]
  • September 2: “Will be landing shortly in the Great State of North Carolina. See you soon!”
  • September 2: “When a Kennedy loses a Democrat Primary in Massachusetts, by a lot, it just shows how far LEFT that party has gone. Joe Hiden’ will never be able to hold them back. Life, 2nd A, Energy, Religion, Jobs and the Economy, would be totally obliterated!”
  • September 2: “Will soon be heading to Wilmington, North Carolina, and then will be going to Battleship North Carolina. Look forward to seeing all of my friends!”
  • September 2: “2016 was AMAZING, but we never had this kind of ENTHUSIASM!”
  • September 2: “We had FAR more people (many millions) watching us at the RNC than did Sleepy Joe and the DNC, and yet an ad just ran saying the opposite. This is what we’re up against. Lies. But we will WIN!”
  • September 2: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!”
  • September 2: “The Beauty Parlor owner must really dislike Crazy Nancy Pelosi. Turning her in, on tape, is a really big deal. She probably treats him like she treats everyone else…And she strongly supported a Kennedy who just lost in, of all places, Massachusetts!”