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.

2:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Minneapolis, MN

4:15 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport | Minneapolis, MN

4:55 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at a private residence | Shorewood, MN

5:30 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a Fundraising Committee Reception | Shorewood, MN

6:25 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Shorewood, MN, en route to Minneapolis, MN

7:05 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Minneapolis, MN, en route to Duluth, MN

7:50 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Duluth International Airport | Duluth, MN

8:00 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Event | Duluth, MN

9:25 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Duluth, MN, en route to Washington, D.C.

12:40 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

1:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking Ahead:  On Thursday, October 1, President Donald 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*

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Marietta, GA, on Air Force Two

12:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Marietta, GA, on Air Force Two | Dobbins Air Reserve Base

1:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Trump Victory Luncheon | Atlanta, GA

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Faith & Freedom Coalition Policy Conference | Atlanta, GA

4:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Marietta, GA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

5:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  On Thursday, October 1, Vice President Mike 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, before returning to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

The White House

  • Presidential Permit (Alaska)
  • Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence After Meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judge Amy Coney Barrett
  • Article: Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett: ‘Judges Are Not Policymakers’
  • Nomination: One Nomination Sent to the Senate (re: Judge Amy Coney Barrett)
  • Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien (re: Seraph Young Ford/Nineteenth Amendment)
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Global Health Security Agenda Annual Report

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement from the Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark T. Esper on the Passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait
  • Article: COVID-19 Response Sparks Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chain
  • Article: DOD Takes Steps to Safeguard Supply Chain
  • Contracts for September 29, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia from September 30 – October 2, 2020.

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, September 30
  • September 29: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Joint Press Statements After Their Meeting
  • September 29: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Christina Kratsi of ALPHA TV
  • September 29: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Jason Calvi of Fox 6 Milwaukee
  • September 29: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Coveney
  • September 29: Statement | Global Health Security Agenda Annual Report
  • September 29: Statement | Our Deepest Condolences on the Passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah
  • September 29: Statement | Rocket Attack in Iraq
  • September 29: Statement | Narcotics Rewards Program Offers for Information to Bring Venezuelan Nationals to Justice
  • September 29: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Japan, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea (Oct. 4-8)
  • September 29: Advisory | Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Qatar (Sept. 29)
  • September 29: Notice of Meeting | U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (Sept. 30)
  • September 29: Advisory | Presentation of the Fourth Annual Citizen Diplomacy Award (Sept. 30)
  • September 29: Transcript | Briefing With Senior State Department Officials Briefing to Traveling Press
  • September 29: Statement | Botswana National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: U.S. Government Releases its Annual Report on the Progress and Impact of its Investments in the Global Health Security Agenda
  • Readout: United States Agency for International Development Acting Administrator Reaffirms U.S. Support for Religious Freedom in Cuba
  • Press Release: Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on the Anniversary of USAID’S Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a Global Cooperation and Training Framework Event on Advancing International Development through Public-Private Partnerships (via VTC) (Taiwan/Japan)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East (via VTC)
  • Joint Statements on UN Development System Reform Delivered at the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, and UN-Women Executive Boards Second Regular Sessions 2020

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Meeting with Saudi Minister and Advisor to the Royal Court Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri
  • Press Release: Treasury Concludes Loans to Seven Major Airlines, Supports Additional Relief for Aviation Industry Workers
  • Remarks of Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich at the 2020 U.S. Treasury Market Conference

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Manitex International and Three Former Senior Executives With Accounting Fraud
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Former Real Estate Executive With Misappropriating $26 Million in Ponzi Scheme
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Ratings Agency With Internal Controls Failures in Connection With Ratings of CMBS and CLO Combo Notes
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers in Penny Stock Scheme Targeting Seniors
  • Press Release: J.P. Morgan Securities Admits to Manipulative Trading in U.S. Treasuries
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Swedish National with Global Scheme Defrauding Retail Investors, Including Deaf Community Members

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Awards More than $92 Million to Support Offenders Returning to Communities
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Northern District of Illinois)
  • Press Release: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Agrees To Pay $920 Million in Connection with Schemes to Defraud Precious Metals and U.S. Treasuries Markets
  • Press Release: Chinese National Sentenced for Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels
  • Press Release: United States Reaches Agreement to Protect New Orleans Waterways and Lake Pontchartrain
  • Press Release: California Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime for Attempting to Stab Black Man
  • Press Release: North Carolina Man Charged with Fraudulently Seeking Over $6 Million in COVID Relief Funds
  • Press Release: South Florida Lawyer Charged with Fraud Related to 1 Global Capital Investment Scheme
  • Press Release: Former Indiana State Senator and Gaming Executive Indicted for Violations of Federal Campaign Finance Laws
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Sexual Harassment and Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Manager and Owners of Virginia Rental Properties

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: DHS Wall Construction Update | September 29, 2020
  • Press Release: CISA and Election Security Partners Praise OPM’s Decision to Allow Federal Employees to Serve as Poll Workers to Ensure Voters Can Vote Safely and Securely
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Preclearance Expansion (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Thwart Attempts to Smuggle $90K in Currency Bound for Mexico (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes 16 Pounds of Methamphetamine and Gun at Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Foil Human Smuggling Attempt (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Marine Unit Prevents an Individual from Drowning (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $464K in Methamphetamine at Veterans International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Foil $2.5 Million Smuggling Attempt of Methamphetamine (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Counterfeit Cialis at the Champlain Port of Entry (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Opens $660 Million Grant Application Process
  • Press Release: FEMA Registration Intake Centers to Open in Mobile, Brewton and Fairhope (Alabama)
  • Press Release: September 30 is Last Day to Apply for Federal Assistance (Michigan)
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Zogg Fire (California)

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Filament Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same (II)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout: EXIM Chairman Reed Highlights U.S. Export Financing Tools with 55 American Chambers of Commerce Around the World
  • Press Release: EXIM Approved 169 Small Business Authorizations Totaling $209.8 Million and Supporting 800 U.S. Jobs in August 2020
  • Press Release: EXIM Reports Third-Quarter Default Rate to U.S. Congress, Underscoring Agency’s Commitment to Protect Taxpayers

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $1.7 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Southwestern South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming
  • Press Release: Farmers to Families Food Box Program Surpasses 100 Million Boxes Delivered

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $574 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Economic Recovery In Buffalo, New York
  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development In Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Enhance Services to Veterans
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $29 Million to Create Workforce Opportunities in Rural Communities
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $118 Million In Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Coronavirus
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Funding To Rhode Island for Grant Responding to Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $1.3 Million in Additional Funding To Rural Communities in California in Response to Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release: Jacksonville, Florida, Employer to Pay Back Wages to Workers With Disabilities After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Launching Initiative to Track Physician Use and Burdens of Health IT ONC Awards Cooperative Agreement to American Board of Family Medicine

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 30: “Nobody wants Sleepy Joe as a leader, including the Radical Left (which he lost last night!). He disrespected Bernie, effectively calling him a loser!”
  • September 30: “Chris had a tough night. Two on one was not surprising, but fun. Many important points made, like throwing Bernie, AOC PLUS 3, and the rest, to the wolves! Radical Left is dumping Sleepy Joe. Zero Democrat enthusiasm, WEAK Leadership!”  Retweet:  The New York Times @nytimes · 10h · As the moderator of tonight’s debate, Chris Wallace of Fox News repeatedly struggled to keep the proceedings coherent, reduced at times to pleading with the president to pause and allow his opponent to speak.
  • September 29: “Volunteer to be a Trump Election Poll Watcher. Sign up today! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain”

  • September 29:

  • September 29: “‘EPA: One Trillion Trees Initiative will build on President Donald Trump’s commitment’”
  • September 29: “Joe Biden could not name a single Law Enforcement group that supports his candidacy!”
  • September 29: “The American people want LAW & ORDER — Joe Biden won’t even say those words!”
  • September 29: “‘The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed President Trump’s reelection, saying he has the “full and enthusiastic support” of its more than 355,000 members.’”
  • September 29: “I did more in 47 months as President than Joe Biden did in 47 years!”
  • September 29: “If we listened to Joe Biden on coronavirus, millions of people would have died!”
  • September 29: “Joe wants to shut down this Country. I want to keep it OPEN!”
  • September 29: “When Joe Biden was VP…”  [CNN Article on Veterans deaths]
  • September 29: “Wow. Won’t let Poll Watchers & Security into Philadelphia Voting Places. There is only one reason why. Corruption!!! Must have a fair Election.”
  • September 29: “Just arrived in the Great State of Ohio. Real Polls have us leading by even more than 2016. With Biden being against Fracking (Energy & Jobs) & your Second Amendment, we should be in very good shape!”
  • September 29: “A GREAT HONOR, THANK YOU!!”  Retweet:  IAFF Local 22 @IAFF22 · 14h · Philadelphia Firefighters and Paramedics Union proudly endorses President Donald J Trump for re-election. @realDonaldTrump

  • September 29: “Our Great 1st Amendment, our Great 2nd Amendment, our right to worship God & so much more comes down to one vote on the Court. @TedCruz has a fantastic new book, ‘One Vote Away’, out today! It’s the best book to read as we fight to #ConfirmACB to #SCOTUS.”