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.

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Pittsburgh, PA, on Air Force Two

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Pittsburgh, PA, on Air Force Two | Pittsburgh International Airport

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a conversation on the importance of life | Cornerstone Ministries Church | Murrysville, PA

12:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a Susan B. Anthony List fireside chat | Cornerstone Ministries Church | Murrysville, PA

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Workers for Trump | PennEnergy Resources, LLC | Freedom, PA

5:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Pittsburgh, PA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

6:40 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.

Recap of Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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

The White House

  • Presidential Memorandum on the Withdrawal of Certain Areas of the United States Outer Continental Shelf from Leasing Disposition
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Committed to Conserving and Improving America’s Environment
  • Remarks by President Trump on Environmental Accomplishments for the People of Florida | Jupiter, FL
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure | Joint Base Andrews, MD
  • Nominations: Eleven Nominations and Three Withdrawals Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Service Members, Civilians Bound By DOD Rules During Election Campaigns
  • Contracts for September 8, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, September 9
  • September 8: Statement | Abduction of Opposition Leaders in Belarus
  • September 8: Statement | G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Poisoning of Alexei Navalny
  • September 8: Statement | Japan-U.S. Joint Ministerial Statement on Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP)
  • September 8: Sanctions | The United States Designates Former Lebanese Government Ministers
  • September 8: Statement | Tajikistan Independence Day
  • September 8: Statement | Andorra National Day
  • September 8: Statement | North Macedonia National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the International Organization of the Francophonie (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Targets Hizballah’s Enablers in Lebanon
  • Press Release: Counter Terrorism Designations; Venezuela-related Designation Update

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Funding to Promote Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Friend-of-The-Court Brief in Indiana Supreme Court Supporting Catholic Archdiocese’s First Amendment Rights in Former High School Teacher’s Lawsuit
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Western District of Tennessee)

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

  • Press Release: What DHS is Saying | Acting Secretary Wolf Affirms Support to America’s Law Enforcement Heroes
  • Press Release: Agents Rescue Six Individuals Including a 12-year-old Boy in Three Separate Events Over Labor Day Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops Three Meth Smuggling Attempts Over the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Canine Team Arrests Permanent Resident at Checkpoint Smuggling 47 Pounds of Meth (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Homicide Suspects (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Announces the ReOpening of Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers at Arizona Ports (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Quick Action Saves Boaters (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Over 400K Worth in Hard Narcotics in One Enforcement Action (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Arrests Reynosa Man with $1.3 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Dangerous Act by Smuggler Leads to Border Patrol Rescue (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1.3 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $880K Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Criminal Aliens in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Romanian Nationals for Illegal Entry Near Ambrose (North Dakota)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Assists Partners to Prevent Wanted Man From Fleeing the United States (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: Illegal Marijuana Grow Seized Calais Border Patrol (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Washington, D.C.
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Guam
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight the Two Four Two Fire in Oregon
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Oregon’s Beachie Creek Lionshead Complex Fire
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Three Fires in Washington
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Creek Fire (California)
  • Press Release: Drive-Thru Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Ouachita Parish with Safety Protocols (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA and RedLine Contemporary Art Center Announce New Public Art Project (Region 8)
  • Press Release: FEMA approves $4.5 million for Hurricane Michael Public Assistance grants (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Mount Juliet Nearly $1.2 Million for Tornado Debris Removal (Tennessee)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Releases Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2019

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: Anthony Zakel Named DFC’s First Inspector General

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: G12 Heads of Export Credit Agencies 2020 Meeting Kicks-Off Today, Hosted by Export-Import Bank of the United States

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: WTAS | USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020
  • Press Release: USDA Approves D-SNAP for Louisiana Disaster Areas
  • Press Release: USDA Seeks Nominations for the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $17 Million for Research at Princeton Laboratory Fusion Facility

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Asst. Sec. for Fish, Wildlife, Parks Wallace: Manatee, Hawaiian goose and more imperiled species being saved

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $13 Million Loan for Operations and Maintenance Facility in San Luis Obispo, California

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Awards $79 Million to Support Health Center Response to Emergencies

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 8, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 9: “Salon Owner Nancy Pelosi Attacked Raises over $310,000  via @BreitbartNews Great!”
  • September 9: “A FAKE story made up by the Democrats in order to save Biden’s failing campaign. Thanks Zach!”  Retweet:  Andrew Surabian @Surabees · Sep 7 · BREAKING: Zach Fuentes, Top Aide to John Kelly, Denies Atlantic Story About Trump.  “Fuentes unequivocally denied @TheAtlantic’s report…Fuentes personally briefed Trump on the weather situation that led to the trip being canceled.”  CC @JeffreyGoldberg
  • September 9: “Donald Trump: If Biden Wins, China Wins. It‘s as Simple as That  via @BreitbartNews. Would be a disaster for the USA!”
  • September 8: “Thank you Winston-Salem, North Carolina! #MAGA” [Video]
  • September 8: “Great new book by Sarah!”  Retweet:  Sarah Huckabee Sanders @SarahHuckabee · 4h · I handle Fake News the same way I handle my kids at home…Grab your own copy of my new book at
  • September 8: “Great new book out today, ‘Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House’ by @SarahHuckabee Sanders. Make sure you get your copy today!”
  • September 8: “@seanhannity will be talking about the big North Carolina Rally tonight. Great crowd! Also, congratulations to Sean, @TuckerCarlson and @IngrahamAngle on the Great Ratings!”
  • September 8: “Just landed in North Carolina, thank you!”  Retweet:  Buffalodean @DeanBuffalodean · 6h · Replying to @DeanBuffalodean and @realDonaldTrump Finished product!

  • September 8: “Police Chief, and most of the police in Rochester, N.Y., have resigned. The Democrat Mayor and, of courses, Governor Cuomo, have no idea what to do. New York State is a mess – No Money, High Taxes & Crime, Everyone Fleeing. November 3rd. We can fix it!”
  • September 8: “Heading to North Carolina. See you soon!”
  • September 8: “Just left Florida, see everyone tonight in North Carolina! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Congressman Dan Bishop @jdanbishop US House candidate, NC-9 · 10h · Excited to be with @realDonaldTrump in #NC tonight! #PromisesKept
  • September 8: “Thank you Jupiter, Florida!” [Video]
  • September 8: “Democrats and Sleepy Joe’s Peaceful Protestors!”  Retweet:  Mark Dice @MarkDice · 23h · Black power extremists invade McDonalds in Pittsburgh cuz of rrrrrraaaacim ‘n stuff. [Video]
  • September 8: “Sleepy Joe Biden has pledged to ABOLISH Suburban Communites as they currently exist by reinstating Obama’s radical AFFH Regulation. There goes Suburbia!”
  • September 8: “Democrats admit that President Trump’s message is “working” on violence coming to the Suburbs in a Looney Biden Administration. Plus, Biden just doubled down on forcing Federal control of local zoning. This means low income housing and projects. So much for the American Dream!”
  • September 8: “On my way to the Great State of Florida, see you soon!”

  • September 8: “They are not ‘peaceful protesters’, as Sleepy Joe and the Democrats call them, they are THUGS – And it is all taking place in Democrat run cities. Call me and request Federal HELP. We will solve your problems in a matter of minutes – And thanks to the U.S. Marshalls in Portland!”
  • September 8: “Because of the China Virus, my Campaign, which has raised a lot of money, was forced to spend in order to counter the Fake News reporting about the way we handled it (China Ban, etc.). We did, and are doing, a GREAT job, and have a lot of money left over, much more than 2016….”
  • September 8: “….Like I did in the 2016 Primaries, if more money is needed, which I doubt it will be, I will put it up!”
  • September 8: “Suburban voters are pouring into the Republican Party because of the violence in Democrat run cities and states. If Biden gets in, this violence is ‘coming to the Suburbs’, and FAST. You could say goodbye to your American Dream!
  • September 8: “My Campaign spent a lot of money up front in order to compensate for the false reporting and Fake News concerning our handling of the China Virus. Now they see the GREAT job we have done, and we have 3 times more than we had 4 years ago – & are up in polls. Lots of $’s & ENERGY!”
  • September 8: “The Democrats will open up their states on November 4th, the day after the Election. These shutdowns are ridiculous, and only being done to hurt the economy prior to the most important election, perhaps, in our history! #MAGA”
  • September 8: “The wonderful Charles Payne @cvpayne of @FoxNews just wrote a great and inspirational new book, UNSTOPPABLE PROSPERITY. Get it NOW. So many important thoughts and suggestions on investing and ‘Making Money’. Also, Charles just happens to be a Great Guy!”
  • September 8: “New York City must stop the Shutdown now. The Governor & Mayor are destroying the place!”
  • September 8: “True!”  Retweet:  thebradfordfile™ @thebradfordfile · Aug 26 · President Trump saved the GOP.
  • September 8: “Based on their bad ratings, so would many!”  Retweet:  thebradfordfile™ @thebradfordfile · Aug 26 · I would much rather watch a Trump rally than an NBA game.  And it’s not even close.
  • September 8: “Great! Biden is finally being forced out of his basement. Now you’ll be able to see what is going on “up there”. He may do some “limited” campaigning. Basement Biden is no longer playing well in the Polls!”
  • September 8: “If Biden’s Polling wasn’t going down, and fast, he wouldn’t be going to Pittsburgh.”
  • September 8: “Fredo’s got a convicted lier for a lawyer, who may be going back to jail for an even longer time – additional lies to Congress. Many more tapes of him with Fredo and other media scum reporters. Reveals how deranged & sick they all are!”  Retweet:  Breaking911 @Breaking911 · Sep 1 · BREAKING: New Audio Leaks of Chris Cuomo Confiding in Michael Cohen About Sex Assault Allegations, The CNN Anchor Declares “The Media Is Not Your Friend”
  • September 8: “Why does Twitter leave phony pictures like this up, but take down Republican/Conservative pictures and statements that are true? Mitch must fight back and repeal Section 230, immediately. Stop biased Big Tech before they stop you!” @HawleyMO @MarshaBlackburn  Retweet:  Marco Pollo @MarcusPollos · Sep 5 · Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting the Worst Senator

  • September 8: “Same guy that didn’t want to take off his mask yesterday in asking a question while being very socially distanced. Fake News!”  Retweet:  Arthur Schwartz @ArthurSchwartz · Sep 7 · Was it the reporter on the right? The guy who is wearing a mask on his hand?  com/agearan/status…

  • September 8: “Rigged Election!”  Retweet:  Benny @bennyjohnson · Sep 7 · AP: The number of ballots that get rejected is projected to soar this fall as millions more U.S. voters will cast ballots by mail. The number in some key presidential battleground states could prove pivotal in a tight race.
  • September 8: “Because the CORRUPT MEDIA doesn’t want to show all of our good work in that it will hurt the Radical Left’s Election chances! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell · Sep 5  I literally cannot find a single US news outlet that has reported on the content of the historic Serbia-Kosovo deal.  So read my piece on what these two countries just agreed to do. Thank you, @realDonaldTrump!…
  • September 8: “Thank you Boris, working great together!”  Retweet:  Larry Schweikart @LarrySchweikart · Sep 6 · Exclusive: Leaked meeting notes show Boris Johnson said Trump was ‘making America great again’
  • September 8: “Great!”  Retweet:  Rasmussen Reports @Rasmussen_Poll · Sep 4 · HUGE NUMBERS: Trump Approval Surges to 52% – Black Voter Approval Jumps to 45% in Race Against Joe Biden tons via @gatewaypundit
  • September 8:  “Thanks Curt. Great pitcher!!!”  Retweet:  Curt Schilling @gehrig38 · Sep 6 · Thanks to @potus and our AG 189 children. Across 3 states were rescued from child traffic ring this past weekend.