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. 

1:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Morristown, NJ

1:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport

2:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Morristown, NJ, en route to Bedminster, NJ

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Bedminster, NJ

3:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a fundraising committee reception | Bedminster, NJ

4:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Bedminster, NJ, en route to Morristown, NJ

5:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Morristown, NJ, en route to Washington, D.C

6:10 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

6:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

Looking Ahead:  On Friday, October 2, President Donald Trump will speak at a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:15 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Omaha, NE, on Air Force Two

11:45 a.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Omaha, NE, on Air Force Two | Eppley Airfield

12:15 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event | Carter Lake, IA

2:00 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Omaha, NE, en route Des Moines, IA, on Air Force Two

2:40 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Des Moines, IA, on Air Force Two

3:20 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Faith in Leadership: The Need for Revival | Des Moines, IA

6:10 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Des Moines, IA,  en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

9:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

White House Press Briefing*

11:00 a.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a press briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Addressing the Threat to the Domestic Supply Chain from Reliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting Our Domestic Mining Industry and Critical Minerals Supply Chains
  • Message to the Congress on Addressing the Threat to the Domestic Supply Chain from Reliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries
  • Presidential Memorandum on Authority of the Intelligence Community to Collect Certain Intelligence Regarding United States Persons Held Captive Abroad
  • Bill Signed into Law: R. 8337, the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act” to fund the U.S. Federal Government | October 1, 2020
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure
  • Nominations: One Nomination Sent to the Senate (DOD)
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Helps Launch New Military Spouse Employment Program in Jacksonville, FL
  • Press Release: White House Announces 2020 Fall Garden Tours
  • Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Remarks by Secretary Esper at the North Africa American Cemetery in Carthage, Tunisia
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Tunisian President Kais Saied
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Tunisian Defense Minister Ibrahim Bartagi
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Maltese President Dr. George Vella
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Maltese Prime Minister Dr. Robert Abela
  • Article: U.S. Seeks to Increase Engagements With African Nations
  • Article: America Looks to Build, Strengthen Partnerships in Africa
  • Article: New Policy Makes U.S. More Competitive Partner
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Sept. 30, 2020
  • Contracts for September 30, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Italy, the Holy See, and Croatia from October 1-2, 2020.

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, October 1
  • September 30: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Italian Prime Minister Conte
  • September 30: Fact Sheet | The United States and Italy: Longstanding Partners, Friends
  • September 30: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at a Press Availability
  • September 30: SecState Speech | Moral Witness and Religious Freedom | Rome, Italy
  • September 30: Fact Sheet | The United States and the Holy See: Promoting Religious Freedom and Defending Human Dignity
  • September 30: Joint Statement | Japan-United States Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP)
  • September 30: Statement | Release of U.S. Department of State Guidance on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles for Transactions Linked to Foreign Government End-Users for Products or Services with Surveillance Capabilities
  • September 30: Statement | The United States and Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
  • September 30: Sanctions | Addition to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (Cuba)
  • September 30: Sanctions | Syria Sanctions Designations on the Anniversary of Assad’s Attack Against the People of Armanaz, Syria
  • September 30: Statement | Department of State Offers Rewards for Information to Bring Former Venezuelan Public Officials to Justice
  • September 30: Advisory | Travel of Special Envoy for the Sahel Region Dr. J. Peter Pham to Mali (Sept. 30-Oct. 3)
  • September 30: Statement | Tuvalu National Day
  • September 30: Statement | On The Republic of Korea’s Chuseok Holiday
  • September 30: Statement | People’s Republic of China National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Announces New $100 Million Project to Anticipate Threats Posed by Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Press Release: USAID Acting Administrator Barsa Announces the Establishment of New USAID Missions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: FBI and NCSC Release New Movie to Increase Awareness of Foreign Intelligence Threats on Professional Networking Sites and Other Social Media Platforms | September 29, 2020

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Continues Targeting Facilitators of Assad Regime
  • Press Release: Issuance of Syria General License and Frequently Asked Question; Syria Designations; Syria-related Designations; Cuba Designation
  • Guidance: Publication of International Criminal Court-Related Sanctions Regulations; Amended Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Hospitality Company for Failing to Disclose Executive Perks
  • Press Release: SEC Charges HP Inc. With Disclosure Violations and Control Failures
  • Press Release: SEC Whistleblower Program Ends Record-Setting Fiscal Year With Four Additional Awards
  • Press Release: SEC Awards Almost $30 Million to Two Insider Whistleblowers
  • Press Release: Morgan Stanley Agrees to Pay $5 Million for Reg SHO Violations in Prime Brokerage Swaps Business

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Invests More than $295.8 Million in Grants to Improve Public Safety, Serve Crime Victims in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
  • Speech: Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt Delivers Remarks at Health Care Fraud Takedown Press Conference
  • Press Release: National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible for More than $6 Billion in Alleged Fraud Losses
  • Press Release: Execution Scheduled for Federal Death Row Inmate Convicted of Murdering a Child
  • Press Release: Two ISIS Members Charged with Material Support Violations
  • Press Release: Wisconsin-Based Nonprofit To Pay $1.9 Million To Settle Allegations Of False Claims And Kickbacks On Federal Contracts For Blind Workers
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement of Title VII Intentional Race Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit Involving Law Enforcement Victims in Maryland
  • Press Release: Hawaii CEO Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Paying Co-Conspirator to Illegally Dump Drums of Hazardous Waste
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Cincinnati, Ohio Landlord
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Staten Island, New York Rental Agent and Real Estate Agency

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

  • Press Release: CISA and MS-ISAC Release Joint Ransomware Guide
  • Press Release: National Harbor 2020 Exercise Tests Interagency Recovery and Response
  • Press Release: CBP Issues Detention Order on Palm Oil Produced with Forced Labor in Malaysia (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Intercepts Fake Designer Sandals, Purses, Scarves and Wallets Worth Nearly $5 Million at LAX (California)
  • Press Release: BP Arrests Aggravated Felon Sex Offender (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Tucson Sector Warns Against Unscrupulous Human Smugglers (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Tucson Air and Marine Operations Agents Continue to Make Life-Saving Rescues (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Contract Awards for Additional Border Wall System in Laredo (Texas)
  • Press Release: Smugglers Disregard COVID-19 Dangers at Two Stash Houses (Texas)
  • Press Release: 10,500 Counterfeit Casio Watches Seized by CBP Officers in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes 33 Pounds of Cocaine Concealed in Various Courier Packages Inspected in San Juan and Aguadilla (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: USCIS Response to Preliminary Injunction of Fee Rule

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Santa Clara County added to August federal wildfire disaster declaration (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides More Than $21.6 Million to Beaumont Health (Michigan)
  • Press Release: FEMA Opens a Disaster Recovery Center in Tama County (Iowa)
  • Press Release: Brewton Civic Center Hosts FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Renters Facing Eviction in Alabama May Be Eligible for Federal Help (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Northumberland County, Virginia
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Stafford County, Virginia
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates $9.5 Million to Repair the Roberto Clemente Municipal Sports Complex (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Electronic Stud Finders, Metal Detectors, and Electrical Scanners

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Readout: U.S. Delegation Advances Economic Agreements, Investment During Travel to Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, Israel, Morocco

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda C. Blanchard
  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Highlights EXIM’s Commitment to Enhancing Economic Cooperation with Bangladesh
  • Press Release: EXIM Board Approves Three Energy Sector Transactions Totaling $450 Million to Support an Estimated 1,900 U.S. Jobs
  • Press Release: EXIM Advisory Committee Conducts First Open Meeting for 2020-2021, with a Focus on Competition with China, COVID-19 Relief Measures
  • Press Release: EXIM Completes “All America Initiative,” Holds Events in All 50 States, Five Territories, and the District of Columbia
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Outlines International Growth Strategies for Small Businesses in Vermont

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Alabama Disaster Areas

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Releases Reports on International Child Labor And Forced Labor that Highlight China’s Labor Abuses
  • Press Release: Second Lady Karen Pence and U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Announce Program to Assist Military Spouses
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Reporting Work-Related Cases of the Coronavirus
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional Funding To The Cherokee Nation for Grant Responding to Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $400,000 in Brookwood-Sago Grants For Mine Safety Education and Training
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Renews Workplace Safety Alliances with Montana Contractors Association and Montana Contractors Compensation Fund
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes a New Rule to Protect Union Workers

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Expands Commitment to Elevating the Teaching Profession through New Grant Funding for Performance-Based Compensation, Professional Development

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces Funding for Health Information Exchanges to Support Public Health Agencies – STAR HIE Program Funds Five Organizations to Improve Interoperability of Health Data

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 30, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 30: “Thank you Paul!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Sep 29 · Pundits & Never-Trumpers still don’t get why Trump’s base remains so loyal to him. Here’s why:
    • Trump’s endeavored to fulfill every promise he pledged to voters
    • Trump is not politically correct
    • Trump is consistently & unapologetically pro-American
    • Trump fights back
  • September 30: “In just 3 and a half years, we have secured America’s Borders, rebuilt the awesome power of the U.S. Military, obliterated the ISIS caliphate, fixed our disastrous Trade Deals, and brought JOBS back home to America – and back to MINNESOTA! #MAGA”
  • September 30: “As VP, Biden wiped out the Iron Range – seven plants were idled and more than 2K workers were laid off. After I put Tariffs on foreign steel, the Iron Range came roaring back to life! If Joe gets in, the Radical Left will shut down the Iron Range FOREVER!”
  • September 30: “I want to defend & preserve our nation’s historic values. Our opponents stand with rioters – I stand with the heroes of Law Enforcement. Biden says Antifa is just an idea. Ideas don’t assault cops & burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist org.”
  • September 30: “Comey is a disaster who cheated and lied. How do you write books when you can’t remember anything? Should be tried for treason. This is ridiculous!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · 12h · all this memory loss and out-of-the-loop i dunnos is strange for a guy who took copious notes after playing a case agent spying on Trump and locked them in his home safe, and wrote a book and is writing a second book now…
  • September 30: “Last night I did what the corrupt media has refused to do: I held Joe Biden Accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayals, and 47 years of failure. The whole nation saw the truth — Joe Biden is too weak to lead this Country!”
  • September 30: “Thank you Duluth, Minnesota!”
  • September 30: “So when will something significant happen to James Comey? Got caught cold. He is either very dumb, or one of the worst liars in political history. TOO LONG. EMBARRASSING!”
  • September 30: “Leaving Minneapolis for a quick stop in Duluth to celebrate the opening of the Obama CLOSED Iron Range. My great honor!!!”
  • September 30: “Just landed in Minnesota. Hasn’t been won by a Republican since 1972, and we saved Minneapolis. Also opened the massive and beautiful Iron Range, which Obama and Sleepy Joe closed.  Thousands of jobs started back. They will close again. How can we lose?”
  • September 30: “HIGHEST CABLE TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME. SECOND HIGHEST OVERALL TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME. Some day these Fake Media Companies are going to miss me, very badly!!!”
  • September 30: “So weird to watch @FoxNews interviewing only failed Dems, like Represenative Tim Ryan of Ohio, who got zero percent in his recent presidential run, and following Sleepy Joe’s train to wherever. What a difference from the past – But we will win anyway!!!”
  • September 30: “Just departed the White House for Minnesota! #MAGA”
  • September 30: “Thank you!”  [Video]
  • September 30: “Thank you Ari!”  Retweet:  Ari Fleischer @AriFleischer · 8h · I rewatched the start of the debate. The 1st Q went to Trump who gave an uninterrupted 2-min response. Then Biden gave an uninterrupted 2-min response. Then it went back to Trump, whose answer was interrupted 3 times by Biden. If you didn’t like it, blame Biden for starting it.
  • September 30: “No wonder I didn’t lose my hair!”  Retweet:  Ari Fleischer @AriFleischer · Feb 6, 2018 · It doesn’t work.
  • September 30: “Try getting a new Anchor and a smarter Democrat candidate!”  Retweet:  The Associated Press @AP · 8h · BREAKING: The Commission on Presidential Debates says it will add new “tools to maintain order” to the upcoming debates after a chaotic first contest between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. #Debates2020
  • September 30: “Should be arrested on the spot!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · 7h · BREAKING: Former FBI Director James Comey insisted today on the Hill that his investigation of the Trump campaign — which included falsified evidence and illegal wiretaps — was done “by the book”
  • September 30: “LIAR!!!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · 9h · BREAKING: Comey swears he doesn’t remember hearing anything about Steele’s primary subsource, Igor Danchenko, being the subject of an FBI C.I. investigation, as a suspected Russian agent, and doesn’t recall his own CrossFire Hurricane team interviewing Danchenko in Jan 2017
  • September 30: “Thank you Chuck and Harry!”  Retweet:  Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC US Senate candidate, SC · Sep 19 · I stand by what I said in Jan. 2019: Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer changed Senate rules to try and stack the courts for Obama. Now it’s coming back to haunt them as I predicted. I’m dead set on confirming @realDonaldTrump’s nominee. If you stand with me:
  • September 30: “Radical Left Democrats are going CRAZY!”
  • September 30: “Such a timid group of reporters at the Biden Press Conference. Where do these people come from?”
  • September 30: “Many more people would have died from the China Virus if Sleepy Joe were your President. He didn’t even want me to close our Country to Infected China until TWO MONTHS  later, when he said I was right. Now he likes to say I didn’t close up ‘fast enough’. Just another politician!”
  • September 30: “Heading to Minnesota today. Saved Minneapolis after the Dem LEFT almost let it be TOTALLY destroyed! #MAGA”
  • September 30: “Wow! 100,000 Mail In Ballots in New York City a total MESS. Mayor and Governor have no idea what to do. Big Fraud, Unfixable! Cancel Ballots and go out and VOTE, just like in past decades, when there were no problems!”
  • September 30: “Biden REFUSED to use the term, LAW & ORDER! There go the Suburbs.”
  • September 30: “Biden wants to Pack the Supreme Court, thereby ruining it. Also, he wants no fracking, killing our Energy business, and JOBS. Second Amendment is DEAD if Biden gets in! Is that what you want from a leader? He will destroy our Country! VOTE NOW USA.”