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.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a peaceful protest for law & order | South Lawn

Sunday, October 11, 2020

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Saturday, October 10, 2020

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Orlando, FL, on Air Force Two

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Orlando, FL, on Air Force Two

1:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Latinos for Trump Event | Orlando, FL

3:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event | The Villages, FL

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

7:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  On Monday, October 12, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event.  He will return to Washington later that day.

Recap of Friday, October 9, 2020

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

The White House

  • Readout from the Vice President’s Call with U.S. Cruise Industry

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Speech: Esper’s Prepared Remarks at 2020 Virtual Military Family Caucus Summit
  • Article: Operation Warp Speed Makes Swift Progress
  • Article: DOD’s COVID-19 Response Illustrates Commitment to Families, People
  • Article: DOD Uses International Contacts to Help Allies, Partners Combat COVID-19
  • Article: DOD Kicks Off World’s Largest Dual-Use 5G Testing Effort
  • Article: Western Hemisphere Allies Work Together to Ensure Stability
  • Advisory: Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced
  • Contracts for October 9, 2020

Department of State

  • October 9: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Greg Kelly of Greg Kelly Reports on Newsmax TV
  • October 9: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Guy Benson of The Guy Benson Show
  • October 9: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Dana Perino of The Daily Briefing on Fox News
  • October 9: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Larry O’Connor of the Larry O’Connor Show
  • October 9: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Hugh Hewitt of the Hugh Hewitt Show
  • October 9: Remarks | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol
  • October 9: Readout | United States Co-Sponsors an Event to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol
  • October 9: Advisory | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to India and Bangladesh (Oct. 12-16)
  • October 9: Joint Statement | Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – United States of America Trilateral Meeting
  • October 9: Readout | Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams Traveled to Germany for Consultations with European Allies
  • October 9: Sanctions | The United States Sanctions the Chief Prosecutor, Another Member of Ortega’s Inner Circle, and Another Entity
  • October 9: Statement | Attack on a UN World Food Program Convoy in South Sudan
  • October 9: Statement | Curacao Day
  • October 9: Statement | Uganda’s Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa Congratulates the World Food Programme and Executive Director David Beasley for Winning the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Readout: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa’s Trip to Cairo, Egypt
  • Press Release: USAID Commemorates the International Day of the Girl

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • S. Statement at the General Debate of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on Children in Armed Conflict (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Mediation (via VTC)
  • Remarks during a Panel Discussion Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Nicaraguan Financial Institution and Officials Supporting Ortega Regime

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Office of Justice Programs Awards $261 Million to Support Youth Mentoring, Protect Children
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Invests More than $87 Million in Grants to Address School Violence
  • Press Release: Executive Office for Immigration Review Announces Investiture of 20 New Immigration Judges, Resulting in a 70 Percent Expansion of the Immigration Judge Corps Since 2017
  • Press Release: Singaporean National Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for Acting in the United States As an Illegal Agent of Chinese Intelligence
  • Press Release: Suburban Chicago Businessman Charged with Illegally Exporting Arms to Ukraine
  • Press Release: Owner of Japanese Fishing Vessel Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Trafficking of Shark Fins
  • Press Release: Former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Sentenced to Prison
  • Press Release: Texas Man Charged In $24 Million COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Houston-Area Physician and Anesthesiologist Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Role in Health Care Benefit Scheme
  • Press Release: Owner of Food Service Firm Operating in Government Buildings Throughout the D.C. Area Sentenced to Prison for Payroll Tax Fraud
  • Press Release: Colorado Tax Evader Sentenced to Prison for Fleeing to Avoid Previously Imposed Prison Sentence

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

  • Press Release: Billy Bob Brown Jr. Appointed as Assistant Director for Emergency Communications at CISA
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests an Additional Sureño Gang Member this Week (California)
  • Press Release: Alamogordo Checkpoints Continue Recent Trend of Narcotics Seizures (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Over $2.1 Million in Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Discovers 100 Individuals Being Smuggled in Commercial Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Partners Up to Shutdown Three Stash Houses in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Woman in Labor (Texas)
  • Press Release: 5M Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Found by CBP Officers in Indianapolis (Indiana)
  • Press Release: Cincinnati CBP Agriculture Stops About 1,300 Pounds of Mooncakes (Ohio)
  • Press Release: More than $7.6M Seized in 1 Week by CBP Officers in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Port of Champlain Discover Illicit Drugs and Money (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Holds Public Meeting for Pandemic Preparedness (Oct. 13)
  • Press Release: FEMA Update on Hurricane Delta Preparations
  • Press Release: Photos of Whole-of-Government Hurricane Delta Preparations
  • Press Release: Stay Safe as Hurricane Delta Makes Landfall (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Hurricane Sally Survivors in Florida Receive $7.49 Million in FEMA Assistance; Registration Continues
  • Press Release: Two years later, Panhandle continues recovery from Hurricane Michael (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards City of Homestead $6.37 Million for Hurricane Irma Repairs (Florida)
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Centers to Reopen on Columbus Day (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Seminole County, Oklahoma Flood Maps Become Final
  • Press Release: External Outreach Center Now Open in Stayton to Help Wildfire Survivors (Oregon)
  • Press Release: One Month After Isaías, Disaster Assistance Outreach Continues (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Made In America Week | Buy American, Hire American
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Larry J. Beat, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Signs $7 Billion Memorandum of Understanding with Romania’s Ministry for Economy, Energy and Business Climate
  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark Carla Sands
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Marks Made in America Week with Visit to Florida Business Air Products to Celebrate 16,700 U.S. Jobs Made Possible Through Largest Transaction in EXIM’s 86-Year History

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Trump Administration Extends Free Meals for Kids for Entire School Year

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. and Romania Announce Initial Agreement on Cooperation for the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Projects and Civil Nuclear Power Sector in Romania

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Delta (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Delta (Georgia)
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $913,133 In Coronavirus Violations
  • Press Release: Don Pancho Restaurant Chain to Pay $563,350 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage, Child Labor Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Orders CSX Transportation Inc. to Reinstate, Pay Back Wages and Damages to Employee Who Reported Hazard, Injury

Department of Education

  • Press Release: U.S. Education Secretary Appoints Five Members to Board Overseeing The Nation’s Report Card

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Expands Collaboration with AstraZeneca to Develop and Manufacture an Investigational Monoclonal Antibody to Prevent COVID-19
  • Press Release: OCR Settles Ninth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 9, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 9: “I was honored to receive the first ever Presidential Endorsement from the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Thank you, I will NEVER let you down!  @FloridaChiefs  #LESM”
  • October 9: “Documents reveal that General Flynn was entrapped! @EveningEdit @FoxNews”
  • October 9: “@SteveScully, the Never Trumper next debate moderator, got caught cold. Pulled out the old, ‘I’ve been hacked’, line. That never works. His bosses are furious at him as he’s lost all credibility!”
  • October 9: “Thank you @SenatorDole. So true!”  Retweet:  Senator Bob Dole @SenatorDole · 17h · The Commission on Presidential Debates is supposedly bipartisan w/ an equal number of Rs and Ds. I know all of the Republicans and most are friends of mine.  I am concerned that none of them support @realDonaldTrump. A biased Debate Commission is unfair.
  • October 9: “Will be in Sanford, Florida on Monday for a very BIG RALLY!”

  • October 9: “COLORADO! Your mail ballots are being sent out beginning TODAY! Fill them out and VOTE #TrumpPence2020!”

  • October 9: “Breaking News: 50,000 OHIO VOTERS getting WRONG ABSENTEE BALLOTS. Out of control. A Rigged Election!!!”
  • October 9: “Will be doing show with @RushLimbaughEIB at 12:00 P.M. TALK RADIO.  ENJOY!!!”
  • October 9: “Covid Relief Negotiations are moving along. Go Big!”
  • October 9: “Just got a briefing on Hurricane Delta rushing toward Louisiana and Mississippi. @fema is there and ready!!!”
  • October 9: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris. The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”
  • October 9: “Steve Scully, the second Debate Moderator, is a Never Trumper, just like the son of the great Mike Wallace. Fix!!!”
  • October 9:  “VOTE!”  Retweet:  WAVY TV 10 @WAVY_News · Oct 9 · The deadline to register to vote is *today*  Virginia’s deadline is this upcoming Tuesday.