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.

3:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Muskegon, MI

4:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Muskegon County Airport | Muskegon, MI

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on Supporting the American Way of Life | Muskegon, MI

6:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT depart Muskegon, MI, en route to Janesville, WI

6:10 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport | Janesville, WI

6:30 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on Supporting Law Enforcement | Janesville, WI

8:10 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Janesville, WI, en route to Las Vegas, NV

9:40 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at McCarran International Airport | Las Vegas, NV

10:00 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the RON Location | Las Vegas, NV

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Reading, PA, on Air Force Two

12:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Reading, PA on Air Force Two | Reading Regional Airport

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event | Reading Regional Airport

2:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Reading, PA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

3:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Friday, October 16, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump on Protecting America’s Seniors | Fort Myers, FL
  • Article: President Trump Signs One Trillion Trees Executive Order, Promoting Conservation and Regeneration of Our Nation’s Forests
  • Article: First Lady Melania Trump | “Give Focus to Our Next Generation”
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Louisiana Disaster Declaration
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves California Disaster Declaration
  • Proclamation on National Character Counts Week, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Forest Products Week, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly
  • Joint Statement Regarding Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto
  • Press Release: This Week in Operation Warp Speed – Oct. 16, 2020
  • Press Release: DOD Awards $6.98 Million Firm-Fixed Price Contract Action to Teel Plastics, LLC to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Swabsticks for COVID-19 Testing Swabs
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Partners With CVS, Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide
  • Contracts for October 16, 2020

Department of State

  • October 16: Advisory | Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Estonia and Cyprus to Extend Clean Network Momentum
  • October 16: Readout | United States Hosts Indo-Pacific Virtual Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers
  • October 16: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Christodoulides
  • October 16: Advisory | Registration for the 2020 Virtual Indo-Pacific Business Forum Is Open
  • October 16: Fact Sheet | The United States and the Republic of Korea Advance Economic Cooperation at the 5th Senior Economic Dialogue
  • October 16: Statement | Launch of Website on Federally Funded Language Programs
  • October 16: Statement | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Visit to Bangladesh

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa On World Food Day
  • Advisory: USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick Travels to Finland and Estonia (Oct. 18-21)
  • Press Release: Fiscal Year 2020 Was USAID’s Best Year for Investing in U.S. Small Businesses

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement during the Main Part of the 75th UN General Assembly on Agenda Item 143: Improving the Financial Situation of the UN
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury International Capital Data for August
  • Press Release: Mnuchin And Vought Release Joint Statement On Budget Results For Fiscal Year 2020
  • Advisory: Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin To Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Support of the Abraham Accords (Oct. 17-21)

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Updates Auditor Independence Rules
  • Press Release: SEC Releases Agenda for October 26 Roundtable on Regulation Best Interest and Form CRS

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr at the Major Cities Chiefs Association Conference
  • Press Release: Executions Scheduled for Two Federal Inmates Convicted of Heinous Murders
  • Press Release: Justice Department Awards Over $54 Million to Support Wellness and Safety of Law Enforcement Officers
  • Press Release: Departments of Justice and Homeland Security Release Data on Incarcerated Aliens
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces More Than $341 Million in Grants to Combat America’s Addiction Crisis

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

  • Remarks as Prepared by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on Operation Rise’s Success
  • Press Release: DHS, ICE Announce Arrests of More than 170 At-Large Aliens in Sanctuary Jurisdictions
  • Press Release: Trump Administration, DHS Fight to Ensure American Technological Advantage and Competitiveness on Innovative Technologies
  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: DHS Agencies, U.S. Navy Rally to Rescue 19 Shipwrecked on San Clemente Island (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests a Mexicles Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: Sedan Packed with 10 Illegal Aliens Attempts Entry at Douglas Wall Construction Site (Arizona)
  • Press Release: A Potentially Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt Promptly Stopped (Texas)
  • Press Release: Three year old left in the hands of strangers in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Convicted Sexual Offenders (Texas)
  • Press Release: Alert Rio Grande Valley Agents Foil Five Human Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $479K in Methamphetamine at Los Indios International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: 200 Syringes Filled with Unapproved Drugs Seized for Violating FDA Compliance (Illinois)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Detain Seven (Maine)
  • Press Release: CBP’s Big Bong Bust at the Port of Alexandria Bay (New York)
  • Press Release: A Ton of Marijuana Seized at the Peace Bridge (New York)
  • Press Release: CBP Opens New Cargo Processing Facility in the St. Thomas Sandfill (U.S. Virgin Islands)

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)/U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

  • Press Release: Prince William County ignores federal criminal warrant under new noncooperation policy
  • Press Release: DHS, ICE announce arrests of 23 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions in the National Capital Region
  • Press Release: ICE arrests 25 during week-long statewide sanctuary enforcement operation in Colorado
  • Press Release: Premium Processing Fee Increase Effective Oct. 19, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California
  • Press Release: FEMA External Outreach Sites Closed Sundays (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Santa Clara County (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA Grant Does Not Affect Eligibility for Other Federal Aid (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Issues Public Notice for Counties, Poarch Band of Creek Indians (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Centers Closed, FEMA Help is Still Available (Alabama)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: NIST Innovation Could Improve Detection of COVID-19 Infections

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Shingled Solar Modules, Components Thereof, and Methods for Manufacturing the Same
  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand
  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Digital Video-Capable Devices and Components Thereof

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Convenes U.S., African Leaders for Investment Conference

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with Bahamian Ambassador to the United States Sidney S. Collie

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Welcomes Amazon to the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $252,000 in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Wyoming
  • Press Release: ICYMI | USDA Extends Free Meals for All Kids

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Transfers Federal Water Project in North Dakota to Local Water Users

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $1,222,156 In Coronavirus Violations
  • Press Release: Court Orders New York Union Trustees to Pay $570,000, Resolve ERISA Violations, After U.S. Department Labor Investigation and Litigation
  • Press Release: Kentucky McDonald’s Franchise to Pay $16,994 Penalty After U.S. Department of Labor Discovers Child Labor Violations

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerable Americans in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 17: “The least effective of our 53 Republican Senators, and a person who truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great, is Little Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a State which I have gladly done so much to help. @SenSasse was as nice as a RINO can be until he recently won the Republican….”
  • October 17: “…Nomination to run for a second term. Then he went back to his rather stupid and obnoxious ways. Must feel he can’t lose to a Dem. Little Ben is a liability to the Republican Party, and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska. Other than that, he’s just a wonderful guy!”
  • October 17: “Trump in Georgia: ‘Nobody Has Done More for the Black Community‘  via @BreitbartNews”
  • October 16: “THANK YOU MACON, GEORGIA!”
  • October 16: “Getting ready to land in Macon, Georgia. Another giant crowd. See you soon!”
  • October 16: “THANK YOU OCALA, FLORIDA!”
  • October 16: “Getting ready to speak in Florida. Enjoy!”
  • October 16: “Biden made another big mistake. He totally mixed up two Crime Bills. Didn’t have a clue (as usual!). Also, he freely used the term SUPER PREDATOR!!!”