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.

12:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT hosts a phone call on COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors | The White House

Note:  President Donald Trump had been scheduled to travel to Florida for a rally later today, but plans have changed in light of his (and First Lady Melania Trump’s) COVID-19 diagnosis.  Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have tested negative for the virus. 

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Thursday, October 1, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump to Guests at the Al Smith Dinner
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at Faith in Leadership: The Need for Revival | Des Moines, IA
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Presidential Determination with Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons
  • Message to the Congress on Emergency Funding Designations
  • Message to the Congress on Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism Funding Designations
  • Bills Signed into Law:
    • 2193, the “Charging Helps Agencies Realize General Efficiencies Act” or the “CHARGE Act,” which requires the General Services Administration to issue guidance to clarify that Federal agencies may pay by charge card for the charging of Federal electric motor vehicles; and
    • 3105, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Richard G. Lugar Post Office.
  • Nomination: President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominee
  • Presidential Message on National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 2020
  • Presidential Message on National Dyslexia Awareness Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Manufacturing Day, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2020
  • Proclamation on National Energy Awareness Month, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune
  • Press Release: Department of Defense Releases Second Annual Suicide Report
  • Article: Esper Discusses Expanding Military Cooperation With Algeria
  • Article: U.S., Tunisia Sign Road Map for Defense Cooperation
  • Article: Esper Visit Highlights Long U.S. Friendship With Malta
  • Article: DOD Official Discusses Hypersonics Development
  • Article: DOD Supports Small Businesses in Big Ways
  • Article: DOD Celebrates 18 Employees With Disabilities During Awards Ceremony
  • Contracts for October 1, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his final leg of his European visit, with a stop in Croatia on Friday, October 2.

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, October 2
  • October 1: Transcript | Briefing With State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott W. Busby
  • October 1: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Amy Kellogg of FOX News
  • October 1: Transcript | Briefing With Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker On the Framework Agreement for Israel-Lebanon Maritime Discussions
  • October 1: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to Croatia to Promote Security Alliance and Economic Ties
  • October 1: Statement | U.S. Commends Italy for Repatriating its Citizens from Syria
  • October 1: Statement | Importance of the EU and U.S. Partnership for Security  Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • October 1: Fact Sheet | U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: 2020 Pacific Pledge
  • October 1: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin and Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Gallagher
  • October 1: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Mining, Agriculture, and Construction Protocol Signing Ceremony
  • October 1: Statement | 25th Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women
  • October 1: Statement | Framework Agreement for Israel-Lebanon Maritime Discussions
  • October 1: Statement | Independence Day in the Republic of Cyprus
  • September 30: Statement | Promoting Economic Prosperity Along the U.S.-Mexico Border During COVID-19
  • September 30: Statement | The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Independence Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Readout: USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa’s Trip to Kenya and Egypt
  • Press Release: Announcing the Public Release of the USAID Self-Reliance Country Roadmaps for Fiscal Year 2021

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: DNI Ratcliffe Welcomes Lt. Gen. Berrier as Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks
  • Press Release: Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Generali Global Assistance, Inc.

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Agenda for Oct. 5 Meeting of the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Issues Favorable Business Review Letter To ISDA For Proposed Amendments To Address Interest Rate Benchmarks
  • Press Release: Justice Department Awards over $9 Million to Combat Elder Fraud and Abuse
  • Press Release: Department Of Justice Applauds President Trump’s Authorization Of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement And Reform Permanent Extension Act
  • Press Release: United States Obtains Final Judgment and Permanent Injunction Against Edward Snowden
  • Press Release: The United States Has Repatriated 27 Americans from Syria and Iraq Including Ten Charged with Terrorism-Related Offenses for Their Support to ISIS
  • Press Release: Ten Men Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in a Child Exploitation Enterprise and Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Wisconsin Pain Management Companies To Settle False Claims Act Allegations
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Northern District of Ohio)

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

  • Press Release: 12 Months Remaining Until Full REAL ID Enforcement Deadline
  • Press Release: CISA Kicks Off 17th National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • Press Release: Border Patrol (BP) Arrests Two Sex Offenders Illegally Reentering the United States (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector BP Rescues Seven Illegal Aliens in Distress in Desert (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Child Molester (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Port of Entry to Begin Operating SENTRI Lane October 1, 2020 (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Assist Local Police Department (Texas)
  • Press Release: Concerned Citizen’s Report Leads to Border Patrol and Webb County Sheriff’s Office Shutting Down Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: More than 100 People Smuggled in Commercial Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: 307 Phony NCAA & Pro Championship Rings Intercepted by Indianapolis CBP (Indiana)
  • Press Release: 231 Pounds of Cocaine Base Seized by CBP Officers in Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Press Release: Baltimore CBP Expedites Arrival of Rubber Stopper Presses in Fight Against COVID-19 (Maryland)
  • Press Release: DHS Proposes Rule to Strengthen Affidavit of Support Process

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Photo Release | FEMA Administrator Travels Out West for Wildfires, Mitigation Projects, COVID-19 Update
  • Press Release: Read FEMA Determination Letter Carefully; You Have the Right to Appeal (Alabama)
  • Press Release: For wildfire survivors, an SBA disaster loan can be critical to recovery (California)
  • Press Release: Understanding a FEMA Determination Letter (California)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Commerce Department Continues to Provide Up-to-Date Information on the Health of the American Economy
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce: Siobhan Siaca: Attorney Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Addresses 2020-2021 Class of White House Fellows
  • Readout: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins President of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez in Addressing U.S.-Colombia Business Summit

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Launches New, Streamlined Process for Private Lenders to Invest in Rural America

Department of Energy

  • Joint Statement on Establishing a Strategic Vision for Energy Partnership (Israel-UAE-USA)

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: Emirates Fined for Operating Flights in FAA-Prohibited Airspace

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: Presidential Proclamation Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s 75th Annual Commemoration for ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces First Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Conciliation Agreement With Law Firm to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination (re: Locke Lord LLP)
  • Press Release: Federal Court Sentences Kentucky Business Owner for Improper Use of Benefit Plans’ Contributions After U.S. Department Labor Investigation

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Department Launches 2021-22 FAFSA Cycle
  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Announces $24 Million In Grants to Expand Education Choice for Native American Students

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Teams Up with The Rockefeller Foundation to Share Best Practices for Increased COVID-19 Testing
  • Press Release: Veklury (remdesivir) Now Available Directly from Distributor following Trump Administration’s Successful Allocations to States and U.S. Territories
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces $20 Billion in New Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding
  • Press Release: HHS Awards $2.24 Billion in Grants to Help Americans Access HIV/AIDS Care, Support Services, and Medication

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 1, 2020
  • Press Release: USDA and FDA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Collaboration, Efficiency on U.S. Dairy Exports

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 2: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
  • October 1: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”
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  • October 1: “I’m used to it!”  Retweet:  Shelly @blondecurls · 13h ·  Replying to @SteveScully @realDonaldTrump this debate will be another 2 vs 1.
  • October 1: “I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately!”  Retweet:  The Columbia Bugle @ColumbiaBugle · 13h · Drain the Pentagon Swamp!  Retweet:  Breaking911 @Breaking911 · 14h · Navy SEALs change official ethos to be gender neutral, remove ‘brotherhood’ and ‘man’ – @AmerMilNews
  • October 1: “Will be interviewed tonight by @seanhannity at 9:00. Enjoy!@FoxNews”
  • October 1: “Thank you!”  Retweet:  Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) @TeamTrump · 14h · In Joe Biden’s America, we’d all be in danger.  Joe Biden does not have the backs of our police officers.”
  • October 1: “Exclusive Excerpt–Lewandowski & Bossie: ‘Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds’  via @BreitbartNews. Great book. Order now!”
  • October 1: “THANK YOU! #MAGA”

  • October 1: “Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time?”
  • October 1: “I won the debate big, based on compilation of polls etc. Thank you!”