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.

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a Sinclair Town Hall event | Rose Garden

5:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

5:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Washington, D.C., en route to Erie, PA

6:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Erie International Airport | Erie, PA

7:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Rally | Erie, PA

8:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Erie, PA, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Joint Base Andrews

9:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at the White House

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks at a rally in Gastonia, North Carolina.  On Thursday, President Trump will participate in the presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

7:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT hosts a telerally for Don Bacon | The Vice President’s Residence

7:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT hosts a telerally for Burgess Owens | The Vice President’s Residence


Recap of Monday, October 19, 2020

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

The White House

  • Joint Statement by the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Air Force One Departure | Phoenix, AZ
  • Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival | Prescott, AZ
  • Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Narcotics Trafficking Centered in Colombia
  • Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Defense Official Calls Artificial Intelligence the New Oil
  • Contracts for October 19, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, October 20
  • October 19: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Three Seas Virtual Summit and Web Forum
  • October 19: Statement | Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks at the Three Seas Initiative Virtual Summit
  • October 19: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Romanian Foreign Minister Aurescu
  • October 19: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with President Aoun of Lebanon
  • Ocober 19: Statement | Secretary Pompeo to Launch Inaugural U.S.-UAE Strategic Dialogue
  • October 19: Statement | Attacks on Civilians in Salah al-Din Governorate, Iraq
  • October 19: Statement | United States Charges Russian Military Intelligence Officers for Cyber Crimes
  • October 19: Sanctions | The United States Imposes Sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong Persons for Activities Related to Supporting the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines
  • October 19: Sanctions | The United States Designates Al Qa’ida Financial Facilitator
  • October 19: Statement | On the Passing of Former Marshallese President Litokwa Tomeing
  • October 19: Readout | Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Central African Republic
  • Remarks at a Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Speech: Remarks By Assistant Attorney General For National Security John C. Demers On Announcement of Charges Against Russian Military Intelligence Officers
  • Press Release: Six Russian GRU Officers Charged in Connection with Worldwide Deployment of Destructive Malware and Other Disruptive Actions in Cyberspace
  • Press Release: Department of Justice’s COPS Office Invests More Than $536.7 Million in Grants to Improve Public Safety, Reduce Crime and Advance Community Policing
  • Press Release: California University To Pay $225,000 For Allegedly Violating Ban On Incentive Compensation

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth, Fentanyl, Cocaine in Consecutive Smuggling Events (California)
  • Press Release: U.S. Citizens Arrested for Smuggling Two Mexican Nationals in Trunk of Car (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Cross-Border Tunnel Discovered in Nogales (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Intercept Liquid Methamphetamine Worth Over $1.4 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues Twenty-seven Individuals Trapped in Train Cars (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol seizes nearly $2.5M Worth of Drugs in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Felons in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Packed Trunks in Multiple Human Smuggling Attempts Stopped at Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Over Half Ton of Marijuana Seized from Trash Hauler at Blue Water Bridge (Michigan)
  • Press Release: ICE, Brazil Federal Police partnership lead to arrest of human smuggler

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Clackamas County | External Outreach Site to Open in Estacada to Help Wildfire Survivors (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Tulare County (California)
  • Press Release: 10 Tips to Know | #BeCyberSmart to be Cyber Secure (Region V)
  • Press Release: Hurricane Delta Survivors | Previous FEMA Help Doesn’t Affect Eligibility (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Federal Assistance Following Hurricane Sally Tops $100 Million, One Month Remains to Apply for Disaster Assistance (Alabama)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: United States and Brazil Update Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation with New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency
  • Press Release: USTR Announces Enforcement Action to Block Illegal Timber Imports from Peru

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Grand Opening of the Astrobotic Technology, Inc HQ’s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 2020 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Virtual Meeting

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Commodity Matchbooks from India

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Delegation Conclude Successful First Day of Economic Discussions in Brazil
  • Press Release: ICYMI | “Battling China’s Predatory Economics to Bring Back Jobs” By National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $14 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Illinois
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests Nearly $8 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural West Virginia
  • Press Release: ICYMI | USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Oregon Disaster Areas

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary Brouillette and Poland’s Minister Naimski Sign Strategic Agreement on U.S. – Poland Cooperation Towards Developing Poland’s Civil Nuclear Energy Program
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Issues Phase II of Small Business Research and Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Beverage Contractor Reach Settlement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination at Houston, Texas, Facility
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Best Year for Compliance Assistance By Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • Press Release: CEO and CFO of Kentucky Medical Companies Sentenced to Prison For Defrauding the U.S.; Ordered to Pay More than $1.5M in Restitution
  • Press Release: Target Corp. to Correct Exit and Storage Hazards, Enhance Safety At 200 Northeast U.S. Stores in U.S. Department of Labor Settlement
  • Press Release: California Flooring Contractor to Pay $150,505 in Back Wages and Penalties For Overtime Violations Found by U.S. Department of Labor
  • Press Release: Alaska Grocery Store Chain to Pay Penalties After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Child Labor Violations At Dozens of Locations
  • Press Release: University of Connecticut to Pay $249,539 to Female Employees to Settle Pay Discrimination Allegations in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Partners with Choate Construction Co. and Associated General Contractors of Georgia to Promote Workplace Safety
  • Press Release: Wichita, Kansas, Best Western Pays 13 Employees Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Paid Sick Leave for Required Coronavirus Quarantine
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Frequently Asked Question and Answer Confirming N95 Respirators Protect Against the Coronavirus
  • Press Release: Leavenworth County, Kansas to Pay Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Leave for Coronavirus-Related School Closure

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Ten Principals Named Recipients of 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

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

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 20: “‘Stock Markets will hit new highs if President Trump wins.  Tremendous growth like never before. If Biden wins, it’s strangulation. Not good.’ @SteveKalayjian @Varneyco”
  • October 20: “To the great people of New York, California, and Illinois, your states are way too highly taxed, big crime, people fleeing, and just about every other problem you can have. VOTE TRUMP, I will turn them around for you, FAST!”
  • October 20: “Will be interviewed on @foxandfriends at 8:00 A.M. Enjoy!”
  • October 19: “THANK YOU TUCSON, ARIZONA! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!”
  • October 19: “Heading for Tucson. See you in a little while. Winning Arizona!”
  • October 19: “THANK YOU ARIZONA! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! http://Vote.DonaldJTrump.com
  • October 19: “Just arriving in Prescott, what a crowd! I love Arizona!!”
  • October 19: “A perfect strike for the American people!”  Retweet:  Pete Gorman @Pistoltweet86 · 9h · Replying to @realDonaldTrump and @60Minutes Nobody can sling it like Trump !
  • October 19: “Governor Cuomo has shown tremendously poor leadership skills in running N.Y. Bad time for him to be writing and promoting a book, especially since he has done such a poor job with Covid and Crime. So many unnecessary deaths. The City & State have sunk to historic lows…
  • October 19: “….Washington wants nothing to do with him, and that’s so bad for New York, which has become a ghost town. Andrew spends too much time listening to his brother, Fredo. Forget the books and your apology tour. The Federal Government would love to help New York regain its luster!
  • October 19: “Dr.Tony Fauci says we don’t allow him to do television, and yet I saw him last night on @60Minutes, and he seems to get more airtime than anybody since the late, great, Bob Hope. All I ask of Tony is that he make better decisions. He said ‘no masks & let China in’. Also, Bad arm!”
  • October 19: “…P.S. Tony should stop wearing the Washington Nationals’ Mask for two reasons. Number one, it is not up to the high standards that he should be exposing. Number two, it keeps reminding me that Tony threw out perhaps the worst first pitch in the history of Baseball!”
  • October 19: “GREAT news! New government of Sudan, which is making great progress, agreed to pay $335 MILLION to U.S. terror victims and families. Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan!”
  • October 19: “Heading for Arizona. See you soon!”
  • October 19: “@maggieNYT  There has never been a time in either of my two Campaigns when I felt we had a stronger chance of winning than we do right now. Early voting reports look far stronger than originally anticipated. Every RALLY is BOFFO.  @MarkMeadows & team are doing a fantastic job….”
  • October 19: “….There has never been more enthusiasm or spirit, by everyone. Great fun, and so good for our Country. Already winning many states, but not reported. Biden put the LID on again – raising money with promises. They finally caught him, COLD, and he knows it. Laptop is devastating!”
  • October 19: “WOW! Thank you ARIZONA! Departing Nevada now, and will see you all soon. Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! http://Vote.DonaldJTrump.com
  • October 19: “FLORIDA—Early voting is underway! For more information, go to http://Vote.DonaldJTrump.com, and let’s MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
  • October 19:  “PENNSYLVANIA! Today is the last day to register to VOTE! #MAGA”