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.

12:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Miami, FL, en route to Tampa, FL

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Tampa International Airport | Tampa, FL

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and the FIRST LADY arrive at Raymond James North Lot

1:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Tampa, FL

3:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Tampa, FL, en route to Pope Field, NC

4:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Pope Army Field | Pope Field, NC

5:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY participate in a Troop Engagement | Fort Bragg, NC

6:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Fayetteville Regional Airport

6:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Fayetteville, NC

8:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Pope Field, NC, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at Joint Base Andrews

10:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Des Moines, IA, on Air Force Two

1:55 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Des Moines, IA, on Air Force Two | Des Moines International Airport

2:10 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Des Moines, IA

3:30 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Des Moines, IA, en route Reno, NV, on Air Force Two

4:45 p.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Reno, NV, on Air Force Two | Reno-Tahoe International Airport

5:00 p.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Reno, NV

6:20 p.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives at the RON Location

Recap of Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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

The White House

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces Agreement to Purchase Eli Lilly COVID-19 Investigational Therapeutic
  • Article: In Warp Speed Effort, Knowing Where Vaccines Are Is Key to Distribution Strategy
  • Article: U.S., India Meeting Looks to Deepen Cooperation
  • Article: Nation Needs Global Posture for Future Advantage
  • Article: DOD Looks for More Robust, Enduring Telework Capacity
  • Article: Chairman Honors WWII Army Nurse, Others
  • Contracts for October 28, 2020

Department of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Indonesia, and Vietnam from October 29-30, 2020

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, October 29
  • October 28: Statement | Updated – Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, and Vietnam
  • October 28: Fact Sheet | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Indonesia to Underscore Shared Vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region
  • October 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Maldivian President Solih
  • October 28: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid at a Press Availability
  • October 28: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to Maldives to Announce New U.S. Presence in Key Indo-Pacific Nation
  • October 28: Statement | On U.S. Intent to Open an Embassy in Maldives
  • October 28: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at a Press Availability
  • October 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa
  • October 28: Statement | Inaugural United States-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue Joint Press Statement
  • October 28: Sanctions | Public Designation of Current and Former Members of the Guatemalan Congress Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • October 28: Statement | Designation of the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU) as a Foreign Mission of the PRC
  • October 28: Statement | Release and Departure of U.S. Citizen Vitali Shkliarov from Belarus
  • October 28: Statement | United States – Iceland Memorandum for Economic Cooperation
  • October 28: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Prasad Dodangodage of Rupavahini TV
  • October 28: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Indeewari Amuwatte of Derana TV

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Somalia (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, A.I. 72(b) (via VTC)
  • Remarks at the Fifth Committee Review of Management Reform Implementation (via VTC)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

  • Press Release: World Factbook | A new “Terrorist group(s)” entry – under a Terrorism category – has been added to more than 60 countries in The World Factbook.

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Publication of Amended Yemen Sanctions Regulations

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Adopts Modernized Regulatory Framework for Derivatives Use by Registered Funds and Business Development Companies

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen on the 20th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Beth A. Williams Delivers Remarks at Columbia Law School Virtual Event on Combating the Online Exploitation of Children
  • Press Release: The Department of Justice Announces Standards for Certifying Safe Policing Practices by Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers Delivers Remarks Announcing People’s Republic of China Related Arrests
  • Press Release: Eight Individuals Charged With Conspiring to Act as Illegal Agents of the People’s Republic of China
  • Press Release: Taiwan Company Pleads Guilty to Trade Secret Theft in Criminal Case Involving PRC State-Owned Company
  • Press Release: Former President of Nuclear Transportation Company Sentenced to Prison for Foreign Bribery and Other Offenses
  • Press Release: Afghan National Arrested for 2008 Abduction of American Journalist
  • Press Release: Ongoing Investigation into Violent White Supremacist Gang Results in Rico Indictment and Additional Charges against Members and Associates
  • Press Release: Guild Mortgage Company to Pay $24.9 Million to Resolve Allegations it Knowingly Caused False Claims for Federal Mortgage insurance
  • Press Release: Man Sentenced for Posing As Covert CIA Officer in Elaborate $4 Million Fraud
  • Press Release: Imposter Nurse Sentenced to Prison for Fraud and Tax Evasion
  • Press Release: Colorado Man Sentenced to Prison for Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud
  • Press Release: Alabama Salesman Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release: Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf Responds to CNN Contributor Miles Taylor News
  • Press Release: DHS, Trump Administration Protect American Jobs from Unfair International Competition
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests 21 During Maritime Event (California)
  • Press Release: BP Arrests Guatemalan Sex Offender in Southern Arizona
  • Press Release: All Souls Day: CBP Reminds Travelers of Potential Agriculture Risks (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Joint Collaboration Leads to the Discovery of Two Stash Houses in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Reminds Travelers To Be Aware Of Dia de Los Muertos Agriculture Restrictions (Texas)
  • Press Release: Mother Uses 13-Year-Old Son to Smuggle Drugs Across the Border (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Android Display Hand-Sanitizing Stations Valued at more than $1 Million in International Falls (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Bluetooth Speakers, Chainsaws at International Falls Port of Entry (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Boston Seize Nearly $1M in Counterfeit Watches (Massachusetts)
  • Press Release: Buffalo CBP Officers Seize Heroin at the Peace Bridge (New York)
  • Press Release: Passenger at Newark Liberty International Airport Attempting to Smuggle 4.5 Pounds of Cocaine (New Jersey)
  • Press Release: Baltimore CBP Seizes Second Nigerian Hashish Load in Two Days (Maryland)
  • Press Release: CBP Air and Marine Operations Crew and Partners Thwart Smugglers, Disrupt More than a Ton of Cocaine (Florida)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Update on FEMA Preparations for Hurricane Zeta
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Trinity County (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides Utah $1.9 Million for Earthquake Mitigation of Fire Stations
  • Press Release: More than $28 million approved for derecho survivors in Iowa
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for Louisiana
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves $1.1 Million for Disaster Management Costs to Vermont’s Department of Public Safety
  • Press Release: FEMA Issues Public Notice (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA Grants $26.2 Million Injection for Palo Seco and Other Facilities (Puerto Rico)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on the WTO Director-General Selection Process

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Roundtable with the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
  • Blog: Honoring the Nation’s First Responders

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: U.S. Delegation Advances Investment Opportunities During Travel to Indo-Pacific Region

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with Nippon Export and Investment Insurance Chairman and CEO Atsuo Kuroda

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Zeta
  • Press Release: USDA Exempts Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $5 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Kentucky
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $1.8 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Iowa
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $871 Million in Rural Community Facilities in 43 States and Guam

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: DOE Extends Additional LNG Export Authorizations Through 2050
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Coal FIRST Initiative Invests $80 Million in Net-Zero Carbon Electricity and Hydrogen Plants

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Grants Gold Star Families and Military Veterans Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Provides 5th Grade Students with Free Entrance to National Parks, Refuges and Other Public Lands

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $291 Million in ‘State of Good Repair’ Grants to Improve the Reliability and Safety of America’s Rail Network
  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $354.6 Million Grant Agreement for West Lake Corridor Project in Indiana

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces up to $3 Million in Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery in Iowa
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Provides $1.5 Billion in Adult and Dislocated Worker Funding to States and Territories
  • Press Release: Court Orders New Hampshire Flooring Company to Pay $250,000 in Back Wages And Damages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Litigation

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on The Nation’s Report Card Results for 12th Graders

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Distributes Incentive Payments to Nursing Homes Curbing COVID-19 Deaths and Infections
  • Press Release: HHS, DOD Collaborate on Plans to Purchase of Lilly Investigational Therapeutic to Treat COVID-19
  • Press Release: Aetna Pays $1,000,000 to Settle Three HIPAA Breaches

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | October 28, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 29: “Maria is badly needed in Washington. She is an outstanding person who truly loves her Country and her State. Her opponent, @DonnaShalala, is a political hack who is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi. She does nothing for Florida. Maria has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”  Retweet:  Maria Elvira Salazar @MaElviraSalazar US House candidate, FL-27 · Sep 29 · People are sick of politicians like Donna Shalala who think they are above the law. Congressmen are elected to go to Washington to represent the needs of their district not to line their own pockets. Donna Shalala has now broken the law several times.
  • October 28: “Jack, this is a Great Honor. Thank you!”  Retweet:  Jack Nicklaus @jacknicklaus · 11h · Get out and vote. I did!

  • October 28:

  • October 28: “Why isn’t Biden corruption trending number one on Twitter? Biggest world story, and nowhere to be found. There is no”trend”, only negative stories that Twitter wants to put up. Disgraceful! Section 230”
  • October 28: “A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for the biggest TAX HIKE in history, crushing regulations, slashing Medicare and Social Security, and abolishing American Energy. A vote for Biden is a vote for open borders, offshoring jobs, shredding the Second Amendment…”
  • October 28: “If you vote for Biden, your kids will not be in school, there will be no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, and no Fourth of July!”
  • October 28: “We will end surprise medical billing, require price transparency, lower drug prices even more, protect Social Security and Medicare, and we will ALWAYS protect patients with pre-existing conditions!”
  • October 28: “Thank you Goodyear, Arizona! Get out and VOTE — Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
  • October 28: “Who is Miles Taylor? Said he was ‘anonymous’, but I don’t know him – never even heard of him. Just another @nytimes SCAM – he worked in conjunction with them. Also worked for Big Tech’s @Google. Now works for Fake News @CNN. They should fire, shame, and punish everybody….”
  • October 28: “….associated with this FRAUD on the American people!”
  • October 28: “Thank you @RSBNetwork! #MAGA”
  • October 28: “I’m NOT just running against Joe Biden—I’m running against the left-wing media, the Big Tech giants, and the wretched Washington Swamp. They have nothing but disdain for you and your values—get out and VOTE to #MAGA!”
  • October 28: “Proud citizens like you helped build this Country—and together, we are taking back our Country. We are returning power to YOU, the American People! Get out and VOTE — so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
  • October 28: “THANK YOU ARIZONA! #MAGA”
  • October 28: “Why isn’t Twitter trending Biden corruption? It’s the biggest, and most credible, story anywhere in the world. Fake Trending!!!”
  • October 28: “Media and Big Tech are not covering Biden Corruption!”
  • October 28: “The USA doesn’t have Freedom of the Press, we have Suppression of the Story, or just plain Fake News. So much has been learned in the last two weeks about how corrupt our Media is, and now Big Tech, maybe even worse. Repeal Section 230!”
  • October 28: [Video]
  • October 28: “It’s amazing. Twitter refuses to allow the any mention of the Biden corruption story which was carried so well on @TuckerCarlson last night. It’s the biggest story and Big Tech, together with the Lamestream Media, isn’t allowing a word to be said about it.”
  • October 28: “Volunteer to be a Trump Election Poll Watcher. Sign up today! #MAGA”

  • October 28: “Incredible evening, incredible people. Love Nebraska, and there were plenty of great people from Iowa there also! $28 Billion for Farmers!!!”