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.

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

Note:  President Donald Trump will be working from the presidential offices at Walter Reed for the next few days.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force conference call | The Vice President’s Residence

Recap of Friday, October 2, 2020

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

The White House

  • Memorandum from the President’s Physician
  • Memorandum from Vice President Pence’s Physician
  • Article: September Jobs Report Shows American Grit
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves New York Disaster Declaration
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Delaware Disaster Declaration
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Moroccan Minister for Administration of National Defense Abdellatif Loudiyi
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Abdelfattah Louarak
  • Readout of Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Dr. James Anderson’s Bilateral Engagement With Senegalese Minister of Armed Forces Minister Sidiki Kaba
  • Statement by Jonathan Rath Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesman on the Health of the President, First Lady and Military Readiness
  • Publication: Irregular Warfare Annex to the National Defense Strategy — Summary
  • Article: Irregular Warfare Annex to National Defense Strategy Made Public
  • Article: Great Power Competition Can Involve Conflict Below Threshold of War
  • Article: Policy Chief Outlines Changes to U.S. Defense Postures in Germany, European Theater
  • Article: S., Morocco Chart Defense Cooperation Through 2030
  • Article: DOD Releases Annual Suicide Report for 2019
  • Article: Army, Air Force Form Partnership, Lay Foundation for Interoperability
  • Contracts for October 2, 2020

Department of State

  • October 2: Transcript | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Briefing with the Traveling Press
  • October 2: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic at a Press Availability
  • October 2: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Hrvoje Kresic of N1 TV
  • October 2: Transcript | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to Traveling Press
  • October 2: Transcript | Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell on the Secretary’s Travel to Japan, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea
  • October 2: Statement | The U.S.’ Action Against Belarusian Individuals Involved in Efforts To Undermine Belarusian Democracy
  • October 2: Advisory | Ambassador Reeker’s Travel to Turkey (Oct. 3-5)
  • October 2: Advisory | Assistant Secretary of State Francis R. Fannon Travels to Southern Europe (Sept. 28-Oct. 2)
  • October 2: Statement | Guinea’s National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement on the International Day of Non-Violence (via Pre-Recorded Video)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Sanctions Belarus Officials for Undermining Democracy

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband and Michigan U.S. Attorneys on Michigan Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down Governor Whitmer’s Pandemic-Related Orders
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest Supporting Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s Efforts to Practice its Faith During COVID-19
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (District of New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Two Members of Notorious Videogame Piracy Group “Team Xecuter” in Custody
  • Press Release: Owner of Medical Laboratory Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

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

  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Blog: DHS Policy’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Program (TVTP) Hosted 5th Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention
  • Press Release: CISA Quality Services Management Office Vulnerability Disclosure Platform Contract Awarded
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seize Over 78.5 Pounds of Meth in Less Than 12 Hours (California)
  • Press Release: Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Multi-Law Enforcement Agency Operation (Arizona)
  • Press Release: “All In a Day’s Work” U.S. Border Patrol Makes Four Significant Arrests (Texas)
  • Press Release: Another Human Smuggling Attempt Utilizing a Belly Dump Trailer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Seizes Nearly $143K in Prohibited Bongs (Virginia)
  • Press Release: CBP in Puerto Rico Seizes Various Packages with Counterfeit Designer Cellphone Covers, Jewelry and Luxury Watches (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: USCIS Issues Policy Guidance Regarding Inadmissibility Based on Membership in a Totalitarian Party

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: External Outreach Center to Open in Lane County to Help Wildfire Survivors (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Flood insurance reminder for recipients of 2017 federal disaster assistance (Texas)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Nearly $7.9 million to the University of Iowa for COVID-19 Response (Missouri)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Nearly $20.3 million in COVID-19 funding for Missouri
  • Press Release: FEMA Urges You to Spend Disaster Funds Wisely (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Dates and Locations Posted for FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers (Alabama)
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Amends Florida Major Disaster Declaration
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Dakota
  • Press Release: Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center Publishes Hurricane María Recovery Report (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Jackson County Extension Services in Marianna, Florida
  • Blog: Manufacturing Still Among Top Five U.S. Employers
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Rodrigo Vilaseca, Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Monosodium Glutamate from China and Indonesia

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Marks Manufacturing Day 2020, Co-Hosts Webinar for 400 Participants on How EXIM Financing Can Support U.S. Exporters and Workers
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Presents Exporter of the Year Award to Wilmington Paper in Pine Brook, New Jersey

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: This Week at Interior | September 25, 2020
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Paves Way for More People to Experience Bicycling on Public Lands
  • Press Release: Enjoy Your Next E-bike Trip on Public Lands

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the September Jobs Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $484,069 In Coronavirus Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance for Using Tight-Fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirators Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: Sleep Product Manufacturer Pays Back Wages to Tennessee Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Coronavirus Diagnosis
  • Press Release: Georgia Home Security Company Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Coronavirus Diagnosis
  • Press Release: Yale University Agrees to Pay $87,500 to Settle Pay Discrimination Allegations with U.S. Department of Labor

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Announces More than $131 Million in New Funding to Create and Expand High-Quality Public Charter Schools

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 2, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Approves Drug Combination for Treating Mesothelioma

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 2: “Going welI, I think! Thank you to all. LOVE!!!”
  • October 2: [Video]
  • 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!”