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.

11:20 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Waterford Township, MI

12:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Oakland County International Airport | Waterford Township, MI

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Waterford Township, MI

2:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Waterford Township, MI, en route to Green Bay, WI

2:40 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport | Green Bay, WI

3:00 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make American Great Again Victory Rally | Green Bay, WI

4:35 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Green Bay, WI, en route to Rochester, MN

5:35 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Rochester International Airport

5:45 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Peaceful Protest | Rochester, MN

6:50 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Rochester, MN, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

10:30 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:55 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs the RON location en route Reno-Tahoe International Airport

10:15 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives at Reno-Tahoe International Airport | Reno, NV

10:30 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Reno, NV, en route Flagstaff, AZ, on Air Force Two

11:50 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Flagstaff, AZ, on Air Force Two | Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

12:05 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Flagstaff, AZ

1:25 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Flagstaff, AZ, en route Tucson, AZ, on Air Force Two

2:15 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Tucson, AZ, on Air Force Two | Tucson International Airport

2:30 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Tucson, AZ

3:50 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Tucson, AZ, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

10:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Thursday, October 29, 2020

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

The White House

  • Statement from the Press Secretary on the Record-Breaking Q3 GDP Report
  • Article: NEW | Economic Comeback Under President Trump Breaks 70-Year Record
  • Article: The Great American Recovery: Third Quarter GDP Blows Past Expectations
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on Price Transparency for Medical Services and Prescription Drugs
  • Press Release: White House Appoints 2020-2021 Class of White House Fellows

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Defense Secretary Meets With Bahraini, U.S. Military Leaders
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Gantz
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Press Release: Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy Released
  • Publication: Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy
  • Article: New Strategy Details Department Goals for Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority
  • Article: Chairman Dedicates Gold Star Families’ Exhibit In Pentagon
  • Transcript: Defense Department Press Briefing on Military Community and Family Policy Family Readiness Programs, Policies and Initiatives
  • Article: During COVID-19, Use of Non-Medical Family Counseling Remains Strong
  • Article: Shortfalls of Defensive Hypersonic Weapons Must Be Addressed, NORAD General Says
  • Press Release: DOD Hosts Crisis Communications Working Group With the People’s Republic of China People’s Liberation Army
  • Contracts for October 29, 2020

Department of State

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Vietnam on Friday, October 30, 2020.

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, October 30
  • October 29: Readout | 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific
  • October 29: Readout | The United States Partners with Australia and Japan to Expand Reliable and Secure Digital Connectivity in Palau
  • October 29: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo
  • October 29: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi
  • October 29: Fact Sheet | Secretary Pompeo Travels to Vietnam To Demonstrate Support for a Strong, Prosperous, and Independent Vietnam
  • October 29: Statement | United States and Italy Sign Cultural Property Agreement
  • October 29: Statement | Unalienable Rights and Traditions of Tolerance
  • October 29: Statement | Arrest and Detention of Student Democracy Activists in Hong Kong Under the National Security Law
  • October 29: Statement | U.S. Citizens Born in Jerusalem
  • October 29: Statement | Iran-backed Houthi Attacks Against Saudi Arabia
  • October 29: Joint Statement on the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Talks
  • October 29: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace, and Security (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin
  • Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Conference Call with the Finance Ministers of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Press Release: Treasury Sanctions Companies Selling, Purchasing, and Enabling Iranian Petrochemical Products

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Agenda for Nov. 5 Special Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee
  • Press Release: SEC Awards Over $10 Million to Whistleblower
  • Press Release: Raquel Fox, Director of the Office of International Affairs, to Depart SEC

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Remarks of Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John C. Demers on the Iran Forfeiture Actions
  • Press Release: United States Files Complaint to Forfeit Iranian Missiles and Sells Previously-Transferred Iranian Petroleum
  • Speech: Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Brightbill Delivers Remarks at the 2020 Annual Pennsylvania Chamber Environmental Virtual Conference
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces the Use of Body-Worn Cameras on Federal Task Forces
  • Press Release: Justice Department Releases Information on Election Day Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Ballot Fraud
  • Press Release: Chinese Energy Company, U.S. Oil & Gas Affiliate and Chinese National Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Press Release: Colorado Springs Agrees to Improve Stormwater Management in Settlement with the United States
  • Press Release: Medtronic to Pay Over $9.2 Million To Settle Allegations of Improper Payments to South Dakota Neurosurgeon

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Speech: Remarks as Prepared by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on the Celebration of 400 Miles of Border Wall System
  • Press Release: The Border Wall System is Deployed, Effective, and Disrupting Criminals and Smugglers
  • Press Release: DHS and CBP Celebrate 400 Miles of New Border Wall System
  • Press Release: Air and Marine Operations Seizes Massive Amounts of Cash, Guns, and Drugs in FY2020 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Introduces Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure, Streamline Travel in Detroit and Champlain (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP Air and Marine Operations in Bellingham makes numerous seizures in FY2020 (Washington state)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Attempted Murderer Re-entering the U.S. (California)
  • Press Release: Young Woman Smuggling Methamphetamine Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Calexico Seize Almost 500 Pounds of Cocaine (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at LAX (California)
  • Press Release: S. Citizen Drug Mules Arrested at Immigration Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Intercepts $880K in Cocaine at Mid-Valley International Bridges (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at South Texas Ports of Entry Post Significant Increases in Methamphetamine, Weapons Seized in FY 2020 (Texas)
  • Press Release: Fast Response by Agents Shuts Down a Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch Nets Massive Amounts of Cash, Guns, and Drugs in FY2020 (Michigan)
  • Press Release: CBP Buffalo Field Office’s Annual Report Shows Enforcement Activity at Unprecedented Levels (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Continues Gulf Coast Support Following Hurricane Zeta Landfall (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Three Steps for a Smart “Fall Back” into Fall (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: External Outreach Site to Close in Lane County, Help Still Available (Oregon)
  • Press Release: West Virginia Volunteer Organizations Help Put Food on the Table (West Virginia)
  • Press Release: Keep Your Family, Pets Safe When Using Generators (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Middlesex County, Virginia
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Declaration for Mississippi
  • Press Release: How to Appeal a FEMA Decision on Isaías-Related Damage (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Roundtable

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Frozen Fish Fillets from Vietnam

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Announces New Initiatives to Support Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed and Senior Officials Participate in 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum to Promote Two-Way Trade and Investment Throughout the Region
  • Press Release: EXIM and USA Healthcare Alliance Announce Memorandum of Understanding at 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $7 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural North Dakota and Montana
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Colorado
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $544,000 in High-Speed Broadband in Rural New York
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $26.4 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Oklahoma

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Funding Opportunity

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $8.45 Million Loan for Operations and Maintenance Facility Project in King City, California

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Strong Economic Data
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers, Employers and Public To Be Aware of Hazards After Hurricane Zeta
  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights Workforce Development In Le Center, Minnesota

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Extends Compliance Dates for Information Blocking and Health IT Certification Requirements in 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Finalizes Rule Requiring Health Insurers to Disclose Price and Cost-Sharing Information

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: FDA Publishes List of Essential Medicines, Medical Countermeasures, Critical Inputs Required by Executive Order | October 30, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 30: “If Sleepy Joe Biden is actually elected President, the 4 Justices (plus1) that helped make such a ridiculous win possible would be relegated to sitting on not only a heavily PACKED COURT, but probably a REVOLVING COURT as well. At least the many new Justices will be Radical Left!”
  • October 30: “Biden will destroy the United States Supreme Court. Don’t let this happen!”
  • October 30: “#BidenCrimeFamiily”
  • October 30: “Watch the Great Red Wave!”
  • October 30: “Way ahead in Texas!”
  • October 30: “Sports Reporter Calls Jack Nicklaus‘ Endorsement of President Trump ‘Divisive‘  via @BreitbartNews  Who is Darren Rovell? Thank you Jack!!!”
  • October 30: “Pollak: 11 Shining Successes of President Donald Trump‘s First Term  via @BreitbartNews”
  • October 30: “Philadelphia Firefighters Union Votes to Endorse Trump  via @BreitbartNews”
  • October 30: “Keith Ellison Restricts Freedom of Assembly of Political Opponents  via @BreitbartNews  We were planning for as many as 25,000 people in Minnesota. Now the Governor, at the last moment, will only allow the first 250 people to attend. Riots plus Omar = WIN!”
  • October 29: “For years you had a President who apologized for America—now you have a President who is standing up for America! Get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors and GET OUT & VOTE! On 11/3 we must finish the job and Drain the Swamp once and for all!”
  • October 29:
  • October 29: “The Fake News refuses to cover the fact that GDP went up 33.1% for the 3rd Quarter, the best number by far in our Country’s history!”
  • October 29: “My Administration has suspended the entry of refugees from terror-compromised nations such as Syria, Somalia and Yemen. Biden’s plan surges refugees 700% into Minnesota, Michigan & Pennsylvania—burdening schools & hospitals while opening the floodgates to Radical Islamic Terror.”
  • October 29: “Failed RINO former Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan was a disaster with respect to the Flint Water CATASTROPHE, and a very bad Governor overall. He hurt so many people with his gross incompetence. He reminds me of Sleepy Joe!”
  • October 29: “Forced to move our Rally tonight in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to Monday, due to high speed winds and bad weather. I love you North Carolina. Stay safe, see you on Monday!!!”
  • October 29: “If I don’t sound like a typical Washington politician, it’s because I’m NOT a politician. If I don’t always play by the rules of the Washington Establishment, it’s because I was elected to fight for YOU, harder than anyone ever has before!

  • October 29: “For half a century, Joe Biden has been outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars. Joe Biden is a corrupt politician—If Biden Wins, China Wins. When We Win, Florida Wins—and America Wins!”

  • October 29: “This election is a choice between the AMERICAN DREAM and a SOCIALIST NIGHTMARE. Our opponents want to turn America into Communist Cuba or Socialist Venezuela. As long as I am President, America will NEVER be a socialist Country!”
  • October 29: “Your VOTE on Tuesday, November 3rd is going to SAVE OUR COUNTRY. We are going to defeat the Marxists, Socialists, Rioters, Flag-Burners, and Left-wing Extremists! Get out and VOTE! #MAGA”
  • October 29: “I was thrilled to be back in my home state of FLORIDA! 5 days from now, we are going to win FLORIDA, and we are going to WIN 4 more years in the White House. Get out and VOTE! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!”
  • October 29: “THANK YOU TAMPA, FLORIDA!”
  • October 29: “Thank you to Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) for seeing the light. Our Country is doing great!”
  • October 29: “A 3 day extension for Pennsylvania is a disaster for our Nation, and for Pennsylvania itself. The Democrats are trying to steal this Election. We have to get out and VOTE in even larger numbers. The Great Red Wave is coming!!!”
  • October 29: “Weekly Jobless Claims just hit a 7 month low!”
  • October 29: “So it turns out that the wise guy promoted as “Anonymous” by the @nytimes, named Miles Taylor (who I never even heard of!), was only a little known ‘staffer’ as opposed to a ‘Senior Administration Official’. He then scammed @CNN, lied to @andersoncooper, & got a job there….”
  • October 29: “….He also worked at, of all places, @Google. They all have big liability!!!”
  • October 29: “Our hearts are with the people of France. America stands with our oldest Ally in this fight. These Radical Islamic terrorist attacks must stop immediately. No country, France or otherwise can long put up with it!”
  • October 29: “Thank you Mark! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Mark R. Levin @marklevinshow · Oct 28 · Here it is!  Absolutely free!  This is my final argument on LevinTV for voting and saving our republic.  Please watch it and also share it with everyone on your email list, texts, or any other way to circulate it!  Thank you, my fellow patriots!
  • October 29: “THANK YOU! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Mid-Michigan NOW @midmichigannow · Oct 28 · Flint City Council member and life long Democrat Maurice Davis says he is backing @realDonaldTrump . Read More:
  • October 29: “GDP number just announced. Biggest and Best in the History of our Country, and not even close. Next year will be FANTASTIC!!! However, Sleepy Joe Biden and his proposed record setting tax increase, would kill it all. So glad this great GDP number came out before November 3rd.”
  • October 29: “Thank you to Dave Rubin, author of ‘Don’t Burn This Book’, just announced on @foxandfriends that he is voting for your favorite President, me. ‘I think Donald Trump has done a lot of good. When I see an American flag, I see Trump support.’”