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 at the White House.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Looking Ahead:  On Wednesday, October 7, Vice President Mike Pence will participate in the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, hosted by the University of Utah.  On Thursday, October 8, the Vice President will participate in a “Make America Great Again!” event in Peoria, Arizona.

Recap of Monday, October 5, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Saving Lives Through Increased Support For Mental- and Behavioral-Health Needs
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Safeguarding Americans’ Mental Health and Preventing The Tragedy of Suicide
  • Presidential Permit (NuStar Logistics, L.P.)
  • Presidential Permit (Front Range Pipeline, LLC)
  • Presidential Permit (Express Pipeline, LLC)
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence Before Air Force Two Departure | Joint Base Andrews, MD
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Fourth Annual Made in America Showcase
  • Proclamation on German-American Day, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Esper’s Africa Visit Aims to Encourage Stability, Interoperability
  • Article: Agency Awards Contracts to Build Out Tracking Layer of National Defense Space Architecture
  • Article: Esper Visit Highlights Long U.S. Friendship With Malta
  • Article: SOUTHCOM Leaders Discuss Dealing With Hemispheric Threats
  • Contracts for October 5, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Tokyo, Japan, from 4-6 October.

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, October 6
  • October 5: Fact Sheet | The United States and Japan Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values
  • October 5: Joint Statement by the Minsk Co-Chairs (USA, Russia, France) Calling for a Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
  • October 5: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Calls with Armenian Foreign Minister Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Bayramov
  • October 5: Readout | Under Secretary Hale’s Participation in the Ministerial Level Meeting on Libya
  • October 5: Statement | Condemning the Attempt on the Life of International Woman of Courage Mayor Zarifa Ghafari
  • October 5: Joint Statement Regarding the Vision for Advancing the U.S.-Bangladesh Economic Partnership
  • October 5: Statement | United States and Vietnam Continue to Deepen Environmental Collaboration
  • October 5: Statement | Partnering with the International Telecommunication Union to Close the Gender Digital Divide

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a Formal Meeting of the Fifth Committee on the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services and Independent Audit Advisory Committee
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Haiti (via VTC)

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges John McAfee With Fraudulently Touting ICOs
  • Press Release: SEC Staff Releases Report on U.S. Credit Market Interconnectedness and the Effects of the COVID-19 Economic Shock
  • Press Release: SEC’s Messages for World Investor Week 2020

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Attorney General William P. Barr Announces the Appointment of Gregg N. Sofer as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas
  • Press Release: Former Resident of Stockton, California Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking Convictions Related to Forced Labor of Foreign Nationals
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with Minnesota-Based Company to Resolve Discrimination Claims Under the Immigration and Nationality Act
  • Press Release: Owner of Montana Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud
  • Press Release: John McAfee Indicted for Tax Evasion

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

  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine and Fentanyl in Three Separate Smuggling Events (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Over a Half Million in Illegal Narcotics Over the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Agents seize drugs, stolen vehicle and guns at immigration checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: AMO and USBP Rescue Undocumented Alien Trapped by Wildfire (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Make Record 800 Pound Methamphetamine Seizure (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Child Predators in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smugglers Continue to Endanger the People they Exploit (Texas)
  • Press Release: Vigilance by Border Patrol Leads to Apprehension of a Convicted Murderer (Texas)
  • Press Release: El Paso Sector September Stash House Busts (Texas)
  • Press Release: 625 Bogus Gucci Shoes Intercepted by CBP Officers in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: US Border Patrol, PR Police Seize 238 Pounds of Cocaine near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: MRICs to Close as a Safety Precaution as Tropical Storm Delta Nears Shore (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Recovery Update: More than $21.6 million approved for derecho survivors in Iowa
  • Media Advisory: Announcement of Initial Public Notice for DR-4557-IA (Iowa)
  • Press Release: Community Rating System (CRS) Update (Virginia/Maryland)
  • Press Release: Hurricane Survivors Should Be on Alert for Disaster Fraud, Scams (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Renters Can Apply for FEMA Assistance (Florida)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Juan Bauza, Economic Development Representative for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Economic Development Administration

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Celebrates Made in America Day and Made in America Week

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  Trump Administration Invests $4.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Mississippi

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Selects 52 Outstanding U.S. Graduate Students
  • Press Release: Department of Energy Issues Report on Benefits of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas: Providing Energy Security and Supporting Our Quality of Life

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration breaks ground on long-awaited Arkansas Valley Conduit to bring safe, clean water to rural Colorado communities | October 3, 2020

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University Reach Agreement To Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors’ Positions
  • Press Release: Healthcare Staffing Company Pays More Than $3 Million in Back Wages After Missing Payroll for Employees Conducting Coronavirus Testing
  • Press Release: Panama City Landscaping Company Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Coronavirus Diagnosis
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Order and Judgment To Restore $6,545,454 to Union Short Term Disability Fund
  • Press Release: Tennessee Restaurant Chain To Pay $188,728 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Uncovers Minimum Wage Violations
  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from Secretary Azar on Mental Health Executive Order
  • Statement from Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giror: Update on Implementation of Resolution WHA73.1 on the COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir to Participate in the World Health Organization Executive Board Special Session on COVID-19

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 5, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA, Mexican Counterparts Enhance Food Safety Partnership

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 6: “Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”
  • October 6: “Biden and Democrats just clarified the fact that they are fully in favor of (very) LATE TERM ABORTION, right up until the time of birth, and beyond – which would be execution. Biden even endorsed the Governor of Virginia, who stated this clearly for all to hear. GET OUT & VOTE!!!”
  • October 6: “Wow. Joe Biden just took a more Liberal position on Roe v. Wade than Elizabeth Warren at her highest. He also wants to PACK our great United States Supreme Court. This is what the Dems will do. Remember as they try changing positions before elections end. GET OUT AND VOTE!”
  • October 5: [Video – POTUS]
  • October 5: “‘You see it in enthusiasm for the President outside Walter Reed Hospital. You see it in Registrations, from Florida to Pennsylvania & West Virginia, where Republicans are outstripping Democrats by 2 to 1. If the President bounces back onto the campaign trail, he will be an….’
  • October 5: “ ‘….invincible hero, who not only survived every dirty trick the Democrats threw at him, but the Chinese virus as well. He will show America we no longer have to be afraid.’ @MirandaDevine @NYPost  Thank you Miranda. Was over until the Plague came in from China. Will win anyway!”
  • October 5: “Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls.”
  • October 5: “STOCK MARKET UP BIG, 466 Points!  28,149. Great News for America. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!”
  • October 5: “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
  • October 5: “It is reported that the Media is upset because I got into a secure vehicle to say thank you to the many fans and supporters who were standing outside of the hospital for many hours, and even days, to pay their respect to their President. If I didn’t do it, Media would say RUDE!!!”
  • October 5: “Exclusive Excerpt–Lewandowski & Bossie: ‘Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds’  via @BreitbartNews
  • October 5: “Volunteer to be a Trump Election Poll Watcher. Sign up today! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain”

  • October 5: “TODAY is the LAST day to register to VOTE in ARIZONA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, OHIO, AND TEXAS! Click below for more information, and let’s #MAGA!”