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.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

7:00 p.m. MDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in the Vice Presidential Debate | The University of Utah

Looking Ahead:  On Thursday, October 8, the Vice Mike President will participate in a “Make America Great Again!” event in Peoria, Arizona.  The Vice President and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday, October 9, to cast their early voting ballot.

Recap of Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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

The White House

  • Memorandum from the President’s Physician | October 6, 2020
  • Memorandum from Vice President Pence’s Physician | October 6, 2020
  • Memorandum from Vice President Pence’s Physician | October 6, 2020
  • Memorandum From Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield, MD
  • Press Release: Update on the Health and Safety Precautions taken within the Executive Residence
  • Fact Sheet: The Trump Administration Is Taking Action to Tighten Foreign Worker Visa Requirements and Protect American Workers
  • Article: President Trump’s Great Environmental Progress
  • Proclamation on the Birthday of Founding Father Caesar Rodney

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Chief Pentagon Spokesman on DOD Response to U.S. Coast Guard Statement on Senior Leader COVID-19 Test
  • Readout of Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With Bulgarian Minister of Defense Dr. Krasimir Karakachanov
  • Readout of 2020 U.S.-Georgia Bilateral Defense Consultations
  • Article: U.S., Bulgaria Chart 10-Year Road Map for Military Cooperation
  • Article: DOD Makes Progress Implementing Women, Peace, Security Act
  • Contracts for October 6, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, October 7
  • October 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Quad Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi, Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar, and Australian Foreign Minister Payne
  • October 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Suga
  • October 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi
  • October 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Payne
  • October 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar
  • October 6: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at Quad Ministerial
  • October 6: Transcript | Briefing with Senior State Department Officials on Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Japan
  • October 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Mongolia’s President Battulga
  • October 6: Statement | 2020 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
  • October 6: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Yoshio Arima of NHK
  • October 6: Advisory | Counselor Brechbuhl’s Travel to Mexico, Panama, and Uruguay (Oct. 6-9)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Allegations in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Readout of USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa’s Travel to the Republic of Kenya
  • Press Release: United States Announces $7 Million To Help Kenya To Recover From Economic Losses From COVID-19
  • Press Release: USAID Launches Community of Practice on Accountability for Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (via VTC)
  • Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang and the Recent Developments in Hong Kong, Delivered by Germany on Behalf of 39 Countries

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: Safeguarding Your Vote: A Joint Message on Election Security

Central Intelligence Agency

  • Press Release: CIA Celebrates Contributions of Officers with Disabilities

Department of the Treasury

  • General License: Issuance of Venezuela-related General License 5E and Amended Frequently Asked Question

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at Georgetown Law’s Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Awards over $1.8 Billion in Grants to Assist Victims Nationwide
  • Press Release: Justice Department Awards $144 Million to Improve Services for Crime Victims
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Eastern District of Michigan)
  • Press Release: Jersey/Swiss Financial Services Firm Admits to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers to Hide Assets and Income in Offshore Accounts
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Citizenship-Status Discrimination Against South Carolina Security Guard Firm Involving Former Interpreter for the U.S. Military in Iraq
  • Press Release: Florida Recording Artist and Pennsylvania Man Charged for Role in $24 Million COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor Rule Restores Integrity to H-1B Visa Program
  • Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Releases Homeland Threat Assessment
  • Press Release: USCIS Updates Policy Guidance Regarding Temporary Protected Status and Eligibility for Adjustment of Status
  • Press Release: Agents Seize $1 Million in Narcotics (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at SFO and SJC (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol (BP) Stops Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Checkpoint Agents Stop Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Victim (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Agents Foil Five Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest Star County Woman with $1.6 Million in Hard Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release: Thirteen People Smuggled in Sealed Cardboard Boxes (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggling Attempt Stopped and Stolen Vehicle Recovered (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Makes Arrests of Individuals With Warrants for Serious Crimes (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggling Foiled, Stolen Vehicles Recovered, and Fugitive from Justice Arrested (Texas)
  • Press Release: Duo’s False Wall Human Smuggling Attempt Foiled (Texas)
  • Press Release: Combined Effort by Law Enforcement Agencies Closes Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: 15,000 Viagra Tablets Seized for Violating FDA Compliance (Illinois)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Administrator Wraps Up Travel Out West for Wildfires, Mitigation Projects, COVID-19 Update
  • Press Release: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Extended to Oct. 30 (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center Opening in LaSalle Parish (Louisiana)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Finalizes 20-Year Amendment to the Suspension Agreement on Uranium from the Russian Federation
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Glorimar “Glo” Maldonado, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Readout from EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed’s Meeting with Puerto Rico Secretary of Economic Development and Commerce Manuel Laboy Rivera

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests Nearly $4 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Indiana

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Launches Stop. Trains Can’t. Awareness Campaign to Save Lives at Railroad Grade Crossings

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Interim Final Rule to Protect Wages of American Workers

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 6, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 7: “Where are all of the arrests? Can you imagine if the roles were reversed? Long term sentences would have started two years ago. Shameful!”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · 15h · This is a huge story. They knew Crooked Hillary cooked up the Russia hoax the whole time! DNI declassifies Brennan notes, CIA memo on Hillary Clinton ‘stirring up’ scandal between Trump, Russia
  • October 7: “Wow, what does this grim picture remind you of? I am the only thing in the Radical Left’s way! VOTE”  Retweet:  James Woods @RealJamesWoods · 14h · “Rounding up the Jews” is an optic that I would never have expected to see in my American lifetime. DeBlasio is a criminal. No wonder he changed his name from Wilhelm.   He is an anti-Semite thug piece of shit.…
  • October 7: “VOTE TRUMP CALIFORNIA!”  Retweet:  Chuck Callesto @ChuckCallesto · 20h · REPORT: California governor’s office tells diners to WEAR MASKS ‘in between bites’…
  • October 7: “Move Fast, I Am Waiting To Sign! @SpeakerPelosi”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 11h · If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy? @MarkMeadows @senatemajldr @kevinomccarthy @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer
  • October 7: “We just got a BIG win for the people of Michigan. Open up your Churches and your Schools. Auto companies pouring in and expanding (thank you Mr. President!). Have fun!” Retweet:  Young Americans for Liberty @YALiberty · 17h · .@GovWhitmer is very sad the Michigan Supreme Court took away her unconstitutional emergency powers.  She claims with a straight face that the state economy is at risk without her mandates preventing people from working.
  • October 7: “Watch clip. Great job South Dakota!”  Retweet:  Cliff Maloney @LibertyCliff · 16h · “Governor, if you hadn’t stood against the lockdowns, we’d have no proof of just how useless they really have been. Is it normal to be standing alone in your office clapping at an online video?”
  • October 7: “…And I had to put up with these losers and still run a Country, AND VERY WELL!”  Retweet:  Louie Gohmert @replouiegohmert · Apr 25, 2018 · What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that #Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully-elected President. DOWNLOAD:
  • October 7: “DEMS WANT TO SHUT YOUR CHURCHES DOWN, PERMANENTLY. HOPE YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING. VOTE NOW!”  Retweet:  Cliff Maloney @LibertyCliff · Sep 24 · If you would have told me in 2019 that we were just 1 year away from Americans being ARRESTED for holding outdoor church services, I would have thought you to be insane.  This is one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever seen. Pray for America.
  • October 7: “Vote TRUMP California. No more blackouts, shutdowns, ridiculous forrest fires, or water ‘rationing’ (coming soon). We can win in California NOW!”  [Video]
  • October 7: “Exclusive Excerpt–Lewandowski & Bossie: ‘Trump: America First: The President Succeeds Against All Odds’ via @BreitbartNews. Great book, go out and give it a try!”
  • October 7: “I just hope the voter understands that they are all Fake News trying hard to push a man that should NEVER be president of our Country.”  Retweet:  Brent Scher @BrentScher · 16h · When ABC trotted out Trump-haters as “undecided,” the network told us it was unaware @NBCNews doesn’t have that excuse. The “undecided” voters it used had literally announced their support for Biden on the network. Expectedly, no response to our inquiries
  • October 7: “Because I’ve beaten him and his very few remaining clients so much, and so badly, that he has become a blathering idiot. He failed with John McCain and will fail again with all others. He is a total loser. @MarshaBlackburn is a Tennessee Star, a highly respected WINNER!”  Retweet:  Greta Van Susteren @greta · 23h · Why are you so rude? It is one thing to to disagree w/ someone but you get so personal w/ name calling and you seem to have a particular willingness to insult women.…
  • October 6: “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy? @MarkMeadows @senatemajldr @kevinomccarthy @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer
  • October 6: “11,00 North Carolina residents get incorrect voter registration forms. 2000 LA County Voters received “faulty” Ballots, with NO WAY TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT. Many others throughout USA. Here we go. This will be the most corrupt Election in American History!”
  • October 6: “The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!”
  • October 6: “Wear your mask in the “beauty” parlor, Nancy!”  Retweet:  Gregg Jarrett @GreggJarrett · Oct 3 · Pelosi: Trump’s behavior was a ‘brazen invitation’ for coronavirus infection
  • October 6: “So I had to constantly fight off all of this Scum, achieve more than any other President in First Term, and then they talk Chaos. They created crimes against me and this administration!” Retweet:  Gregg Jarrett @GreggJarrett · Oct 3 · Stunning revelations expose FBI’s Trump probe as dirtiest political trick in US history
  • October 6: “A Disgraceful Con Artist! Charges anyone?”  Retweet:  Gregg Jarrett @GreggJarrett · Oct 3 · BOMBSHELL: Clinton Allegedly Approved Russiagate Falsehood As Distraction From Email Scandal
  • October 6: “Taking too long. Media is in on it. A true scandal!”  Retweet:  Gregg Jarrett @GreggJarrett · Oct 3 · The Brief Podcast: New Documents Show The Russia H
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  • October 6: “All Russia Hoax Scandal information was Declassified by me long ago. Unfortunately for our Country, people have acted very slowly, especially since it is perhaps the biggest political crime in the history of our Country. Act!!!”
  • October 6: “New FDA Rules make it more difficult for them to speed up vaccines for approval before Election Day. Just another political hit job! @SteveFDA”
  • October 6: “Chris Wallace was a total JOKE. Protected Joe all night long. He’s no Mike!!!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Oct 5 · If @ the next debates, moderators don’t insist Biden flesh out his proposed policies IN DETAIL–finally providing voters SPECIFICS regarding his plan for a Medicare “option” for all & his $4 trillion in tax hikes & his plan to “phase out” fossil fuels–then you know the fix is in
  • October 6: “His all time favorite ad. Disgraceful!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_· Oct 5 · Biden is running heart-string ads about how he worried health insurers might drop him when his kids got injured and sick. What is he talking about?! He was covered by the United State Senate’s gold-plated health insurance plan! He had the best benefits in the country!
  • October 6: “Can’t believe these con men are not yet being PROSECUTED. Pathetic!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Oct 5 · DEVELOPING: Threats from the FBI and CIA of “graymail” or the threat of revealing state secrets if cases go to trial, has also been hamstringing the Durham investigation, sources say
  • October 6: “It will be fast and easy!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Oct 5 · The next SCOTUS pick will likely help pick the next president. Now you know how bloody this confirmation battle will be, starting a week from today
  • October 6: “Because Mueller and his 18 Angry Democrats were illegally in on the SCAM?”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Oct 5 · OUTRAGEOUS: Showtime’s “The Comey Rule,” which is based on James Comey’s memoir, completely omits the fact Special Counsel Mueller found no evidence that Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia, which is the whole point of the film
  • October 6: “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!”  Retweet:  Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ · Oct 5 · When all the documents are finally declassified, and all the redactions removed from reports, the nation will see that the FBI and CIA not only knew the Russia “collusion” allegations against Trump were a political dirty trick, but that they were in on the trick
  • October 6: “Republicans need to get smart and confirm Nate Simington to the FCC ASAP!  @SenatorWicker  Thank you!”
  • October 6: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi and the Radical Left Democrats were just playing “games” with the desperately needed Workers Stimulus Payments.They just wanted to take care of Democrat failed, high crime, Cities and States. They were never in it to help the workers, and they never will be!”
  • October 6: “True!”  Retweet:  CNBC Now @CNBCnow · 12h · BREAKING: Fed Chair Powell calls for more help from Congress, says there’s a low risk of ‘overdoing it’
  • October 6: “How does Biden lead in Pennsylvania Polls when he is against Fracking (JOBS!), 2nd Amendment and Religion? Fake Polls. I will win Pennsylvania!”
  • October 6: “Nancy Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19. We made a very generous offer of $1.6 Trillion Dollars and, as usual, she is not negotiating in good faith. I am rejecting their…
  • October 6: “…request, and looking to the future of our Country. I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business. I have asked…”
  • October 6: “…@senatemajldr Mitch McConnell not to delay, but to instead focus full time on approving my outstanding nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. Our Economy is doing very well. The Stock Market is at record levels, JOBS and unemployment…”
  • October 6: “…also coming back in record numbers. We are leading the World in Economic Recovery, and THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”
  • October 6: “Did anyone get to see that absolute “Joke” of a Town Hall interview that Joe Biden did with Concast @NBCNews, hosted by Lester Holt? What a disgrace to our Country that FREE public airwaves can be used that way. All SOFTBALLS. A big FIX. Time should be paid by the corrupt DNC!”
  • October 6: “REPEAL SECTION 230!!!”
  • October 6: “The Fake News Media refuses to discuss how good the Economy and Stock Market, including JOBS under the Trump Administration, are doing. We will soon be in RECORD TERRITORY. All they want to discuss is COVID 19, where they won’t say it, but we beat the Dems all day long, also!!!”
  • October 6: “Mini Mike Bloomberg, who made a fool of himself on the Dems debate stage when Elizabeth Warren & the others simply took him apart, is going ‘crazy’ trying to buy his way back into the Liberal Democrat’s hearts. His Florida ads are lies. I am much better for SENIORS than Sleepy!”
  • October 6: “NEW MEXICO! Today is the last day you can register to vote online or via mail. Make sure your vote counts!”

  • October 6: “I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October 15th in Miami. It will be great!”
  • October 6: “FEELING GREAT!”
  • October 6 [Censored]: “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!!!”