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*

9:00 a.m. MDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Salt Lake City, UT, en route Las Vegas, NV, on Air Force Two

9:15 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Las Vegas, NV, on Air Force Two | McCarran International Airport

10:05 a.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event | Boulder City, NV

12:20 p.m. PDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Las Vegas, NV, en route Phoenix, AZ, on Air Force Two

1:20 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Phoenix, AZ, on Air Force Two | Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

1:35 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY participate in a greeting with the parents of Kayla Mueller

2:30 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again! Event | Peoria, AZ

4:45 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Phoenix, AZ, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

11:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Looking Ahead:  On Friday, October 9, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, to cast their early vote ballot.

Recap of Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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

The White House

  • Memorandum from the President’s Physician
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
  • Emergency Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Louisiana Emergency Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of U.S. Defense Secretary Esper’s Phone Call With Republic of Korea National Defense Minister Suh Wook
  • Readout of U.S.-Japan Bilateral Security Discussions
  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Oct. 7, 2020
  • Article: TRANSCOM Acts Quickly, Keeps Moving During Pandemic
  • Article: DOD Acquisition Chief Praises Reform Milestone
  • Article: DOD Official Outlines Space Strategy
  • Article: DOD Awards Personnel Instrumental in Financial Reform Efforts
  • Contracts for October 7, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, October 8
  • October 7: Readout | United States and Japan Hold Bilateral Security Discussions
  • October 7: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Host [pre-recorded] Virtual Conference on Combatting Online Anti-Semitism
  • October 7: Statement | Terrorist Attack in al Bab, Syria

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Commits Nearly $23 Million in Additional Funding to Support Economic Governance and Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Republic of Egypt

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement on Human Rights during the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: DNI Statement on Support to Durham Investigation

Department of the Treasury

  • Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson on Secretary Mnuchin’s Call with Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu
  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Annual Meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Remarks of Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich at the Atlantic Council Geoeconomics Center

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Names Nichola L. Timmons Chief of New Office of Bankruptcy, Collections, Distributions, and Receiverships
  • Press Release: SEC to Hold National Compliance Outreach Seminar for Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Virtually
  • Press Release: SEC Proposes Conditional Exemption for Finders Assisting Small Businesses with Capital Raising
  • Press Release: SEC Updates Regulatory Framework for Fund of Funds Arrangements

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Speech: Remarks by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on ISIS Militants Charged with Deaths of Americans in Syria
  • Press Release: ISIS Militants Charged With Deaths Of Americans In Syria
  • Press Release: United States Seizes Domain Names Used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
  • Speech: Keynote Address of Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen on Combatting Fraud in the Age of COVID-19 at the BBB National Programs NAD 2020 Conference
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Northern District of Illinois)
  • Press Release: Six Additional Individuals Indicted On Antitrust Charges In Ongoing Broiler Chicken Investigation
  • Press Release: Justice Department Charges 500+ Domestic Violence-Related Firearm Cases in Fiscal Year 2020
  • Press Release: CEO of Financial Firm Pleads Guilty to Running Multi-Million Dollar Securities and Tax Fraud Scheme, and Operating an Unlicensed Money Services Business
  • Press Release: Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulent Tax Return Scheme
  • Press Release: Owner of North Carolina Temporary Staffing Firms Sentenced to Prison for Employment Tax Fraud

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

  • Remarks As Prepared By Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf For ICE Operation Rise Announcement
  • Press Release: DHS Announces ICE Enforcement Actions On Criminal Aliens Released Due To California Sanctuary Policies
  • Press Release: Acting Secretary Responds to Chairman Thompson’s Blatant Misrepresentation of the Homeland Threat Assessment
  • Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Felon / Sureño Gang Member (California)
  • Press Release: El Paso CBP Officers Seize Large Amount of Drugs in September (Texas)
  • Press Release: Sex Offender Attempts to Circumvent Rio Grande Valley Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes more than $450K Worth of Drugs in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggling Attempt Ends in Rollover Accident (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $2.7M in Marijuana in Shipment of Toilets at World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release; Convicted Felon and Gambia National Arrested by Border Patrol (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Cincinnati CBP Seizes $3.7 Million of Meth in Two Weeks (Ohio)
  • Press Release: Two Shipments Worth Over $2M Seized by CBP Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Baltimore Field Office Seizes nearly 59,000 Counterfeit COVID-19 Facemasks and other Test Kits and Medications (Maryland)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Registration Deadline Extended for August Wildfire Aid (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Davenport Now Open Until October 16 (Iowa)
  • Press Release: Survivors in Clinton County May Now Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance (Iowa)
  • Press Release: FEMA Region 5 Joins the RISE Challenge Illinois Project to Engage Students and Educators
  • Press Release: Renters Affected by Hurricane Sally May Apply for Disaster Assistance (Alabama)
  • Press Release: FEMA Mobile Registration Center Open in Bay County; Okaloosa Center Changes Location (Florida)
  • Press Release: Disaster Survivors | Be Aware of Fraud and Identity Theft (Florida)
  • Press Release: FEMA Obligates Nearly $49 Million for the University of Puerto Rico
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Puerto Rico
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $91.8 Million to Utah for Payments For Lost Wages Due to COVID-19
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $554 Million to Colorado for Payments for Lost Wages Due to COVID-19
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $16 Million to Wyoming for Payments For Lost Wages Due to COVID-19
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $48.7 Million to Montana for Payments for Lost Wages Due to COVID-19
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides $32 Million to North Dakota for Payments for Lost Wages Due to COVID-19

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Statement from Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on Release of August 2020 Trade Data

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Discover Global Markets: Growth Opportunities in Intelligent Manufacturing in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant Announcement for City of Petersburg in Petersburg, Indiana
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Brian Gomez, IT Specialist, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Presents Exporter of the Year Award to Fort Lauderdale Small Business Greenfield World Trade

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $72 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure in 40 States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $1 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Indiana
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $11.8 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Arkansas

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces Energy Incubator Prize Selections
  • Statement from Secretary Brouillette on 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Dr. Jennifer Doudna)
  • Press Release: Registration Now Open for DOE’s 2021 National Science Bowl®

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to Mark Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week, November 8-14, 2020
  • Press Release: Federal Contractor to Pay $503,000, Make Other Remedies to Resolve Discrimination Allegations in Federal Compliance Review
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Alsco Inc. Enter Agreement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination in Lanham, Maryland
  • Press Release: Alabama Janitorial Company Pays Back Wages to Employee Denied Paid Family Leave to Care for Children Learning Virtually During Pandemic
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and the University of Delaware Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination
  • Press Release: Guam Janitorial and Ground Maintenance Services Company to Pay Back Wages, Benefits and Penalties after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control
  • Press Release: OCR Settles Eighth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 7, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Issues Warning Letter to Battelle Memorial Institute, a Manufacturer of an Authorized Decontamination System Used on Respirators

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 8: “Will be interviewed by @MariaBartiromo at 8:00 A.M.  @FoxBusiness  Great Jobs Numbers & Economy, Plus!”
  • October 7: “Mike Pence WON BIG!”
  • October 7: “2010 to 2016 under Kamala Harris’s watch as “TOP COP.”

  • October 7: “Moderator cut off @VP Mike Pence while discussing the Knights of Columbus. This is what he was referring to… ‘Kamala Harris’s Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus’”
  • October 7: “‘Biden TAX PLAN would raise $4 TRILLION, more than twice the hike proposed by Clinton in 2016’”
  • October 7: “Joe Biden opposed taking out Osama bin Laden…” [Video]
  • October 7: “Mike Pence is doing GREAT! She is a gaffe machine.”
  • October 7: [Campaign Video]
  • October 7: “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris BOTH want to BAN FRACKING.”
  • October 7 [Pinned]: “A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT!”  [Video]
  • October 7: “Obama, Biden, Crooked Hillary and many others got caught in a Treasonous Act of Spying and Government Overthrow, a Criminal Act. How is Biden now allowed to run for President?”
  • October 7: “Biden supports Cory Booker’s Bill that will force low income housing in the Suburbs, which will lower property values and bring crime to your neighborhoods. If Dems win, GOODBYE SUBURBS!”
  • October 7: “My highly regarded Executive Order protected 525,000 American jobs during the height of the Chinese Plague. Democrats want to have Open Borders!”
  • October 7: “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!”
  • October 7: “Just spoke with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson  of the United Kingdom. Very thankful for his friendship and support as I recovered from the China Virus. I am looking forward to working with him for many years to come, a great guy!”
  • October 7: “Was just briefed on Hurricane Delta, and spoke with @GovAbbott of Texas and @LouisianaGov John Bel Edwards. Please heed the directions of your State and Local Officials. We are working with them very closely — please be prepared, be careful, and be safe!”
  • October 7: “Wow!!! NOW DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, THE BIGGEST OF ALL POLITICAL SCANDALS (IN HISTORY)!!! BIDEN, OBAMA AND CROOKED HILLARY LED THIS TREASONOUS PLOT!!! BIDEN SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO RUN – GOT CAUGHT!!!”  Retweet:  GirlHeart @AMErikaNGIRLLL · Jan 29, 2018 · The highest ranking members of the FBI , NSA and CIA were not only spying on Trump- They were trying to subvert his election win with #FakeIntelligence and a #FakeInvestigation  #TuesdayThoughts #SOTU #FIRERosenstein  @realDonaldTrump @StockMonsterVIP #NunesMemo #LastWord
  • October 7: “Early voting and vote-by-mail start TODAY in ARIZONA! Cast your vote early in person, or request your vote-by-mail ballot right now. We want all eligible voters to vote, and have it counted! Request your vote-by-mail ballot by clicking below! #VOTE”

  • October 7: “Undecided Voters at Concast Town Hall Previously Told Network They Were Voting Biden…”
  • October 7: “She is far further left than Crazy Bernie. Biden would not last a month!”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · Oct 6 · Kamala Harris “is radical in her positions and cagey in hiding them. She is driven by a radical agenda that is out of step with the values of our exceptional country.”
  • October 7: “Ari, THE MEDIA IS CORRUPT, JUST LIKE OUR DEMOCRAT RUN BALLOT SYSTEM IS CORRUPT! Look at what’s happening with Fake, Missing and Fraudulent Ballots all over the Country???  VOTE”  Retweet:  Ari Fleischer @AriFleischer · Oct 6 · How can @LesterHoltNBC be party to this?  This is a deceptive practice carried out by NBC.  The media has changed and fallen from what they used to be.  NBC News’ ‘Undecided’ Voters Previously Featured as Biden Supporters on MSNBC
  • October 7: “They went for a Coup. Almost destroyed our Country. You had the right President at the right moment. Current Voters, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE!”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · Oct 6 · 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: “He’s been a wacko for years, and everyone knows it. The Lamestream Media is stuck with him and they are just now trying to clean up his act. Notice how all of the bad things, like his very low IQ, are no longer reported? Fake News! #MAGA”  Retweet:  Joseph A. Wulfsohn @JosephWulfsohn · Oct 6 · Biden raises eyebrows after telling ‘these beautiful young ladies’ he wants to ‘see them dancing when they’re four years older’
  • October 7: “Thank you!”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · Oct 6 · MUST READ: How President Trump has made the country better off than it was four years ago.
  • October 7:  “Talks unity but illegally spied on my campaign, and much worse – COUP! Too late for the nice talk Sleepy Joe! VOTE”  Retweet:  Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · Oct 6 · Joe Biden preaches unity in Gettysburg despite decades of trafficking in hate.  His own running-mate has called him out for 47 years of racial bigotry.