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*

1:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT attends the Senate Republican Policy Lunch | U.S. Capitol

Recap of Monday, November 9, 2020

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

The White House

  • Press Release: Administration Issues Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property
  • Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority for FY 2021 Cost Estimates and Annual Reports for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Secretary Esper’s Final Message to the Department
  • Press Release: Defense Department Launches New ‘My Military OneSource’ Mobile Application
  • Article: App for Military Resources Available to Service Members, Families
  • Contracts for November 9, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, November 10
  • November 9: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Gallegos
  • November 9: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang
  • November 9: Statement | On U.S. Dedication to Human Rights
  • November 9: Statement | The United States Presents its Universal Periodic Review National Report
  • November 9: Statement | Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales Designated Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
  • November 9: Statement | On the Departure of Ambassador James F. Jeffrey
  • November 9: Statement | Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Meeting on ISIS Threats in West Africa
  • November 9: Statement | The United States and Kuwait Launch Fourth Strategic Dialogue
  • November 9: Statement | Burma’s Parliamentary Elections
  • November 9: Sanctions | Designations of Four PRC and Hong Kong Officials Threatening the Peace, Security, and Autonomy of Hong Kong
  • November 9: Sanctions | Syria Sanctions Designations on the Anniversary of Assad’s Attack Against the People of Douma, Syria
  • November 9: Sanctions | Designation of Former President of Nicaragua Aleman Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • November 9: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room (Nov. 10; 1:00 p.m. EST)
  • November 9: Advisory | Counselor Brechbühl’s Travel to Germany, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Romania (Nov. 9-21)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Provides an Additional $136.5 Million in Nigeria Under Our Seven-Year Development Agreement

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a Meeting of the Fifth Committee on the Board of Auditors
  • Remarks at a Meeting of the Fifth Committee on the Administration of Justice (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury and IRS to Issue Proposed Regulations Clarifying that Businesses Structured as Pass Through Entities May Deduct Certain State and Local Income Taxes Similar to C Corporations
  • Sanctions: Treasury Imposes Sanctions on Petroleum Network, Senior Syrian Officials, and Syrian Entities

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Publishes Notice of German Substituted Compliance Application and Proposed Order

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: High Ranking MS-13 Gang Member Facing Federal Firearms Charges After Nightclub Shooting
  • Press Release: Former Elkhart, Indiana Resident Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Financing of Terrorism
  • Press Release: Auto-Parts Manufacturing Company Sentenced in Worker Death Case
  • Press Release: Co-Owner of Puerto Rican Online Aquarium Business Pleads Guilty to Two Lacey Act Felonies and Export Smuggling for Illicit Trafficking of Protected Reef Creatures
  • Press Release: Georgia Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Offense for Assaulting Inmate

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

  • Press Release: Watch as DHS Celebrates the U.S. Marine Corps’ 245th Birthday
  • Press Release: CBP Announces Additional Partnerships for New and Expanded Services (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: CBP to Introduce Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure and Streamline Travel at Cross Border Xpress and Tecate (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: San Diego USBP Highlights FY 2020 Accomplishments (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Intercepts Stolen Vehicle, Agents Seize Loaded Weapon and Drugs from Convicted Felon (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Perform Rescue (California)
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol (California)
  • Press Release: BP Agents Save Woman From Burning Vehicle (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Agents Detect Cross-Border Drone Smuggling Narcotics (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Agents Halt an Attempt to Circumvent Border Patrol Checkpoints (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Narcotics Worth Over $3 Million (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP intercepts $9.3M in counterfeit designer merchandise (Texas)
  • Press Release: Tenacity Yields the Arrest of a Large Group near Hebbronville (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Minneapolis Seize Cell Phone Accessories Worth Over $41,000 (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in St. Louis Seize Dangerous Vaping Pens (Missouri)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Wildfire Survivors Must Apply To Extend Time For FEMA Rental Assistance (California)
  • Press Release: Rolling Hills Receives $1.1M Grant to Reduce Wildfire Risk (California)
  • Press Release: Free Crisis Counseling Available for Delta and Laura Survivors (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards $5.46 Million for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida
  • Press Release: Rebuilding? Check First with Local Authorities About Permits (Florida)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: United States Responds to European Union Tariff Announcement

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Visits Interstate Narrow Fabrics to Present Exporter of the Year Award

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces OneUSDA Internship Program for Summer 2021

Department of Interior

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Kick-Off Of Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week
  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: Textile Manufacturer Pays Back Wages to Employee Denied Paid Family Leave to Care for Child During Pandemic
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Additional National Dislocated Worker Grant Funding to Aid California’s Recovery from November 2018 Wildfires
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Court Order Restraining Massachusetts Contractors From Unlawful Retaliation Against Employees Who Assert Rights

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Opens Nominations for Second Annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | November 9, 2020
  • Press Release: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of COVID-19
  • Press Release: FDA Offers Guidance to Enhance Diversity in Clinical Trials, Encourage Inclusivity in Medical Product Development

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • November 10: “Nothing!”  Retweet:  Mark R. Levin @marklevinshow · 19h ·
    • Phony Joe Biden.
    • Joe Biden is truly an ambulance chaser.  He had nothing to do with the vaccine that is about to be made available to the public, he had nothing to do with the manufacturing process that is already underway, …
  • November 9: “Nolte: Bret Baier Deletes Tweet that Exposed Backlash Against Fox News via @BreitbartNews”
  • November 9: “AG William Barr Authorizes DOJ to Look into Voting Irregularities
    • William Barr in a memo issued on Monday authorized the Justice Department (DOJ) to look into voting irregularities in the 2020 election.
  • November 9: “The @US_FDA and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later – As I’ve said all along!
  • November 9: “If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the @US_FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives!
  • November 9: “As I have long said, @Pfizer and the others would only announce a Vaccine after the Election, because they didn’t have the courage to do it before. Likewise, the @US_FDA should have announced it earlier, not for political purposes, but for saving lives!
  • November 9: “@FoxNews, @QuinnipiacPoll, ABC/WaPo, NBC/WSJ were so inaccurate with their polls on me, that it really is tampering with an Election. They were so far off in their polling, and in their attempt to suppress – that they should be called out for Election Interference…
  • November 9: “…ABC/WaPo had me down 17 points in Wisconsin, the day before the election, and I WON! In Iowa, the polls had us 4 points down, and I won by 8.2%! Fox News and Quinnipiac were wrong on everything…’
  • November 9: “…The worst polling ever, and then they’ll be back in four years to do it again. This is much more then voter and campaign finance suppression!”
  • November 9:

Ken Starr: Pennsylvania Ballot Extension ‘Constitutional Travesty’

    • The disputed Pennsylvania ballot extension forced by state courts over the legislature is a “constitutional travesty,” according to famed prosecutor Ken Starr.”What happened in Pennsylvania over…
  • November 9: “This is good news, it means I won! cc: @RepDougCollins @SecretarySonny”
    • Brian Kemp @BrianKempGA · 7h ·
    • Georgia’s election result will include legally cast ballots – and ONLY legally cast ballots. Period.

  • November 9:

Michigan Legislature to Hold Hearings on Election Fraud Claims

    • The Republican-led Michigan legislature will hold hearings Saturday to consider fraud claims regarding the presidential election.
  • November 9:

Perdue, Loeffler Call on Georgia Sec of State to Resign over Election

    • Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) called on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign Monday.
  • November 9:

Investigators Dispatched After Fulton County Discovers ‘Issue’ with Ballot Reporting

    • Georgia’s top election official is dispatching a team of investigators after a ballot “issue” was discovered in one of the county’s
  • November 9: “Georgia will be a big presidential win, as it was the night of the Election!”
  • November 9: “Pennsylvania prevented us from watching much of the Ballot count. Unthinkable and illegal in this country.”
  • November 9: “Wisconsin is looking very good. Needs a little time statutorily. Will happen soon! @Reince @SeanDuffyWI”
  • November 9: “Nevada is turning out to be a cesspool of Fake Votes. @mschlapp & @AdamLaxalt are finding things that, when released, will be absolutely shocking!”
  • November 9: “The threshold identification of Ballots is turning out to be even bigger than originally anticipated. A very large number of Ballots are impacted. Stay tuned!”
  • November 9: “I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately..”
  • November 9: “…Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.”