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*

THE VICE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Publication: COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Installation Status Update, Nov. 4, 2020
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Majid Shoukat Khan, Pre-sentencing Hearing
  • Contracts for November 4, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, November 5
  • November 4: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bolivian President-elect Arce
  • November 4: Statement | Escalating Violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region
  • November 4: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Finnish Foreign Minister Haavisto
  • November 4: Statement | On the 41st Anniversary of the U.S. Embassy Takeover in Tehran
  • November 4: Advisory | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Shortlist for Worldwide Architectural / Engineering Support Services

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Evolving Role of UN Policing in Peace Operations (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Quarterly Refunding Statement of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Finance Brian Smith
  • Press Release: Minutes of the Meeting of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association November 3, 2020
  • Report to the Secretary of the Treasury from the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Announces New Asset Management Advisory Committee Member

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: United States Seizes 27 Additional Domain Names Used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to Further a Global, Covert Influence Campaign
  • Press Release: U.S. Seizes Virtual Currencies Valued at $24 Million Assisting Brazil in Major Internet Fraud Investigation
  • Press Release: Justice Department Announces Two Million Dollar Settlement of Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against Baltimore County, Maryland

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

  • Press Release: Statement from CISA Director Krebs Following Final Day of Voting
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Individuals in Distress (California)
  • Press Release: Agents Foil Smuggling Attempt after Finding 41 Pounds of Meth in Spare Tire (Arizona)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Two Aggravated Felons (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Law Enforcement Collaboration Leads to the Arrest of 63 Subjects in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Stop Man With Fentanyl Strapped to Ankles (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Snatches over $3 Million Worth of Hard Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Hand Massagers Valued at Over $500,000 in International Falls (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: 134 Pounds of Meth Worth $1.2 Million Seized by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)
  • Press Release: Houlton Border Patrol Explorers Collect 1,820 pounds of Food Donations (Maine)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Employees in Maine Receive CBP Meritorious Award for Valor (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Two Simple Steps to Receive Continued Rental Assistance (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination for Passenger Vehicles and Light Truck Tires From Vietnam

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Advisory: USDA Co-hosts Free Webinar on Nov. 12 on Livestock Risk Management

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Launches Program to Enhance Partnerships Between Government and Critical Infrastructure

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Returns to Normal Enforcement Operations Following Hurricane Sally

Health & Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Proposes Unprecedented Regulatory Reform through Retrospective Review

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • November 4: “Detroit Absentee Ballot Counting Chaos, Blocked Windows and Observers  via @BreitbartNews”
  • November 4: “Demands Arise for PA Attorney General to ‘Step Aside‘  via @BreitbartNews”
  • November 4: “Our lawyers have asked for “meaningful access”, but what good does that do? The damage has already been done to the integrity of our system, and to the Presidential Election itself. This is what should be discussed!”
  • November 4: “We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,…..[Twitter:  Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted]”
  • November 4 [Censored]: “…..there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!”
  • November 4: “We are winning Pennsylvania big, but the PA Secretary of State just announced that there are ‘Millions of ballots left to be counted.’”
  • November 4: “Wow! It looks like Michigan has now found the ballots necessary to keep a wonderful young man, John James, out of the U.S. Senate. What a terrible thing is happening!”
  • November 4: “They are working hard to make up 500,000 vote advantage in Pennsylvania disappear — ASAP. Likewise, Michigan and others!”
  • November 4: “They are finding Biden votes all over the place — in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. So bad for our Country!”
  • November 4 [Censored]: “WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?”  Retweet:  Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog · 22h · This is reason enough to go to court. No honest person can look at this and say it’s normal and unconcerning.…
  • November 4: “How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?”
  • November 4 [Censored]: “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong!”