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 Thursday, November 5, 2020

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

The White House

  • Press Release: President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Plurinational State of Bolivia to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Luis Arce Catacora
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Takes New Measures to Address the Digitalization of Domestic Violence
  • Article: Military Marks Women, Peace and Security Program
  • Article: Women, Security, Peace Initiative Militarily Effective
  • Contracts for November 5, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, November 6
  • November 5: Statement | Attacks by the Terrorist PKK Organization in the IKR
  • November 5: Statement | OSCE Moscow Mechanism Report Details Widespread Rights Violations in Belarus
  • November 5: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Estonian Foreign Minister Reinsalu
  • November 5: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thordarson

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Explanation of Vote on the Modalities Resolution for the UN General Assembly Special Session on COVID-19 (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Chemical Weapons in Syria (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Awards More Than $3.6 Million and $750,000 in Separate Whistleblower Awards

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Mississippi Tax Preparer Sentenced to Prison for False IRS Returns
  • Press Release: Investment Professional and Author is Sentenced for Defrauding National Women’s Sorority
  • Press Release: U.S. Law Enforcement Assists Brazilian Law Enforcement Takedown of Numerous Digital Piracy Sites and Apps Alleged to Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses to U.S. Media Companies
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Claims Against City of Meriden, Connecticut, Involving Denial of Mosque
  • Press Release: Justice Department Sues to Block Visa’s Proposed Acquisition of Plaid

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

  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Over $200 Thousand Worth of Methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Heroin (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Scoots Boots, Belts in Seizure (Texas)
  • Press Release: Multi-Agencies Working Together Shut Down Stash House in Laredo (Texas)
  • Press Release: Tandem Human Smuggling Attempts Foiled by Border Patrol (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminal Alien from China in Bangor (Maine)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Update: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Middlesex County, Virginia
  • Press Release: FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of West Virginia
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Center to Open in Siskiyou County (California)
  • Press Release: Schedule Changes at Tulare County Mobile Registration Intake Center (California)
  • Press Release: Wildfire Survivors FEMA Center Open in Los Angeles County (California)
  • Press Release: FEMA’s Committed to Butte County’s Long-Term Camp Fire Recovery (California)
  • Press Release: Homeowners, Renters, Business Owners: SBA Disaster Loans Key to Recovery Process (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Mobile Centers in Okaloosa, Walton Counties to Close (Florida)

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Statement on Successful Conclusion of Steel Negotiations with Mexico

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Ireland Economic Forum Virtual Meeting

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Oil Country Tubular Goods from China

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Board Votes to Notify U.S. Congress of Two Potential Water Treatment and Infrastructure Transactions in Ghana Totaling $229 Million and Supporting an Estimated 600 American Jobs

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Works with State of California to Advance Next Steps For Cleanup At ETEC

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Secretary Scalia Signs Order to Promote the Independence Of Department’s Advisory Committee Members
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces up to $5 Million in Disaster Recovery Funding for Florida in Response to Hurricane Sally
  • Press Release: CORRECTED | U.S. Department of Labor Releases Final Rule Codifying Procedures to Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Releases Final Rule Codifying Procedures To Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination
  • Press Release: Deloitte Services LP Agrees to Pay $275,000 to Resolve Alleged Wage Discrimination Found in Federal Contractor Compliance Review
  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • November 6: “‘Philadelpiha has got a rotten history on election integrity.’ @Varneyco @FoxBusiness”
  • November 6: “Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230!”
  • November 6 [Censored]: “I easily WIN the Presidency of the United States with LEGAL VOTES CAST. The OBSERVERS were not allowed, in any way, shape, or form, to do their job and therefore, votes accepted during this period must be determined to be ILLEGAL VOTES. U.S. Supreme Court should decide!”
  • November 6: “So now the Democrats are working to gain control of the U.S. Senate through their actions on John James, David Perdue, and more. Would End the Filibuster, ‘Life’, 2A, and would Pack and Rotate the Court. Presidency becomes even more important. We will win!”
  • November 5 [Censored]: [Video]

  • November 5 [Censored]: [Video]