This 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.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

12:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Trump International Hotel

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Trump International Hotel

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., en route to Joint Base Andrews

3:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

4:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Reno, NV

6:00 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Reno-Tahoe International Airport | Reno, NV

6:10 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Reno, NV, en route to Minden, NV

6:55 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Minden-Tahoe Airport | Minden, NV

7:00 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks Live from Nevada | Minden, NV

8:15 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Minden, NV, en route to Reno, NV

9:00 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

9:10 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Reno, NV, en route to Las Vegas, NV

10:20 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at McCarran International Airport

10:40 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the RON Location | Las Vegas, NV

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13, 2020

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Recap of Friday, September 11, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at Flight 93 National Memorial 19th Anniversary Observance | Shanksville, PA
  • Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Has Brokered a Historic Deal Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Sergeant Major Thomas Payne, U.S. Army

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper Statement on the Commencement of Afghanistan Peace Negotiations | September 12, 2020
  • Transcript: Secretary Esper and General Milley Remarks at Pentagon 9/11 Remembrance
  • Article: DOD Leaders Honor Those Killed in 9/11 Attacks
  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
  • Joint Press Statement for the 18th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
  • Press Release: Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
  • Press Release: The Maldives and U.S. Sign Defense Agreement
  • Press Release: Navy to Christen Submarine Montana (September 12)
  • Press Release: DOD Announces $2.9 Million in Defense Production Act Title III COVID-19 Actions
  • Press Release: DOD Awards Contracts for COVID-19 Reusable Isolation Gowns
  • Article: President Awards Medal of Honor to Army Ranger for Hostage Rescue
  • Article: Senior Defense Officials Discuss 2030 Missile Defense
  • Article: Military Must Continue Progress to Deter Competitors
  • Contracts for September 11, 2020

Department of State

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Qatar on September 12, 2020.

  • Daily Schedule | Saturday, September 12
  • September 11: Statement | Nineteenth Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
  • September 11: Statement | Historic Agreement Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • September 11: Statement | Secretary Pompeo to Launch Third Annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue
  • September 11: Transcript | Briefing With Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations
  • September 11: Statement | The United States Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong Democracy Activists Held in Guangdong Province
  • September 11: Statement | The Enduring U.S. Commitment to ASEAN
  • September 11: Statement | Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
  • September 11: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Republic of Korea First Vice Foreign Minister Choi
  • September 11: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to Traveling Press

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID’s “Pakistan Reading Project” Announced As The U.S. Library Of Congress’ International Literacy Program Of The Year For 2020
  • Statement by Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Explanation of Vote on the Omnibus Resolution: Comprehensive and Coordinated Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Joint Statement after UN Security Council Consultations on Myanmar

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: Remembering 9/11 | Perspective from the Pentagon on The Day of the Attack

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Issues Agenda for September 16 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee
  • Press Release: SEC Modernizes Disclosures for Banking Registrants
  • Press Release: SEC Charges Film Producer, Rapper, and Others for Participation in Two Fraudulent ICOs
  • Press Release: SEC Announces Final Distribution in WG Trading Investment Fraud, Totaling Over $1 Billion Returned to Harmed Investors

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement: Attorney General William P. Barr on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
  • Remarks: Remarks by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks
  • Remarks: Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr at the Funeral of Cleveland Police Detective and Operation Legend Officer James Skernivitz
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Easter District of Wisconsin)
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Charges of North Korean and Malaysia Nationals for Bank Fraud, Money Laundering and North Korea Sanctions Violations
  • Press Release: The Scripps Research Institute To Pay $10 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related To Mischarging NIH-Sponsored Research Grants

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

  • Press Release: A Message from Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on the Observance of September 11
  • Press Release: DHS Public Action Plan to Implement Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework)
  • Press Release: Six Hours of Tracking Leads to Safe Apprehension of 15 at Sea (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Intercept Meth in Two Smuggling Attempts Including One Concealed Inside Two Cereal Boxes (California)
  • Press Release: BP Arrests Child Sex Offender Near Border (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Previously Deported Individuals Arrested, Several Groups Apprehended, Aid Rendered (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Port of Entry Holds Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Cincinnati CBP Officers Seize Over 2,200 Fraudulent IDs This Year (Ohio)
  • Press Release: Three Days, $3.7 Million of Counterfeits Seized by CBP Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Ports in the Buffalo Field Office See 1,000% Increase In Narcotics Seizures (New York)
  • Press Release: CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit Apple Airpod Earbuds (New York)
  • Press Release: USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for the U. S. Virgin Islands
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Nevada
  • Press Release: Butte, Plumas, and Yuba Counties Receive Wildfire Aid (California)
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Oregon
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Chehalem Mountain Bald Peak Fire in Oregon
  • Press Release: FEMA Rental Assistance May Be Valuable Housing Solution for Laura Survivors (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance Usually Takes Two Steps (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Residents of 4 Puerto Rico Municipalities May Apply for Help for Tropical Storm Isaias

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Enhanced Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
  • Blog: Commerce This Week | September 11

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations On Methionine from France, Japan, and Spain
  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Chassis and Subassemblies from China

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed and USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney Sign EXIM-USDA Memorandum of Understanding to Increase U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports and Support of America’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Agribusiness Supply Chains
  • Press Release: EXIM Concludes 2020 Annual Conference “Keeping America Strong: Empowering U.S. Businesses and Workers”
  • Press Release: EXIM Honors 13 Small Businesses as Exporters of the Year During 2020 Annual Conference
  • Press Release: EXIM Honors Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium, AirFinance, Apple Bank for Savings, AXIS Insurance, and Gulfstream with Deal of the Year Award for Innovative Risk-Sharing Transaction at EXIM’s 2020 Annual Conference
  • Press Release: JZJ Insurance Services, Inc., Named 2020 EXIM New Broker of the Year
  • Press Release: Global Business Solutions Named 2020 EXIM Broker of the Year
  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Participates in Award Ceremony of USTDA Training Grant to the Société Nationale d’Electricité

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests More Than $21 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural North Carolina

Department of Interior

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Visits Flight 93 National Memorial to Commemorate September 11

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Revises Regulations to Clarify Paid Leave Requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Hospital For Failing to Protect Workers from the Coronavirus
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites JBS Foods Inc. for Failing to Protect Employees from Exposure to the Coronavirus
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Hackensack Meridian Health in North Bergen, New Jersey, For Failing to Protect Employees from Coronavirus
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Iowa Business Owners, Employers and Other Stakeholders on Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Partners with Brasfield & Gorrie LLC To Promote Workplace Safety at Construction Site
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in St. Louis, Missouri-based Vape Shop Paying 55 Employees $123,422 in Back Wages
  • Press Release: McDonald’s Franchisee Pays Penalties After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Child Labor Violations at 11 Idaho Locations

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 11, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 12: “Subject only to State approval, our important Ethanol Industry will be allowed to use the 10% Pumps for the 15% BLEND. Thank you! @SenJoniErnst @ChuckGrassley @SenatorFischer @SenJohnThune @SenatorRounds @KimReynoldsIA @EPAAWheeler @SecretarySonny @govkristinoem”
  • September 12 [Censored]: “NORTH CAROLINA: To make sure your Ballot COUNTS, sign & send it in EARLY. When Polls open, go to your Polling Place to see if it was COUNTED. IF NOT, VOTE! Your signed Ballot will not count because your vote has been posted. Don’t let them illegally take your vote away from you!”
  • September 12: “Was Andy McCabe ever forced to pay back the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife’s political campaign, by Crooked Hillary Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation, and McCabe was the head of the FBI??? Just askin’?”
  • September 12: “ALERT: So now we find out that the entire Mueller ‘hit squad’ illegally wiped their phones clean just prior to the investigation of them, all using the same really dumb reason for this “accident”, just like Crooked Hillary smashing her phones with a hammer, & DELETING HER EMAILS!”
  • September 12: “….It has now been determined that the Mueller Scam should never have been set up in the first place, there were no grounds. It was all an illegitimate Witch Hunt, & a big price must be paid. How different my life would have been if this fraud on America was never committed!!!”
  • September 12: “Thank you!” Retweet: Adam Paul Laxalt @AdamLaxalt · Sep 7 · Police cars revolving light Police cars revolving light @realDonaldTrump is coming to Nevada for rally events in Reno and Las Vegas! This double stop shows how important winning Nevada is for the President and how well we are doing here. @realDonaldTrump is going to win Nevada. The final push starts this weekend. @NVGOP @GOP
  • September 11: “Really Sad!” Retweet: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · Sep 6 · The Democrats, together with the corrupt Fake News Media, have launched a massive Disinformation Campaign the likes of which has never been seen before. They will say anything, like their recent lies about me and the Military, and hope that it sticks… But #MAGA gets it!
  • September 11: “‘What are the odds of 31 phones accidentally wiped clean?’ @LizMacDonaldFOX @realKTMcFarland” [Video]
  • September 11: “WOW! Do you believe this!?” [Video]
  • September 11: “THANK YOU to the 28,000+ Firefighters and other First Responders who are battling wildfires across California, Oregon, and Washington. I have approved 37 Stafford Act Declarations, including Fire Management Grants to support their brave work. We are with them all the way!”
  • September 11: “Pelosi and Schumer want Trillions of Dollars of BAILOUT money for Blue States that are doing badly, both economically and in terms of high crime, as a condition to making a deal on stimulus – But the USA is coming back strong!”
  • September 11: “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!”
  • September 11: Joint Statement of the United States, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the State of Israel
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  • September 11: “In 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on September 11th. On this sacred day — Patriot Day — we solemnly honor that commitment.”
  • September 11: