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, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT greets the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo | Oval Office

11:05 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT observes a signing ceremony with the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo | Roosevelt Room

11:15 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a trilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo | Oval Office

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT holds a news conference | James S. Brady Briefing Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a video teleconference with higher education leaders, state and local officials on COVID-19 | White House Situation Room

Looking Ahead: On Thursday, September 10, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Lexington, Virginia, to deliver remarks to cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. He will return later that evening to Washington, D.C.

On Friday, September 11, Vice President Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to New York City, New York, to participate in memorial ceremonies honoring the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Later that evening, the Vice President and Second Lady will return to Washington, D.C.

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, Advisor to the President on Serbia-Kosovo Richard Grenell, and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany hold a press briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

Recap of Thursday, September 3, 2020

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

The White House

  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor (re: Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne, United States Army)
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | 9/3/2020
  • Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2020
  • Readout from The White House National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Event
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Announces First Phase of FY 2020 Drug-Free Communities Grants Awards to Community Coalitions Across the Country
  • Press Release: First Lady Melania Trump Begins Planning for the 2020 Christmas Season at the White House
  • Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Call with PREVENTS Ambassadors for National Suicide Prevention Month

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Sites Selected for Phase III COVID-19 Vaccine Trials | Five Medical Treatment Facilities in National Capital Region, San Antonio, and San Diego to Participate
  • Contracts for September 3, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, September 4
  • September 3: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Estonian Prime Minister Ratas
  • September 3: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama
  • September 3: Sanctions | Imposing Sanctions on Entities for Engaging in Transactions Related to Iran’s Petroleum and Petrochemical Industry
  • September 3: Statement | Recent Developments in Venezuela
  • September 3: Statement | Update on U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization
  • September 3: Statement | San Marino National Day
  • September 3: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo Participates in the Atlantic Council’s Front Page Virtual Event Series (September 8, 2020)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Remarks by Deputy Administrator Glick at the American Jewish Committee Virtual Summit on U.S.-India-Israel Relations

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Afghanistan (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Companies for Enabling the Shipment and Sale of Iranian Petrochemicals

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Press Release: SEC Charges Fund Manager for Fraud in Securities Offering in Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Update on Federal Charges
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Northern District of Ohio)
  • Press Release: Justice Department Issues Modernized Merger Remedies Manual
  • Press Release: Attorney General William P. Barr Announces the Designation of Antoinette T. Bacon as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York
  • Press Release: Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crabmeat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab from USA
  • Press Release: Ready-Mix Concrete Company And Individuals Indicted For Fixing Prices And Rigging Bids In Violation Of Antitrust Laws
  • Press Release: Three Peruvian Men Sentenced To Significant Terms Of Incarceration For Overseeing Call Centers That Threatened And Defrauded Spanish-Speaking U.S. Consumers
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Settlement With City of San Antonio for Illegally Auctioning Servicemembers’ Vehicles
  • Press Release: New Jersey Attorney Charged with Fraudulently Obtaining $9 Million in Loans Meant to Help Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Press Release: President of Consultant Firm Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud

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

  • Press Release: DHS Combats Potential Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack
  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: RGV K-9s Always on Point (Texas)
  • Press Release: Labor Day Holiday Reminder Essential Travel Through CBP Arizona Ports
  • Press Release: Agent Ingenuity Helps Rescue (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Arrest Local Man with Methamphetamine Worth $2.5 Million at Hidalgo International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP, PRPD Seize 174 pounds of Cocaine and Arrest 3 Illegal Aliens near Dorado (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: Numerous Aggravated Felons Arrested by U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Lake Charles Document Drop Off Center Opens with Safety Protocols (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Outreach Workers Providing Disaster Assistance Materials at Hotels (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: FEMA Provides Additional $5.71 Million for Montana COVID-19 Response
  • Press Release: FEMA Authorizes Funds to Fight Montana’s Snider/Rice Complex Fire
  • Press Release: Storm Survivors May Be Eligible for Lodging Reimbursement (Iowa)
  • Press Release: Registration Deadline Extended for FEMA, SBA Disaster Assistance (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Federal Earthquake Assistance Update September 8 is the Final Day to Register (Utah)
  • Press Release: Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Essex County, Virginia

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: 2020 Census Outreach – Final Stretch

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Non-Invasive Aesthetic Body-Contouring Devices, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Designates 18 Iowa Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Trump Administration Defends America’s Monuments and Memorials

Department of Transportation

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: Florida Contractor Pays $124,075 in Back Wages, Benefits After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Violations on Federal Construction Contract
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Educates Southeast Employers As Region Faces Hurricane Season

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 3, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 4: “Great Jobs Numbers! 1.37 Million Jobs Added In August. Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.4% (Wow, much better than expected!). Broke the 10% level faster and deeper than thought possible.”
  • September 4 [Pinned]: “Volunteer to be a Trump Election Poll Watcher. Sign up today! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain”
  • September 3: “Why aren’t the Portland Police ARRESTING the cold blooded killer of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson. Do your job, and do it fast. Everybody knows who this thug is. No wonder Portland is going to hell! @TheJusticeDept @FBI”
  • September 3: “I was never a big fan of John McCain, disagreed with him on many things including ridiculous endless wars and the lack of success he had in dealing with the VA and our great Vets, but the lowering of our Nations American Flags, and the first class funeral he was given by our….”
  • September 3: “..Country, had to be approved by me, as President, & I did so without hesitation or complaint. Quite the contrary, I felt it was well deserved. I even sent Air Force One to bring his body, in casket, from Arizona to Washington. It was my honor to do so. Also, I never called..”
  • September 3: “….John a loser and swear on whatever, or whoever, I was asked to swear on, that I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than HEROES. This is more made up Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!”
  • September 3: “THANK YOU LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA! #MAGA”
  • September 3: “Landing soon – see you in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Speech will be broadcast on @FoxNews @OANN and @cspan at 6:45 P.M. Enjoy!”
  • September 3: “Thank you!!!” Retweet: KDKA @KDKA · 23h · “I’m not kidding, I truly believe that Donald Trump was sent by God.” Supporters of President Trump were seen camping out at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport ahead of his rally tonight in Latrobe. https://cbsloc.al/3lLDtWG
  • September 3: “Joe Hiden’ gets off his airplane, grabs and shakes a rather stunned man’s hand (like in the old days), then touches his (Joe’s) face and mask with the same hand. No crowd, no enthusiasm for Joe today. Law & Order!”
  • September 3: “I’m going to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the home of the late, great Arnold Palmer – There was nobody like him. I got to know Arnold well, played golf with him, and miss him. See you tonight in Latrobe!”
  • September 3: “Hearing that Iran is looking to execute a great and popular wrestling star, 27-year-old Navid Afkarai, whose sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets. They were protesting the ‘country’s worsening economic situation and inflation’…”
  • September 3: “…To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man’s life, and not execute him. Thank you! @UFC @DanaWhite @FoxNews”
  • September 3: “Nancy Pelosi says she got “set up” by a Beauty Parlor owner. Maybe the Beauty Parlor owner should be running the House of Representatives instead of Crazy Nancy?”
  • September 3: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi said she was “set up” by the beauty parlor owner when she improperly had the salon opened (and didn’t wear a MASK!). Does anyone want a Speaker of the House who can be so easily SET UP?”
  • September 3: “Do you notice that any time Fake News Suppression Polls are put out, like @FoxNews, the Stock Market goes DOWN. We are going to WIN!”
  • September 3: “@FoxNews Polls are, as in the past, Fake News. They have been from the beginning, way off in 2016. Get a new pollster. I believe we are leading BIG!”
  • September 3: “Based on the massive number of Unsolicited & Solicited Ballots that will be sent to potential Voters for the upcoming 2020 Election, & in order for you to MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTS & IS COUNTED, SIGN & MAIL IN your Ballot as EARLY as possible. On Election Day, or Early Voting,..”
  • September 3 [Censored by Twitter]: “…..go to your Polling Place to see whether or not your Mail In Vote has been Tabulated (Counted). If it has you will not be able to Vote & the Mail In System worked properly. If it has not been Counted, VOTE (which is a citizen’s right to do). If your Mail In Ballot arrives….”
  • September 3 [Censored by Twitter]: “….after you Vote, which it should not, that Ballot will not be used or counted in that your vote has already been cast & tabulated. YOU ARE NOW ASSURED THAT YOUR PRECIOUS VOTE HAS BEEN COUNTED, it hasn’t been “lost, thrown out, or in any way destroyed”. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!”
  • September 3: “@NYGovCuomo should get his puppet New York prosecutors, who have been illegally after me and my family for years, to investigate his incompetent handling of the China Virus, and all of the deaths caused by this incompetence. It is at minimum a Nursing Home Scandal – 11,000 DEAD!”
  • September 3: “Sleepy Joe Hiden’ was acknowledged by his own people to have done a terrible job on a much easier situation, H1N1 Swine Flu. The OBiden Administration failed badly on this, & now he sits back in his basement and criticizes every move we make on the China Virus. DOING GREAT JOB!”
  • September 3: “Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York has the worst record on death and China Virus. 11,000 people alone died in Nursing Homes because of his incompetence!”