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 & Sunday, September 5 & 6, 2020

THE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6, 2020

THE VICE PRESIDENT​ has no public events scheduled.

Looking Ahead: On Monday, September 7, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin, to visit Dairyland Power Cooperative and deliver remarks. Later that evening, the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, September 9, Vice President Pence will travel to Pennsylvania for a bus tour that begins in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, He will visit Cornerstone Ministries Church and participate in a roundtable discussion with pro-life advocates. Later, the Vice President will participate in a fireside chat. The Vice President will also visit PennEnergy Resources, LLC, in Freedom, Pennsylvania, to deliver remarks focused on American energy independence, fracking, and Pennsylvania energy jobs. Later that evening, the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, September 10, Vice President 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.

Recap of Friday September 4, 2020

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

The White House

  • Statement by the President Regarding Economic Normalization between Serbia and Kosovo
  • Remarks by President Trump, President Vučić of Serbia, and Prime Minister Hoti of Kosovo in a Trilateral Meeting
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | September 4, 2020
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Ambassador O’Brien, Ambassador Grenell, Senior Advisor Kushner, and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | September 4, 2020
  • Presidential Memorandum on Space Policy Directive-5—Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems
  • Presidential Memorandum on the Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under the Global Fragility Act of 2019
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Briefing with Higher Education Leaders and State and Local Officials on Campus COVID-19 Considerations
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
  • Article: August Jobs Report: Economy Continues to Rebound As Unemployment Rate Drops
  • Proclamation on Labor Day, 2020
  • Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival | Joint Base Andrews, MD | September 3, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin “Benny” Gantz
  • Press Release: DOD Reaffirms Original JEDI Cloud Award to Microsoft
  • Contracts for September 4, 2020

Department of State

  • September 4: Statement | Economic Normalization between Kosovo and Serbia
  • September 4: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Steve Doocy, Jedediah Bila, and Pete Hegseth of Fox & Friends
  • September 4: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Hugh Hewitt of The Hugh Hewitt Show
  • September 4: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Meeting with Russian Ambassador Antonov
  • September 4: Statement | The United States Responds to the Maduro Regime’s Attempts To Corrupt Democratic Elections in Venezuela
  • September 4: Statement | Congratulations on Jamaica’s General Elections

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Maduro Regime Officials for Undermining Democratic Order in Venezuela

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Cleveland Detective and Operation Legend Officer James Skernivitz who was Killed in Line of Duty
  • Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Tracking Down of Fugitive Michael Forest Reinoehl
  • Press Release: Operation Legend | Case of the Day (Eastern District of Missouri)
  • Press Release: Russian National Indicted for Conspiracy to Introduce Malware into a Computer Network
  • Press Release: Two Self-Described “Boogaloo Bois” Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hamas
  • Press Release: Fraud Alert | Scammers Claiming to be with DOJ, Preying on Elderly
  • Press Release: Philadelphia Men Charged with Child Sex Trafficking
  • Press Release: Illinois Woman Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

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

  • Prepared Remarks for Acting Secretary Wolf Addressing the Fraternal Order of Police
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Launches First Cybersecurity Principles for Space Technologies
  • Press Release: What DHS is Saying | Acting Secretary Wolf Affirms Support to America’s Law Enforcement Heroes
  • Press Release: CBP to Reopen Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers September 8 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Press Release: Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers Reopen Sept. 8 in San Diego and Calexico (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest Another Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Make Another Rescue from Dangerous Train Conditions (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stays Busy Prior to Holiday Weekend (Texas)
  • Press Release: US Border Patrol, FURA Seize 581 Pounds and Arrest 2 Men near Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: CBP to Reopen LAX Global Entry Enrollment Center September 8 (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Baltimore Field Office Resumes Global Entry Interviews at Dulles, BWI, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Airports (Maryland, Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: Dulles CBP Arrests Minnesota Vehicular Homicide Suspect Fleeing to Somalia (Virginia)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for New Jersey
  • Press Release: Look Out for Disaster Fraud, Scams (Hurricane Laura)
  • Press Release: Hurricane Laura Prompts Flood Insurance Claims, What to Expect During Process
  • Press Release: Don’t Wait! – FEMA Region IV Urges Residents to Plan Now for Disasters as Part of National Preparedness Month

Department of Commerce

  • Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: We’ll Deliver a Complete and Accurate Census Count
  • Blog: Commerce This Week | September 4

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Expands U.S. Small Business Eligibility for Export Financing by Adopting U.S. Small Business Administration Standard

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA and Nebraska Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forests and Grasslands

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the August Jobs Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Releases Work-Related Injury and Illness Data
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor to Award $20 Million for Grants to Strengthen Workers Rights and Increase Awareness of Labor Reforms in Mexico
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces the “Rosies” Will Be The 2020 Inductees into the U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup September 4, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • September 5: “Great job @PeteHegseth, one of a kind! @foxandfriends”
  • September 5: “Not any more!” Reweet: Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray · Sep 2 · Critical race theory is the greatest threat to western civilization and it’s made its way into the US federal government, the military, and the justice system.
  • September 5: “You work so hard for the military, from completely rebuilding a depleted mess that was left by OBiden, to fixing a broken V.A. and fighting for large scale military pay raises, and then a slimeball reporter, maybe working with disgruntled people, makes up such a horrible charge..”
  • September 5: “….This reminds me of the Dirty Dossier, which was pushed hard by John McCain, & then with a thud turned out to be a total fraud. So many other scams also. The Radical Far Left is VICIOUS, they will do or say anything to win. But they won’t, we will WIN, & have four great years!”
  • September 5: “Letters from so many coaches, athletes and others pushed hard for this. I agree, has done so much for so many!” Retweet: Breitbart News @BreitbartNews · 2h · President Donald Trump on Friday said that he would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to legendary Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. https://trib.al/vUm6JHX
  • September 5: “Trump Orders Purge of ‘Critical Race Theory‘ from Federal Agencies https://breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/04/partys-over-trump-orders-purge-of-critical-race-theory-from-federal-agencies/ via @BreitbartNews This is a sickness that cannot be allowed to continue. Please report any sightings so we can quickly extinguish!”
  • September 4: “So true!” Retweet: Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 @TrumpWarRoom · 20h · Joe Biden abandoned our veterans who needed care at the VA. He abandoned our soldiers on the battlefield who were targeted by Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani. He abandoned our military, letting it fall into disrepair. Joe Biden didn’t keep our troops safe.
  • September 4: “Nice flag!” Retweet: Art Taking @ArtValley818_ · Aug 18· This patriot is definitely tired of being silent [Video]
  • September 4: “Thank you Mark!” Retweet: MARK SIMONE @MarkSimoneNY · 12h · I remember when President Trump met a veteran wounded so badly that he had no arms. The President reached out and touched his face so he would feel the human contact. #trump #MAGA #Veterans #VeteransForTrump
  • September 4: “Thank you to our wonderful First Lady!” Retweet: Melania Trump @FLOTUS · 15h · @TheAtlantic story is not true. It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, & no one knows their motivation. This is not journalism – It is activism. And it is a disservice to the people of our great nation.
  • September 4: “First Lady Melania Trump Hits Back: ‘The Atlantic Story Is Not True‘ https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/04/first-lady-melania-trump-hits-back-the-atlantic-story-is-not-true/ via @BreitbartNews”
  • September 4: “Pollak: The Stunning Synergy of The Atlantic‘s Anonymous Attack on Trump https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/04/pollak-the-stunning-synergy-of-the-atlantics-anonymous-attack-on-president-donald-trump/ via @BreitbartNews Fake writer Goldberg is considered “the unofficial stenographer of the Obama White House”.
  • September 4: “Owner of Salon Visited by Pelosi Raises over $220,000 on GoFundMe https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/04/owner-of-salon-visited-by-nancy-pelosi-raises-over-220000-on-gofundme/ via @BreitbartNews. Great!!!”
  • September 4: “Jennifer Griffin of Fox News Did Not Confirm ‘Most Salacious‘ Part of Atlantic Story https://breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/04/jennifer-griffin-of-fox-news-did-not-confirm-most-salacious-part-of-atlantic-story/ via @BreitbartNews All refuted by many witnesses. Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting. Never even called us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!”
  • September 4: “Exclusive: Nearly 700 U.S. Veterans Issue Open Letter in Support of Trump https://breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/04/exclusive-nearly-700-u-s-veterans-issue-open-letter-in-support-of-trump/ via @BreitbartNews Thank you! As we get closer and closer to the November 3rd Election, and as my poll numbers rocket up, the attacks get more and more vicious. I love our HEROES!”
  • September 4: “The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch. It will continue to be a wonderful source of information to our Great Military!”
  • September 4: “THANK YOU! #MAGA”
  • September 4: “A GREAT HONOR, THANK YOU!” Retweet: National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) @GLFOP · 23h · On behalf of the 355,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police, we are proud to unanimously endorse @realDonaldTrump for President of the United States. #FOP4Trump
  • September 4: “Another great day for peace with Middle East – Muslim-majority Kosovo and Israel have agreed to normalize ties and establish diplomatic relations. Well-done! More Islamic and Arab nations will follow soon!”
  • September 4: “Congratulations to @predsednikrs Vucic for announcing the move of Serbia’s Embassy to Jerusalem by July. It is a brave and historic move!”
  • September 4: [Video of the Kosovo-Serbia Economic Agreement Signing]
  • September 4: “Another day everyone thought would be impossible! Congratulations to @predsednikrs Vucic of Serbia and PM @Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo on committing to #EconomicNormalization! This is a major step forward…”
  • September 4: “…to bringing prosperity and peace to the Balkans and the world. I am proud to have assisted these leaders!”
  • September 4: “The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance. Story already refuted, but this is what we are up against. Just like the Fake Dossier. You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!”
  • 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.”