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*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with Industry Executives on Reopening | State Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

8:15 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Washington, D.C., en route Marietta, GA, on Air Force Two

9:55 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Marietta, GA, on Air Force Two

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY participate in the memorial service for Ravi Zacharias | Passion City Church

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY participate in a roundtable discussion with small business owners on reopening America | Unity National Bank

2:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY depart Marietta, GA, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

4:05 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY arrive in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

Recap of Thursday, May 28, 2020

Note: All bolded hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship
  • Remarks by President Trump Announcing an Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship
  • Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence During Briefing on the 2020 Hurricane Season
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Call with Summer Camp Owners and Operators
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (re: George Floyd/Minnesota/FBI/DOJ; Paycheck Protection Program; Twitter/social media/censorship; 100,000 COVID-19 deaths; fact-checking; Hong Kong/China; Uighur bill; COVID-19 vaccine; mail-in ballots/voter rolls/fraud; November elections; POTUS/ hydroxychloroquine; China/India dispute/South China Sea; declassification of documents related to Russia investigation; Russia/Libya; Joe Scarborough; COVID-19 testing/states; G-7 Leaders Summit)
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint the Following Individuals to Key Administration Posts (re: State)
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Awards $15 Million to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Tribal Communities

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Transcript: Secretary Esper Updates Reporters After Parris Island Visit
  • Press Release: DOD Announces Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 PPE Project
  • Article: Medical Specialists Outline How to Deal With COVID-19 Stress
  • Article: Military Medical Experts Explore Psychological Impacts of COVID-19
  • Article: Leaders Describe Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Risk Mitigation
  • Press Release: DOD, USAF Warfare Center to Build a 5G Network, Test Prototype Software at Nellis
  • Contracts for May 28, 2020

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, May 29

  • May 28: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Safadi
  • May 28: Joint Statement | Hong Kong
  • May 28: Statement | Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Muhammad Ramadan
  • May 28: Sanctions | Public Designation of Former Representative Amir Zukic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption
  • May 28: Statement | Samoa Independence Day
  • May 28: Statement | Azerbaijan Republic Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Cooperation Between the UN and EU (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Small Business Administration and Treasury Department Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs to Participate in the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Press Release: Treasury Provides Guidance on Carbon Capture Tax Credits for Businesses

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

  • Press Release: CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Gold Imports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Murderer (California)
  • Press Release: New Drone Program Assists in the Rescue of One Woman and Two Teenage Girls from Blazing Desert Heat (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Stop Meth Smuggling Attempt at Border Wall (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Arrests Illegal Aliens Backpacking Meth Through Desert (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Arizona Border Patrol Agents Arrest Escaped Colorado Prisoners (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $300K in Undeclared Currency at Brownsville Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Execute a Double Play and Seize Narcotics Worth Over $650K (Texas)
  • Press Release: U.S. Border Patrol Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP seizes unauthorized COVID-19 medication at Port of Seattle (Washington)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Trump Announces Extension of Title 32 Orders (re: National Guard)
  • Press Release: Deadline to register with FEMA is June 15; Over $9 Million granted for Mississippi survivors (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: Emergency Communications Systems and the Puerto Rico Police Department Receive Millions in Funding Obligations (Puerto Rico)

Department of Justice

  • Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Requires Divestiture in Order for Communications and Power Industries to Proceed with Acquisition of General Dynamics Satcom Technologies
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Chamberlain School District, South Dakota, under the Voting Rights Act
  • Press Release: Former Rapides Parish Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Three Civil Rights Offenses for Assaulting Inmates

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Convenes Inaugural Open Meeting and Virtual Listening Session
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Emy Tseng, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Hawaii
  • Press Release: USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Florida and Minnesota

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Order Finalizing Procedures to Distribute Public Charter Flights Between the United States and Havana, Cuba
  • Press Release: Trump Administration to Distribute Over 15 Million Cloth Facial Coverings to America’s Transportation Workforce

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert on Social Distancing To Keep Employees Safe at Work During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Actions to Protect America’s Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $24 Million in Grants For Job Corps Scholars Program for At-Risk Youth
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Georgia Contractor For Exposing Employees to Excavation Hazards

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • May 29 [Pinned]: [Election Video | Changing Washington]
  • May 29: “CHINA!”
  • May 29: “‘Regulate Twitter if they are going to start regulating free speech.’ @JudgeJeanine @foxandfriends   Well, as they have just proven conclusively, that’s what they are doing. Repeal Section 230!!!”
  • May 29: “‘The President has been targeted by Twitter.’  @MariaBartiromo   What about all of the lies and fraudulent statements made by Adam Schiff, and so many others, on the Russian Witch Hunt Plus, Plus, Plus? What about China’s propaganda? WHO’s mistakes? No flags?  @foxandfriends”
  • May 29: “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..”
  • May 29: [This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.]

“….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

  • May 28: “@Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is today criticizing Twitter. “We have a different policy than Twitter on this. I believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online.” Did Twitter criticize Obama for his “you can keep your Dr.”?”
  • May 28: [Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship]
  • May 28: “I’m proud to commit $40.9M in @USDOT funding to Milwaukee’s East-West Bus Rapid Transit project. Bringing modern transit to the region’s most critical corridor and spur millions in economic development. Love Wisconsin! @RideMCTS”
  • May 28: “Ogden, Utah, I am committing $64.5M to build bus service between Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital—very important services for Utahans! @RideUTA”
  • May 28: “@USDOT is committing $99.95M to @PGHtransit in Pennsylvania to connect Pittsburghers to their two largest commercial employment centers through safe, quick transit service. Great things coming to a great State!”
  • May 28: “MAX Red line in Oregon is set to receive $99.99M in @USDOT funds to reduce delays in the Portland area, connect citizens to very important locations, and make transit GREAT! @trimet”
  • May 28: “I am proud to commit $60.9M in @USDOT funding to provide a BRAND NEW bus system for a very busy and popular transit corridor in the Albany, NY area—more help coming to the people of New York! @CDTA”
  • May 28: “Indiana is set to receive $100M in @USDOT transit funds for the @southshoreline to connect people to jobs around the State and the Chicago-area and help cut down on traffic. @GovHolcomb has worked very hard on this project!”
  • May 28: “Big announcement for the State of Indiana! $77.5M committed in @USDOT funds for a “game-changing” transit project to provide fast and frequent service to the people of Indianapolis and Lawrence.”
  • May 28: “I’m excited to commit $100M to @MiamiDadeCounty, FL in @USDOT funding to connect fast-growing communities through state-of-the-art transit service! Fast, safe, and beautiful infrastructure!”
  • May 28: “@USDOT is committing $21.8M for the FIRST transit project of this kind in the Tampa Bay region. It will connect St. Petersburg to popular beaches through state-of-the-art transit buses with FREE WiFi. Will be a major help to heavily populated parts of the Great State of Florida!”
  • May 28: “So ridiculous to see Twitter trying to make the case that Mail-In Ballots are not subject to FRAUD. How stupid, there are examples, & cases, all over the place. Our election process will become badly tainted & a laughingstock all over the World. Tell that to your hater @yoyoel”
  • May 28: “The men and women of the National Guard have been doing a great job fighting the CoronaVirus. This week, I will extend their Title 32 orders through mid-August, so they can continue to help States succeed in their response and recovery efforts.”
  • May 28: “Thank you to our GREAT Republican Congressmen & Congresswomen on your incredibly important blockage last night of a FISA Bill that would just perpetuate the abuse that produced the Greatest Political Crime In the History of the U.S., the Russian Witch-Hunt. Fantastic Job!”
  • May 28: “All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad “gift” from China, marches on. Not good!”
  • May 28: “We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000. To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!”
  • May 28:  “This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!”