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*

11:45 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a phone call with state, local and tribal leaders | The Vice President’s West Wing Office

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule.

Recap of Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 information or developments.

The White House

  • Presidential Memorandum on Safeguarding U.S. National Interests in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate (re: military deployments)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, June 10
  • 10:00 a.m. EDT – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press availability and delivers remarks on the Release of the 2019 International Religious Freedom Report
  • June 9: Statement | On China’s Attempted Coercion of the United Kingdom
  • June 9: Joint Statement | The Troika Calls on the Government of South Sudan to Appoint Governors

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Expansion of the Main Street Lending Program

Department of Justice

  • Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases
  • Congressional Testimony: Joint Statement by Associate Deputy Attorney General William Hughes and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito before the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Press Release: Medical Technology Company President Charged in Scheme to Defraud Investors and Health Care Benefit Programs in Connection with COVID-19 Testing
  • Press Release: Harvard University Professor Indicted on False Statement Charges (re: China)
  • Press Release: Fifth Tennessee Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Offense for Beating Inmate and Conspiring to Cover up the Incident
  • Press Release: Co-Owner of Puerto Rican Online Aquarium Business Pleads Guilty to Illicit Trafficking of Protected Reef Creatures

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

  • Press Release: Fugitive Wanted for Homicide Taken into Custody at Calexico West Port of Entry (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Finds Illegal Aliens Hidden Under Hay Bales (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Checkpoint Agents Seize Narcotics and Two Loaded Handguns (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Agents Interrupt Smuggling Attempt at Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Smugglers Test Immigration Checkpoints and Get Caught by Border Patrol (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops Two Separate Human Smuggling Attempts (Texas)
  • Press Release: Report of a Person in Distress Leads to the Discovery of a Deceased Person (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept Close to $1 Million in Cocaine at Gateway International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrests Gang Member With Criminal History (Texas)
  • Press Release: Gulfport Border Patrol Seize $143K in Unreported Currency (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Nab another 1,785 Pounds of Marijuana (New York)
  • Press Release: Pittsburgh CBP Seizes Counterfeit Apple AirPods and Lightning Charging Cables (Pennsylvania)
  • Press Release: Ketamine Laced Pictures of Jesus Seized by CBP Officers (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol, Operation Stonegarden Partners Apprehend 4 Aliens from the Dominican Republic after landing in Camuy (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: CBP San Juan Seizes Counterfeit Watches and Jewelry estimated at $265K (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Two Weeks Remain to Apply for FEMA Assistance in Bradley, Hamilton Counties (Tennessee)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to Explore and Map the Deep Ocean to Boost Public Understanding of the World’s Oceans

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Delivers Preliminary Report on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Petitions to Congressional Committees, Will Re-Open Portal for Limited Additional Public Comments
  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide from China
  • Press Release: Subsidized Glass Containers from China Do Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with National Credit Union Administration
  • Press Release: EXIM Revises Short-Term Insurance Products to Provide Small Businesses with Enhanced Financing Flexibility

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: America’s Meatpacking Facilities Operating More Than 95% of Capacity Compared to 2019

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: DOE Announces $11 Billion in Energy Cost-Savings from Better Buildings Initiative Partners

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor to Offer Families First Coronavirus Response Act Webinars to Educate Employees and Employers

Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

  • Press Release: HUD Provides Remaining $2.96 Billion in CARES Act Funding for Homeless Populations Amid Coronavirus Recovery

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Portal, Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers
  • Press Release: OCR Resolves Complaints after State of Connecticut and Private Hospital Safeguard the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Have Reasonable Access to Support Persons in Hospital Settings During COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • June 9: [Video/Fox News:  The Media’s Mixed Message]
  • June 9: [Video/Fox News:  Harvard | Wuhan Showed Signs of Virus Last August]
  • June 9: “‘Republican AGs come out in force against defunding police’”  [Article]
  • June 9: “Thank you George, great honor!”  Retweet:  The Hill @thehill · 3h · George P. Bush says he’ll vote for Trump: “Only thing standing between America and socialism”
  • June 9: “Great work in the Republican Senate on some big nominees. Still 154 to go, hope they don’t adjourn until the job is done! @senatemajldr”
  • June 9: “Relief is on the way to Utah! I’m proud to send $187.18M in CARES Act funding to @RideUTA. This money will keep people moving and support a swift and smooth economic recovery for the GREAT people of Utah!”
  • June 9: “I am allocating $2.96 BILLION in Emergency Solutions Grants to support homeless Americans and those at risk of becoming homeless because of job or wage loss, or illness due to COVID-19. We are taking care of our Nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Thanks @SecretaryCarson!”
  • June 9: “My decision to appoint @usairforce General Charles Brown as the USA’s first-ever African American military service chief has now been approved by the Senate. A historic day for America! Excited to work even more closely with Gen. Brown, who is a Patriot and Great Leader!”
  • June 9: “‘Defunding Police would be good for Robbers & Rapists.’  @SenBillCassidy”
  • June 9: “BIG DEMAND! Starting up again soon, maybe next week!”  Retweet:  Byron York @ByronYork · Jun 8 · Given recent gatherings, seems reasonable time for President Trump to resume holding rallies. Could be held outside. Give out masks at entrance, encourage use. But mass gatherings are now OK. Biden could re-start, too, of course.
  • June 9: “Should have let police do their job and brought in National Guard on Day One, not Day Four!”  Retweet:  Mark Higgie @MarkHiggie1 · Jun 6 · Minneapolis, looking like the aftermath of a war.  [Video]
  • June 9: “Minnesota needs DJT & @LacyJohnsonMN NOW. When I insisted on the National Guard, things got better FAST. Enough with Omar, you’ll have nothing left!”  Retweet:  Ryan Fournier @RyanAFournier · Jun 8 · Please retweet. Listen to this preview of what Minneapolis 911 system may sound like in the future. This is what Ilhan Omar wants!  Be sure to follow @LacyJohnsonMN who is fighting hard for the citizens of Minnesota 5th Congressional District.
  • June 9: “@WhiteHouse TRANSITION TO GREATNESS!”
  • June 9:  “Mattis was our Country’s most overrated General. He talked a lot, but never “brought home the bacon.” He was terrible! Someday I will tell the real story on him and others – both good and bad!”  Retweet:  Greg Jaffe @GregJaffe · 23h · Seb Gorka: “I’m not a Marine, but I know the Marines….Jim Mattis is no Marine.” @MarineCorpsU hired Gorka to teach Marine officers. Hope this article produces some soul searching.