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*

9:00 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Bedminster, NJ, en route to West Point, NY

10:25 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation Ceremony | West Point, NY

12:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs West Point, NY, en route to Bedminster, NJ

5:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Bedminster, NJ

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

THE VICE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled.

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

Recap of Friday, June 12, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by Vice President Pence to Oberg Industries employees on Opening up America Again | Sarver, PA
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Listening Session with Faith and Community Leaders | Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (re: DOD)
  • Article: The Trump Administration Is Advancing Ocean Exploration
  • Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2020
  • Remarks by President Trump During a Roundtable on Transition to Greatness: Restoring, Rebuilding, and Renewing | Dallas, TX | June 11, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana
  • Press Release: Travel Restrictions | Green Locations, June 12, 2020
  • Press Release: DOD Ventilator Challenge | Innovative Response to the Nation’s Need for Rapid Prototyping
  • Press Release: Force Health Protection Guidance – Supplement 11
  • Publication: Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 11)
  • Press Release: Force Health Protection Guidance – Supplement 10
  • Publication: Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 10)
  • Contracts for June 12, 2020

Department of State

  • June 13: Statement | On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • June 12: Readout | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borrell (re: Libya)
  • June 12: Transcript | Briefing with Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Kelley Currie On the Women, Peace, and Security Implementation Plan
  • June 12: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Participation in the International Coalition for the Sahel Virtual Ministerial
  • June 12: Transcript | Briefing With Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Carl Risch On the Phased Resumption of U.S. Passport Services
  • June 12: Statement | José Daniel Ferrer Receives the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Award

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at the “IMF and COVID-19: The Global Economic Response” Event
  • Cross-Regional Statement on “Infodemic” in the Context of COVID-19
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Central Africa (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Provision of Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars to Native American Tribes

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release: Three Charged in $180 Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

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

  • Press Release: S&T Launches Tool to Predict Decay of Airborne Coronavirus
  • Press Release: CBP Announces May 2020 Operational Update (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: 6 ½ Hour Tracking Ends with CBP Stopping Second Smuggling at Sea Event in Two Nights (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Kettlebell Shaped Meth Packages (California)
  • Press Release: Three Significant Meth Seizures in Three Weeks for BP (Arizona)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol Makes Narcotics Seizures (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Seize $1.7 Million in Hard Narcotics (Texas)
  • Press Release: Indy CBP K9 Finds 59 Pounds of Meth & 32 Pounds of Marijuana (Indiana)
  • Press Release: CBP Birmingham Officers Seize Unapproved Thermometers (Alabama)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Hosts 140 Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, and High-Performance Computing Stakeholders for Teleconference

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: Secretary Perdue Statement on Dicamba Plaintiffs’ Attack on EPA Order
  • Press Release: Secretary Perdue Announces Modernization Blueprint for the USDA Forest Service

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: Federal Government to Distribute Nearly 100 Million Cloth Facial Coverings for Transportation Passengers

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Tennessee Plumbing Company Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws
  • Press Release: Missouri Restaurant Pays Back Wages to Employees After Missing Payroll Due to Coronavirus Shutdown
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Federal Contractors Owe $101,711 to Employees Working on Michigan HUD Project
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Orders Railway to Reinstate Employee After Being Terminated For Reporting Injury
  • Press Release: City of Highland Park, Michigan, Pays $49,181 in Back Wages to Four Police and Firefighters after U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
  • Press Release: Subcontractors at Eugene Apartment Complex Pay $123,832 to Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Overtime, Prevailing Wage Violations

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Finalizes Rule on Section 1557 Protecting Civil Rights in Healthcare, Restoring the Rule of Law, and Relieving Americans of Billions in Excessive Costs
  • Press Release: OCR Issues Guidance on How Health Care Providers Can Contact Former COVID-19 Patients About Blood and Plasma Donation Opportunities

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 13: “LAW AND ORDER”
  • June 13: “10:00 A.M.”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 3h · Soon heading to West Point Graduation to give the Commencement Address. Will be shown live on @FoxNews plus. Enjoy!
  • June 13: “So true!”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · Jun 11 · The Radical Left Democrats: First they try to take away your guns. Then they try to take away your police!
  • June 13: “Happy Birthday Matt. GREAT JOB!”  Retweet:  Erin Perrine @ErinMPerrine · Jun 12 · Happy birthday to @TrumpWarRoom’s fearless leader, @MattWolking!
  • June 13: “Thank you Frank. Fredo’s ratings are really bad, more than 50% down. A loser!!!”  Retweet:  Frank Luntz @FrankLuntz · Jun 11 · Tonight, @ChrisCuomo criticized Trump’s economy while using data that stops in 2016.  This is complete incompetence. Journalistically and editorially.
  • June 13: “They want to totally destroy our great Police Departments. No way!!!”
  • June 13: “Thank you Nick. Hear the book is doing well (go get it everyone. Make this great writer number one!).”  Retweet:  Nick Adams @NickAdamsinUSA · May 26 · THANK YOU, Mr. President for your support. You are the greatest President of my lifetime, and writing this book was truly the greatest honor of my life. The transition back to greatness is ahead of schedule! Flag of United States…
  • June 13: “Soon heading to West Point Graduation to give the Commencement Address. Will be shown live on @FoxNews plus. Enjoy!”
  • June 13: “Concast is known for its terrible service. On top of that they provide FAKE NEWS on MSDNC & @NBCNews. Drop them and go to a good provider!”  Retweet:  Mike Huckabee @GovMikeHuckabee · Apr 17, 2017 · Mafia better service than @comcast    Sure they shoot you, but it’s over with and they don’t charge you for the bullet.
  • June 13: “We are getting the Commercial Fishing Industry in Maine back on track (will be better than ever) after suffering years of stupidity and abuse from the previous administration. Already got 5000 square miles back and available to fish. China & E.U. told to drop their Tariffs now!!!”  Retweet:  Bangor Daily News @bangordailynews · Jun 3 · President Donald Trump will hold a roundtable discussion with parties involved in the commercial fishing industry during his visit to Maine on Friday.
  • June 13: “Criminal Justice Reform. I got it done!!!”  Retweet:  The White House @WhiteHouse · Jun 11 · The bipartisan First Step Act, signed by President @realDonaldTrump in 2018, corrected grave injustices in our country’s sentencing guidelines. “That’s the model” for continued racial progress, says @PressSec.
  • June 13: “Thank you Jack!”  Retweet:  The White House @WhiteHouse · Jun 11 · Jack Brewer: “I teach in prisons across our nation … When I walk into my class and I say ‘Guys, raise your hand if you’ve gotten your sentence reduced from the First Step Act.’ And every single one of them raise their hand. That’s because of you, Mr. President.”
  • June 13: “We had previously scheduled our #MAGA Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th – a big deal. Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday. Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out…”
  • June 13: “…of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents. I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20th, in order to honor their requests…”
  • June 13: “…We have already had ticket requests in excess of 200,000 people. I look forward to seeing everyone in Oklahoma!”
  • June 13: “Just finished dinner in Bedminster, New Jersey, with Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) and his wonderful wife, Tammy. Talked about many things, including the opening of the beautiful Garden State, getting people back to work, and…”
  • June 13: “…rebuilding America’s infrastructure with projects like the Portal North Bridge, which I have given authorization to proceed!”
  • June 12: “Corky Messner (@CorkyForSenate) will be a fantastic Senator for New Hampshire! A West Point graduate, he served our Country in the Army with distinction. Strong on Jobs, Crime, Vets, Military and the Second Amendment…
  • June 12: “…We need Corky in Washington – he has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #NHSEN”
  • June 12: “Seattle Mayor says, about the anarchists takeover of her city, “it is a Summer of Love”. These Liberal Dems don’t have a clue. The terrorists burn and pillage our cities, and they think it is just wonderful, even the death. Must end this Seattle takeover now!”
  • June 12: “Interview with @HARRISFAULKNER at 1:00 P.M. on @FoxNews, Outnumbered Overtime”
  • June 12: “‘Do you think Suburban Women want to Defund the Police? I don’t think so.’ Marcthiessen”
  • June 12: “A big winner. Congratulations!” Retweet:  Jeremy Frankel @FrankelJeremy · Jun 11 · Congressional Candidate Banned from Facebook Ads Wins GOP Primary
  • June 12: “Hello!”  Retweet:  Omri Ceren @omriceren · Jun 11 ·Yikes. The fired State Dept IG was the subject of a full-blown investigation into a campaign of politicized targeting & leaking trying to take down the Trump admin’s top official for imposing pressure on Iran.…
  • June 12: “The Republican Party has not yet voted on a Platform. No rush. I prefer a new and updated Platform, short form, if possible.”
  • June 12:  “How do you think China, Russia, Japan or others would do with him in a negotiation? We would have no Country left!!!”  Retweet:  Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell · Jun 11 · huh?!?…