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*

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs an Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities | Rose Garden

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Clear Lake, Iowa on Air Force Two

10:50 a.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Clear Lake, Iowa, on Air Force Two

11:45 a.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT has lunch with Governor Kim Reynolds | Forest City, Iowa

1:30 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT tours Winnebago Industries | Forest City, Iowa

2:10 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to employees on Opening Up America Again at Winnebago Industries | Forest City, Iowa

4:00 p.m. CDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Clear Lake, Iowa, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

7:05 p.m. EDT –  THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives 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 Monday, June 15, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable Discussion on Fighting for America’s Seniors
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery & Supporting America’s Workers
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts (re: State)
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees
  • Article: Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
  • Presidential Message on Men’s Health Week, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, June 16
  • June 15: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the EU Foreign Affairs Council
  • June 15: Statement | The United States Condemns Maduro’s Latest Step To Rig the Next Venezuelan Election
  • June 15: Statement | The Conviction of U.S. Citizen Paul Whelan in Russia
  • June 15: Statement | Department of State Releases Annual Fiscal Transparency Report
  • June 15: Advisory | Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing by the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Main Street Lending Program
  • Press Release: Treasury International Capital Data for April

Department of Justice

  • Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases
  • Speech: Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at White House Summit on Protecting Seniors
  • Press Release: Office for Victims of Crime Awards Nearly $2 Million to Respond to Elder Fraud
  • Press Release: Justice Department Files Civil Action to Support Major Expansion of Arlington National Cemetery
  • Press Release: Executions Scheduled for Four Federal Inmates Convicted of Murdering Children
  • Press Release: Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct with Minors in the Republic of Kenya
  • Press Release: Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Issues Further Update to Memo on the Applicability of the Wire Act to Non-Sports Gambling
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces Launch of Civil Rights Reporting Portal

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

  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues Group in Mountainous Terrain (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Checkpoint Agents Arrest Permanent Resident Smuggling Methamphetamine (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Joint Enforcement Action Results in Apprehension of Large Group at Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Traffic Stop Leads to Border Patrol Apprehension of Human Smugglers (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Halts Two Human Smuggling Attempts in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $2.7M worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Seizes Methamphetamine Worth $379K (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana (Texas)
  • Press Release: Harrisburg CBP Seizes More Counterfeit Pokemon Action Figures from Hong Kong (Pennsylvania)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Approves $18.7 Million for University of Maryland Medical System (Maryland)
  • Press Release: South Carolina: Spend FEMA Grant Wisely
  • Press Release: Today is Last Day to Apply for FEMA Assistance, SBA Loans (Mississippi)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Issues Further Guidance to Help States Improve Unemployment Insurance Program Integrity and Prevent Fraud
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Publishes 14 Additional Translations Of OSHA Poster On Proper Workplace Use of Respirators
  • Press Release: As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety and Health Remains U.S. Department of Labor Priority
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Recovers $15,385 in Wages After Huntsville, Alabama, Dry Cleaners Missed Payroll
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Debars Georgia Berry Farmer For Violating Guest Worker Visa Requirements
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites South Carolina Shipyard After Employee Suffers Fatal Injuries at Worksite
  • Press Release: Miami-Dade Victims Assistance Center Pays Back Wages and Reinstates Leave Hours After Violating the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Albertsons Companies and Walmart Donate Their Dispensing Services to HHS to Support the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative

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 16: “Wow! May retail sales show biggest one-month increase of ALL TIME, up 17.7%. Far bigger than projected. Looks like a BIG DAY FOR THE STOCK MARKET, AND JOBS!”
  • June 15: “Trump team should get ‘a lot of credit’ for fast coronavirus stimulus: CBO”  [Article]
  • June 15: “‘We have greater confidence in our call for a V-shaped recovery, given recent upside surprises in growth data and policy action.’ Chetan Ahya, Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley”