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*

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT announces the PREVENTS Task Force Roadmap | Rose Garden

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:25 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY lead a call to the International Space Station | White House Situation Room

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY join THE PRESIDENT for the announcement of the PREVENTS Task Force Roadmap | Rose Garden

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Coronavirus Task Force Meeting | White House Situation Room

Looking ahead, Vice President Pence will travel to Sterling Heights, Michigan, on Thursday, June 18. He is expected to have lunch at the Engine House, participate in a tour of Chardam Gear Company, and deliver remarks at Casadei Structural Steel, Inc., before returning to Washington, D.C., later that day.  Vice President Pence is also set to travel to Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, June 28.

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

Recap of Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities
    • Remarks by President Trump at Signing of an Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities
    • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Unprecedented Steps To Strengthen Relations Between Law Enforcement And Their Communities
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence to Winnebago Industries Employees | Forest City, IA
  • Article: There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’ | Vice President Pence
  • Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018
  • Bills Signed into Law:
    • 2746, the “Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act;” and
    • 3414, the “Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020.”

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement From Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper on the Resignation of DOD Comptroller Elaine McCusker
  • Article: Top Legal Officers Address Racial Disparity in Military Justice
  • Article: Operation Warp Speed Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccine Development
  • Travel Advisory: Secretary Esper Travels to Lackland Air Force Base (Texas)
  • Contracts for June 16, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, June 17
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he will meet with Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member Yang Jiechi
  • June 16: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyeama
  • June 16: Statement | The United States Condemns the Brazen Killings of Civilians in Nigeria (re: ISIS West Africa)
  • June 16: Sanctions | U.S. Sanctions Nigerian Cyber Actors for Targeting U.S. Businesses and Individuals
  • June 16: Readout |  Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Newly Appointed Iraqi Foreign Minister Hussein
  • June 16: Statement | On Press Freedom in the Philippines
  • June 16: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Deliver Keynote Address to Copenhagen Democracy Summit (June 19)
  • June 16: Statement | U.S. Chairmanship of the International Commission for the International Tracing Service—Arolsen Archives
  • June 16: Notice of Meeting | U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (June 23)

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Political Situation in Syria (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: United States Announces Nominee for Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank Group
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Nigerian Cyber Actors for Targeting U.S. Businesses and Individuals
  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on Main Street Programs to Support Lending to Nonprofit Organizations

Department of Justice

  • Daily Press Releases | Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Congressional Testimony: Joint Statement by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox and Senior Advisor to the Office of the Assistant Attorney General Office of Justice Programs Bill Woolf before the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Press Release: Founder and CEO of Iranian Financial Services Firm Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate U.S. Sanctions
  • Press Release: Former Bumble Bee Ceo Sentenced To Prison For Fixing Prices Of Canned Tuna
  • Press Release: Bradken Inc. Pays $10.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Involving Substandard Naval Parts
  • Press Release: Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Joint Statement on Rescheduling MPP [Migrant Protection Protocols] Hearings
  • Press Release: Illinois Business Owner Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Two Defendants Charged with Murder and Aiding and Abetting in Slaying of Federal Protective Service Officer at Oakland Courthouse Building
  • Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Presents Procurement Collusion Strike Force to the International Competition Community

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

  • Statement from Acting Secretary Wolf on the President’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities
  • Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus
  • Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling
  • Statement from Acting Secretary Wolf on Extension of Non-Essential Travel Restrictions with Canada and Mexico
  • Press Release: CBP Training Academies Reopen This Week (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector BP Rescues more Illegal Aliens Lost in the Desert (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Rescues Lost Illegal Alien in Desert (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Rescues Six Distressed Illegal Aliens in the Desert (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Traffic Stop Leads to Stash House, Drugs, Gang Member (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $1 Million at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Two Men Sought for Child Sex Crimes Arrested in El Paso (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Enforcement Action Shuts Down Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Prevents a Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Convicted Child Molester (Texas)
  • Press Release: World Trade Bridge Officers Seize Over $2.5 Million in Marijuana within Commercial Shipment (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Collaboration Leads to Canal Waterway Rescue (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $1.6 Million Worth in Hard Narcotics Over One Enforcement Action (Texas)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol Makes Multiple Narcotics Seizures (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts Continue on the Island with Funds Obligated for 75 Projects (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: Get Help After FEMA Leaves (Mississippi)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Addresses American Society of Association Executives on Leadership, EXIM’s Role in Reopening America, and Supporting U.S. Jobs
  • Press Release: Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee Meets to Discuss EXIM COVID-19 Relief Measures, Opportunities for Healthcare Engagement in the Region
  • Press Release: Chairman Reed Discusses President Trump’s Memorandum on Providing COVID-19 Assistance to the Italian Republic with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Trade Mitigation Purchases to Feed People in Need and Aid American Farmers Surpass $2B
  • Press Release: USDA Approves South Carolina and Utah to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: DOE Invests $17 Million to Advance Carbon Utilization Projects

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Takes Historic Step to Transfer Ownership of Federal Water Projects in Utah to Local Water Users

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: ICYMI | U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia Delivers Remarks On Department of Labor’s Coronavirus Response
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Fines New Jersey Manufacturer For Failing to Correct Machine Hazards
  • Press Release: Federal Court Orders Defunct Online Casino and Sweepstakes Company To Pay Former Employees $99,807 to Restore Health Plan Losses
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Files Suit Alleging Transport Company Owes 700 Drivers More than $1.5 Million in Overtime Back Wages and Damages

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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: “96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!”
  • June 16: “A GREAT woman. Her son is looking down from heaven & is very proud of his wonderful & loving mom!!!”  Retweet:  Ivanka Trump @IvankaTrump · 1h · Mrs. Cooper-Jones, the tragic loss and injustice that you have suffered should be experienced by no parent. My father was honored to meet you today and deeply moved by your story. We are with you and will continue to hold your family and Ahmaud in our hearts. God Bless
  • June 16: “@LyndaBennettNC has my Complete & Total Endorsement. She is a great fighter & ally in North Carolina. Lynda is Strong on Crime, Borders, Military, our Great Vets & 2A. She will be a great help to me in DC. We need Lynda to help DRAIN THE SWAMP! VOTE EARLY!”
  • June 16: “Congressman @LeeZeldin is a fighter for New York! He serves our Country in the Army Reserve & works hard for our Vets & First Responders. He’ll stand with our Police against Radical Liberal attempts to defund them. Lee has my Complete & Total Endorsement!”
  • June 16: “Chris Jacobs (@JacobsNY27) will be a tremendous Congressman who will always fight for New York. He is Strong on the Border, our Military and Vets, and the Second Amendment. Chris has my Complete and Total Endorsement! Vote for Chris on June 23! #NY27”
  • June 16: [WH Video]