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*

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in the arrival of the President of the Republic of Poland | West Wing Lobby

2:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland | Oval Office

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland | Cabinet Room

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a joint press conference with the President of the Republic of Poland | Rose Garden

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in the Senate Steering Committee lunch | U.S. Capitol

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for the arrival of the President of the Republic of Poland | West Wing Lobby

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT joins THE PRESIDENT for an expanded bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland | Cabinet Room

5:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

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

Recap of Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable on Border Security | Yuma, AZ
  • Remarks by President Trump in Press Gaggle After the Commemoration of the 200th Mile of New Border Wall | San Luis, AZ
  • Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure | Washington, D.C.
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Roundtable Discussion on School Choice | Waukesha, WI
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Faith in America Tour | Pewaukee, WI
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Celebrates National Pollinator Week at the Vice President’s Residence
  • Transcript: Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Publication: Interim Regulations for Condolence or Sympathy Payments to Friendly Civilians for Injury or Loss That is Incident to Military Operations
  • Press Release: Seven New Members Appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
  • Article: Remains of 147 South Korean Soldiers From the Korean War Will Return Home
  • Article: Theodore Roosevelt Sailors Receive COVID-19 Antibody Testing
  • Contracts for June 23, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, June 24
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to release the “2019 Country Reports on Terrorism”
  • June 23: Statement | Attacks in Syria
  • June 23: Statement | Submission to Congress of the “Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments” (Compliance Report)
  • June 23: Statement | Luxembourg National Day
  • June 23: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Hugh Hewitt of The Hugh Hewitt Show

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in South Sudan (via VTC)

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Introduction of Lawful Access Bill in Senate
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Announces $42 Million to Combat Illegal Manufacture and Distribution of Methamphetamine and Opioids
  • Press Release: Antitrust Division Issues 2020 Annual Newsletter Update
  • Press Release: Texas Man Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud, False Statements and Money Laundering
  • Press Release: Alabama Tax Preparer Indicted for Filing False Returns
  • Press Release: Court Finds Miami-Area Tax Preparer and His Business in Contempt for Violating Permanent Injunction

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

  • Press Release: CBP Constructs 216 Miles of New Border Wall System (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Deadly Drugs Seized by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Canine Team Seizes $139K in Meth at Checkpoint (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector BP Rescues Four Illegal Aliens in Distress (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes $715K in Narcotics at New Mexico Checkpoint (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP and GSA Partner with City of Laredo to Alleviate Traffic Congestion at the World Trade Bridge Land Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $100,025 in Unreported U.S. Currency at the Rio Grande City, Texas Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: World Trade Bridge Officers Seize Marijuana Worth Over $500K (Texas)
  • Press Release: 60 Pounds of Dimethyltryptamine Seized by CBP Officers (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Foils Several Human Smuggling Attempts (Texas)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: One Week Remains to Apply for Disaster Assistance (South Carolina)
  • Fact Sheet: FEMA May Help April 13 Storms Survivors with Generator Costs (South Carolina)
  • Press Release: One Week Remaining to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance in Umatilla County and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Including Your Pets in Disaster Preparedness (US Virgin Islands)
  • Press Release: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts on the Island Continue with Funds Obligated for 153 Projects (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Michael Marangell, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Beijing

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: Collated Steel Staples from China Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Congressional Testimony: EXIM Chairman Reed Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee on First Year Results Following a Reopened, Reformed, and Reauthorized EXIM

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Approves Kansas to Accept SNAP Benefits Online
  • Press Release: USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 20 Million Boxes Distributed

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces New Lab Consortia to Advance Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D
  • Press Release: Department of Energy Selects 76 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Program Funding

Department of Interior

  • Statement from Secretary Bernhardt on Destruction at Lafayette Square

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Proposes New Investment Duties Rule (Washington DC)
  • Readout: S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights American Economic Recovery in Dallas, Texas
  • Press Release: S. Department Of Labor Announces Online Tool to Help Workers Determine Eligibility for Paid Sick Leave Due to Coronavirus (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar on Coronavirus-Related Paid Sick Leave Requirements for Business Owners, Employers and Other Stakeholders (Kansas City, KS)
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor to Host Webinar for Medical Professionals, Others Providing Care for Current and Former Nuclear Production Workers (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Rhode Island Restaurant Paying $775,000 in Back Wages, Damages and Penalties

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Marks 48th Anniversary of Title IX

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from HHS Secretary Azar on Victory for President Trump’s Price Transparency Agenda
  • Press Release: HHS Announces MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge
  • Press Release: HHS Announces Partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to Fight COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority and Vulnerable Communities

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 24: “A GREAT DAY IN ARIZONA!” [Video]
  • June 24: “It is ashame that Congress doesn’t do something about the lowlifes that burn the American Flag. It should be stopped, and now!”
  • June 23: “Tomorrow @SenatorTimScott and the Senate Republicans have a Great Bill, the #JUSTICEAct, up for a vote. Will be great for both people of color and police – in fact, has major police support. Rebuilding trust and keeping communities safe! Hope to sign it into law ASAP!”
  • June 23: “BIG VICTORY for patients – Federal court UPHOLDS hospital price transparency. Patients deserve to know the price of care BEFORE they enter the hospital. Because of my action, they will. This may very well be bigger than healthcare itself. Congratulations America!”
  • June 23: “Cases up only because of our big number testing. Mortality rate way down!!!”  Retweet:  Jeff Segor @JSegor · 19h · 6-23-20: US Covid-19 deaths still heading down despite cases going up.

  • June 23: “We broke them up last night, fast. Numerous are, and will be, in prison!  Retweet:  Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec · 23h · These are not protesters, CBS. These are criminals.…
  • June 23: “Hogan Gidley will be leaving the White House on July 1 and heading over to my campaign to be the National Press Secretary.  He is a strong, loyal and trusted member of the team that I know will do an outstanding job! We must WIN this election! Follow him at @JHoganGidley”
  • June 23: “We did a great job on CoronaVirus, including the very early ban on China, Ventilator production, and Testing, which is by far the most, and best, in the World. We saved millions of U.S. lives.! Yet the Fake News refuses to acknowledge this in a positive way. But they do give….”
  • June 23: “….Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is with us in all ways, a very high 72% Approval Rating. So, if he is in charge along with V.P. etc., and with us doing all of these really good things, why doesn’t the Lamestream Media treat us as they should? Answer: Because they are Fake News!”
  • June 23 [Twitter censored]:  “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!”