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*

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

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

2:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting | East Room

3:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Morristown, NJ

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport

4:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Bedminster Landing Zone | Bedminster, NJ

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT meets with airline executives | Roosevelt Room

WH Briefing Schedule*

12:30 p.m. EDT – Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force hold a press briefing | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recap of Thursday, June 25, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at Fincantieri Marinette Marine | Marinette, WI
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Fox News Town Hall | Green Bay, WI
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at Roll Call at Youngstown Police Department | Youngstown, OH
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence on Opening Up America Again | Lordstown, OH
  • Readout: Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Mental Health in Colorado Visit
  • Article: How the Trump Administration is Advancing Efficient Federal Operations
  • Nominations: President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees
  • Nominations: Three Nominations Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Returning to Normal Operations on the Pentagon Reservation | Phase Two (effective June 29)
  • Article: S., South Korea Repatriate Remains of 147 Korean Soldiers
  • Publication: Message to the Force on Feedback on Diversity and Inclusion in the Military
  • Contracts for June 25, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, June 26
  • June 25: SecState Speech | A New Transatlantic Dialogue | The German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum
  • June 25: Remarks | Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in The German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum
  • June 25: Remarks | At the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony (Link to the report)
  • June 25: Sanctions | The United States Imposes Sanctions with Respect to Iran’s Metal Industry
  • June 25: Readout | Asia EDGE holds Virtual Workshop: “Supporting Indo-Pacific Industry Engagement through Asia EDGE”
  • June 25: Advisory | Deputy Secretary Biegun to Address 20th Anniversary Community of Democracies Virtual Conference (June 26)
  • June 25: Statement | The 70th Anniversary of the Korean War
  • June 25: Statement | Parliamentary Election in Mongolia
  • June 25: Statement | Mozambique National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: USAID Welcomes the Official Declaration of the End of the Ebola Outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Press Release: USAID Announces a Contribution of $356.2 Million from the U.S. Government for Sudan’s Democratic Transition

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Afghanistan (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Targets Major Iranian Metals Companies and Foreign Subsidiaries and Sales Agents

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: “Compound King” and Wife Sentenced in $21 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme; Fugitive Sought
  • Press Release: Novartis Hellas S.A.C.I. and Alcon Pte Ltd Agree to Pay over $233 Million Combined to Resolve Criminal FCPA Cases

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

  • Press Release: Binational Coordination Leads to the Arrest of Two Homicide Fugitives (California)
  • Press Release: BP Arrests Smuggler Hiding Migrant in Truck Toolbox (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge does not Monkey Around (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempts, Agent Assaulted (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Save Six in Distress (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Three Abandoned by Smugglers (Texas)
  • Press Release: Joint Enforcement Action Shuts Down a Stash House (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP in Louisville Seizes Over $276K in Fake Footwear (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Awards Nearly $2 Million to Help People Cope with COVID-19-Related Stress (FEMA Region 3)

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Virtual Meeting of the 27th Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing
  • Blog: Spotlight on Commerce | Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: DFC Announces New “IQ” Development Impact Measurement Tool

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: DOI Signs Agreement with USDA to Increase Investment in Infrastructure on Federal and Tribal Lands
  • Press Release: USDA Highlights Accomplishments in Rural High-Speed Broadband Deployment Under American Broadband Initiative
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests More Than $12.5 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Georgia
  • Press Release: USDA Provides Flexibilities to Ensure Kids Receive Meals This Fall

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA and CDC Issue Interim Guidance To Protect Seafood Processing Industry Workers
  • Press Release: Florida Consulting Service Pays Back Wages After Denying Paid Sick Leave Connected to Coronavirus
  • Press Release: San Francisco Grocery Store to Pay Back Wages After Denying Paid Sick Leave to Worker Whose Children’s School Closed Due to Coronavirus
  • Press Release: Subway Franchisee Pays Back Wages After Denying Paid Sick Leave To Worker with Children at Home When School Closed During Coronavirus
  • Press Release: Bakersfield Non-Dairy Product Manufacturer Pays Back Wages After Denying Paid Sick Leave to Worker Caring for Children With Closed School
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Five New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
  • Press Release: Auburn, Alabama, Pep Boys Pays Employee Back Wages After Violating Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Press Release: Border Warehouse Company to Pay $134,922 in Back Wages To Employees After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations
  • Press Release: Florida Stable Pays $65,807 in Wages, Penalties After Investigation By U.S. Department of Labor Finds H-2B Visa Program Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Napa, California Residential Care Facility Paying $225,000 for Overtime Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $73,452 in Overtime Back Wages For Northeast Texas Trucking Company Employees
  • Press Release: Court Orders Hudson Valley, New York, Convenience Stores and Owners To Pay $400,301 After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation, Litigation

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Issues Rule to Ensure CARES Act Funding Serves All Students

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance
  • Press Release: HHS Secretary Azar Statement on End of Eastern DRC Ebola Outbreak

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 25 [Pinned]: “I was honored to be in Wisconsin today, on the edge of beautiful Lake Michigan, with the legendary workers of Marinette Marine!”  [Video]
  • June 25: “He has no idea, so the answer is yes!!!”  Retweet:  Henry Rodgers @henryrodgersdc · 6h · NEW: @DailyCaller reached out to the Biden campaign and asked them if Biden agrees with Democrats who want to tear down statues of George Washington, Grant, Roosevelt, and depictions of Jesus. The campaign was given over 24 hours to respond. They did not:
  • June 25: “Coronavirus deaths are way down. Mortality rate is one of the lowest in the World. Our Economy is roaring back and will NOT be shut down. ‘Embers’ or flare ups will be put out, as necessary!”
  • June 25: “If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me with a vengeance. This is beyond a normal mistake. Why isn’t the media reporting it?”  [Video]
  • June 25: “I will be interviewed by @SeanHannity  tonight at 9:00 P.M. Eastern on @FoxNews. Enjoy!”
  • June 25: “Landing in Wisconsin. Launching big new ship contract!”
  • June 25: “LAW & ORDER”
  • June 25: “Told that @NYCMayor Bill de Blasio wants to paint the fabled & beautiful Fifth Avenue, right in front of Trump Tower/Tiffany, with a big yellow Black Lives Matter sign. ‘Pigs in a Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’, referring to killing Police, is their chant. NYC Police are furious!”
  • June 25: “Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!”
  • June 25: “The Obama/Biden Administration is the most CORRUPT in HISTORY!”  Retweet:  Jim Jordan @Jim_Jordan · 13h · Obama/Biden scandals:
    • Fast & Furious
    • Solyndra
    • Benghazi
    • IRS targeting
    • Opperation Choke Point
    • Spying on journalists
    • VA waiting lists
    • Cash payments to Iran
    • Clinton emails
    • Unmasking of political rivals
    • Crossfire Hurricane/Russia Hoax
    • Crossfire Razor/Flynn

Don’t forget!

  • June 25: “When are the thugs, looters, and anarchists moving out of the so-called ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Seattle? Get going!”
  • June 25: “The number of ChinaVirus cases goes up, because of GREAT TESTING, while the number of deaths (mortality rate), goes way down. The Fake News doesn’t like telling you that!”
  • June 25: “Failed presidential candidate (thank you President Trump!), Carly Fiorina, said she will be voting for Corrupt Joe Biden. She lost so badly to me, twice in one campaign, that she should be voting for Joe. No complaints!!!”
  • June 25: “The Fake News and phony Fake Suppression Polls have never been worse. The Lamestream Media has gone CRAZY!”
  • June 25:  “A @FoxNews commentator just ripped me with lies, with nobody defending. They talked about the ‘friendly’ protesters (they set the Church on fire the day before. They were anything but friendly), and how I stood and held the Bible upside down – it wasn’t upside down. @edhenry”