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.

THE PRESIDENT has no public events scheduled for Saturday or Sunday.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

On Sunday, June 28, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Dallas, Texas, where he will visit First Baptist Church Dallas and participate in the Celebrate Freedom Rally.  The Vice President will next meet with Governor Abbott and his healthcare team on COVID-19, before returning to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Friday, June 26, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Combating Violence and Protecting America’s Monuments, Memorials, and Statues
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re: protecting monuments, memorials and statues)
  • Text of a Letter: President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago (re: criminal violence)
  • Executive Order on Continuing the President’s National Council for the American Worker and the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board
  • Remarks by President Trump at the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting
  • Executive Order on Modernizing and Reforming the Assessment and Hiring of Federal Job Candidates
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Is Reforming and Modernizing the Federal Hiring Process
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Meeting with Airline Executives
  • Remarks by National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien | The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions | Phoenix, AZ (June 23, 2020)
  • Article: Artificial Intelligence Can Serve Democracy
  • Nominations/Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (re: BLM)

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Meeting With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
  • Article: NATO Chief Talks Nuclear Arms, Burden-sharing, NATO 2030
  • Article: China Becoming Concern for U.S. Commanders in Europe
  • Joint U.S.-U.K. Readout of Call Between U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace
  • Article: Esper Visits U.S., British Airmen at Base in England
  • Press Release: DOD Announces Support to Salute to America 2020
  • Article: AI Gleaned Information About Emerging Threats, Future Plots From bin Laden Raid
  • Article: President Praises Shipyard Workers, New Guided Missile Frigate
  • Contracts for June 26, 2020

Department of State

  • June 26: Sanctions | U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials for Undermining Hong Kong’s High Degree of Autonomy and Restricting Human Rights
  • June 26: Remarks | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Remarks at the 20th Anniversary Community of Democracies Virtual Conference
  • June 26: Readout | U.S.-GNA Discussions on Militia Demobilization (Libya)
  • June 26: Fact Sheet | This Week in Iran Policy
  • June 26: Readout | Founding Partners Convene to Recognize Anniversary of Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI)
  • June 26: Statement | International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
  • June 26: Statement | Madagascar National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement | U.S. Intervention on the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN Charter

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband on Federal Court’s Religious Liberty Ruling Concerning New York City and New York State
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Applauds Congressional Passage Of Reauthorization Of The Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement And Reform Act
  • Press Release: President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Hearing on Policing Culture and Community Engagement
  • Press Release: Chinese Citizen Convicted of Economic Espionage, Theft of Trade Secrets, and Conspiracy
  • Press Release: Russian National Pleads Guilty for Role in Transnational Cybercrime Organization Responsible for more than $568 Million in Losses
  • Press Release: Russian National Sentenced to Prison for Operating Websites Devoted to Fraud and Malicious Cyber Activities
  • Press Release: United States Settles Disability Discrimination Case Involving Residents and Prospective Residents of a Senior Housing Community
  • Press Release: Greensboro Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Employment Tax Fraud

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

  • Press Release: CBP to Begin Reopening Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers July 6 (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: CBP to Reopen LAX Global Entry Enrollment Center July 6 (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Stops Boat off San Diego Coast with 18 Trying to Illegally Enter U.S. (California)
  • Press Release: Narcotic Body Carriers Arrested by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Discovers More Than 88 Lbs. of Heroin and Meth in 24 Hours (California)
  • Press Release: Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.4 Million in Fentanyl Tablets, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cocaine (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Agents Apprehend Multiple Illegal Aliens in Two Smuggling Events (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Convicted Murderer and Sex Offender Arrested in Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize Nearly $400K in Marijuana (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol, HSI Stop Potentially Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Half Ton of Salmonella-Laced Kratom (Michigan)
  • Press Release: CBP Seizes Largest Synthetic Drug Shipment in Port of Cincinnati History (Ohio)
  • Press Release: 10,800 Assault Weapons Parts Seized by CBP in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Seattle Field Office Creates Public Tip Line to Report Smuggling (Washington)

Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the 6th American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, Korea, Mexico, and Turkey

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Oklahoma and Montana

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Announces Intent to Provide $122M to Establish Coal Products Innovation Centers

Department of Interior (DOI)

  • Press Release: Secretary Bernhardt Applauds the President’s Intent to Nominate William Perry Pendley to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Press Release: This Week at Interior | June 19, 2020

Department of Transportation

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces Wage and Hour Division Openings
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Child Labor; Paid Sick And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Amid School and Camp Closures
  • Press Release: Iowa McDonald’s Franchise Pays Employee Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Paid Leave Due to Coronavirus-Related School Closure
  • Press Release: Delivery Contractor Pays Back Wages After Wrongly Denying Paid Sick Leave to Employee Ordered to Quarantine
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Verizon Communications Reach Settlement To Resolve Hiring Discrimination Allegations in New Mexico, Oklahoma
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Review Results in Federal Contractor Paying $858,492 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination
  • Press Release: Orlando Restaurant Pays $30,878 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Violations
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor for Repeatedly Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards at Boca Raton Worksite

Department of Education

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Executive Order Signed Today by President Donald J. Trump (re: Federal hiring process)
  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Approves Four Additional Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Statement from Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., on Texas Community-Based Testing Sites 1.0 Extension
  • Press Release: OCR Resolves Complaint with Tennessee After it Revises its Triage Plans to Protect Against Disability Discrimination

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 27: “Do not believe the Fake News Media. Oklahoma speech had the highest Saturday television ratings in @FoxNews history. @seanhannity dominated T.V. with my interview on Thursday night, more than @CNN & MSDNC COMBINED. These are the real polls, the Silent Majority, not FAKE POLLS!”
  • June 27: “….We will win the Election against Corrupt Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Schumer. We will save the Supreme Court, your 2nd Amendment, permanent damage from the ridiculous Green New Deal, and you from massive Tax Hikes. Also, our Heritage, History and LAW & ORDER!”
  • June 26: “I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence. Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!”
  • June 26: “Big WIN in Texas on Mail-In Ballots!”
  • June 26: “I was going to go to Bedminster, New Jersey, this weekend, but wanted to stay in Washington, D.C. to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced. The arsonists, anarchists, looters, and agitators have been largely stopped…”
  • June 26: “…I am doing what is necessary to keep our communities safe — and these people will be brought to Justice!”
  • June 26: “MANY people in custody, with many others being sought for Vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park. 10 year prison sentences! @FBIWFO”