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*

1:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Secretary of State | Private Dining Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:30 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response and economic revival | Situation Room

White House Press Briefing Schedule*

2:00 p.m. EDT – Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing | James S. Brady Briefing Room | On Camera

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

Recap of Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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

The White House

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: Department of Defense Accepts Korean Ministry of Defense’s Proposal to Fund Korean National Employee Labor Costs
  • Press Release: Department of Defense Announces Tour Length Change for the Middle East
  • Publication: Overseas Tour Length Change – Locations on the Arabian Peninsula
  • FAQ: Overseas Tour Length Change – Arabian Peninsula and Iraq
  • Article: SPACECOM, Space Force Officials Discuss Planetary Defense, Astronaut Launch
  • Article: Army Medical Experts Brief Reporters on COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
  • Article: Air Force Secretary Gets Update on Kirtland’s Mission During COVID-19
  • Publication: Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Responsibilities
  • Contracts for June 2, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, June 3
  • June 2: Transcript | Briefing With Senior State Department Officials On U.S. Limiting the People’s Liberation Army’s Ability to Use Nonimmigrant Visa Programs to Illicitly Acquire U.S. Technologies and Intellectual Property (re:  China)
  • June 2: Statement | Assistant Secretary of State Schenker Leads U.S. Delegation to High-Level Virtual Pledging Conference for Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
  • June 2: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian
  • June 2: Statement | Assistant Secretary Fannon Holds Workshop on Mineral Criticality and the Energy Transition
  • June 2: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, and UK Counterparts
  • June 2: Sanctions | The United States Targets Maritime Entities for Supporting Illegitimate Maduro Regime in the Venezuela Oil Trade
  • June 2: Statement | Italian Republic Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Statement from USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa On Advancing International Religious Freedom

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement by the United States of America for the first meeting on Treaty Body Reform (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Syria Chemical Weapons (via VTC)
  • US Statement on the Proposed Resolution for the 2020 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment
  • Protesting China’s Unlawful Maritime Claims at the UN | June 1, 2020

Department of the Treasury

  • Sanctions: Treasury Targets Maritime Entities for Supporting Illegitimate Maduro Regime in the Venezuela Oil Trade

Department of Justice

  • Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on Protests in Washington, D.C.
  • Press Release: Department of Justice Awards Nearly $400 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing
  • Statement from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband and Michigan U.S. Attorneys on Michigan Governor’s Decision to Adjust Reopening Plans
  • Press Release: Federal Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Man Offering Fraudulent Coronavirus Treatments
  • Press Release: Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Iowa City Community School District, Iowa, to Ensure Accessible Playgrounds
  • Press Release: Oklahoma Contractors to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Concerning Fraudulently Obtained Small Business Contracts
  • Press Release: Mississippi Department of Health Services Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability in Connection with SNAP Quality Control

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

  • Press Release: ICYMI | FPS Statement On Shooting In Oakland, CA
  • Press Release: Human Smugglers Continue to Endanger Migrants (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Seizes $550K of Hard Narcotics Over the Weekend (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Busy Weekend at the Port of Nogales (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Support New Mexico Special Olympics Torch Run (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: CBP seizures include 17-year-old smuggling cocaine (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $536K in Narcotics in Two Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Halts Two Human Smuggling Attempts in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth $2.4 Million at the Laredo Port of Entry (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Selects The 2019 – 2020 Youth of the Year (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Agriculture Specialists Intercept Destructive Beetle Larvae (Minnesota)
  • Press Release: 170 Counterfeit Championship Rings Seized by CBP Officers (Kentucky)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico Continue with Obligations for 124 Projects (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: FEMA approves additional $11 million for Bay District Schools Hurricane Michael recovery expenses (Florida)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Provides an Additional $250 Million to Help U.S. Health Care Systems Respond to COVID-19
  • Press Release: HHS Awards $20.3 Million to Expand the Addiction Workforce in Underserved Communities

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigations of Digital Services Taxes

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Imports of Vanadium

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Mississippi

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Rule on Tribal Transportation Self-Governance

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on Retirement of Inspector General Scott Dahl
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA and CDC Issue Guidance to Help Agriculture Workers during the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Keep Stockroom And Loading Dock Workers Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • June 3: “Really sick to watch the Fake and totally Slanted News(?) coming out of MSDNC and CNN. It bears NO relationship to the Truth or Facts. They are merely offshoots of the DNC, much like the @nytimes and the Amazon @washingtonpost. Just like 2016, but worse. Sad, but we will win big!”
  • June 3: “LAW & ORDER!”
  • June 3: “Congratulations to Randy Feenstra on your big win in the Iowa Republican Primary. You will be a great Congressman!”
  • June 3: “The knew it was Fake and went with it anyway. Lamestream Media is CORRUPT!”  Retweet:  Henry Rodgers @henryrodgersdc · 12h · Glad someone did.…
  • June 3: “The National Guard is ready!”  Retweet:  Buck Sexton @BuckSexton · 22h · Block after block of midtown 5th Avenue – perhaps the most famous shopping street in the world- look like this now. The vandals made their way down this street, unbothered by police, and shattered countless windows doing millions of dollars of damage and theft
  • June 3: “Get tough police!”  Retweet:  Buck Sexton @BuckSexton · 7h · Molotov cocktails are lethal force, and from their very origins, a “weapon of war” (thanks Finland!) If you throw a Molotov cocktail at police, you should spend a very long time in prison…
  • June 3: “Undercover Huber is a great spoof, funny, but at the same time sad, because the real @JohnWHuber did absolutely NOTHING. He was a garbage disposal unit for important documents & then, tap, tap, tap, just drag it along & run out of time. A.G. Jeff Sessions was played like a drum!”
  • June 3: “Fredo’s ratings are down more than 50%. People are tired of his act. @CNN IS DYING!  Retweet:  Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC · 8h · >@ChrisCuomo went aggro on a guy at a bar and threatened to chunk him down some stairs because the guy was not “polite.”
  • June 3: “So true!”  Retweet:  Senator Ted Cruz @SenTedCruz · 15h · Authoritarian Democratic leaders were eager to send law enforcement to arrest law abiding citizens at church, or in the parks. But, when it comes to violent protestors & looters, suddenly these same leaders are deciding its bad politics to enforce the law.
  • June 3: “Thank you Ted. They got caught cold, but this should never be allowed to happen to an incoming administration again – Spied on. Makes Watergate look like small potatoes! OBAMAGATE!”  Retweet:  Senator Ted Cruz @SenTedCruz · 12h · PREVIEW of tomorrow’s @senjudiciary #Rosenstein hearing: We’re looking for the truth about the Obama Administration officials who weaponized the FBI and DOJ to target and entrap the incoming administration.
  • June 3: “I agree, unlike other states that are poorly run & managed, Texas is in great shape…and the Southern Border Wall, which is going up FAST, puts it in even better position!”  Retweet:  Brett Havekost @bretthavekost · 8h · Texas Governor Abbott: “We will not be asking the United States military to come into the state of Texas because we know Texans can take care of Texas.”
  • June 3: “So pathetic to watch the Fake News Lamestream Media playing down the gravity and depravity of the Radical Left, looters and thugs, ripping up our Liberal Democrat run (only) cities. It is almost like they are all working together?”
  • June 2 [Pinned]: “My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with @SenatorTimScott, guaranteed funding for HBCU’s, School Choice, passed Criminal Justice Reform, lowest Black unemployment, poverty, and crime rates in history…”
  • June 2: “Burgess Owens, Utah. ‘We weren’t to sure in 2016, but we voted for the right person to take us through this process.’ @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews   Thank you Burgess. Working hard!”
  • June 2: “New York’s Finest are not being allowed to perform their MAGIC but regardless, and with the momentum that the Radical Left and others have been allowed to build, they will need additional help. NYC is totally out of control. @NYCMayor & @NYGovCuomo MUST PUT DOWN RIOTING NOW!”
  • June 2: ““‘Chaos, lawlessness, and destruction take over New York.’ @FoxNews  When will Governor Cuomo call the Federal Government for help?”
  • June 2: “Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters Fake News is hurting our Country so badly. Don’t burn down churches. This article is a must read!”
  • June 2: “You got it wrong! If the protesters were so peaceful, why did they light the Church on fire the night before? People liked my walk to this historic place of worship! Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Ben Sasse. Please read @MZHemingway below.”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 2h · “Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters”
  • June 2: “Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you!”

Photo of David Dorn, officer killed during riots incited by George Floyd's death

  • June 2: “Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love. Now, @NC_Governor Roy Cooper and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena – Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and…”
  • June 2: “…then tell them they will not be able to gain entry. Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised. Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of…”
  • June 2: “…millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State. Because of @NC_Governor, we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.”
  • June 2: “Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!”
  • June 2: “Sleepy Joe has been in politics for 40 years, and did nothing. Now he pretends to have the answers. He doesn’t even know the questions. Weakness will never beat anarchists, looters or thugs, and Joe has been politically weak all of his life. LAW & ORDER!”
  • June 2: “Macy’s at 34th. Street, long the largest single department store anywhere in the world, & a point of pride in NYC, was devastated yesterday when hoodlums and thieves vandalized it, breaking almost all of its large panels of storefront glass. What a shame. Bring in National Guard!”
  • June 2: “Decorated combat Vet @MarthaMcSally has a great new book, Dare to Fly, which tells her story as the first American woman to fly a fighter jet in combat. She’s tough, tested, and true. A real fighter for Arizona. Get her book today at!”
  • June 2: “Great new book out today by @DineshDSouza — get your copy today!”
  • June 2: “New York City put on an 11:00 P.M. CURFEW last night. No wonder they ripped the place apart. Should be 7:00 P.M. CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD. #SAVENYC”
  • June 2: “SILENT MAJORITY!”
  • June 2: “NYC, CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD. The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart. Act fast! Don’t make the same horrible and deadly mistake you made with the Nursing Homes!!!”
  • June 2: “Republicans, get out and vote today for those great candidates that will lead to big victories on November 3rd. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
  • June 2: “Vaccines are coming along really well. Likewise therapeutics. Moving faster than anticipated. Good news ahead (in many ways)!”
  • June 2: “Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces. Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!”
  • June 2: “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 2: “Congressman Dusty Johnson (@DustyJohnson) is a phenomenal advocate for the people of South Dakota! He helped us deliver USMCA for our Farmers, and he is strong on the Border and our Second Amendment. Dusty has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #SDAL”
  • June 2: “Senator Mike Rounds (@RoundsforSenate) continues to deliver for South Dakota! Mike is working hard for our incredible Farmers and he is strong on Trade, Military, our Vets, and the Second Amendment. Mike has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #SDSen
  • June 2: “Congressman Mike Simpson (@MikeSimpson4ID) is a tremendous champion for Idaho! Mike is working hard for our incredible Farmers, and he strongly supports our Military, Vets and the Second Amendment. Mike has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #ID02”
  • June 2: “Congressman Russ Fulcher (@RussFulcher) is an incredible Representative for the people of Idaho! He fully supports the Border Wall, Life, our Vets and the Second Amendment. Russ has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #ID01”
  • June 2: “Congressman Greg Pence (@GregPenceIN) is doing a phenomenal job for Indiana. His brother, our great Vice President Mike Pence, and I need Greg to help us keep our Country SAFE and fight for our #MAGA agenda. Greg has my Complete & Total Endorsement! #IN06”
  • June 2: “Congressman Jim Banks (@jim_banks) is a fighter for Indiana! A highly respected Navy Officer, Jim works hard for our Vets and Small Businesses. Strongly supports the Second Amendment and our Border Wall! Jim has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #IN03
  • June 2: “Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (@jackiewalorski) is doing an incredible job for Indiana. She fights for Small Businesses, the Economy, and our incredible Military and Vets! Jackie has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #IN02”
  • June 2: “Congressman Andy Harris (@Harris4Congress) is a tremendous advocate for Maryland! A highly respected physician, Andy fights for the Second Amendment, Border Security and our incredible Farmers. Andy has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #MD01”