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.

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

Looking ahead: On Wednesday, July 1, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force.  President Trump will visit South Dakota on Friday, July 3, for its 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration in Keystone.  The President is expected to return to Washington for the Fourth of July celebrations in the capital on Saturday.

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

1:30PM THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | Eisenhower Executive Office Building | Closed Press

3:30PM THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to U.S. Public Health Service employees | U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Headquarters, Rockville, MD | Pool Press

4:30PM THE VICE PRESIDENT and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force participate in a press gaggle | U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Headquarters, Rockville, MD

Looking ahead: Vice President Pence is scheduled to visit Arizona on Wednesday, July 1, and Florida on Thursday, July 2.

Recap of Monday, June 29, 2020

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

The White House

  • Proclamation to Take Certain Actions Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act and for Other Purposes
  • Proclamation on Amendment to Proclamation 10052 (re: immigration)
  • Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Nominations: One Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper’s Phone Call With Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld
  • Press Release: Travel Restrictions | Green Locations, June 29, 2020
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al.
  • Contracts for June 29, 2020

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Tuesday, June 30

  • June 29: Advisory | Secretary Pompeo to Address United Nations Security Council (re: Iran/Expiring UN Embargo) – June 30, 2020
  • June 29: Advisory | Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook Visits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Consultations on Iran
  • June 29: Statement | The United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain Issue Joint Statement on Iran Arms Embargo Following Consultations
  • June 29: Statement | U.S. Government Ending Controlled Defense Exports to Hong Kong
  • June 29: Statement | On China’s Coercive Family Planning and Forced Sterilization Program in Xinjiang
  • June 29: Statement | On China’s Threats to Impose Visa Restrictions on U.S. Officials
  • June 29: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gunawardena
  • June 29: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen
  • June 29: Statement | U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue Energy Working Group
  • June 29: Statement | Memorandum of Agreement between the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Peace Corps on Security Support Abroad Honored at June 29 Ceremony
  • June 29: Statement | On the Passage of Georgian Constitutional Reform
  • June 29: Statement | Seychelles National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Explanation of Vote on the Renewal of the Mandate for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria (via VTC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Statement by DNI Ratcliffe on Recent Press Reporting

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Taxpayers Should File Taxes by July 15th or Request Extension to October 15th
  • Congressional Testimony: Statement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Before the House Committee on Financial Services
  • Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases

  • Press Release: Chinese National Guilty of Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels
  • Press Release: The Department of Justice Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against the Owner and Manager of Rental Properties in Davenport, Iowa
  • Press Release: Ten Defendants Charged in $1.4 Billion Rural Hospital Pass-Through Billing Scheme
  • Press Release: Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt Announces Departure from Civil Division

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

  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Distressed Illegal Alien (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Apprehends Sex Offender (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth Packages in Two Separate Events (California)
  • Press Release: Methamphetamine Seized in Two Separate Events at Border Patrol Checkpoints (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Yield Marijuana Seizure (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Border Patrol seizes Marijuana, Cocaine, and arrest a Gang Member (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Prevent a Human Smuggling Attempt at Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $11 Million in Methamphetamine within Commercial Bus (Texas)
  • Press Release: Commercial Carriers: Pay Commercial Truck User Fees Online to Avoid Border Delays (Michigan)
  • Press Release: CBP Narcotics Detector Dog Kajo Retires from Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers in Buffalo Record Largest Northern Border Seizure (New York)
  • Press Release: CBP San Juan Field Operations Seizes 573 Pounds of Cocaine Concealed inside a Lowboy Trailer aboard the Ferry (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Do You Have Enough Insurance on Your Home? (Tennessee)
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Avondale Fire (Arizona)
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Poeville Road Fire (Nevada)

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Revocation of Hong Kong Special Status
  • Blog: Commerce This Week | June 29

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers from China

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Continues to Deliver Innovative Solutions to its Customers

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Distributes More Than $514 Million to Communities, Supports Critical Local Services

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Interim Final Rule to Implement Provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Improve Investment Advice And Enhance Financial Choices for Workers and Retirees
  • Press Release: Federal Court Orders Sanctions, Appoints Special Master in Contempt Ruling Against Contractors, Owner for Not Complying With Safety Standards
  • Press Release: Charlotte Area Transit System Reinstates Employee, Pays Back Wages After Violating Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Cites Missouri Contractor After Employee Suffers Severe Injuries in Trench Collapse
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Offers Webinars for Business Owners, Employers and Other Stakeholders on Coronavirus-Related Paid Sick Leave
  • Press Release: Norwell, Massachusetts, Employer Pays Back Wages to Employee Denied Coronavirus-Related Paid Sick and Family Leave

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Secures New Supplies of Remdesivir for the United States

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 30: “We are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan. We have them on tape. They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in Prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act. Turn yourselves in now!”
  • June 29: “Senator @CoryGardner from Colorado is a GREAT Senator who always fights for the people of his state. He protects your #2A, loves our Vets and Military, and cares deeply about our BEAUTIFUL public lands. Cory has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #COSEN”
  • June 29: “Congressman @ScottRTipton is a great supporter of the #MAGA Agenda! He fights for your #2A rights and the Border Wall. Scott is working hard for Colorado and has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #CO03”
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  • June 29: “Sorry to inform the Do Nothing Democrats, but I am getting VERY GOOD internal Polling Numbers. Just like 2016, the @nytimes Polls are Fake! The @FoxNews Polls are a JOKE! Do you think they will apologize to me & their subscribers AGAIN when I WIN? People want LAW, ORDER & SAFETY!”
  • June 29: “Seattle Looters, Agitators, Anarchists and ‘Protestors’, are now refusing to leave the ‘CHOP’ Zone. They have ZERO respect for Government, or the Mayor of Seattle or Governor of Washington State! Not good!”
  • June 29: “95% Approval Rating of President Trump in the Republican Party. I would imagine the 5% are the RINOS’ and stupid people who don’t want to see great Judges & Supreme Court Justice’s, a new & powerful Military, Choice for Vets, 2A Protection, big RegulationCuts, Life, & much more!”