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*

12:20 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Bangor, ME | Joint Base Andrews

1:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Bangor International Airport

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on supporting America’s commercial fishermen and signs a Proclamation | Bangor, ME

2:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Bangor, ME, en route to Guilford, ME

3:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Puritan Medical Products | Guilford, ME

3:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT tours Puritan Medical Products | Guilford, ME

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Puritan Medical Products | Guilford, ME

4:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Guilford, ME, en route to Bangor, ME

5:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Bangor, ME, en route to Washington, D.C.

7:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in Listening Session with Faith and Community Leaders | Beltsville, MD

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

Recap of Thursday, June 4, 2020

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

The White House

  • Executive Order on Accelerating the Nation’s Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Emergency by Expediting Infrastructure Investments and Other Activities
  • Presidential Memorandum on Protecting United States Investors from Significant Risks from Chinese Companies
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Commemorating the 31st Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts
  • Readout from the First Lady’s Zoom Meeting with Experts on Social Emotional Learning

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: Service Members, Civilians Bound By DOD Rules During Election Campaigns
  • Contracts for June 4, 2020

Department of State

Daily Schedule | Friday, June 5

  • June 4: SecState Statement | New Nasdaq Restrictions Affecting Listing of Chinese Companies
  • June 4: Remarks | Deputy Secretary Biegun and Ambassador-at-Large Currie at the International Women of Courage Honorary Awards Ceremony: Tiananmen Mothers
  • June 4: SecState Statement | Release of Michael White (Iran)
  • June 4: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
  • June 4: Joint Communique by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group
  • June 4: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
  • June 4: Readout | Virtual Pacific Islands Dialogue on COVID-19 Assistance
  • June 4: SecState Statement| Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Transcript: Digital Briefing on USAID’s Ongoing Development Priorities and COVID-19 Assistance Response in Africa
  • Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo | Fulfilling the President’s Generous Commitment to Provide Critical Medical Supplies Across the Globe
  • Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on LGBTI Pride Month

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on UN Peacekeeping Operations (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury/Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • Press Release: Publication of Syria-related Sanctions Regulations

Department of Justice

Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases

  • Speech: Attorney General William P. Barr’s Remarks on Mr. George Floyd and Civil Unrest
  • Press Release: Justice Department Resolves Fair Housing Act Lawsuit Against Guam’s Government for Racial and National Origin Discrimination
  • Press Release: Arkansas Project Manager Charged in Oklahoma with COVID-Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Michigan Real Estate Developer Indicted for Tax and Bank Fraud
  • Press Release: The Department of Justice Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owners of Rental Properties in Muskegon, Michigan

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

  • Travel Advisory: Acting Secretary Wolf Traveling to North Carolina (June 5)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Drug Trafficker and Money Launderer (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Intercept Kettlebell Shaped Meth Packages (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Arrests Juvenile Retrieving Meth Dropped by Cross-Border Drone (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at El Paso Port Stop Methamphetamine Load (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Intercept Narcotics Worth Over $400K at World Trade Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Sexual Predators Arrested by Rio Grande Valley Agents….Again (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $500K Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Helicopter Experiences Dangerous Situation after being Targeted by Laser from Canada (Michigan)
  • Press Release: Cocaine-stuffed Soy Nuggets Seized by Cincinnati CBP (Ohio)
  • Press Release: Hitchhiking Termites Stopped by CBP in Charleston (South Carolina)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Provides Additional $12.4 Million for Colorado COVID-19 Response (Colorado)
  • Press Release: FEMA Announces 2020 Youth Preparedness Council Members (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: FEMA Collaborates with Public and Private Entities for the Benefit of the Municipality of Loíza (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: FEMA Issues Public Notice (Alabama)
  • Press Release: Survivors of April 12 Tornadoes and Storms have less than two weeks to register with FEMA (Mississippi)
  • Press Release: FEMA Contacting Some Survivors for Home Inspection (Tennessee)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Announces New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Statement from Secretary Perdue on Ninth Circuit Dicamba Decision
  • Press Release: USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments
  • Press Release: USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 5 Million Boxes Distributed

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  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces COVID-19 Innovation Portal and Assistance Program

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor and Oldcastle Building Envelope Inc. Reach Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Announces Next Step Toward Better Connecting Transitioning Service Members Skills with Employers’ Needs

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • June 5: “It is a stunner by any stretch of the imagination! @CNBC”
  • June 5: “It’s a stupendous number. It’s joyous, let’s call it like it is. The Market was right. It’s stunning! @jimcramer @CNBC”
  • June 5: “Oh no, the Dems are worried again. The only one that can kill this comeback is Sleepy Joe Biden!”
  • June 5: “Congratulations to wonderful Charles Payne on having been so optimistic, and therefore correct. Market up BIG!!!”
  • June 5: “I will be doing a News Conference at 10:00 A.M. on the Jobs Numbers! White House.”
  • June 5: “This is an AMAZING JOBS REPORT! Edward Lawrence @FoxNews”
  • June 5: “I am so stunned. I’ve never seen numbers like this and I’ve been doing this for 30 years! Steve M.  @MariaBartiromo”
  • June 5: “THESE NUMBERS ARE INCREDIBLE! @MariaBartiromo”
  • June 5: “Really Big Jobs Report. Great going President Trump (kidding but true)!”
  • June 5: “No Contest. Steve blows him away. So important for Montana. I’ll be there to help Steve win big!!!”  Retweet:  Steve Daines @SteveDaines · Jun 2 · Thank you, Montana!  Humbled by the support.  Let’s win this in November!
  • June 5: “True. Steve is a GREAT SENATOR. Need him badly in Washington. Complete and Total Endorsement!”  Retweet:  Steve Daines @SteveDaines · Jun 3 · Having spent 28 years in the private sector creating jobs, I’ll work with @realDonaldTrump to rebuild our economy and get Montana back on track.
  • June 5: “Great going Mike!”  Retweet:  Senator Mike Crapo @MikeCrapo · Jun 1 · This fall, many Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage will have a maximum $35 out-of-pocket copay for a month’s supply of broad a range insulins.
  • June 5: “Thanks for your invaluable help in getting a great man PASSED to run VOICE OF AMERICA. Trying for 25 years and you got it done Jim. Idaho is proud of you!”  Retweet:  Jim Risch @SenatorRisch · May 28 · To reserve a campsite near you, visit #RecreateResponsibly
  • June 5: “Great going Brad!”  Retweet:  Brad Little @GovernorLittle · May 28 · Idaho has met the criteria to advance to Stage 3 of the Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly reopen Idaho’s economy. #IdahoCOVID19
  • June 5: “We just landed Wisconsin a massive Navy shipbuilding contract. Beautiful designs!”  Retweet:  Senator Ron Johnson @SenRonJohnson · May 22 · Wisconsin is proud of its rich shipbuilding & maritime history.  Bordered on 3 sides by commercially navigable waterways, our state has benefited greatly over the centuries from water transportation.  #NationalMaritimeDay
  • June 5: “USA!”  Retweet:  Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · Jun 1 · My fellow Americans – My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation — and that is exactly what I will do…
  • June 4: “So great to have Michael home. Just arrived. Very exciting. Thank you to Iran. Don’t wait until after U.S. Election to make the Big deal. I’m going to win. You’ll make a better deal now!”
  • June 4: “A must watch!”  Retweet:  Malik Obama @ObamaMalik · 18h ·
  • June 4: “Sleepy Joe Biden’s 1994 Crime Bill was a total disaster. It was mass incarceration for Black people, many of them innocent. I did Criminal Justice Reform, something Obama & Biden didn’t even try to do – & couldn’t do even if they did try. Biden can never escape his Crime Bill!”
  • June 4: “Few people know where they’ll be in two years from now, but I do, in the Great State of Alaska (which I love) campaigning against Senator Lisa Murkowski. She voted against HealthCare, Justice Kavanaugh, and much else…”
  • June 4: “…Unrelated, I gave Alaska ANWR, major highways, and more. Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you!”
  • June 4: “‘Police Groups Break With Biden’ @politico  His handlers want him to ‘Defund the Police.’ I want more money for Law Enforcement!”
  • June 4: “Great to be with our wonderful Men and Women of the @SecretService. What a job they are doing!”
  • June 4: “The problem with asking for someone to give you a letter of resignation, which you do as a courtesy to help them save face, is that it is then harder to say you fired them. I did fire James Mattis. He was no good for Obama, who fired him also, and was no good for me!”
  • June 4: “John Kelly didn’t know I was going to fire James Mattis, nor did he have any knowledge of my asking for a letter of resignation. Why would I tell him, he was not…”
  • June 4: “…in my inner-circle, was totally exhausted by the job, and in the end just slinked away into obscurity. They all want to come back for a piece of the limelight!”
  • June 4: “The problem is not the very talented, low-flying helicopter pilots wanting to save our city, the problem is the arsonists, looters, criminals, and anarchists, wanting to destroy it (and our Country)!”
  • June 4: “Congratulations to Michael Pack! Nobody has any idea what a big victory this is for America. Why? Because he is going to be running the VOICE OF AMERICA (@VOANews), and everything associated with it…”
  • June 4: “I thought this letter from respected retired Marine and Super Star lawyer, John Dowd, would be of interest to the American People. Read it!”

  • June 4: “I just got off the phone with former American hostage Michael White, who is now in Zurich after being released from Iran. He will be on a U.S. plane shortly, and is COMING HOME…”
  • June 4: “…to the UNITED STATES! We have now brought more than 40 American hostages and detainees back home since I took office. Thank you to Iran, it shows a deal is possible!”
  • June 4: “The Radical Left Democrats new theme is “Defund the Police”. Remember that when you don’t want Crime, especially against you and your family. This is where Sleepy Joe is being dragged by the socialists. I am the complete opposite, more money for Law Enforcement! #LAWANDORDER”
  • June 4: “I am to happy announce that Navy Veteran, Michael White, who has been detained by Iran for 683 days, is on a Swiss plane that just left Iranian Airspace. We expect him to be home with his family in America very soon….”
  • June 4: “….I will never stop working to secure the release of all Americans held hostage overseas! Thank you Switzerland for your great assistance.”
  • June 4: “Please let this serve as my Complete and Total Endorsement of a great fighter and ally in North Carolina, @LyndaBennettNC. She is strong on Crime, Borders, Military, our Great Vets & 2A. She will be a great help to me in DC. EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY. We need Lynda Bennett! #NC11”
  • June 4: “Disgraceful!”  Retweet:  Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr · Jun 3 · Why is @JoeBiden silent about the cold blooded murder of Captain David Dorn? Does his life not matter to Joe because it doesn’t fit his leftwing narrative about the riots and looters?!?