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.

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Recap of Friday, June 5, 2020

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

The White House

  • Remarks by President Trump at Puritan Medical Products
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Roundtable on Supporting America’s Commercial Fishermen
  • Presidential Proclamation on Modifying the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
  • Presidential Memorandum: Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (re: supply of petroleum and petroleum products/Iran)
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in Listening Session with Faith and Community Leaders | Beltsville, MD
  • Bill Signed into Law:
    • R. 7010, the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020”
    • Signing Statement by the President
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Appointments for the Executive Office of the President
  • Article: Trouncing Expectations by 10 Million Jobs, the Labor Market’s Comeback has Begun

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: White House Report Recommends Multi-Pronged Approach to Counter China
  • Article: Space Development Agency Works Closely With Army, Its Biggest Customer
  • Article: Experts Predict Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Warfare
  • Contracts for June 5, 2020

Department of State

  • June 5: Fact Sheet | This Week in Iran Policy
  • June 5: Transcript | Briefing With Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook On the Release of Michael White (from Iran)
  • June 5: Transcript | Briefing with U.S. Representative to the UN Ambassador Kelly Craft On U.S. Engagement at the United Nations Security Council
  • June 5: Transcript | Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS James Jeffrey on the Virtual Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group
  • June 5: Advisory | Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Qatar
  • June 5: Statement | The United States Commends the People of Burundi on the Presidential Elections of May 20
  • June 5: Statement | Denmark’s Constitution Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the G5 Sahel Joint Force (via VTC)
  • S. Statement on the Impact of Women Leaders in the Fight Against COVID-19

Department of Justice

Daily Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Press Releases

  • Press Release: Four Florida Men Charged for Their Roles in a $54 Million Compound Pharmacy Kickback Scheme
  • Press Release: Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Fraudulent Chicagoland Tax Return Business

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

  • Advisory: Acting Secretary Wolf Traveling to Florida (June 8)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol Encounters 23 Convicted Sex Offenders in the month of May (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: CBP Continues to Seize Large Number of Counterfeit and Unapproved COVID-19 Products (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Find More Than 5.5 Tons of Marijuana Hidden in Shipment of Limes (California)
  • Press Release: S Customs and Border Protection Announces New Permanent Hours of Operation at Port of Naco (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $500K of Drugs in less than 24 Hours (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth Stash at Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize 1,000 Year-Old Iranian Artifact (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Baltimore Field Office Continues to Seize Unapproved PPE and COVID-19 Medications (Maryland)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus Pandemic Response | Historic Preservation Compliance for Emergency Protective Measures
  • Press Release: FEMA Releases Latest State-by-State Data on PPE
  • Press Release: FEMA Grants $14 Million to Repair Paradise Unified School District Infrastructure (California)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Approves South Dakota to Accept SNAP Benefits Online
  • Press Release: USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Alaska

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tim Petty Named Co-Chair of National Drought Resilience Partnership

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: S. Department of Transportation Modifies June 3 Order Regarding Chinese Carriers

Department of Labor

  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia on the May Jobs Report
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Offers Webinar for Garment Employees and Employers on Impacts of Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites Florida Roofing Contractor For Failing to Protect Employees from Falls and Other Hazards
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Marks 100th Anniversary of Women’s Bureau

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • June 6: “Riot gear or military control is not necessary because ANTIFA & other Wacko groups of Anarchists aren’t present to cause trouble. Incredible people. Thank you Maine!”  Retweet:  Lily Marston @lily_marston · 6h · Can’t help but notice a lack of riot gear or military control to ensure the protection and safety of this very large crowd.…
  • June 5: “Great new book by @PastorDScott  called ‘Nothing to Lose’. The Pastor is a winner and a great guy. Much can be learned from him. Buy the book. Make him a Big Deal Author!”
  • June 5: “‘This is a flat out lie. They (the media) are making things up’ @CharlesHurt @IngrahamAngle  The Lamestream Media is out of control. It would be impossible to fully explain how dishonest they are!”
  • June 5: “Crazy!”  Retweet:  Malik Obama @ObamaMalik · Jun 4 · OMG! WTH! Can you imagine @JoeBiden being @POTUS? He can’t answer a simple question or make a simple statement even with the help of the idiots at @TheView!Did u catch some of their faces.They can’t believe it either #JoesNotSorry #WalkAway
  • June 5: “Biden wants to Defund the Police!”  Retweet:  Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell · Jun 4 · Obama-Biden Justice Department Spokesman calls for defunding the police.  This must be widely condemned by the Biden campaign immediately.…
  • June 5: “We will always defend. Great job Jay!”  Retweet:  Jay Sekulow @JaySekulow · Jun 4 · The oath of allegiance in America is being targeted by those who want to remove “so help me God.” Thankfully a federal appeals court threw out the lawsuit, but we must defend “so help me God” just as we always defend “In God We Trust.” Sign now.
  • June 5: “You must be kidding??? This is a total disgrace!”  Retweet:  Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell · 13h · Is she getting a work phone?…
  • June 5: “THANK YOU MAINE! #MAGA”  [Video]
  • June 5: “Twitter Pulls Trump Campaign Video of President Showing Empathy For Peaceful Protesters  They are fighting hard for the Radical Left Democrats. A one sided battle. Illegal. Section 230!”  [Article]
  • June 5: “Democrat John Hickenlooper Held in Contempt After Failing to Comply with Subpoena over Ethics Complaint Got caught big time with his hand in the cookie jar. Should be the end of his Colorado Senate bid. Makes no difference, we already have a GREAT Senator!
  • June 5: “What a fantastic group!”  Retweet:  Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) @TeamTrump · 13h · WATCH: Black Voices For Trump Online Real Talk with @KatrinaPierson, @ParisDennard, and @RepVernonJones! #BlackVoicesForTrump  Text TRUMP to 88022
  • June 5: “Great!”  Retweet:  Candace Owens @RealCandaceO · 15h · While the Left pledges bail to Antifa, the right is working to rebuild black businesses that were destroyed in their wake.  @NicoleArbour has raised 80k to help this woman rebuild. Let’s break 100k! I’m pledging 500$ & I want @DonaldJTrumpJr to match me!
  • June 5: “@MayorBowser  is grossly incompetent, and in no way qualified to be running an important city like Washington, D.C. If the great men and women of the National Guard didn’t step forward, she would have looked no better than her counterpart Mayor in Minneapolis!”
  • June 5: “I am a big fan of Drew Brees. I think he’s truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but he should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown high…”
  • June 5: “…We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart. There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag – NO KNEELING!”
  • June 5: “The incompetent Mayor of Washington, D.C., @MayorBowser, who’s budget is totally out of control and is constantly coming back to us for “handouts”, is now fighting with the National Guard, who saved her from great embarrassment…”
  • June 5: “I just signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to further improve our VERY POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL program to help small businesses. THANK YOU to our GREAT REPUBLICAN SENATORS!” @senatemajldr  @marcorubio @SenatorCollins @SteveDaines @SenThomTillis @SenCoryGardner
  • June 5:

Trump ad image celebrating the addition of 2.5 million jobs

  • June 5: “Greatest Top Five Monthly Jobs Gains in HISTORY. We are #1!”
  • June 5: “‘Really great numbers by any standard – UNBELIEVABLE!’ @JoeSquawk  Joe go it right also!”