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.

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

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

10:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Phoenix, AZ, on Air Force Two

11:30 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Phoenix, AZ, on Air Force Two

11:45 a.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a briefing with Governor Ducey on COVID-19 | Phoenix, AZ

12:35 p.m. MST – THE VICE PRESIDENT participates in a press gaggle with Governor Ducey | Phoenix, AZ

2:00 p.m. MST –  THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Phoenix, AZ, en route Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

8:55 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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

The White House

  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force | Rockville, MD
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Schools
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Today’s Supreme Court Denial of Appeal from Four Death Row Inmates | June 29, 2020
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Readout from the First Lady’s Roundtable on Foster Care and Strengthening America’s Child Welfare System
  • Proclamation on Pledge to America’s Workers Month, 2020
  • Nominations: One Nomination Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Statement by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs on Intelligence That Russian GRU Operatives Were Engaged in Malign Activity Against the U.S. and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan
  • Statement by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs on U.S. Troop Levels in Germany
  • Article: Risk Aversion Impedes Hypersonics Development
  • Article: Missile Defense Chief Looks to Handle Changing Threat
  • Contracts for June 30, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Wednesday, July 1
  • June 30: Statement | On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong
  • June 30: Readout | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Participation in the Virtual C5+1 High-Level Dialogue
  • June 30: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at the UN Security Council on the Iran Arms Embargo
  • June 30: Fact Sheet | UN Report Exposes Iran’s Defiance of the United Nations
  • June 30: Readout | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Taliban Deputy Mullah Baradar
  • June 30: Readout | Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Remarks at the Three Seas Initiative Virtual Ministerial
  • June 30: Statement | Conclusion of the Tenth Round of the Columbia River Treaty Negotiations
  • June 30: Statement | The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian People
  • June 30: Statement | Canada Day
  • June 30: Statement | On the Occasion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Statement by Ambassador Kelly Craft on Exposing China’s Gross Human Rights Abuses

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Advances Its Work on Virtual Assets, Proliferation Financing, COVID-19, and Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue
  • Press Release: Department of Justice And Federal Trade Commission Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines
  • Press Release: Fifth Pharmaceutical Company Charged In Ongoing Criminal Antitrust Investigation
  • Press Release: The Justice Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Trade Commission Partner to Alert Public of Contact Tracing COVID-19 Fraud Schemes
  • Press Release: The Department of Justice Warns of Inaccurate Flyers and Postings Regarding the Use of Face Masks and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Press Release: Seattle Doctor Charged with COVID Relief Fraud
  • Press Release: Former Colorado Judge Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Task Force Investigation of a Drug Trafficking Organization
  • Press Release: Opioid Manufacturer Indivior’s Chief Executive Officer Pleads Guilty In Connection With Drug Safety Claims
  • Press Release: Guam Ambulance Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Medicare Ambulance Fraud Scheme

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

  • Advisory: Acting Secretary Wolf Traveling to Arizona (June 30, 2020)
  • Press Release: DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grants
  • Press Release: CBP Implements New and Innovative U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Maritime Investigation Leads to Arrests; Weekend Apprehensions Included Several “Got Away” Suspects (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Foils Attempted Smuggling of Large Group of Illegal Aliens in Utility Truck (Arizona)
  • Press Release: BP Saves 10 Migrants, Surpasses FY19 Rescue Totals (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Laredo CBP Officers Seize $700K in Hard Narcotics in One Enforcement Action (Texas)
  • Press Release: Matthew J. Hudak New Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent (Texas)
  • Press Release: Felix Chavez Departs as Chief Patrol Agent, Laredo Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release: Human Smuggling Event in Concealed Compartment Foiled (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Intercepts Another Sizable Human Smuggling Event (Texas)
  • Press Release: Convicted Sex Offender Caught Attempting to Re-enter the United States in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Discover Abandoned Meth (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Discover Fifth Century Sasanian Coins (New York)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grant (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: Free Counseling Available for Flood Survivors in Umatilla County (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Urges Hawaii Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season (Hawaii)
  • Press Release: Including Children in Emergency Planning and Preparedness (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Press Release: Recheck the Damage to Your Home Before FEMA Registration Ends July 2 (Puerto Rico)
  • Press Release: FEMA Approves Over $108 Million For the Island’s Recovery Projects (Puerto Rico)

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

  • Press Release: 2X Challenge Drives Groundbreaking $4.5 Billion to Women in Developing Countries

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Debuts 2019 Competitiveness Report, Finds that China’s Predatory Practices are Fundamentally Changing Nature of Export Credit Competition

Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Press Release: DOE Report Spotlights Appalachia’s Economic Progress and Opportunities for Growth

Department of Interior

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

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Nearly $800 Million in Grants to 347 Airports in 46 States and 4 Territories

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards More Than $6 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Awards $6.2 Million to Support Employment Services for Older Americans Seeking to Rejoin Workforce
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2020 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme | ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Announces over $42 Million in Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant Awards to Increase Youth Participation in Registered Apprenticeships

Department of Education

  • Statement from Secretary DeVos on Espinoza: Religious Discrimination is Dead
  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Challenges Educators to Rethink Education Options for Rural High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Re-Establishes Ready Reserve Corps as Part of the United States Public Health Service
  • Press Release: HHS Extends COVID-19 Testing Public-Private Partnership

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

  • July 1: “Biden was asked questions at his so-called Press Conference yesterday where he read the answers from a teleprompter. That means he was given the questions, just like Crooked Hillary. Never have seen this before!”
  • July 1: “‘No corroborating evidence to back reports.’ Department of Defense. Do people still not understand that this is all a made up Fake News Media Hoax started to slander me & the Republican Party. I was never briefed because any info that they may have had did not rise to that level”
  • July 1: “WOW. Record Growth in 2nd Quarter! Under Corrupt Joe Biden and his MASSIVE Tax and Regulation increases, Markets, and your 401k’s, will PLUNGE! Expect a Record 2021!”
  • July 1: “My Executive Order to protect Monuments, Statues etc., IS IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. In excess of a 10 year prison term. Please do not put yourself in jeopardy. Many people now under arrest!”
  • July 1: “The Russia Bounty story is just another made up by Fake News tale that is told only to damage me and the Republican Party. The secret source probably does not even exist, just like the story itself. If the discredited @nytimes has a source, reveal it. Just another HOAX!”
  • July 1: “Congratulations to @foxandfriends on completely dominating the just released morning TV Ratings. Morning Joke, staring Psycho Joe Scarborough on MSDNC, a Concast Company, was a disaster. Even worse was the barely registering @CNN mess!”
  • July 1: “Can’t believe how badly @CNN has done in the newly released TV ratings. They are so far below @FoxNews (thank you President Trump!) that you can barely find them. Fredo should be given a big pay cut! MSDNC also did poorly. As I have long said, Fake News does not pay!!!”
  • July 1: “‘Minneapolis City Council unanimously approves proposal to disband police.’ @TIME  The Democrats would do this all over the U.S. It would be a disaster for safety & security!”
  • July 1: “Happening fast!”  Retweet:  Eric Trump @EricTrump · 10h · Amazing Quarter for the Markets!!! The DOW has the best quarter in 33 years (up 17.77%). Likewise the NASDAQ is up 30.63% in 90 days! Congrats to all 401k’s!
  • July 1: “I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars, is in the Bill!”
  • June 30: “Congratulations on a really great win!”  Retweet:  Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) @laurenboebert · May 3 · I am a mother to 4 boys. My husband and I are raising them to be strong men! I refuse to send my children into a socialist nation. Their freedom IS my motivator! Threaten the liberty of Americans, and I’ll be there to hold you accountable! #USHouse #CO03 #HellNObeto @BetoORourke
  • June 30: “I know better than anyone that my friend Roger Ailes died 3 years ago, just look at what happened to @FoxNews. We all miss Roger!!!”
  • June 30: “He knew the questions and still couldn’t answer them. Lamestream Media being laughed at all over the world!”  Retweet:  Kimberley Strassel @KimStrassel · 17h · Wow. Biden comes out of basement and agrees to finally answer a question or two. Our intrepid press corps uses the moment to ask him to explain, over and over, just how awesome he’ll be.
  • June 30: “She gets fired by @CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by @FoxNews. Where are you Roger Ailes?”  Retweet:  Brigitte Gabriel @ACTBrigitte · 14h · Cheater Donna Brazile should not be on Fox News. GET HER OFF THE AIR!
  • June 30: “At the request of many great Americans who live in the Suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH housing regulation that is having a devastating impact on these once thriving Suburban areas. Corrupt Joe Biden wants to make them MUCH WORSE. Not fair to homeowners, I may END!”
  • June 30: “This is a battle to save the Heritage, History, and Greatness of our Country! #MAGA2020”
  • June 30: “As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China. People can see it, and I can feel it!”
  • June 30: “Today’s SCOTUS ruling is a historic win for families who want SCHOOL CHOICE NOW! #SchoolChoice is a civil rights issue, and no parent should have to send their child to a failing school. I will continue to fight for School Choice and will always defend Religious Freedom!”
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  • June 30: “THE LONE WARRIOR!”
  • June 30: “Chuck, we will get lower drug prices done. Thanks!”  Retweet:  ChuckGrassley @ChuckGrassley · Jun 29 · Pres Trump called on Congress in his state of union to pass a bill to lower Rx drug prices & said he would sign it into law @realDonaldTrump has been leading on this issue for many yrs. I coauthored a bill w Ranking Member Wyden but Democrats walked away Bipartisanship is needed!