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.

9:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews

9:50 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Miami, FL

12:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Miami International Airport | Miami, FL

12:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Miami, FL, en route to Doral, FL

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

12:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counternarcotics Operations

1:40 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Couternarcotics Operations

2:05 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs U.S. Southern Command en route to Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center in Doral, FL

2:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable on Supporting the People of Venezuela | Doral, FL

3:20 p.m. EDT –  THE PRESIDENT departs Doral, FL, en route to Miami, FL

3:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Miami International Airport en route to Fort Lauderdale, FL

4:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

4:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport en route to Hillsboro Beach, FL

4:55 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at a private residence | Hillsboro Beach, FL

5:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Hillsboro Beach, FL

6:35 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Hillsboro Beach, FL, en route to Fort Lauderdale, FL

7:15 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Fort Lauderdale, FL, en route to Washington, D.C.

9:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

9:45 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting | White House Situation Room

Recap of Thursday, July 9, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlink spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative
  • Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump’s America First Policies are Uplifting and Empowering Hispanic Americans
  • Remarks by President Trump at Signing of an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative
  • Remarks by President Trump During Roundtable with Hispanic Leaders
  • Appointments: President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (re: President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity)
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence During a Chamber Roundtable to Discuss Economic Reopening | Malvern, PA
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence at Back the Blue Rally | Philadelphia, PA
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (re: Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Mazars)
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | July 9, 2020
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany | July 8, 2020
  • Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Call with the Veterans Crisis Line
  • Readout of First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to The Mary Elizabeth House
  • Article: ONDCP Director Carroll and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Recognize Kentucky HIDTA Designations
  • Disaster Declaration: President Donald J. Trump Approves Michigan Disaster Declaration

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Article: No Place for Racism, Discrimination in U.S. Military, Milley Says
  • Article: Where it Counts, U.S. Leads in Artificial Intelligence
  • Article: Guardsmen Protected Americans’ Rights of Speech and Assembly, Esper Says
  • Contracts for July 9, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Friday, July 10
  • July 9: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Briefing on Current U.S. Foreign Policy
  • July 9: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • July 9: Statement | The United States Imposes Sanctions and Visa Restrictions in Response to the Ongoing Human Rights Violations and Abuses in Xinjiang
  • July 9: Statement | On Arms Control Negotiations with China
  • July 9: Readout | Deputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Biegun’s Visit to Seoul
  • July 9: Statement | UN Special Rapporteur Gives More Cause to Distrust UN Human Rights Mechanisms
  • July 9: Statement | United States Applauds Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Condemnation of Syrian Regime Use of Chemical Weapons
  • July 9: Joint Statement for the Press on C5+1 High-Level Dialogue (re: Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan)
  • July 9: Statement | United States Commends Indonesia’s Response to Rohingya Refugees
  • July 9: Statement | Allegations of Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Sahel
  • July 9: Statement | On the Passing of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly
  • July 9: Statement | Kiribati National Day
  • July 9: Statement | Argentina’s Independence Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in West Africa and the Sahel (via VTC)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Leader Creating Office Director Positions

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Proposed Settlement with United States and Major Fertilizer Producer will Reduce Acidic Wastewater Generation and Enhance Phosphate Recovery
  • Press Release: President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Holds Hearing on Trust and Respect for Law Enforcement via Teleconference
  • Press Release: Researcher Charged with Illegally Using U.S. Grant Funds to Develop Scientific Expertise for China
  • Press Release: American Contractor Charged as Part of Theft Ring Responsible for Stealing Government Equipment from U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan
  • Press Release: San Diego, California Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For His Role In Million Dollar Scheme Targeting Thousands Of U.S. Servicemembers And Veterans
  • Press Release: Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Wildlife
  • Press Release: Former CEO of Tennessee Pain Management Company Sentenced for Role in Approximately $4 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme
  • Press Release: Four Former Corrections Officers Sentenced For Violating Inmates Civil Rights

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

  • Press Release: CBP Announces June 2020 Operational Update (Washington)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Stops Meth Smuggling Attempt By Juvenile (California)
  • Press Release: Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: Yuma Sector Assists Wildlife Officers in Seizure of $140K in Meth from Backpacks (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Like Summer Temperatures in Arizona, 911 Calls, Rescues, Heating Up for Border Patrol (Arizona)
  • Press Release: Follow Laredo Sector Border Patrol on Social Media Platforms (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Rescues 12 Illegal Aliens in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: A Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out More Than 20 Pounds of Cocaine in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas)
  • Press Release: A Narcotics Smuggling Attempt is Stymied at a Local Golf Course (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Field Operations Seizes over $500K in Hard Narcotics at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Extra Baggage Leads to Failed Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Seize $3.7 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: S. Border Patrol Agent Renders Aid After Witnessing Airplane Crash on Patrol (North Dakota)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan
  • Press Release: Federal Aid Programs for the State of Michigan
  • Press Release: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Utah
  • Press Release: Federal Aid Programs For The State Of Utah
  • Press Release: More Than 28,000 Families Rehabilitate Their Homes with Voluntary Help (Puerto Rico)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Commerce This Week | July 10

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers from China and Vietnam

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Reed Hosts Teleconference with over 180 Space Technology Leaders and Stakeholders

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release:  USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Utah
  • Press Release: Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Department of Energy

  • Press Release: S. Department of Energy Announces $21 Million for Research in EPSCoR States

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report
  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia On President Trump’s Executive Order
  • Press Release: S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Addresses Economic Re-Opening And Workplace Safety during Visit to Florida
  • Press Release: S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Lumber and Flooring Manufacturer After Employee Fatality at Selma Facility

Department of Education

  • Statement from Secretary DeVos on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative Executive Order

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: HHS Awards More Than $21 Million to Support Health Centers’ COVID-19 Response

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup July 9, 2020

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 10: “‘Don’t throw the American story into the river, don’t throw it into the lake. Be proud of it.’ @kilmeade @foxandfriends”
  • July 10: “Mail-In Ballot fraud found in many elections. People are just now seeing how bad, dishonest and slow it is. Election results could be delayed for months. No more big election night answers? 1% not even counted in 2016. Ridiculous! Just a formula for RIGGING an Election….”
  • July 10: “….Absentee Ballots are fine because you have to go through a precise process to get your voting privilege. Not so with Mail-Ins. Rigged Election!!! 20% fraudulent ballots?”
  • July 10: “Get it done or the Federal Government will come in and get it done for you!”  Retweet:  Cory Mills @CoryMills_PACEM · Jul 6 · We must bring back law and order and stop the senseless murders in some of America’s largest cities.…
  • July 10: “Now that we have witnessed it on a large scale basis, and firsthand, Virtual Learning has proven to be TERRIBLE compared to In School, or On Campus, Learning. Not even close! Schools must be open in the Fall. If not open, why would the Federal Government give Funding? It won’t!!!”
  • July 10: “The great @LouDobbs has a very important new book coming out shortly. ‘The Trump Century, How Our President Changed the Course Of History Forever’, looks like it will be a big bestseller. Make it Number 1 for Lou. Pre-Order now at http://THETRUMPCENTURY.COM  A great honor, Lou!”
  • July 9: “President Trump Approval Rating in the Republican Party at 96%. Thank You!”
  • July 9: [Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative]
  • July 9: “At the request of Congressman Moolenaar, I have approved a major Disaster Declaration to provide more than $43 million in Federal Funds to help the people of the GREAT State of Michigan recover from the recent dam break flooding. I will always stand with Michigan!”
  • July 9: “We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAUGHT…and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear….”
  • July 9: “….No Republican Senate Judiciary response, NO “JUSTICE”, NO FBI, NO NOTHING. Major horror show REPORTS on Comey & McCabe, guilty as hell, nothing happens. Catch Obama & Biden cold, nothing. A 3 year, $45,000,000 Mueller HOAX, failed – investigated everything….”
  • July 9: “…Won all against the Federal Government and the Democrats send everything to politically corrupt New York, which is falling apart with everyone leaving, to give it a second, third and fourth try. Now the Supreme Court gives a delay ruling that they would never have given…”
  • July 9: “….for another President. This is about PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT. We catch the other side SPYING on my campaign, the biggest political crime and scandal in U.S. history, and NOTHING HAPPENS. But despite this, I have done more than any President in history in first 3 1/2 years!”
  • July 9: “Courts in the past have given ‘broad deference’. BUT NOT ME!”
  • July 9: “The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue. This is all a political prosecution. I won the Mueller Witch Hunt, and others, and now I have to keep fighting in a politically corrupt New York. Not fair to this Presidency or Administration!”
  • July 9: “‘We know what took place. We have already seen criminality. What is happening? Biggest political scandal of our time.’  @MariaBartiromo  You are 100% correct, Maria, it is a disgrace that nothing happens. Obama and Biden spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAUGHT…BUT NOTHING!”
  • July 9:  “For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so many Cases, compared to other countries that haven’t done nearly as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better. We have tested 40,000,000 people. If we did 20,000,000 instead, Cases would be half, etc. NOT REPORTED!”