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.

11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Spirit of America Showcase | Grand Foyer

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

Vice President Mike Pence is travelling to Tampa, Florida, to meet with Governor Ron DeSantis regarding efforts the state is making to combat COVID-19.  Following, the Vice President and Governor DeSantis will participate in a press gaggle, before returning to Washington, D.C.

Recap of Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 developments.

The White House

  • Statement from the President (re: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement)
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Governor Ducey of Arizona on COVID-19 | Phoenix, AZ
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence and Governor Ducey of Arizona in Briefing on COVID-19 | Phoenix, AZ
  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey’s Phone Call With Deputy Defense Minister SrLTG Nguyen Chi Vinh of Vietnam
  • Press Release: DOD Recognition for Qualifying COVID-19 Operations and Activities
  • Video: DOD Officials Brief Reporters on Coronavirus Response
  • Press Release: Semi-Annual Report: Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan
  • Publication: Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced CANCELLED for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
  • Contracts for July 1, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Thursday, July 2
  • July 1: Statement | Entry into Force of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • July 1: Statement | Issuance of the Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
  • July 1: Fact Sheet | Issuance of Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
  • July 1: Remarks | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability (re: China; Middle East; Central Asia; Africa; Russia/arms control talks; Western Hemisphere; Iran/UN arms embargo; Russia/bounties; China/Uyghurs; China/Hong Kong; Russia/G-7; Lebanese judge)
  • July 1: Interview | Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo With Bret Baier of Fox News Special Report (re: China; Russia/Afghanistan; Iran; EU/U.S. travelers)
  • July 1: Readout | Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook Visits Austria for Consultations on Iran
  • July 1: Readout | Special Representative for Iran and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Brian Hook Visits Israel for Consultations on Iran
  • July 1: Statement | The Status of the Hagia Sophia
  • July 1: Statement | Burundi Independence Day
  • July 1: Statement | Somalia National Day
  • July 1: Statement | On the Occasion of the Rwanda National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

  • Press Release: Q&A With Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell on Pride in 2020

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: Publication of Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory (Link to Advisory)
  • Press Release: Treasury to Provide Loan to YRC Worldwide
  • Press Release: Reminder to file the 2020 Annual Report of Blocked Property

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Restoration of Law and Order in Seattle
  • Press Release: U.S. Seeks to Recover Approximately $96 Million Traceable to Funds Allegedly Misappropriated from Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Press Release: Justice Department Congratulates T-Mobile And Dish For Closing The Boost Divestiture
  • Press Release: Novartis Pays Over $642 Million to Settle Allegations of Improper Payments to Patients and Physicians
  • Press Release: Three Former Hilo Correctional Officers Indicted for Assaulting an Inmate and Attempting to Cover it Up

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: Trump Administration Strongly Warns U.S. Businesses Against Contributing to China’s Human Rights Abuses
  • Press Release: DHS Announces New Task Force to Protect American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues
  • Press Release: CISA Releases Cyber Essentials Toolkit #2 To Improve Cyber Readiness
  • Press Release: CBP Postpones Reopening of Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: CBP in Honolulu Intercepts Over 20 Lbs. of Cocaine Hidden in Cast Aluminum Blocks (Hawaii)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Dangerous Narcotics in Two Separate Events (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth Packages (California)
  • Press Release: CBP Fourth of July Reminders: Travel Restrictions Remain and Fireworks Are Prohibited (Arizona)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry Stop Large Drug Load (New Mexico)
  • Press Release: Multiple Subjects Injured During a Dangerous Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Continue to Seize Drugs Entering the United States (Texas)
  • Press Release: RGV Sector’s Deputy Chief Patrol Agent to Take Command in Del Rio Sector (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Arrest Criminal with Aggravated Sexual Abuse Conviction (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Renders Aid to Detainee in Distress (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $178K in Cocaine in Two Seizures (Texas)
  • Press Release: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Continue to Halt Human Smuggling Cases at Checkpoint (Texas)
  • Press Release: Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Sex Offender (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Intercepts Animal Skulls, Bones, Skins (Texas)
  • Press Release: CBP Detains Chinese Shipment of Suspected Forced Labor Products Made with Human Hair (New Jersey)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Department of Transportation Receives More Than $2.9 Million (North Carolina)
  • Press Release: FEMA Awards More Than $2.2 Million For Crisis Counseling Services in Illinois
  • Press Release: Five Ohioans join FEMA in Fight Against COVID-19

Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR)

  • Press Release: Ambassador Lighthizer Celebrates USMCA’s Entry Into Force Today Landmark trade agreement fulfills core Trump promise to end job-killing NAFTA
  • Press Release: U.S. Names Panelists for USMCA Labor Enforcement

Department of Commerce

  • Press Release: Commerce Releases Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory
  • Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Manufacturer & Business Association Roundtable in Erie, Pennsylvania

US International Trade Commission (USITC)

  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Completion Drill Bits and Products Containing the Same
  • Press Release: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Chemical Mechanical Planarization Slurries and Components Thereof

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Op-Ed: Secretary Perdue | President Trump delivers USMCA, a huge win for U.S. agriculture

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Interior Presents the 2020 Independence Day Celebration in the Nation’s Capital

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Launches $3 Million Public Safety Campaign to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Hot Cars
  • Press Release: CARES Act Air Service Exemption Hawaiian Airlines Renewal

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia Highlights USMCA in Columbus, Ohio
  • Press Release: U.S. Names Panelists for USMCA Labor Enforcement
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Ready to Enforce USMCA
  • Advisory: Simultaneous Release of Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims and Monthly Employment Situation Reports (Thursday, July 2)
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor Updates Regulation To Improve Veterans’ Access to Health Care
  • Press Release: CORRECTED | U.S. Department of Labor Awards More Than $81 Million In Grants to Expand Registered Apprenticeship in 42 States and Territories
  • Press Release: CORRECTED | U.S. Department of Labor Awards Grants to Support Services For Homeless Veterans Seeking to Reenter Workforce

Department of Education

  • Press Release: Several of Secretary DeVos’ Rethink Higher Education Regulations Take Effect Today as Department Issues New Rule to Protect Religious Liberty, Reform TEACH Grant Program
  • Press Release: Secretary DeVos Approves Final Wave of State, Territory Career and Technical Education Plans

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: “Special thank you to the @UnitedWarVets, @GrucciFireworks, @Scotts_MGro, and@FedEx — for their support of what will, without question, be a special evening! #Salute2America”  Retweet:  Secretary David Bernhardt @SecBernhardt · 10h · President @RealDonaldTrump’s 2020 #Salute2America will be a patriotic tribute to our men and women in uniform, and the @DeptofDefense will be providing a one-of-a-kind air show!
  • July 1: “NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor  is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue. This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the….”
  • July 1: “….horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!”