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.

12:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT has lunch with the Vice President | Private Dining Room

2:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | Oval Office

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY participate in a National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools | East Room

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

11:00 a.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT leads a Governors’ video teleconference on COVID-19 response & recovery | White House Situation Room

12:30 p.m. EDT – the Vice President joins THE PRESIDENT for lunch | Private Dining Room

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT and THE SECOND LADY join THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY for a National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools | East Room

Recap of Monday, July 6, 2020

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

The White House

  • Transcript: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
  • Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the United Mexican States (July 8, 2020)
  • Presidential Message on National Air Traffic Control Day, 2020

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Press Release: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (non-combat; Kosovo)
  • Advisory: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced CANCELLED for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al.
  • Contracts for July 6, 2020

Department of State

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, July 7
  • July 6: Interview | Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Tony Perkins of Washington Watch
  • July 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Senegalese President Sall
  • July 6: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Maldivian Foreign Minister Shahid
  • July 6: Statement | On the United Kingdom’s Establishment of a Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime
  • July 6: Statement | Of the CCP’s Orwellian Censorship on Hong Kong
  • July 6: Advisory | Deputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Biegun Travel to the Republic of Korea and Japan (July 7-10, 2020)
  • July 6: Statement | United States Congratulates the Dominican Republic on Successful Elections
  • July 6: Statement | Malawi National Day
  • July 6: Statement | Comoros National Day

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Press Release: U.S. Agency for International Development Acting Administrator John Barsa on Venezuelan Independence Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Advisory: Facebook Live with Ambassador Kelly Craft (re: Syria | July 7, 2020)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: SBA and Treasury Announce Release of Paycheck Protection Program Loan Data

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: West Virginia Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles with Florida-Based Promotional Products Distributor and Retailer to Resolve Immigration-Related Discrimination Claims
  • Press Release: Four Supervisory Correctional Officers at Angola Prison Sentenced for Beating a Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate

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

  • Press Release: ICYMI | Acting Secretary Wolf’s Interview On Fox and Friends
  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: Lost Illegal Alien Rescued by Border Patrol Agents (California)
  • Press Release: USBP Arrests Convicted Child Predator (California)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Sex Offender and a Drug Smuggler in Two Separate Events (California)
  • Press Release: Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $1M Worth of Drugs (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents Continue to Disrupt Alien Smuggling Attempts in the RGV (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Intercepts Human Smuggling Attempt (Texas)
  • Press Release: Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $88K in Cocaine at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge (Texas)
  • Press Release: Counterfeit Belts Worth Over $350K Seized by CBP in Louisville (Kentucky)
  • Press Release: CBP Officers Recover 40 Stolen Vehicles at Savannah Seaport (Georgia)
  • Press Release: CBP Aguadilla Field Operations Seizes 6 Semiautomatic Pistols and 9 Pistol Magazines En Route to Trinidad (Puerto Rico)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: Important Information Regarding FEMA Temporary Final Rule on Prioritization and Allocation of Certain Scarce or Threatened Health and Medical Resources for Domestic Consumption (Washington DC)
  • Press Release: State launches Washington Listens program to support people affected by the stress of COVID-19 (Washington)

Department of Commerce

  • Blog: Secretary Ross Traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio (July 1, 2020)
  • Blog: U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Visits Pennsylvania, Meets with Chamber, Business Leaders, and Tours AGI (June 18, 2020)

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Accepting Nominations for 2020-2021 EXIM Advisory and Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committees

Department of Energy

  • Statement by Secretary Brouillette on Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Issues LNG Export Approval to Jordan Cove (Oregon)
  • Press Release: Department of Energy Announces $132 Million for High Energy Physics Research

Department of Transportation

  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $3 Million for Small Business Innovators

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Press Release: Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Statement on FDA EUA Approval of the BD Veritor Portable, Rapid Point-of-Care Antigen Test to Detect SARS-CoV-2

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 7: “‘COVID-19 (China Virus) Death Rate PLUNGES From Peak In U.S.” A Tenfold Decrease In Mortality. The Washington Times @WashTimes  Valerie Richardson.  We have the lowest Mortality Rate in the World. The Fake News should be reporting these most important of facts, but they don’t!”
  • July 6: “‘President Trump champions American greatness in his Mount Rushmore speech.’ @seanhannity @FoxNews
  • July 6: “The highly respected Henry Ford Health System just reported, based on a large sampling, that HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE cut the death rate in certain sick patients very significantly. The Dems disparaged it for political reasons (me!). Disgraceful. Act now @US_FDA @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews”
  • July 6: “Wall is moving fast in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Great numbers at the Southern Border. Dems want people to just flow in. They want very dangerous open Borders!”
  • July 6: “Why does the Lamestream Fake News Media REFUSE to say that China Virus deaths are down 39%, and that we now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World. They just can’t stand that we are doing so well for our Country!”
  • July 6: “Corrupt Joe Biden and the Democrats don’t want to open schools in the Fall for political reasons, not for health reasons! They think it will help them in November. Wrong, the people get it!”
  • July 6: [From his June trip to Arizona]

  • July 6: “The Democrats would not have BANNED travel from heavily infected China, especially so early, therefore, far more people would have died. Corrupt Joe Biden now admits this!!!”
  • July 6: “‘Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-effects, according to a new study published by Henry Ford Health System. In a large-scale retrospective analysis…”
  • July 6: “…of 2,541 patients hospitalized between March 10 and May 2, 2020 across the system’s six hospitals, the study found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone died compared to 26.4% not treated with hydroxychloroquine.’ @HenryFordNews”
  • July 6: “BREAKING NEWS: The Mortality Rate for the China Virus in the U.S. is just about the LOWEST IN THE WORLD! Also, Deaths in the U.S. are way down, a tenfold decrease since the Pandemic height (and, our Economy is coming back strong!).”
  • July 6: “Deaths from the China Virus are down 39%, while our great testing program continues to lead the World, by FAR! Why isn’t the Fake News reporting that Deaths are way down? It is only because they are, indeed, FAKE NEWS!”
  • July 6: “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!”
  • July 6: “‘This is no longer about peaceful protesting, this is about angry, violent, criminal mobs taking over certain (Democrat run) cities. It is a lack of political leadership in that city.’ Chad Wolf @DHSgov @foxandfriends @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor”
  • July 6: “New York City and Chicago play the Sanctuary City card, where criminals are protected. Perhaps they will have to start changing their ways (and thinking!).”
  • July 6: “Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!”
  • July 6: “China has caused great damage to the United States and the rest of the World!”
  • July 6: “If you want your 401k’s  and Stocks, which are getting close to an all time high (NASDAQ is already there), to disintegrate and disappear, vote for the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats and Corrupt Joe Biden. Massive Tax Hikes – They will make you very poor, FAST!”
  • July 6: “Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester  via @BreitbartNews. This shows that these anarchists have no bounds!”