Today, the White House announced that President Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing “very mild symptoms.” In a statement, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden has begun taking Paxlovid and will isolate at the White House consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but plans to “carry out all of his duties fully during that time.” Biden had planned to travel to Pennsylvania on Thursday to talk about efforts to combat gun violence.
Meanwhile, the House is poised to pass legislation ensuring access to contraception in its latest bid during a midterm election year to protect rights that Democrats argue are at risk because of a conservative Supreme Court. And the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is scheduled to hold a prime-time hearing focused on what President Donald Trump did — and didn’t do — on that deadly day.
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