President Biden said he pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin over alleged hacking, human rights abuses and other issues.
The meetings were too short to allow for much more than an accounting of both sides' complaints, but both sides declared the event a success.
The House vote was the culmination of a long effort to commemorate the day that enslaved Black people in Galveston, Tex., received news in 1865 that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent on Tuesday.
The Democratic senator from West Virginia detailed his objections to the For the People Act for the first time — opening the door to a possible compromise that could counter a bevy of Republican-passed laws that have rolled back ballot access in numerous states.
Pfizer had evidence the mRNA vaccine could stop the novel coronavirus. But it would do little good unless the company could quickly take new nanoparticle technology from lab to mass production, a feat never before accomplished.
Officials in the region removed Gov. Larry Hogan’s toll lanes plan for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 from a key list of long-term transportation projects, leaving it at greater risk of not clinching federal environmental approval.