President Biden lamented that there has “never been more strain” on the U.S. Capitol Police and recalled in deeply personal terms his own loss of family as he spoke Tuesday at a service in the Capitol Rotunda for William “Billy” F. Evans, the second officer to lie in honor there in recent months.

Biden also met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the Oval Office at the White House as part of continuing outreach to key constituencies in Congress. The White House said topics included voting rights and racial equality.

Here’s what to know:

  • Biden proposed meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in a third country during a phone call. The White House said Biden “emphasized the United States’ unwavering commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” at a time when Russia has built up forces on its Ukrainian border.
  • Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan over the coming months, completing the military exit by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
  • Housing Secretary Marcia L. Fudge moved to reinstate fair housing regulations that had been gutted under President Donald Trump.
  • Jeff Zients, the White House’s covid-19 response coordinator, said that the Biden administration’s call for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine will not have a significant impact on the White House’s vaccination efforts.