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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on June 6 that President Biden wants the Senate to pass new gun control measures. (Video: The Washington Post)

Today, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol is preparing for its first public hearing in prime time later this week. During a Washington Post Live interview on Monday, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a key panel member, called what transpired “a concerted, preexisting plot to overturn and destroy the results of the 2020 presidential election.” The committee announced that it will hold a second hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 13.

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The Senate is returning to Washington with a bipartisan group of members still trying to craft a congressional response, limited as it may be, to a spate of mass shootings.

President Biden, meanwhile, announced another shipment of infant formula from abroad, this time from Germany, to address ongoing U.S. shortages. Later this week, Biden heads to Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas, a gathering of Western Hemisphere nations that the United States is hosting for the first time since 1994. His trip will also include a guest spot on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

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  • 11 a.m. Eastern: First lady Jill Biden hosted the unveiling of a new U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring former first lady Nancy Reagan. Watch here.
  • 2:30 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre held a briefing for reporters. Watch here.
  • 2:25 p.m. Pacific (5:25 p.m. Eastern): Vice President Harris hosted a roundtable in Los Angeles with faith leaders on reproductive health care.

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