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President Biden speaks virtually during a meeting with his economic team in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington on Friday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Today, President Biden’s coronavirus symptoms have “almost completely resolved,” White House physician Kevin C. O’Connor said in a memo released publicly. Biden, who tested positive on Thursday, is experiencing only “some residual nasal congestion and minimal hoarseness,” O’Connor wrote. Answering reporters’ questions, Biden said, “I think I’m on my way to total recovery,” adding that he expects to be back at work in person by week’s end and still plans to talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping by the end of the month.

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As he continues to recover, Biden appeared virtually at two events Monday, including an address to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Biden had been scheduled to travel to Florida for the gathering. He also appeared before a group of business and labor leaders to promote legislation that would provide subsidies to domestic semiconductor manufacturers and that includes other provisions designed to boost American competitiveness.

On Capitol Hill, bad weather and ensuing flight delays forced the Senate to postpone a key procedural vote that had been scheduled Monday to advance the bill, which is expected to draw bipartisan support Tuesday morning.

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  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern time: Vice President Harris met in Indianapolis with Indiana state legislators to discuss reproductive rights. Watch here.
  • 2:15 p.m. Eastern time: Biden spoke virtually with business and labor leaders. Watch here.
  • 4:10 p.m. Eastern time: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and White House covid-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha briefed reporters. Watch here.

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