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WASHINGTON, DC ‐ September 27, 2022: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks during an event on health care costs in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Today, President Biden promoted a goal to end hunger in the United States by 2030 as he delivered an address at the first White House conference on hunger since 1969, when President Richard M. Nixon pulled together a similar gathering. Biden said his administration is announcing $8 billion in public- and private-sector commitments to help reach the goal and said the push should be bipartisan and something for “the whole country to work on together.”

On Capitol Hill, the Senate moved a step closer Tuesday to avoiding a partial government shutdown after removing an energy-project permitting provision pushed by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.). Lawmakers are scrambling to pass a stopgap funding measure by Friday before leaving town.

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  • 10 a.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Watch here.
  • 11 a.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks at the White House to celebrate the Americans With Disabilities Act. Watch here.
  • 1:45 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre briefed reporters. Watch here.
  • 7 p.m. Eastern: Biden participated in a Democratic Governors Association reception in Washington.

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