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President Biden starts his trip in Colorado. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Today, President Biden is in the West on a trip heavily focused on bolstering fellow Democrats in advance of next month’s midterm elections. His first stop is Colorado, where he designated Camp Hale as a new national monument, delivering on a key priority for Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), who faces a competitive reelection bid. Other stops in coming days include California and Oregon.

“These treasured lands tell the story of America,” the president said while speaking at the new monument.

Meanwhile, the latest in a string of debates in marquee Senate races — this one between Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and his Democratic challenger, Mandela Barnes — is scheduled Wednesday night. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments, including in a case about the “fair use” doctrine in copyright law.

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  • 9:15 a.m. Eastern: Biden departed the White House en route to Colorado. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will briefed reporters aboard Air Force One.
  • 3:30 p.m. Eastern (1:30 p.m. Mountain): Biden delivered remarks at Camp Hale in Vail, Colo. Watch here.
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9:15 a.m. Eastern: Biden departed the White House en route to Colorado. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will briefed reporters aboard Air Force One.
3:30 p.m. Eastern (1:30 p.m. Mountain): Biden delivered remarks at Camp Hale in Vail, Colo. Watch here.

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