Good Morning DC. Today, at 3:30 pm ET, the President will sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

Good Morning DC! President Biden’s first foreign trip – an eight-day three-country visit to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Switzerland wrapped up yesterday.

Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews at 10:34 pm after an uneventful flight. President Biden walked down the stairs of Air Force One at 10:47 pm, followed by a large contingent of staff. He boarded Marine One at 10:48 pm and took off toward the White House. Biden waved to the press gathered at the Ellipse as he walked toward a black SUV and climbed inside at 11:07 pm. The night was cool and breezy.

In Geneva, the media scuffle ahead of the much anticipated Biden-Putin meeting in Switzerland was the most chaotic one at a presidential event in nine years.

In the end, Biden and Putin were able to identify the areas of mutual interests the two leaders agreed to focus on. Biden opened his remarks by calming the expectations. “I know there was a lot of hype around this meeting, but it’s pretty straightforward to me,” said Biden. 

Today, at 3:30 pm ET, the President will sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. Following the signing ceremony, the President and Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks from the East Room.

The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. today and will resume consideration of the nomination of Tommy Beaudreau to be Deputy Secretary of Interior. 

At 11:30 a.m., there will be two roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of the Beaudreau nomination.

2. Cloture on the nomination of John Tien to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

The Senate will recess following the cloture vote on the Tien nomination.

At 1:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Tien nomination.

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and senior advisor, has signed a book deal with Broadside Books about his experience at the White House

On Sunday, June 20, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will travel to New York City to deliver remarks at a naturalization ceremony for new Americans.

And that’s a wrap for this Thursday morning, June 17, 2021. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first. 

Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department...

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