Bill Gates meets with Rep. Royce on Capitol Hill
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SPOTTED: Bill Gates, donning black rimmed glasses and a yellow patterned tie, meeting with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceGOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia Election Countdown: O'Rourke goes on the attack | Takeaways from fiery second Texas Senate debate | Heitkamp apologizes for ad misidentifying abuse victims | Trump Jr. to rally for Manchin challenger | Rick Scott leaves trail to deal with hurricane damage Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE (R-Calif.) and other committee members Tuesday afternoon at the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The Microsoft co-founder has been staying busy during a whirlwind trip to Washington. On Monday, the billionaire philanthropist, who is a trustee and co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, visited the White House as President Obama spoke about World AIDS Day.

Gates also announced his foundation’s plans to almost double its contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.