First lady Jill BidenJill BidenEx-Trump doctor turned GOP lawmaker wants Biden to take cognitive test Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of J&J doses from troubled plant must be thrown out | WHO warns Africa falling far behind in vaccinations | Top CDC official says US not ready for next pandemic MORE is thanking the National Guard stationed at the Capitol, who also protected it during President Biden's inauguration, with a batch of baked goods.

Biden made an unannounced stop at the Capitol Friday on her way back from a visit to Washington's Whitman-Walker Health center.

She presented some of the troops with a basket of chocolate chip cookies as a thank-you gift, according to a White House press pool report.


“The National Guard will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens," the first lady, sporting a face mask, told about two dozen service members.

The president's late son, Beau Biden, served in the Delaware National Guard.

About 25,000 National Guardsmen were deployed to Washington to assist with security ahead of Wednesday's presidential inauguration following the deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

During her stop, Biden was reportedly handed what appeared to be a challenge coin, before posing for group photos with the troops. The service members then uttered a "hooah" in salute.

Several lawmakers have been snapped delivering food and other goodies in recent days to the service members at the Capitol. Reps. Vicky HartzlerVicky Jo HartzlerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Bipartisan group reaches infrastructure deal; many questions remain GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler launches Missouri Senate bid Biden's self-inflicted crisis MORE (R-Mo.) and Michael WaltzMichael WaltzOvernight Defense: Biden, Putin agree to launch arms control talks at summit | 2002 war authorization repeal will get Senate vote | GOP rep warns Biden 'blood with be on his hands' without Afghan interpreter evacuation GOP rep: If Biden doesn't evacuate Afghan interpreters, 'blood will be on his hands' House Republicans introduce resolution to censure the 'squad' MORE (R-Fla.) served up pizzas, while Reps. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanJ.D. Vance emerges as wild card in Ohio GOP Senate primary 9 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022 Biden faces dilemma on Trump steel tariffs MORE (D-Ohio) and Rosa DeLauroRosa DeLauroShelby signals GOP can accept Biden's .5T with more for defense COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave Democrats seek staffer salary boost to compete with K Street MORE (D-Conn.) offered free coffee and donuts.