Biden accompanies first lady to medical procedure

President BidenJoe BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition MORE accompanied first lady Jill BidenJill BidenBiden, Harris release 2020 tax returns Washington showing signs of normalcy after year of restrictions Here's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not MORE to a medical procedure in downtown Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning.

The White House said that the first lady underwent a “common medical procedure” and that she “tolerated” it well, without offering more specifics. The president and first lady were at an outpatient center for less than two hours.

“The First Lady tolerated the procedure well and is headed back to the White House to resume her normal schedule,” Jill Biden’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement.


President Biden does not have any public events until Wednesday afternoon, when he will deliver remarks on his plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 of this year.

Later, he will visit Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to service members who lost their lives in the war in Afghanistan.

The first lady does not have any public events on her schedule on Wednesday. She is next slated to travel to Illinois on Monday with Education Secretary Miguel CardonaMiguel CardonaOvernight Health Care: Supreme Court takes case that could diminish Roe v. Wade | White House to send US-authorized vaccines overseas for first time On The Money: IRS to start monthly payments of child tax credit July 15 | One-fourth of Americans took financial hits in 2020: Fed Nearly all school districts finally offer some in-person instruction: We should not be satisfied MORE to visit a local community college, Sauk Valley Community College.