It comes after federal health officials cleared an additional booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines for people over 50 and for many of those who have compromised immune systems.
President Biden’s signature ended more than 100 years of failed efforts by the federal government to specifically outlaw lynching.
President Biden said his words, delivered in a speech over the weekend in Warsaw, were not a call for regime change in Russia.
A chief goal of the meetings this week is to show that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will not lead to sniping and disagreement among the United States and its allies.
The cases have raised questions about the trajectory of the pandemic, even as the White House has signaled confidence about resuming normal activities.
President Biden’s announcement came hours after Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, delivered a virtual address to Congress and pleaded for more help in defending against Russia’s invasion.
Officials said President Biden had struggled for days over the move amid deep concerns about accelerating the already rapid rise in the price of gasoline.
Ambassador Oksana Markarova will be seated in Jill Biden’s box, along with a whistle-blower from Facebook, a steelworker union member and other guests.
The speech was originally going to center primarily on the president’s domestic agenda. But the war in Europe has forced the White House to change gears.
The move clears the way for greater security cooperation and investment at a time when President Biden is seeking help boosting natural gas supplies in Europe.