Biden is set to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday June 10, This would be the first time a sitting US president has visited Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion in February 2022.
Biden is also facing growing pressure to take action on gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde Texas, that left 21 people dead including 19 children, Biden has called for stricter gun control measures, but it remains to be seen if Congress will act.
The Biden administration is also dealing with a number of other challenges including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic rising inflation and the war in Ukraine.
Here are some additional details regarding each of these updates:
Biden’s meeting with Zelenskyy: The meeting between Biden and Zelenskyy has been seen as a significant show of support for Ukraine, This comes at a time when the country is facing a renewed Russian offensive in the eastern Donbas region, The two leaders are expected to discuss US military assistance to Ukraine as well as efforts to bring the war to an end.
Biden’s response to gun violence The Biden administration has been under pressure to take action on gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Biden has called for stricter gun control measures such as universal background checks and an assault weapons ban, However it remains to be seen whether the Congress would act on these measures.
Other challenges facing the Biden administration The Biden administration is also dealing with a number of other challenges including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic rising inflation and the war in Ukraine, The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic disruption and loss of lives, Inflation has reached a 40-year high and the war in Ukraine has caused energy prices to swell, The Biden administration is working to address these challenges but they will likely continue to be a source of pressure on the administration in the months ahead.