President Joe Biden will address some 400 guests on Tuesday for a Democratic National Committee event, his first in-person fundraiser since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The open-air event will be held on the rooftop of Hotel Washington in downtown Washington, D.C., a DNC official told the Washington Examiner. "All guests are required to be fully vaccinated, and the most up-to-date CDC guidance will be followed."
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Vice President Kamala Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and party Chairman Jaime Harrison will also deliver remarks.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted some indoor coronavirus restrictions last month, but a policy of indoor mask-wearing is still in effect at the White House. By holding the event outdoors, the DNC sidesteps the issues.
"The purpose of this event is to thank guests for their support over this past year, celebrate the historic accomplishments Democrats delivered together in 2021, and look ahead to the midterm cycle," the official said.
Despite the upbeat language, Democrats have begun girding themselves for a punishing midterm cycle. Biden and Harris face record low job approval numbers, with voters voicing concerns about inflation, rising crime, and southern border migration. The administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has also sparked frustrations.
Some Democratic lawmakers have pushed back against the $2 trillion cost of Biden's sweeping social spending agenda.
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Biden has also faced criticism from the Left of his party, with supporters unhappy with the administration's progress on Democratic Party priorities such as voting reform legislation and a climate agenda.
Polls suggest a Republican Party sweep in the midterm elections next year.