Biden will hold a press conference next Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the day before the first anniversary of his inauguration.

The press conference comes as Biden attempts to salvage his voting rights initiative and economic agenda, both of which lack the votes to move forward in an evenly divided Senate. His administration faces a pandemic that has continued despite the vaccination of the majority of adults and high inflation that has eroded public support for the president.

Biden has held just nine press conferences so far in his first year, significantly fewer than his last five predecessors. He only did 22 interviews. However, there were at least 216 informal sessions where he answered questions after making remarks or while traveling and passing a group of waiting reporters.

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