Joe Biden, Jill Biden

President Biden and Jill Biden arrive back at the White House after the first lady underwent a “common medical procedure” at an outpatient center in Washington on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden had a “common medical procedure” on Wednesday, came through it “well” and was expected to resume her normal schedule, the White House said.

President Biden accompanied his wife to an outpatient center near the campus of George Washington University. No further details were immediately released about the condition of the 69-year-old first lady or the procedure.

The Bidens returned to the White House after two hours. Jill Biden was seen exiting the motorcade with her husband.

“The first lady tolerated the procedure well,” communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement, and planned to resume her regular schedule.

The first lady had no public events scheduled Wednesday. She plans a trip to Illinois on Monday.


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