Biden to visit storm-ravaged California as questions swirl on classified documents: Live politics updates

President Joe Biden is heading to California Thursday to get a first-hand look at damage after storms battered the state.  Mayors from across

the country, meanwhile, are gathered in the nation’s capital comparing notes and hearing from experts on everything from wastewater management to handling the opioid/fentanyl

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politics: Sign up for the OnPolitics newsletter Biden to assess California flooding and storm damage President Joe Biden will get a first-hand look

Thursday at the damage caused by storms, floods and landslides in California. Biden will visit Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, which were among the hardest

hit areas. Most counties had at least some damage from the staggering amount of rain and snow California received in recent weeks. Accompanied by FEMA

Administrator Deanne Criswell, Biden will meet with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected officials. “He has remained in close touch with the governor

and also local officials on the ground,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday.