In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the president visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined the President in Houston, as did GOP Sen. John Cornyn.

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Watch live coverage as President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a manufacturing site for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine after touring the facility. 

This coming week, the House Budget Committee will assemble a final bill based off the measures approved by at least nine committees. Most of them — but not all — adhere closely to what Biden outlined in his proposal last month.

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Watch live coverage of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial as the Senate considers whether he can be held responsible for the Capitol riots.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said Biden was committed "to ensuring schools are open five days a week" once the proper safety measures are in place. New guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are expected on Friday, she added.