WASHINGTON — President Biden announced the U.S. will ban imports of Russian oil and gas on Tuesday, minutes before boarding Marine One to Fort Worth, Texas. 

Biden, accompanied by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, traveled to speak with veterans and VA health advocates about burn pits and health effects of environmental exposure. Marine 1 departed the White House South Lawn at 11:56 a.m., about 50 minutes behind schedule after Biden’s speech.

Marine One nears the south lawn landing pad after President Biden delivers a speech in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Samantha Aguilar/MNS)


President Biden waves to press as he walks from the West Wing to his helicopter. (Samantha Aguilar/MNS)


President Biden makes his way across the south lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One. (Samantha Aguilar/MNS)


President Biden traveled to Fort Worth, Texas today to meet with Veterans Affairs advocates about environmental exposure risks facing veterans. (Samantha Aguilar/MNS)