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Jill Biden congratulates U.S. women 3x3 basketball team after the first round 3x3 basketball match. Photo: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

First lady Jill Biden attended three Olympic events on Saturday and hosted a watch party at the U.S. Embassy for the Team USA-Mexico softball game.

Driving the news: On her first day as a spectator at the Games, Biden attended a women's 3x3 basketball game, cheered on American swimmers during preliminary heats and caught the second half of the U.S. women's soccer game against New Zealand.

  • "I’m really excited for this game, aren’t you? As you can see I’m all decked out,” Biden said at the watch party before the softball game, adding she felt like a kid on the first day of school, per a pool reporter.
  • Biden was seated one row behind French President Emmanuel Macron during the women's 3x3 basketball game at the sport's Olympic debut, where the Americans pulled out an upset victory.
  • On her first solo international trip, a masked Biden donned the official Team USA uniform, per People.
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What she's saying: At the U.S. Embassy watch party, Biden spoke to embassy staff, thanking them for moving around the world to follow their family members' careers.

  • "When I look at all of you, I feel so much hope. Through turmoil and uncertainty you’ve never let go of your passion for this work,” she said.
"We’re going to show the world what the United States can achieve when we are guided by heart and hope and diplomacy. Or as my husband has said, we lead by the power of our example, not the example of our power."

Go deeper: Jill Biden to Team USA: "What an honor it is to watch you soar"

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What to watch from Biden and Macron's meeting in Rome

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Biden's meeting in Rome with French President Macron is expected to produce fresh U.S. commitments to European security initiatives, including more investment for counterterrorism forces in Africa, French officials tell Axios.

Why it matters: This will be the first time the two leaders have met in-person since the French declared a "crisis of trust" over the U.S. and U.K.'s secret submarine deal with Australia, which triggered the recall of France's ambassador to Washington for the first time in history.

Biden headed to the Hill as Democrats struggle to reach deal on spending bills

President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leave a House Democratic Caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 1. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

President Biden on Thursday morning will meet with the House Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill to provide an update about his Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal, according to a White House official.

Driving the news: The meeting comes as Democrats struggle to reach a deal on the spending bills. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Sunday that Democrats were planning to reach an agreement on the infrastructure package this week, before Biden's departure to Europe, which is slated for later on Thursday.

"Build Back Better" goes global

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President Biden's "Build Back Better" mantra is about to take the global stage at the G20 summit in Rome.

The big picture: The global debate awaiting Biden in Rome has a lot in common with the debate he's leaving behind in Washington: whether and how to undertake a major economic restructuring with climate change and social equity at the forefront.