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First Lady Jill Biden expected in Utah this week, first trip as first lady

First lady Jill Biden makes her way to board a plane before departing from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Biden is traveling to New Mexico and Arizona. (Mandel Ngan/ Pool via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — First Lady Jill Biden begins a multi-state trip to Western states this week, and she is expected in Utah on Wednesday.

She is also expected to visit Las Vegas, Nevada, and Fort Carson, Colorado on this trip.

While there is no official word about the purpose of the visit, Mrs. Biden has promoted President Biden’s spending packages on visits to other states.

Mrs. Biden has been to Utah before, namely when she campaigned for then-candidate Biden in January 2020. She also visited Utah in 2012 on a fundraising trip for President Obama.

She visited a small grade school in an area of the Navajo Nation in Arizona last week.

The scheduled stop on Wednesday will be Mrs. Biden’s first visit to the Beehive State as the first lady.

The first lady has previously stated that that assistance for military families will be one of her priorities as FLOTUS, with a focus on employment, entrepreneurship, military child education, and health and well-being. 

The Associated Press contributed.