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This week in Washington(28 images)

President Joe Biden pledges to fight hate-based violence at the United We Stand summit, announces a tentative deal to avert a national rail strike and celebrates the Inflation Reduction Act. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a leadership conference and meets with Caribbean and Dominican leaders. Federal health officials speak at a congressional committee hearing on monkeypox, among the highlights of this week in Washington.

President Joe Biden holds a meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. Pool Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
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Ramaphosa's visit is the first since Biden took office. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
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Vice President Kamala Harris hosts Ramaphosa at her residence. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
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National Security Council spokesman John Kirby speaks next to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during the daily press briefing in the James Brady Room at the White House. Photo by Oliver Contreras/UPI
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