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Open: This is "Face the Nation," February 21

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Today on "Face the Nation," turmoil in Texas, and President Biden makes his international debut, digging in on the challenges affecting the U.S. around the world.

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MARGARET BRENNAN: I'm Margaret Brennan in Washington. And this week on "Face the Nation," turmoil in Texas. And President Biden makes his international debut, digging in on the challenges affecting the US around the world. Brutal winter weather sparks catastrophe in Texas. Millions were left in freezing cold without power, heat, or water. Dozens are dead and there is devastation across the state. How could this happen? We'll get an update with mayors of two key cities. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

Then, President Biden makes his first appearance at the world's most exclusive club-- the group of seven world leaders.

BORIS JOHNSON: Just wave if you can hear me.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Friday's G7 gathering was held, COVID pandemic style.

BORIS JOHNSON: Can you hear [INAUDIBLE] Angela? I think you need to mute.

MARGARET BRENNAN: President Biden brought an American style olive branch-- a promise of $4 billion in aid for a global COVID vaccination plan. But his pledge may be worth more to world leaders looking for cooperation and stability from the US.

JOE BIDEN: America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back. And we are not looking backward, we are looking forward together.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Mr. Biden's declaration came along with an offer made through the European Union to join talks with the Iranians about their nuclear program, reentry into the Paris Climate Agreement, and a more aggressive position on China and the WHO's handling of the coronavirus crisis. We'll talk with the White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. Plus a revealing interview with the COVID-19 point person on former President Trump's National Security Council, Matt Pottinger.

So you knew enough to call foreign government to ask for masks? But the American public wasn't being told yet to wear them. And the president wasn't wearing them.

MATT POTTINGER: Yeah, it's frustrating. The mask misstep cost us dearly.

MARGARET BRENNAN: It's all just ahead on "Face the Nation."

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