Now is the time! Biden’s first congressional speech a rare scene in U.S. history

At 9 p.m. EST on April 28, Biden delivered his first congressional address after taking office, and there was a rare scene in U.S. history when Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, two women, sat behind the president.

The first congressional speech after Biden took office at 9:00 p.m. EST on April 28, there was a rare scene in U.S. history when Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, two women sat behind the president, and Biden said it was time.

Biden took office for 100 days on April 28. That night, he gave his first address to a Joint Session of Congress (Address to a Joint Session of Congress), a move considered similar in nature to the “State of the Union Address” (State of the Union Address). ).

Due to the epidemic, only about 200 people were invited to the meeting. The invited members of Congress were unable to bring their partners or guests as in previous years. However, the First Lady, Vice President Kamala Harris and her second husband were present.

During Biden’s first speech to Congress, there was a rare and first-ever scene in U.S. history. Behind Biden sat two women, who are also the first and second in line to the presidency, Vice President Harris and Speaker of the House Pelosi.

As is customary, the incoming U.S. president will address a joint session of Congress as an opportunity to “sell” his administration’s plans and blueprints to lawmakers.

Biden began his speech by greeting Harris and Pelosi, “Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President,” and then added, “No president has ever said that from this podium, and now it’s time.

Biden began his speech by highlighting the fact that in the first 100 days, his administration has vaccinated large numbers of people and created hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Biden said, “Because of you – Americans – the progress we’ve made in the last 100 days against one of the worst epidemics in history is one of the greatest achievements America has ever seen. ” “Everyone is now eligible to be vaccinated.” “Now, get vaccinated right now, Americans.”

Biden’s speech also acknowledged that the United States has experienced a series of crises, including the economic devastation caused by the Communist virus epidemic and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying, “Life, as we all know, can fail us.” “But in America, we are never disappointed. Americans always stand up, and that’s what we’re doing.”

Biden stated, “After 100 days in office, I report to America: America is moving forward again, where danger becomes opportunity and setbacks become strength.”

On April 28, Biden delivered his first congressional address since taking office in a rare scene from American history.

Biden recalled his 100 days in office to promote the “American Family Act,” including paid family leave, child care subsidies, expanded family tax cuts, universal pre-school and free community college, the total value of which is expected to be as high as $1.8 trillion.

Top U.S. officials said the family plan is described as an “investment in future generations” and emphasized the need to outpace the Chinese Communist Party and transform the U.S. economy with an estimated $1 trillion in spending and $800 billion in tax relief for the middle class over the next 10 years.

Biden’s speech also focused on the 2.3 trillion dollar infrastructure plan being pushed by congressional Democrats, social welfare programs, the fight against the epidemic, and police reform and health care expansion.

The speech will also focus on how Biden will address U.S. relations with the Chinese Communist Party in the area of foreign policy. Biden has previously suggested that his policy toward Beijing should be one of confrontation, competition and cooperation.

But top Democrats believe that the U.S.-China relationship should emphasize confrontation and competition, and that the focus of policy toward the CCP should be on action.

Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska said he was concerned that President Biden’s speech would be just a speech, “but we need action. He’s said so many things, we need action.”