Pelosi invites Biden to deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1st

Written by on January 7, 2022

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Biden addresses Congress in historic night time with Pelosi and VP Harris

President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress for the primary time after almost 100 days into his presidency.

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WASHINGTON – Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Friday invited President Joe Biden to ship his first State of the Union handle on March 1, 2022.

“Thanks to your daring imaginative and prescient and patriotic management which have guided America out of disaster and into an period of nice progress, as we not solely get better from the pandemic however Construct Again Higher,” Pelosi penned to Biden. “Certainly, this previous 12 months has been historic: with the life-saving American Rescue Plan, once-in-a-century Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and, quickly, the really transformational Construct Again Higher Act!”

“In that spirit, I’m writing to ask you to deal with a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, March 1, to share your imaginative and prescient of the State of the Union,” she continued.

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The speech can be Biden’s first State of the Union handle, however not his first speech to Congress since he turned president. On April 28, on the eve of his 100th day in workplace, Biden addressed a joint session of Congress.

Presidents usually use State of the Union addresses to unveil new initiatives or coverage targets. Although Biden’s first speech to Congress was not technically a State of the Union handle, he used his remarks to advertise his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and to push his plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure and social security web.

Biden will make sure to handle his administration’s response to COVID-19 because the extraordinarily contagious omicron variant has resulted in record-breaking instances.

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A lot of his speech will seemingly hinge on whether or not Senate Democrats are profitable in passing the Construct Again Higher Act, Biden’s signature social spending and local weather invoice, and voting rights laws. Each have grow to be stalled within the higher chamber.

State of the Union handle have traditionally taken place in January or February. USA TODAY has requested Pelosi’s workplace the reasoning behind the later date for this 12 months’s requests.


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