Biden to pitch progressive agenda in centrist language during first joint address

Biden to pitch progressive agenda in centrist language during first joint address


When President Joe Biden walks into the House chamber Wednesday evening to deliver his joint address to Congress, the room will feel completely different from years past, with just a fraction of the seats filled due to strict security and COVID-19 measures.

But Biden’s speech is expected to hit the traditional high notes of presidents past — taking a victory lap on his accomplishments in his first 100 days, pitching new policies, and trying to speak directly to the public watching at home.

On his 99th day in office, Biden is expected to use the highest-profile moment of his presidency yet to sell parts of his liberal agenda and highlight the moves his administration has made so far.

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The White House rolled out details of the American Families Plan, a proposed $1.8 trillion expansion of social welfare programs, on Wednesday morning ahead of the speech, and Biden is expected to ask Congress during his address to advance

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