President Joe Biden plans to offer an optimistic vision of a country well on its way to recovery amid a once-in-a-century pandemic while pitching his latest $2 trillion proposal to lawmakers, including resistant Republicans, and the public during his first address to a joint session of Congress.
“100 days since I took the oath of office, lifted my hand off our family Bible, and inherited a nation in crisis. The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War,” Biden will say Wednesday night in the House chamber, according to excerpts released by the White House.
He adds: “Now, after just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again. Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”
Biden’s presidential report, scheduled well