President Biden is addressing Congress for the first time Wednesday night in a speech before a sparse, socially distanced audience in the House Chamber — set to declare that “America is on the move again.”
“I stand here tonight, one day shy of the 100th day of my administration,” Biden said.
“One hundred 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.”
“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 was expected to promote his latest, massive tax-and-spend proposal, this one dubbed the “American Families Plan.”
The $1.8 trillion package would include more than $500 billion for education, $225 billion each for child care and paid time off for workers, as