President Joe Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congres at 9 pm ET on Wednesday (April 28) night. The speech, which is not considered a State of the Union address, will be broadcast on every major television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Fox News, C-SPAN, and MSNBC.
The address can also be streamed on YouTube from various sources, including the official account of the White House, the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR.
Biden is expected to provide an update on the coronavirus pandemic and tout some of the early successes during his first 100 days in office. He will also unveil details about his $1.8 trillion "American Rescue Plan," which focuses on providing affordable childcare and higher education to Americans.
Biden's address will feel slightly different than previous times when other presidents have delivered remarks to Congress. Security will be stepped up due to concerns of unrest following the insurrection attempt on January 6, and the chamber will be less crowded due to social distancing requirements. The crowd will be limited to around 200 attendees. In previous years, upwards of 1,600 people have packed the room.
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott will deliver the Republican's rebuttal of Biden's speech.
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