Washington, Jan 7 (AP): President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1, the White House confirmed Friday, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent formal invitations to the president to speak to Congress and the American public. After going. After going. years in his tenure.
This would mark the latest of a State of the Union address by any president.
The speech is usually for January, and sometimes for February. The delays are driven by a busy legislative calendar, a winter spike in COVID-19 cases stemming from the more Parsi Omicron version and the upcoming Winter Olympics, connecting broadcast network times.
The final State of the Union address was given by then-President Donald Trump on the eve of his acquittal by the Senate in his first impeachment trial.
Biden first addressed a joint session of Congress in April 2021 in nearly 100 days of his time at the White House, which he used to promote twin infrastructure and household spending bills.
Biden signed a slimmed-down and bipartisan version of the infrastructure proposal into law last year, crowning the legislative achievements of the first year.
The massive expansion of the social safety net passed the House, but Biden struggled to garner enough Democratic support to pass in the Senate.
An address to Congress in the president’s first year is not the official address of the union, and Biden’s April speech bore little resemblance to one due to strict COVID-19 protocols.
This was marked by attendance limits, with no guests allowed, and MPs sitting on both the floor and upstairs galleries of the House Hall.
Officials said pandemic precautions are still being worked out for this year’s speech, though they expect it to be more like a traditional State of the Union address than last year’s remarks.
In his letter to Biden, Pelosi wrote, “Thank you for your bold approach and patriotic leadership that lifted America out of crisis and into an era of great progress, as we not only recover from the pandemic but build our lives.” Huh.” Backs are better. ,
“In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 1st, to share your vision of the State of the Union.” (AP) VM VM
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