Key Takeaways From Biden's First Address to Congress


To mark his 1st 100 days in office. U. S President Joe Biden has delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress calling for, among other things, economic relief for hard hit Americans. Our progress these past 100 days against one of the worst pandemics in history. Has been one of the greatest logistical achievements. Logistical achievements this country's ever seen. Keep our commitment. Democrats and Republicans. Sending $1400 rescued sex to 85% of American households. We're also providing rental assistance. Keeping people from being evicted from their homes. Providing loans to small businesses that reopened Maybe. Most importantly, Thanks to the American rescue plan. We're on track. Cut child poverty in America in half this'd year President addressed infrastructure and race jobs and families, gun control and climate change. Made a case that he's brought progress already and intends to deliver much more over the rest of his term. We're joined now by our senior North American reporter, Anthony Zaca. Hi, Anthony. You write your online piece that his speech to Congress started is a victory lap and ended with a warning. What did you mean by that? Yeah, it's interesting. The first part of his speech as you heard there, he was touting the success with the Corona virus vaccine touting the economic growth and job growth that has happened in his 1st 100 days of his presidency, some of which you know is momentum from the Trump presidency carrying over to Biden's administration. But then, after going through that laundry list of programs he wanted to fund particularly talking about his infrastructure spending on social spending ended talking about the attack on the Capitol on January. 6th at also talked about how autocrats around the world looked at that attack on saw it as evidence at American democracy was failing. On. He said that the United States has to prove

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