28th April 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden will address a joint session of the House and Senate. This will be Biden’s first address to Congress as president. Some media predicted that he would actively promote the government’s achievements in fighting the pandemic and stimulating the economy, and use it to “sell” other agendas, but Biden’s ambitions are unlikely to win Republican support.
Biden’s first address to Congress was significantly later than his predecessor’s, and in much different forms, VOX News reported. As a result of the outbreak restrictions, only 200 members of Parliament will attend the 28th meeting, far less than in the normal year. For the first time, Biden will be sitting behind him, Vice President Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After the speech, Senator Scott of South Carolina will deliver a counter-argument on behalf of the Republican Party.
Biden is expected to provide an update on the U.S. fight against the outbreak, according to the U.S. public television network. Coronavirus has killed more than 570,000 people in the United States. By the evening of April 27, the U.S. had completed 232 million doses of the vaccine, and more than 96.74 million people had completed the procedure, or about 29 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means the U.S. has met Biden’s goal of 200 million doses of the vaccine within 100 days of taking office. Biden is also expected to “praise” the government’s measures to stimulate the economy on the 28th.
In addition to celebrating his victory, Biden will also “sell” to advance the broader agenda by promoting the administration’s anti-pandemic efforts, focusing on the American Jobs Plan he proposed in April, according to the New York Times. According to VOX News, the plan aims to stimulate the economy in the long run, while repairing crumbling infrastructure and transitioning to green energy. Biden is also expected to call on Congress to pass the American Family Plan on the evening of the 28th. The $1.8 trillion program focuses on “human infrastructure” to expand programs that benefit the poor and middle class by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
On foreign policy, Biden will talk about “bringing America back to the world stage,” AFP quoted White House press secretary Ayatololrs. Biden may also warn that the U.S. still faces challenges from China and Russia, as well as “nuclear ambitions” from Iran and North Korea. Biden is expected to make it clear that he does not intend to address these challenges with bravado and unpredictability, as Mr. Trump has done. On the contrary, he would be more measured and measured.
Biden’s speech will also address many of the Democratic Party’s visions in other areas, including police reform, immigration policy reform and gun control, which Biden insists he can live up to. According to Reuters, some scholars say the overall idea of Biden’s speech was to “go among the people and put pressure on Congress.”
29, the day after Biden’s speech, will be his 100th day in office. The latest poll shows that 55 percent of respondents approve of Biden’s performance in office. But with cabinet members largely in place, a series of executive orders and massive relief bills signed, most of Biden’s agenda will depend on the face of Congress, Reuters said. His previous affordable care bill did not have Republican support, and the new American Family Plan will no doubt face huge obstacles in Congress. Moreover, while the Biden administration wants to address the surge in immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border, he faces the strongest criticism on immigration. The latest poll shows that 49 percent of respondents disapprove of Biden’s border policy, while only 42 percent approve.
In light of the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol and the possibility of protests against Biden on the 28th, Biden’s congressional address has been designated a “national special security incident” and 2,250 National Guard members from Washington, D.C., and 18 states are on duty throughout the District to secure the meeting.