- This would be Biden’s first time addressing both the House of Representatives and the Senate since he took office. It is not the state of the union address, though, since presidents don’t give a state of the union address until their second year, according to the Associated Press.
- April 28 is a pretty big date for Biden, as it is the day before Biden’s 100th day in office.
Nancy Pelosi’s invitation
Politico reports that Pelosi sent Biden a letter Tuesday, inviting him “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.”
- Pelosi said she had to wait for approval from the Office of the Attending Physician and the House Sergeant at Arms because of the pandemic before inviting Biden. Former president Donald Trump and Barack Obama gave their first speeches to Congress in February, according to Politico.
What to expect from Biden’s Congress address
Biden’s speech to Congress will likely have to follow COIVD-19 protocols since we’re still in the middle of the pandemic. It’s unclear if that means members of Congress will need to wear face masks or if the address will be done virtually to keep people safe.
President Biden will likely speak heavily about the COVID-19 vaccination effort. He made a promise to put 100 million shotsin arms within his first 100 days in office, a record that he has already surpassed because of the coronavirus vaccine rollout. Biden later changed the goal to 200 million vaccinations in 100 days because the rollout has been moving so quickly, according to NBC News.