President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, sharing a video of America’s future — one the country will experience once the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.
Biden delivered the speech just days before he will reach his 100th day in office. Biden entered the White House amid surging COVID-19 case numbers and a struggling economy. Now, the vaccine rollout has begun to combat the novel coronavirus in a major way and has led to a rebound in the economy.
We watched the nearly two-hour speech on Wednesday night. Here’s a breakdown of what Biden said on a number of topics — a good roundup of what you might have missed if you decided not to watch the speech. You can read a full transcript of the speech at USA Today. Biden did change some wording throughout the night.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Pelosi make history
One of the biggest moments from Biden’s speech came before the speech started. Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made history as the first women to lead the Senate and the House during a presidential address, according to CNN.