House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday invited President Biden to address a joint session of Congress on April 28.
Why it matters: This will be Biden’s first speech to both the House and Senate since taking office.
Details on the Capitol’s plans were not immediately available.
What she’s saying: “Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that ‘Help Is On The Way.’ Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help Is Here!,” Pelosi wrote.
- “In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.”
Of note: “Former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama both gave their first addresses in February of their first years in office,” Politico writes.
- Yes, but: Biden’s address is likely look different from a traditional joint session as the coronavirus pandemic persists….
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