The president’s speech is expected to focus on his first 100 days in office, including progress the country has made in vaccinating residents against the coronavirus and outlining his trillion-dollar infrastructure and social welfare proposals.
“We have to prove that democracy still works. That our government is still working – and can deliver for the people, ”he says in an excerpt.
In Biden’s remarks, he calls the infrastructure plan that Congress is currently debating “a blueprint for building America”.
Wednesday night’s speech, technically not considered an address for the state of the Union, will be a departure from the typical pomp associated with the event due to restrictions related to pandemics.
Many members of Congress, the President’s Cabinet, and other dignitaries will not be in attendance, and those invited will not be allowed to bring guests. They also have to wear masks in the audience.