Pelosi invites Biden for March 1 State of the Union address

Biden’s State of the Union planning comes at a fragile time on his administration’s agenda as much of the United States is nervous about a new, highly contagious variant of coronavirus and its multi-trillion-dollar Senate domestic law has stalled. Legislation to reform the country’s electoral law, another priority of the Biden government, has also stalled in the Senate.

Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28 last year, weeks later than predecessors Donald Trump and Barack Obama, who both addressed Congress in February after their inauguration. The later timing has been driven in part by concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic, some of which remain. The plans for the festive event were withdrawn and the number of participants at the address 2021 was severely limited.

Pelosi’s note to the White House Friday did not contain any details regarding the off-calendar preparations for the state of the nation.

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