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President Biden delivers his first speech to Congress.

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Biden addressed the joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives. For the first time in American history, two women, Vice President Harris and Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi, sat behind the president. (AFP)

Biden said that nearly 100 days after he succeeded Trump, he has restored Americans’ confidence in democracy.

US President Biden delivered a speech to the joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives at 9 pm local time on Wednesday (April 28) (9 am Singapore time this morning). This is also the first time in American history that two women, Vice President Harris and Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi, are sitting behind the President.

Reuters reported that because Harris and Pelosi ranked first and second respectively in the succession of the president, it symbolized the improvement of the status of American women. Harris is the first black and Asian woman to serve as vice president, and she sits on Biden’s right. Pelosi became the first female speaker of the House of Representatives in 2007, and she sat on Biden’s left.

In his speech, Biden said: “Ms. Speaker, Madam Vice President.” “No president has said these things on this podium. Now is the time!”

Biden: America moves forward again

President Biden said that nearly 100 days after he succeeded Trump, he has restored Americans’ confidence in democracy and will introduce US$1.8 trillion in spending and Tax credit program.

Reuters reported that Biden made the above remarks when he addressed the joint meeting of the Senate and the House of Representatives at 9 pm local time on Wednesday (April 28).

In his speech, Biden seized the opportunity of the COVID-19 pandemic during the political polarization to advance his priorities; he said to millions of TV viewers at a joint meeting: “The United States is ready to take off. .” 

“Now, in just 100 days, I can report to the country: The United States moves forward again, turning danger into possibility, crisis into opportunity, and setback into strength.”

Biden believes that the new spending and tax credit program, coupled with earlier infrastructure and employment programs, total about 4 trillion U.S. dollars, which is comparable to the federal annual budget. This is a once-in-a-generation investment that will greatly impact the future of America Important.

“Tonight, I am here to talk about crises and opportunities.” “About rebuilding our country and revitalizing our democracy. Winning the future for America.”

Calls for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and businesses

President Biden has called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and businesses as one of the ways to seek to pay for his large-scale spending proposals aimed at improving infrastructure and labor.

Agence France-Presse reported that Biden made the above remarks when he delivered his first speech to the joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives at 9 pm local time on Wednesday (April 28).

He said: “How do we pay for my American Family Plan’? I have made it clear that we can do this without increasing the deficit.”

The Biden administration plans to overthrow the former President Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy in order to support this huge family spending plan, including raising the personal income tax rate of the wealthiest class in the United States (personal income at the top 1%) to 39.6%. , To end Trump’s policy of reducing taxes on the rich to 37%.

He also said: “I will not impose any tax increase on people whose income is less than US$400,000. But now it is American companies and the richest one percent of Americans are starting to pay their fair share Time to share.”

The U.S. has achieved great logistical success in the fight against the epidemic

US President Biden said in his first speech to the Joint Senate and House of Representatives that he is in the fight against the coronavirus. , The United States has achieved great success in logistics.

Agence France-Presse reported that Biden said in his speech: “Because of you, American people, our progress in fighting one of the worst epidemics in history in the past 100 days is one of the greatest logistical achievements in our country’s history. “

Biden, 78, pointed out that since January, the number of elderly deaths from COVID-19 in the United States has dropped by 80%; more than half of American adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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