Joe Biden to set out plans to reshape America in first address to Congress – live

Posted by on April 28, 2021 9:32 am
Categories: Global Stories

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In Biden’s address to Congress tonight, he is expected to touch on issues including Covid-19, immigration and the president’s sweeping plan to reshape the economy’s social infrastructure, the American Families Plan.

Biden last night unveiled the $1.8tn plan to invest in a national childcare program, universal preschool, tuition-free community college, health insurance subsidies and tax cuts for low- and middle-income workers.

Related: White House announces sweeping $1.8tn plan for childcare and universal preschool

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Good morning and welcome to the US politics live blog. Joe Biden today will deliver his first joint address to Congress on Wednesday night, marking his first 100 days in office.

This will function different from past presidential addresses to Congress because of Covid-19. There will be no guests and fewer than half of Congress is being allowed to attend in person. Most of the Cabinet too will watch from home.

Related: Biden’s 100 days: bold action and broad vision amid grief and turmoil

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