Biden to give first joint address to Congress
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.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing on Tuesday that only the secretary of state and secretary of defense will attend.
“While the speech will, of course, look and feel different from past years, the president will preserve a few traditions, including the walk down the center aisle that we have seen presidents do for many years,” Psaki said. “Of course, he’ll be wearing a mask for that. He’ll remove the mask when he delivers his speech.”
We’ll have more on the speech and the day’s politics throughout the day.