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Pelosi invites Biden to give State of the Union address on March 1

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiJan. 6 brings Democrats, Cheneys collectively — with GOP largely absent One yr later: A lesson Three in 4 voters assist banning lawmakers from buying and selling shares: ballot MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday invited President BidenJoe BidenBiden hopes for giant jobs quantity on Friday Jan. 6 brings Democrats, Cheneys collectively — with GOP largely absent Equilibrium/Sustainability — Climate, democracy emergencies indivisible  MORE to ship his first State of the Union address on March 1.

“Indeed, this previous yr has been historic: with the life-saving American Rescue Plan, once-in-a-century Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and, quickly, the really transformational Build Back Better Act!” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Biden. “In that spirit, I’m writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, March 1, to share your imaginative and prescient of the State of the Union.”

The White House didn’t instantly affirm whether or not Biden would settle for the invitation. 

Biden delivered an address in April to a joint session of Congress laying out his agenda and imaginative and prescient for the nation roughly 100 days after he took workplace. But this yr’s speech could be his first formal State of the Union, when the president sometimes recaps the previous yr’s accomplishments and their agenda for the coming yr. 

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It’s unclear whether or not well being restrictions could be in place for Biden’s speech, ought to he ship it in March and given the state of the coronavirus pandemic. The extremely contagious omicron variant has contributed to record-setting an infection numbers throughout the nation in current weeks, and dozens of members of Congress have examined optimistic in the identical timeframe.

Last yr’s address featured restricted attendance, with lawmakers spaced out from each other.

The previous yr has seen Biden signal a $1.9 trillion financial rescue bundle handed by congressional Democrats, in addition to a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure invoice that acquired bipartisan assist in each chambers of Congress.

The president remains to be hoping to see his Build Back Better agenda handed, however Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinBiden hopes for giant jobs quantity on Friday Top House Democrat urges Senate to abolish filibuster to go voting rights on Jan. 6 anniversary Briahna Joy Gray: Biden going to ‘pay the piper’ for inaction throughout midterms MORE (D-W.Va.) particularly has confirmed to be a roadblock to passing the expansive invoice that features funding for local weather packages, household care, baby care and well being care packages.

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