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How to observe President Biden’s handle earlier than the joint session of Congress

President Joe Biden is addressing a joint session of Congress for the primary time Wednesday, in an occasion just like a State of the Union. The handle given within the first yr of a president’s time period is just not thought-about an official State of the Union speech. 

The speech might be reside on CBS broadcast stations and streaming on CBSN. CBSN will begin protection at 5 p.m. ET with Elaine Quijano on “Red & Blue,” and also will stream the Republican response after Mr. Biden’s speech.

CBSN protection will embody reporting and evaluation from correspondents and contributors, that includes CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez reporting from the border, CBS News political analyst Lynda Tran and CBS News political contributors Joel Payne, Leslie Sanchez and Antjuan Seawright.


How to observe President Biden’s speech earlier than Congress

  • What: President Joe Biden addresses the joint session of Congress
  • Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location:  U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
  • TV: CBS broadcast stations (Full listing of CBS stations right here)
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN within the participant above and in your cell or streaming system.
  • Follow: Live updates on CBSNews.com

CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell will lead the Special Report. She might be joined within the studio by chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News political contributor Joel Payne. Chief homeland safety correspondent Jeff Pegues will contribute protection all through the night. The CBS News polling unit may even present insights on Mr. Biden’s first 100 days and the way Americans view his dealing with of the pandemic and the economic system, plus infrastructure proposals, race relations and their outlook for the challenges forward.

Congressional correspondent Nikole Killion will report from the Capitol and senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe from the White House.

Mr. Biden, who ran for president with a slogan of the “battle for the soul of the nation,” is predicted to debate the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and the way it has reworked the Capitol, Congress and Washington. Although the president’s first speech earlier than Congress is usually earlier within the yr, the Biden administration mentioned he was delaying it to give attention to the COVID-19 pandemic and passing his American Rescue Plan.

Mr. Biden’s speech will coincide with the top of his first 100 days in workplace. A CBS News ballot printed Sunday discovered that 58% of respondents accepted of his job up to now, and 42% disapproved.

Drafts of the remarks started circulating final week and copies of the newest draft — held collectively by black binder clips — had been noticed within the West Wing on Monday.

Vinay Reddy, the president’s lead speechwriter, and White House senior adviser Mike Donilon, who has collaborated with Mr. Biden on most main addresses and helped develop the “battle for the soul of the nation” focus of his 2020 marketing campaign, are main the speechwriting course of.

Republicans introduced final week that Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina will ship the GOP response.

Last yr, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a duplicate of then-President Trump’s State of the Union as she stood behind him after he completed delivering it.

For the primary time within the historical past of this handle, the president might be flanked by two girls: Vice President Kamala Harris and Pelosi. 

Ed O’Keefe contributed reporting.

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