President Biden speaks about the April jobs report in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Friday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Biden, who is scheduled to speak from the East Room, is expected argue that more steps are needed in the wake of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan that he signed into law in March.
Even in a Republican stronghold, Biden contrasted his plan with the GOP tax cuts of the Trump era.
Elinore McCance-Katz spoke out against coronavirus response, saying risks had been exaggerated.
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
Biden’s latest travel comes as House Republicans prepare to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership because of her confrontations with former president Donald Trump over last year’s election.
Biden’s speech comes as drama continues to unfold over whether Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will keep her No. 3 leadership post among House Republicans in the wake of her continued criticism of former president Donald Trump.
Biden’s speech from the State Dining Room of the White House comes during a week when he has otherwise been heavily focused on pushing major spending plans pending in Congress.
The Inauguration
Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president on Wednesday at an inauguration like no other.
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Trump skipped the inauguration — themed “America United” — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.
New presidential families, past commanders in chief and government members of both parties were in attendance as a new era was marked in American democracy.
Several of the new words in Biden’s speech reflected pandemic deaths, economic fallout and recent far-right violence. He was the first new president to say “white supremacy.”
Joe Biden will become the 46th president when he takes the oath of office. Just as no two presidents are alike, neither are the ceremonies that usher them into office.
The Biden Agenda