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WATCH: President Biden’s Address and GOP rebuttal

President Joe Biden delivers his first address to Congress as he reaches his first 100 days in office.

President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress that the nation is “turning peril into possibility,” celebrating progress against the coronavirus and urging a $1.8 trillion investment in children, families and education that would fundamentally transform roles the government plays in American life.

Biden marked his first 100 days in office as the nation emerges from a confluence of crises, making his case before a pared-down gathering of 200 mask-wearing legislators because of pandemic restrictions.

“I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” Biden was to say, according to excerpts released by the White House ahead of the speech. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott delivered the GOP response last night.
Senator Tim Scott says Biden’s policies are dividing Americans.