‘Crisis into opportunity’: Biden lays out vision for sweeping change in speech to Congress

President pushes ambitious families and jobs plans, calling for a ‘blue-collar blueprint’ to rebuild America

Joe Biden argued that “America is on the move again” in his first address to Congress, where he unveiled a sweeping $1.8tn package for families and education and pitched his “blue-collar blueprint” to re-build America.

Flanked by two women – Vice-President Kamala Harris and House speaker Nancy Pelosi – for the first time in US history, the president gave his speech on the eve of his 100th day in office as the country continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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