America on the move again: US President Biden to Congress
US President Joe Biden has said that 100 days since he took the oath of office and inherited the worst pandemic in a century and the worst economic crisis in a decade, America is on the move again. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20th after defeating former President Donald Trump in the November elections.
Biden delivered his first speech to a Congress joint session
In his first speech to a Congress joint session on Wednesday, Biden said that throughout history, presidents have come to the chamber to speak to the world to declare war, to celebrate peace, to announce new plans and possibilities. "Tonight, I come to talk about the crisis and opportunity. About rebuilding the nation, revitalizing our democracy and winning the future for Americans," he said.
'After 100 days of renewal, America is ready for take-off'
Biden said that life can knock people down, but in America, they never, ever stay down. "Americans always get up. Today, that is what people are doing. America is rising, choosing hope over fear, truth over lies, and light over darkness. After 100 days of rescue and renewal, America is ready for take-off," he added.
We are leading the world again: Biden
"We are working again. discovering again and leading the world again. We have shown each other and the world that there is no quit in America, none," Biden said.
Together we passed the American Rescue Plan: Biden
Biden said, "100 days ago, America's house was on fire and the extraordinary leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats, together we passed the American Rescue Plan, one of the most consequential rescue packages in American history. We are already seeing results." He urged an investment of $1.8 trillion in children, families, and education for the betterment of Americans.
US to maintain strong military presence in the Indo-Pacific region
Regarding China, Biden said that he has told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that the US will maintain a strong military presence in the Indo-Pacific region. He said, "I told President Xi that we will maintain a strong military presence in the Indo-Pacific just as we do with NATO in Europe, not to start conflict, but to prevent conflict."
Relations between US and China are at an all-time low
The relations between US and China are at an all-time low. The two countries are currently engaged in a bitter confrontation over various issues, including trade, Beijing's aggressive military moves in the disputed South China Sea, and human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang region.