President Joe Biden will give his first prime-time presidential address to the nation on Thursday evening a day after Congress passed the $1.9 trillion Coronavirus stimulus package.
Biden signed the legislation earlier in the day, and his address will also mark the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus pandemic in America.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said earlier in the week that Biden “will discuss the many sacrifices that the American people have made over the last year and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered.”
“The president will look forward, highlighting the role that Americans will play in beating the virus and moving the country to getting back to normal,” she said.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates.
All times Eastern.
7:55 PM: Biden will deliver his address from the White House’s East Room:
Ten minutes until the first national prime time address by President Biden. He will speak from the East Room. pic.twitter.com/HCIHqTIdDR
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) March 12, 2021
7:50 PM: Biden expected to deliver more remarks in the Rose Garden on Friday morning hyping his administration’s Coronavirus relief bill.
— Matt Hill (@MattHill46) March 12, 2021
7:45 PM: Biden to make vaccine announcements. He is expected to speak at the top of the hour.
Tonight President Biden will also announce:
– Deployment of 4000 active duty troops to help vaccine efforts, bringing total to 6000 troops
– Expansion of qualified vaccinators to include dentists/vets/paramedics/med students, etc.
– A website by May w/ locations of avail vaccines
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) March 12, 2021
#BREAKING: President Biden will direct states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by May 1.
The directive is part of a plan to get the U.S. “closer to normal” by the July 4th holiday. https://t.co/0yJY1KCWkd
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) March 11, 2021
The lesson progressives learned from the most recent stimulus process/debate–“seeing Republican cooperation is a path to nowhere.” Expect more calls for filibuster reforms, including a push for talking/standing filibusters, that will cause “obstructionists” to feel more “pain.”
Progressive coalition: The stimulus process made it clear there’s no hope for working with Republicans so kill the filibuster and jam on.
“seeking Republican cooperation is a path to nowhere.” pic.twitter.com/97Jc3bA0Mi
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) March 11, 2021
New: Dems brace for a slog in the next phase of the Biden agenda, with House bills set to pile up in Senate and with Manchin and others showing no willingness to change 60-vote requirement. Internal fights loom over immigration, infrastructure, spending. https://t.co/N2S9tedDhA
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 11, 2021
Stimulus checks will be deposited into bank accounts as soon as this weekend, @PressSec says.
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) March 11, 2021
“This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country.”
— CNN (@CNN) March 11, 2021
President Biden signs the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law: pic.twitter.com/AAH7Vg2bXW
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) March 11, 2021
NEW FROM @CBSNewsPoll: Three in four Americans approve of Congress passing the American Rescue Plan. Large majorities of Democrats and independents, along with nearly half of Republicans, approve of passage. pic.twitter.com/9Y1b8K6htV
— Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) March 11, 2021