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Following Biden’s speech, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott responds to the Republican Party.
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Biden uses his speeches in front of lawmakers and a wider national audience to talk about what he has achieved in the first few months of his inauguration and present his other internal and external policy priorities.
Attendance at Biden’s speech is restricted due to social distance. That is, there is no typical State of the Union speech by lawmakers and others sitting side by side during a speech. Approximately 200 of the 535 members have received tickets to attend and are not allowed to bring guests.
As guests were banned this year, some lawmakers, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, invited “virtual” guests.
Everyone wears a mask. This is the current requirement for house chambers. According to the White House, Mr Biden said he would wear it for the president’s traditional walk down the central corridor to the podium, but would take it off to give a speech.
Live Fact Check-Biden’s Speech to Congress and Republican Reaction
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