JOE Biden gave his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, not long after Putin’s “head of propaganda” threatened the West about the possibility of nuclear war.
The speech came after news presenter Dmitry Kiselyov told an audience on Russian TV channel that the West would face “more than 500 nuclear warheads” if it continued to threaten Moscow, after Putin ordered his nuclear forces to be put on high alert.
Biden’s speech came just days after Vladimir Putin and Russia invaded Ukraine, to which the president responded impose severe sanctionsand he is expected to discuss the ongoing dispute.
Meanwhile, the president’s approval rating currently stands at 41 percent, according to a Yahoo News / YouGov . Polland the survey also found that 6 out of 10 Americans believe Biden hasn’t kept most of the promises he made on the campaign trail.
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“Let’s catch him,” Biden said at the end of his speech:
“We are stronger today than we were a year ago and in a year we will be stronger than we are today.
“Now is the time for us to meet and overcome the challenges of our times.”
A future within our reach
Harris and Pelosi beamed as Biden announced his hope for the country as America will “save democracy”.
Unified Program: End Cancer
Biden said this is a personal matter for him, the First Lady and the Vice President.
“Turn cancer from a death sentence into a treatable disease.”
He called on Congress to fund the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Unification Program: Veterans
Biden announced expanded benefits for veterans with cancer.
“I also urge Congress: pass a law to ensure veterans ravaged by toxic exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan ultimately receive the benefits and comprehensive health care they deserve. deserving of it.”
Democrats booing heckler
As Biden discussed veterans and Afghanistan, Lauren Boebert shouted, “You bring them in, 13 of them!”
The members booed Boebert and gagged her.
Frances Haugen attended
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen was in the audience for the speech, and Biden pointed at her when he talked about the dangers of social media.
Unified program: Mental health
Biden said he wants to focus on mental health services, especially in children as we are in the midst of a mental health epidemic.
He called social media a “national experiment” and said we must be responsible for the platforms.
Unification Program: The Opioid Pandemic
Biden says he plans to increase funding for prevention, treatment, harm reduction and recovery.
“If you are suffering from an addiction, know that you are not alone. I congratulate the 23 million Americans on their recovery.”
‘I will always support you’
After speaking about women’s rights, Biden said he will stand behind transgender Americans to help them reach their “God-given potential.”
“And for us LGBTQ+ Americans, let’s finally bring the Bipartisan Equality Act to my desk.
“The onslaught of state laws targeting transgender Americans and their families is wrong.”
Fix the immigration system
“Let’s build the wall” chants rang out in the room after Biden said the Borders need to be secured and the immigration system fixed.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
Biden acknowledged Judge Jackson’s nomination for the Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Since she’s been nominated, she’s got a lot of support — from the Fraternal Order of Police to former Democratic and Republican-appointed judges.”
Justice Stephen Breyer
Biden thanked Breyer for his service as a retired military veteran, Constitutional scholar, and Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Calling in the Senate
Biden urged the Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. He also introduced the Disclosure Act.
General background check
Biden urged Congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence and ban assault weapons and high-volume magazines.
The answer is not to beat the police but to FUNDS them with the resources and training, Biden said of stopping crime.
“So let’s not abandon our streets. Or choose between safety and equal justice.
“Let’s work together to protect our communities, restore trust, and hold law enforcement accountable.”
Biden listed four steps forward after the pandemic.
- Protected with vaccines and treatments
- Prepare for new variations
- End school and business closures
- Keep vaccinating the world
Immunize the world
Biden said 475 million doses of the vaccine have been sent to 112 countries, “more than any other country”.
“I can’t promise that a new variant won’t emerge,” Biden said.
“But I can promise you we’ll do everything in our power to be ready if it happens.”
Move forward safely
Biden details ways the US can continue to stay safe during Covid.
- Vaccination and booster
- Antiviral therapy
- Test to handle initiative
- High quality masks
Americans will be able to request more tests next week.
“Even if you ordered the free tests tonight, I’m informing you that you can order more from covidtests.gov starting next week. “
Biden says the pandemic is entering a whole new phase with new mask guidelines.
“Covid-19 no longer needs to control our lives.”
“We will never just live with Covid-19, we will continue to fight against the virus… We must take precautions.”
Biden wants to invest in education at the federal level.
“Let’s increase Pell Grants and strengthen our historic support for HBCU, while investing in what Jill – our full-time teaching First Lady – calls a best kept secret of America: community colleges.”
“Increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.”
Nursing home quality
Medicare will set higher standards for nursing homes.
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