Biden makes case for sweeping change President Biden on Wednesday made the case for sweeping government action in an address to a sparsely populated joint session of Congress like no other in U.S. history. Biden’s joint address will be first in front of two womenVice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be seated in the two chairs behind him. Why there is no designated survivor for Biden’s Congress addressCabinet members staying away from Capitol for Covid-restricted speech Here's what to look out for in Biden's first big speech to CongressWith the House out of session, many Republicans from this chamber are expected to skip the event, making it more likely that Biden will end up addressing a mostly friendly Democratic audience. What to watch during Joe Biden’s first big speech to CongressJoe Biden will use speech to talk about what he’s accomplished in the opening months of his presidency, and lay out his other domestic and foreign policy priorities. Biden to sell historic spending plans in speech to CongressSpeaking on the eve of his 100th day in office, the Democrat will propose $4tn (£2.9tn) in spending. No designated survivor chosen for Biden's joint address to CongressA designated survivor will not be chosen for President Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday, and several Cabinet members will not attend the speech in person amid the ongoing pandemic. Joe Biden: What we know about his address to congressJoe Biden will deliver a primetime address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, approaching his 100th day in office, highlighting an ambitious domestic agenda in the wake of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.