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Massachusetts delegation celebrates Biden’s first joint address to Congress

"Count me in, Mr. President."

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Caroline Brehman / Pool via AP

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Members of the all-Democratic Massachusetts delegation praised President Joe Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.

Marking his first 100 days in office, Biden extolled progress in the fight against COVID-19, pitched a $1.8 trillion investment in children and families, and advocated for new policy and spending on infrastructure and economic equality.

The speech was also noteworthy for marking the first time two women sat behind the president’s lectern: Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

See how the senators and some representatives from Massachusetts responded below:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Ed Markey

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Rep. Jake Auchincloss

Rep. Lori Trahan

Rep. Katherine Clark

Rep. Seth Moulton

Rep. Jim McGovern

Rep. Bill Keating

 

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