This morning, as President Joe Biden nears his 100th day in office, more than half of Americans say they approve of the job he’s doing. The new NBC News national poll finds 53 percent of adults support the president’s performance, while 39 percent say they disapprove. The president gets his highest marks on handling the pandemic. His lowest scores come on, dealing with immigration and security at the southern border. And 59 percent say his infrastructure plan aimed at upgrading roads and bridges and expanding broadband is a good idea after outlining the first part of that proposal in Pittsburgh last month.
The president is expected to unveil the plan second phase during his speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. The White House billing it as human infrastructure. And sources familiar with the planning say it includes
- Expanding child care
- Paid family leave
- Universal pre-K
- Free Community College.
Republicans oppose Biden’s infrastructure package. When the president delivers his speech to Congress.
It’ll make history on two fronts. First, for its pandemic precautions. Only two hundred people allowed in the chamber, according to a Democratic aide.
That’s a fraction of the 16 hundred who normally attend. And for the first time, two women will preside over the address, filling the frame, flanking the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Harris reflecting on her role in an interview with CNN.
I carry a great, great weight of responsibility on knowing that there are so many people again. The generations of women who fought for an imagined there would be a woman vice president.
And the day after his address to Congress, the president and first lady will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to celebrate his 100th day in office. And they’re set to mark the moment in a state that Democrats flipped in both the twenty twenty presidential and Senate races. And those Senate victories, Democrats say, enabled them to pursue a far more ambitious legislative agenda, including that new infrastructure plan.
And again, we are going to have in-depth coverage and analysis of President Biden’s first 100 days in office throughout the week across the platforms of NBC News. And we will bring you the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress live. That’s Wednesday night right here on NBC.