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Read for yourself: Full text of Biden's speech, plus takeaways
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Read for yourself: Full text of Biden's speech, plus takeaways

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President Joe Biden used his first address before a joint session of Congress to make the case that his administration has made progress during the first 100 days he's been in office, confronting the public health and economic maelstrom caused by coronavirus pandemic.

Biden used the prime-time address to make his pitch directly to Americans for his expansive — and expensive — vision to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, water pipes and other infrastructure, bolster public education and extend other benefits for a wide swath of Americans.

Here are some key takeaways from the president's address:

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