Updated Apr 29, 2021 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Biden's historic address to Congress

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.
President Biden arrives ahead of his speech a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi look on. Photo: Michael Reynolds - POOL/Getty Images

President Biden delivered a historic address before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday — the eve of his 100th day since taking office.

Driving the news: Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made history as the first women to lead the Senate and House during a president's congressional address. The event was also notable for having pandemic restrictions in place that included having virtual guests.

Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, center, arrives to deliver the GOP response to President Biden's address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol
Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (C) arriving to deliver the GOP response to Biden's address at the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) chat after U.S. President Joe Biden spoke at a joint session of Congress
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the U.S. Capitol following Biden's address. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
President Joe Biden speaks with Representative Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, following a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 28
Biden speaks with California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters following his address. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Bloomberg via Getty Images
President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of congress as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Biden addresses the joint session of Congress as Harris looks on. Photo: Jim Watson - POOL/Getty Images
President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.
The scene in the House chamber during Biden's address. Photo: Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. (L) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) listen as US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) and Sanders listen to Biden's address. Photo: Melina Mara/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens to President Joe Biden before he addresses on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, listens to Biden during his address. Photo: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images
 President Joe Biden greets Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) with a fist bump before addressing a joint session of congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol
Biden greets Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney with a fist bump before his address. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris (L) greets Speaker  Nancy Pelosi ahead of President Joe Biden addressing a joint session of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28
Harris greets Pelosi ahead of Biden's arrival in the House. Photo: Jim Watson/Pool/Getty Images
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, right, speaks with Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, before a joint session of Congress
Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (L), speaking with Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham before the joint session. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Vice President Kamala Harris leads Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk through Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol April 28
Harris leads Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, and McConnell through Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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