Updated Mar 7, 2024 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Key moments from Biden's State of the Union address

President Biden speaks during a State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden was delivering his third State of the Union address on Thursday evening, and there were plenty of notable moments before SOTU even began.

The big picture: Biden arrived slightly later than scheduled at the U.S. Capitol after his motorcade took an alternative route to avoid pro-Palestinian protesters. He also came face-to-face with ardent critic Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as he shook hands with Congress members before his address.

Reps. Summer Lee, Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush give Biden a cold reception at SOTU.
Biden gets a chilly reception from progressive "Squad" Reps. Summer Lee, Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
 Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on March 07, 2024 in Washington, DC.
Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
First lady Jill Biden arrives for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on March 07, 2024 in Washington, DC. This is Biden’s last State of the Union address before the general election this coming November.
First lady Jill Biden arrives for SOTU. The president announced during his speech that she will lead the first-ever White House Initiative on Women's Health Research. "Women are more than half of our population, but research on women's health has always been underfunded," the president said. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Vice President Kamala Harris look over the House floor ahead of the annual State of the Union address by President Joe Biden before a joint session of Congress at the Capital building on March 7, 2024 in Washington, DC.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Mike Johnson look over the House floor ahead of President Biden's address . Photo: Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images
 Biden, center, arrives at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Election-year politics will increase the focus on President Joe Biden's State of the Union address and lawmakers' reactions, as he's stumping to the nation just months before voters will decide control of the House, Senate, and White House.
Biden arrives slightly later than scheduled at the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images
ormer Representative George Santos, a Republican from New York, left, and Representative Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, right, in the House Chamber ahead of a State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, March 7, 2024.
Former New York Rep. George Santos, who was expelled from Congress months ago, with Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert in the House Chamber ahead of a State of the Union address. Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) (R) and Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) attend President Joe Biden's State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on March 07, 2024 in Washington, DC.
Republican Reps. Diana Harshbarger and Marjorie Taylor Greene, wearing a t-shirt stating "Say Her Name" with the name "Laken Riley" below. Rep. Mike Collins said he invited the parents of the Georgia nursing student killed by an undocumented migrant to SOTU, but they opted to remain at home. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Editor's note: This a breaking news story and will be updated with more photos as they come in.

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