US: Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi make history as 1st Women to stand with President to address Congress

Following Joe Biden’s speech to Congress, history was made in the United States of America. The presence of Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alongside President Biden made history.

On social media, Americans have responded favorably to the news.

Two women flanked the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, during his speech to a joint session of Congress for the first time in the country’s history.

According to CBS Evening News, Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi were the first two elected officials to do so.

Meanwhile, reactions have quickly followed the event on social media.

@cooperhefner wrote on Twitter:

“Witnessing Vice President Harris and Speaker Pelosi sit next to one another during President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress is an event I won’t forget. Witnessing it with my wife and daughter is a gift all of us will hold near and dear to heart forever.”

@702YankeeBabe also wrote:

“I cried. To know that this happened in my lifetime, with my daughter watching, and my 82-year old Mom. Tears of joy. Truly. Blue heartBlue heartBlue heartBlue heartBlue heart.”

@JessicaRameyGil added.

“As a 66 year old woman, mother & grandmother who stood firm in the feminist fight for equality of pay, fairness in hiring & grew up learning from the great leaders of our Movement?

“So many fought for the obvious. Women are equal. All I could do was grin, ear to ear.”

Earlier, an executive order was signed by Joe Biden. The order increases the minimum wage that federal contractors must pay their staff.

According to the New York Times, the salary was raised from $10.95 to $15 per hour beginning in 2022. President Barack Obama signed the new minimum wage into law in 2014.

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President Biden said in announcing the pay increase that he thinks full-time jobs should not live in poverty.


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