Biden Delivers Address Flanked By Pelosi And Harris, In Historic First

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Pelosi, 81, had made history by becoming the first female House speaker during Republican President George W Bush's presidency.

'About time, ' he whispered to the two women when he joined them on the House rostrum, his words picked up by the microphones.

Ms Harris, 56, made history previous year when she became the first woman and first black and Indian American person elected vice president.

The two women are playing a vital role in the early days of the Biden presidency, with Harris as a close adviser and tie-breaker in an evenly divided Senate and Pelosi helping to marshal the president's legislative agenda through Congress. Behind him sat two women from California: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Harris, both the first women to hold their positions.

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"The word diplomacy generally suggests a relationship between government leaders, but I believe it has to be broader than that", she said. She said Biden was likely to begin the speech by turning around to face Pelosi and Harris and feeling proud - not just personally, 'but I also think proud for the country and proud for his party and I think he will clearly see the historic implications of this and the role that he played in making that happen'.

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"It's pretty exciting. And it's wonderful to make history".

Pelosi, for her part, has led the Democratic Party's House caucus for almost two decades and shattered her share of glass ceilings along the way, as she noted in an Wednesday interview with MSNBC. There have been years in which there was no speech to Congress at all, as the American Presidency Project has documented.

More than a decade later, lawmakers and constituents alike are celebrating another milestone.

"Like so many women, I feel pride in this moment and seeing this representation", House Democrat Barbara Lee posted on Twitter.

He wrote, "Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President.History made".

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