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Harris, Pelosi make history seated behind Biden at speech

Vice President Kamala Harris, left, greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., ahead of President Joe Biden addressing a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Jim Watson/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are making history as the first two women to share the stage in Congress during a presidential address. President Joe Biden is delivering his first prime-time speech before a joint session of Congress. He greeted the two women standing behind him with a “Madam Speaker” and “Madam Vice President.” He then declared, “No president has ever said those words — and it’s about time.” Pelosi is there as leader of the House. Harris, the first woman and first person of color elected vice president, joins in her role as president of the Senate.

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