President Biden applauds Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prior to his speech before a joint session of Congress last night. The event marked the first time in history that two women were seated in the two positions of authority and honor directly behind the president during such a speech. | @POTUS Twitter

Biden Wants to Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices, but Not Via His American Families Plan

President Biden has left out of his American Families human-capital investment plan drug pricing reforms that Democratic leaders in Congress have pressed him hard to add. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) all have said that the legislation to implement Biden’s plan must include something to reduce what consumers and the government pay for medicines.

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