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President Biden Marks 100 Days In Office This Week

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CBS4's Natalie Brand reports from the White House.

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- [? Now, ?] President Biden marks 100 days in office this week and will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. While he's receiving high marks in a recent poll, his administration is still facing challenges with vaccine hesitancy and immigration. CBS 4's Natalie Brand reports from the White House.

NATALIE BRAND: Days away from his 100th day on the job, President Biden is gearing up for his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday with a smaller in-person audience.

JEN PSAKI: From his vantage point, it's still an opportunity to speak directly to the American people about the progress that's been made, the work that's still ahead.

NATALIE BRAND: A new CBS News poll shows most Americans approve of the way President Biden is handling the country's top priorities with especially high marks on the coronavirus response and vaccine distribution. The president is also receiving high grades on his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal dubbed the American Jobs Plan. But the survey showed a partisan divide.

RICHARD HUDSON: I give the president A plus on rhetoric. But I give him an F on results.

NATALIE BRAND: Republicans are expected to push back against a soon to be unveiled second spending proposal from the president, which focuses on families, child care, and education.

BRIAN DEESE: One element of this reform would be to change how we tax capital gains. And as you all know, that's income from selling stocks and other assets for taxpayers that make more than $1 million per year.

NATALIE BRAND: Republicans have also hit President Biden on his handling of immigration, an issue on which he polls under 50%.

KAMALA HARRIS: The United States plans to increase relief to the region, strengthen our cooperation to manage migration in an effective, secure, and humane manner.

NATALIE BRAND: Monday, Vice President Harris met virtually with the president of Guatemala to discuss the root causes of the rising number of migrants, many of them unaccompanied minors at the southern border. Natalie Brand, CBS News, the White House.

- Today, President Biden signed an executive order to create a task force on worker organizing and empowerment. The White House says the task force will be led by the vice president. And it'll focus on using existing federal authorities to help workers join labor unions and bargain collectively.