Politics & Government

Livestream: Biden Talks Stimulus Deal, Staying Safe At Christmas

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to speak Tuesday afternoon and will address the $900 billion stimulus bill passed by Congress.

WILMINGTON, DE — Two days ahead of Christmas, President-elect Joe Biden will urge Americans in a Tuesday afternoon address to take extra pandemic precautions ahead of a holiday during which more than 84 million people are expected to travel.

Biden is also expected to share his thoughts on the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus deal passed by Congress on Monday, one he called a "down payment" for a broader relief bill he plans to introduce after taking office in January.

Biden's address is slated to start at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live using the above video player or on YouTube.

During his address, Biden is expected to express sympathy for the struggles American families are facing as they head into Christmas dealing while still dealing with the emotional and economic impacts of the pandemic.

But he'll encourage the nation to continue to take precautions to try to stem the spread of the virus, which has now killed more than 320,000 people in the United States.

Earlier this month, Biden said Americans "cannot be traveling during these holidays," and acknowledged that "Christmas is going to be a lot harder."

The remarks come the day after Biden himself got vaccinated on live television as part of an effort to reassure people that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. After he was vaccinated, Biden urged Americans to continue wearing masks and socially distance if possible during the holidays.

"If you don't have to travel, don't travel," he said. "It's really important."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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