ALL NEWS

Utah congressman to escort President Biden to his speech

Apr 28, 2021, 5:23 PM
us capitol senate infrastructure bill debate begins...
The infrastructure bill is now open for debate and amendments, but Utah's two US senators have very different perspectives on it. Photo: Canva.com

WASHINGTON — Rep Burgess Owens, R-Utah, will escort President Biden into the House Chamber for Mr. Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress tonight. 

LISTEN LIVE: KSL NewsRadio will air the speech and the Republican response

Owens will escort President Biden with a bipartisan group

Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, will serve on the congressional escort committee which will walk as a bipartisan group into the chamber along with the president. 

“It’s an honor to walk alongside the Congressional Escort Committee ahead of the President’s State of the Union address,” Owens said in a statement. “Just like millions of Americans, I hope to see a genuine commitment to addressing challenges without burdening hardworking taxpayers or increasing the size and scope of government.” 

The speech is Mr. Biden’s first to a joint session of Congress. Typically, these addresses are known as the State of the Union address, but by tradition, a president’s first speech before a joint session of Congress is not referred to by that name. 

It represents the first time two women will sit behind the president for his speech; Vice-President Kamala Harris serves as president of the Senate, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., serves as house speaker. 

Read more: 

Today’s Top Stories

All News

Provo university...
Amanda Dickson

Provo university hopes to reduce shortage of mental health practitioners

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, in Provo, graduated its first class of counselors this year.
16 hours ago
Recall on more than two million Mamaroo and RockaRoo infant swings and rockers...
Alejandro Lucero

4moms infant swings and rockers recalled over strangulation danger

A recall of more than 2 million MamaRoo infant swings and RockaRoo infant rockers has been issued due to a fatal infant strangulation.
16 hours ago
powell plane crash...
Associated Press

Investigation continues after plane plunges into Lake Powell, killing 2

The plane with seven people aboard reportedly was submerged in the lake after the crash on Saturday.
16 hours ago
Traffic moves along I-15 during rush hour in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Mengshin Lin/...
Heather Kelly

Preparing transportation plans in case of an emergency

Emergency preparedness means anticipating what you'll need in the future. By planning out transportation, you'll be one step ahead.
16 hours ago
parents side hustle: murray school district first day cars lined up...
Becky Bruce

Parents, need a side hustle? The Murray School District is hiring

The first day of school in Murray came with a plea for parents to consider a new side hustle. The district needs support staff.
16 hours ago
Emergency vehicles on the scene in Big Cottonwood Canyon after a fatal rollover. (Mark Wetzel/KSL5 ...
Simone Seikaly

Victim of fatal accident identified, SR 190 reopens in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Officials said trouble began in Big Cottonwood Canyon after a dump truck rolled near the Storm Mountain picnic area.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Utah congressman to escort President Biden to his speech