“We are going to reduce student debt, increasing subsidies for working families. We are going to increase opportunities in high schools.”
Biden delivers his State of the Union address. (REUTERS) (POOL/)
“We are going to promulgate the Law for the Prevention of Improper Rates. We are going to restore dignity to work.”
“They are not going to threaten us with defaulting on the debt if we don’t respond. Social Security and Medicare are no longer going to touch each other. We all agree, right? We have unanimity. Social Security and Medicare are a lifeline for many Americans. We are going to defend the elderly”.
Biden delivers his State of the Union address. (REUTERS) (POOL/)
“We must increase the number of 114 billion dollars to toughen up those who deceive the tax. You have to be fiscally responsible. We have reduced the deficit by 1.7 trillion dollars”.
“We are going to finish this job, we are going to end the cap on insulin at $35 for all Americans who need it. Big Pharma is going to do well, I assure you.”
Biden delivers his State of the Union address. (REUTERS) (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN /)
“We are going to make sure that the supply chain for the US starts here in our territory. We have already created 800,000 new manufacturing jobs before the new law went into effect. We are going to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. More than 300 billion dollars in investment in manufacturing in the last two years”.
“The price of gasoline has gone down. Inflation has gone down. On top of that, over the past two years, 10 million Americans have started new businesses. Every time someone founds a new company, it represents an act of hope.”
“We have to reunify the country. For decades the middle class has been hollowed out. For too long, many manufacturing employees have moved abroad. I ran for president to make sure the economy works. When the middle class is doing well, poverty has a ladder to climb. The rich always do well.
Biden delivers his State of the Union address. (REUTERS) (LEAH MILLIS /)
Biden: “We never give up. We are the only country that has come out of any crisis and that is what we are doing again. Two years ago the economy was faltering, today we have created a record 12 million new jobs, more than have been created in a maximum of two years by any president.
LIVE: Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address from the House of Representatives
Biden greets the speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN /)
President Joe Biden enters the House of Representatives to kick off his State of the Union address
Accompanied by applause from the Democratic party, members of President Joe Biden’s cabinet enter the House of Representatives
Ukraine’s ambassador to the US among Joe Biden’s special guests
The Ukrainian ambassador to the US among Joe Biden’s special guests. (REUTERS) (ELIZABETH FRANTZ /)
The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, is part of the special guests who will accompany President Joe Biden’s speech.
According to a White House statement, Markarova was invited by First Lady Jill Biden “in recognition of America’s sustained support for Ukraine nearly a year after Russia’s unwarranted attack.”
LIVE: Kevin McCarthy welcomes Vice President Kamala Harris
Kevin McCarthy (REUTERS/Jon Cherry) (JON CHERRY/)
Biden will give his speech from the podium of the House of Representatives in a completely different context than last year. Now Republicans control the floor, so it’s unlikely any significant new bills will make it to the president’s desk. The GOP is eager to reverse many of Biden’s gains and make the ugly point of ongoing investigations, including one into recent findings, at his residence and an office, of confidential documents from his time as vice president.
Television equipment installed in the Statuary Hall (REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz) (ELIZABETH FRANTZ/)
Biden will ask the country he leads to give him more time to achieve his biggest goals.
“That has always been my vision for the country: to restore the soul of the nation, to rebuild the backbone of America – the middle class – to unite the country.” That’s what the president plans to say in his State of the Union address, according to excerpts released by the White House ahead of the prime-time address.
And also this: “We have been sent here to finish the job.” Biden is expected to formally announce his 2024 re-election campaign in the coming weeks. Most Democrats believe one term is enough, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Biden has drawn much criticism from Republicans for his handling of the Chinese spy balloon that traversed the United States before being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday. Republican lawmakers had talked about introducing a resolution, just as the President was due to deliver his prime-time speech, that would have condemned the Administration on this matter.
The plans have been scrapped and a bipartisan proposal to condemn China is being considered instead.
“It is too important a matter. And we want to be strong together against China instead of having our own infighting,” Rep. Mike McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the AP news agency. The Texas Republican sponsors the bipartisan resolution.
President Joe Biden will say America’s democracy is “bruised” but “intact” in a State of the Union address in which he will call on Republican opponents to unite to build a “blue-collar” economy, according to excerpts from the White House.
Biden will say that “our democracy remains unscathed and unshakable,” while urging Republicans and Democrats to “work together” on a “blue-collar project to rebuild America.”
“We are not going to play children’s games”
Nancy Pelosi tears up Donald Trump’s speech in February 2020 (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) (JONATHAN ERNST/)
Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy indirectly referred to his predecessor, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who insisted on publicly tearing up her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address just after he finished speak in 2020.
Irish rocker Bono (AP Photo /Nathan Howard) (Nathan Howard/)
Rock star Bono, the family of Tire Nichols and the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in the Monterey Park, California shooting last month will be among the featured guests who will sit next to First Lady Jill Biden.
The guests were invited “because they embody issues or themes” that Biden will address in the speech or because they embody administration policies that are working for the American people, the White House said. President Joe Biden is expected to refer to several of the guests by his name.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will sit with the first lady and has invited Ruth Cohen, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor from the Washington area, to be his guest, his office said. Emhoff, who is Jewish, has taken a leadership role in the administration’s efforts to combat anti-Semitism.
Biden to Highlight His Administration’s Economic Achievements in Annual State of the Union Address
Joe Biden will highlight the economic achievements of his administration. (REUTERS) (ELIZABETH FRANTZ /)
Biden will want to talk about his accomplishments, set some goals for this year, point out things that need to be fixed, and cheer the nation on. And, of course, describe the state of the Union.
Doing all of that can take a while. Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address lasted just over 62 minutes. Bill Clinton delivered the longest speech in history, at one hour and 28 minutes, in 2000. The award for shortest speech goes to Republican George W. Bush, who spoke for 47 minutes in 2002.
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