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Tonight at 9:00pm Eastern, President Trump will deliver his second annual State of the Union Address. The President’s ability to address Congress is laid out in the U.S. Constitution which states that, “The President shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” This long-standing tradition, while not required of presidents, has typically been carried out on the House floor in the first two months of the year, at the invitation of both the House and Senate chambers.
This year, President Trump will address the most diverse U.S. Congress in American history while he uses this opportunity to appeal to American public opinion as he lays out his own legislative priorities for the upcoming year, discusses past successes, and recommends a path forward for what he may view as upcoming challenges. Joining the President and legislators in the House chamber will be 13 guests of President and First Lady Trump, as well as the guests of Congress Members who will invite constituents who represent their own issue priorities for the coming months. Notably, former Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will serve as the first black woman to give the opposition’s response.
This #TakeActionTuesday, watch the President’s State of the Union address and determine how your issue priorities line up with those who represent you. Follow this link for more information on where to watch!
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