News Section: National Government
President Lays Out Ambitious Agenda in State of the Union Address
BRADENTON – While delivering his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama called on Washington to rebuild a “rising, thriving middle class.” The President promised to fight for a higher minimum wage, more government investment in schools and clean energy, and to reduce the deficit through both spending cuts and tax increases.
The President presented an ambitious second-term agenda that focused on the economy and jobs. He also proposed new reductions in nuclear weapons and said the United States would move toward a free trade agreement with the European Union, while promising to withdraw troops in Afghanistan.
For a full transcript of the President's speech, click here. To watch the SOTU address on the White House website, click here. To read a transcript of the Republican response by Marco Rubio, click here.
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