President Biden to Push for New Taxes, Police Reforms in SOTU Speech
This is his first joint address since Republicans took control of the House
President Joe Biden will face Republicans who question his legitimacy and a public concerned about the country's direction in Tuesday's State of the Union speech that is expected to serve as a blueprint for a 2024 re-election bid.
In his first address to a joint session of Congress since Republicans took control of the House of Representatives, Biden is expected to explain how he is trying to reshape the post-pandemic economy, highlight massive infrastructure and inflation bills passed in 2022, and stress that a bitterly-divided Congress can still make laws in the year ahead.
"I want to talk to the American people and let them know the state of affairs... what I'm looking forward to working on from this point on, what we've done," Biden told reporters on Monday after returning from presidential retreat Camp David, where he spent the weekend working on the speech.
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