8 February 2023
President Joe Biden wrapped up his second State of the Union address Tuesday night declaring "the State of the Union is strong." Throughout his 73-minte speech, Biden called on Republicans to work with him to "finish the job" of rebuilding the economy and uniting the country.
Joe Biden, U.S. President said "We're facing the test of our time. We have to be the nation we've always been at our best: Optimistic, hopeful, forward looking. A nation embraces light over dark, hope over fear, unity of stability over chaos. We have to see each other not as enemies, but as fellow Americans. We're good people. The only nation in the world built on an idea, the only one. So I've come to fulfill my constitutional obligation to report on the State of the Union, and here's my report. Because the soul of this nation is strong, because the backbone of this nation is strong, because the people of this nation are strong, the State of the Union is strong."
Biden also reflected on the pain and suffering of Americans during the pandemic. He used his State of the Union address to urge Congress to "remain vigilant" on the COVD-19 virus and support new vaccines and treatments. The address was Biden's first speech to Congress since Republicans took control of the House in the midterm elections.
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