Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, US President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address before Congress, a speech that will be broadcast around the nation and the world. The speech will outline the Administration’s accomplishments of Trump’s first year in office and the President will lay out the Administration’s vision for the next 12 months.
Some of the important issues that the president will state includes the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in at least three decades which is already fueling an economic boom as indicated by the rise of available jobs and the stock market. President Trump will outline a $1 trillion investment for a large-scale, fast rebuild of America’s depleted infrastructure.
On the issue of immigration, the President will explain his framework on immigration reform, including border security, DACA legalization, protecting the nuclear family, and replacing the visa lottery with a skills-based approach. When it comes to trade, Trump will build on his address at Davos last week where America will insist on trade deals that are fair and reciprocal.
Lastly, the president will speak on the issue of national security where America is returning to “peace through strength” in world affairs, making America’s positions clear to our allies and enemies alike.
President Trump joined members of the United Nations Security Council for a lunch meeting yesterday, discussing “a range of security challenges, including the denuking of North Korea.” He was accompanied by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, and National Security Adviser Gen. H. R. McMaster.
“We’re leading on the global stage to renew this founding principle of sovereignty,” the President told reporters before lunch. “I think we’re taking the world along with us.”
The meeting also covered how to counter Iran’s destabilization efforts across the Middle East, put an end to the conflict in Syria, and confront terrorism the world over.
In other news, Alex Azar, former Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush, was sworn in yesterday as the newest official member of President Trump’s Cabinet.
“It’s a very special day for me, because we’ve been looking for this day for a long time,” the President said. “I’m thrilled to be here to administer the Oath of Office to America’s new Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mr. Alex Azar.”
“As you heard from the President today,” Secretary Azar said, the solemn charge of this office “includes his personal direction to me that we have to tackle the scourge of the opiate crisis, and we will bring down prescription drug prices.”
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