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State of the Union address 2023, live | Biden will call for collaboration with the Republicans

2023-02-07T23:44:02.569Z


The President of the United States addresses Congress in an appointment marked by the crisis of the Chinese spy balloon


The president of the United States, Joe Biden, delivers this Tuesday the speech of the State of the Union that marks the equator of his term.

The Democrat is preparing to exhibit before Congress the achievements of his Administration, from economic management to his message about the defense of democracy, while the Republicans planned to warn about debt and inflation.

However, the appearance of a Chinese spy balloon in the US skies not only triggered diplomatic tensions between Washington and Beijing but also has an impact on this crucial meeting, which begins at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time in the United States.

According to excerpts from the speech advanced by the White House, the Democrat Biden will call for collaboration: “To my Republican friends, if we were able to work together in the last Congress,

there is no reason why we cannot work together in this new Congress.

The people sent us a clear message.

Fighting for fighting, power for power, conflict for conflict, gets us nowhere, ”he will say.

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Bono, last December in Washington.

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They're on the list: Biden's guests at the State of the Union address

In the highly theatrical ritual of the State of the Union address, delivered each year by the president of the United States before a joint audience of congressmen and senators on Capitol Hill, the most eagerly awaited list in the hours leading up to it is that of those invited by the president to attend to his words in the hemicycle of the House of Representatives.

They are carefully chosen to underline with their presence the points that the president wants to emphasize.

This year there are everyone from rock stars (Bono) to anonymous citizens unwittingly placed at the center of a whirlwind of tragedy and media attention, like the parents of Memphis youth Tire Nichols, the latest name to enter the history of brutality infamy. police in this country. 

What follows is a list of some of those illustrious guests at tonight's speech in Washington: 

Bond.

Singer of the Irish band U2 and activist for the most varied just causes, in whose fight he uses his planetary fame and his agenda.

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Oksana Markarova,

the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States.

She was already invited last year, when Biden's first speech came six days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Almost a year later, the end of the war seems far away, but the US commitment to the kyiv cause remains unwavering.

RowVaughn and Rodney Wells, 

mother and stepfather of Tire Nichols.

He was beaten to death by five police officers last month in Memphis.

His case, and the aplomb of his parents, have reopened the debate on police abuse in the United States, an issue that seemed to be in the process of being settled after the death by suffocation of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer on 25 May 2020. 

Brandon Tsay:

Another anonymous man at the center of American political power.

Tsay disarmed the killer of 11 people in one of the latest mass shootings to shock the country.

It happened in Monterey Park, California, and the tragedy tore the Asian American community in half. 

Deanna Branch.

They found lead in her son's blood from the water that came out of the pipes in the house.

The Biden administration has set a goal of replacing all lead pipes in the country within the next decade.

Mitzi Colin Lopez.

 Activist for the rights of immigrants, specializing in the defense of dreamers.  

Doug Griffin,

of Newton, New Hampshire.

He lost a daughter to a fentanyl overdose.

Biden intends to stress the importance of the fight against opioids.

Drugs have taken the lives of 100,000 Americans in 2022.

Amanda Zurawski,

from Texas.

She almost died from the restrictive anti-abortion laws that came out of the Supreme Court ruling that eliminated women's federal right to decide.

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Miguel Jimenez

A message full of optimism and resistance

our democracy faced its greatest threat since the Civil War.

Today, although wounded, our democracy remains intact and unshakable ", he will say.

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Miguel Jimenez

A worker passes a hiring sign at a construction site, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Portland, Maine.

On Thursday, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.

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Biden defends his economic plan after a year of high inflation

The economy has been a headache for Biden in the first half of his term, especially due to inflation, which reached over 9% in the middle of last year, just a few months before the midterm legislative elections.

But inflation has subsided in the second half of last year and closed 2022 at 6.5% and unemployment has dropped to 3.4%, its lowest since 1969, at the start of 2023, so the president will boast of his Economic achievements: “My economic plan consists of investing in places and people that have been forgotten.

In the midst of the economic turmoil of the last four decades, too many people have been left behind or treated as if they were invisible.

Maybe you are the one who sees it at home.

You remember the jobs that disappeared.

And you wonder if there is already a way for you and your children to get ahead without leaving.

I understand.

That's why we're building an economy where no one is left behind.

Jobs are back, pride is back thanks to the decisions we've made in the last two years.

This is a project to rebuild America and make a real difference in your lives, ”says one of the excerpts released by the White House.

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Miguel Jimenez

The president will call for collaboration with the Republicans

The speech comes after the Republicans have gained control of the House of Representatives.

According to the excerpts of the speech advanced by the White House, the Democrat Biden will call for collaboration: “To my Republican friends, if we were able to work together in the last Congress, there is no reason why we cannot work together in this new Congress.

The people sent us a clear message.

Fighting to fight, power for power, conflict for conflict's sake, gets us nowhere.

And that has always been my vision for the country: to restore the soul of the nation, to rebuild the backbone of America: the middle class, to unite the country.

They have sent us here to finish the job!” he will say.

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Miguel Jimenez

United States President Joe Bide in the State of the Union address on March 1, 2022. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File) / JIM LO SCALZO / AP

Biden finalizing his State of the Union address

Good afternoon, and welcome to the live broadcast on the State of the Union address.

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, appears tonight at 9:00 p.m. in Washington (3:00 a.m. in mainland Spain) in compliance with a constitutional obligation.

The Constitution of the United States establishes that the president "shall periodically report to Congress on the State of the Union and recommend for its consideration the measures he deems necessary and convenient." It began as a written communication, but later a speech to Congress became customary. Including Biden's first speech, there have been a total of 98 annual State of the Union addresses or in-person addresses.In this year's address, Biden will call for collaboration between Democrats and Republicans,

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