This is the text and audio of Senator Marco Rubio’s response on behalf of the Republican Party to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.
President Barack Obama has delivered an assertive State of the Union Address to a joint sitting of the US Congress today.
Obama set out an activist program for his second term, calling for an increase in the minimum wage and laying out a diverse program of initiatives in education, energy and public works. Obama called on Congress to act on the budget and immigration. He also called for action on climate change and gun violence. He said he would establish a bipartisan commission to reform US voting procedures. [Read more…]
Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana, has delivered the Republican Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
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Text of Governor Mitch Daniels’ Republican reponse to the State of the Union Address. [Read more…]
This is the prepared text of President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address.
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Prepared text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. [Read more…]
This is the text of the response by Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin 1st District) to the State of The Union Address. [Read more…]
Following President Bush’s State of the Union address, the Democratic response was delivered by Senator Jim Webb, the Virginian freshman whose election gave the Democrats control of the Senate.
This is the prepared text of Senator Webb’s response.
I’m Sen. Jim Webb, from Virginia, where this year we will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown — an event that marked the first step in the long journey that has made us the greatest and most prosperous nation on earth.
It would not be possible in this short amount of time to actually rebut the president’s message, nor would it be useful. Let me simply say that we in the Democratic Party hope that this administration is serious about improving education and health care for all Americans, and addressing such domestic priorities as restoring the vitality of New Orleans. [Read more…]
President George W. Bush has delivered his sixth State of the Union address to a joint session of the United States Congress.
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This is the prepared text of President Bush’s State of the Union Address.
Madam Speaker, Vice President Cheney, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
This rite of custom brings us together at a defining hour – when decisions are hard and courage is tested. We enter the year 2007 with large endeavors underway, and others that are ours to begin. In all of this, much is asked of us. We must have the will to face difficult challenges and determined enemies – and the wisdom to face them together.
Some in this Chamber are new to the House and Senate – and I congratulate the Democratic majority. Congress has changed, but our responsibilities have not. Each of us is guided by our own convictions – and to these we must stay faithful. Yet we are all held to the same standards, and called to serve the same good purposes: To extend this Nation’s prosperity … to spend the people’s money wisely … to solve problems, not leave them to future generations … to guard America against all evil, and to keep faith with those we have sent forth to defend us. [Read more…]