President Donald Trump was set to speak before Congress Tuesday night in a State of the Union-type address to the nation. Trump, who has spent just over a month in office so far, was scheduled to lead a joint session on Capitol Hill at 9 p.m. EST.
He was likely to speak about what he's accomplished so far — including clearing the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline, working on defeating the Islamic State group and preparing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a blog post on the White House website.
If you want to watch a live stream of Trump's Tuesday address, check the White House website here, C-SPAN here or the YouTube video below:
"This will be an opportunity for the people and their representatives to hear directly from our new president about his vision and our shared agenda," House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., said in a statement.
Trump's speech was not a State of the Union, despite the fact that his campaign sent out an email blast Monday with asking voters to take a "State of the Union survey" before "his biggest speech to date." Though presidents are constitutionally required to "give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient," Ryan invited Trump only to give an address to Congress. This is likely because Trump just started his term.
Viewers tuning in Tuesday can expect Trump's speech to focus on "the renewal of the American spirit," as Press Secretary Sean Spicer said recently at a media briefing. Specifically, Trump was prepared to mention "public safety, including defense, increased border security, taking care of our veterans, and then economic opportunity, including education, job training, healthcare reform, jobs and tax and regulatory reform," Spicer said.
The speech was expected to last just over an hour.
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