state of the Union adress

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  • State of The Union address
    • Check on congress
      • The President recommends legislation to congress every year
      • It is the presidents  main opportunity to lay out their legislative agenda
      • State of the Union is president saying to congress "this is what I want you to debate and pass into law
      • Obama used this to get healthcare across the line-->"get it done"
        • 2 months later he signed the Affordable care act into law
    • Propose legislation
      • Gives the presidents ideas mass media attention
      • President was elected to propose legislation-->Congress duty to pass is
      • 2013 Obama used State of the Union to promote his policies on immigration, gun control and increasing the minimum wage


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