How to Watch Biden’s State of the Union Speech
President Biden will deliver his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, his first address to Congress since Republicans won a majority in the House.
Here’s what you need to know.
How can I watch?
The president’s speech is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern time. The New York Times will broadcast live at nytimes.com, including analysis from reporters. Biden’s speech will also be broadcast live on major networks and cable television.
What will Biden say?
The prime-time State of the Union address is an important opportunity for the president to present his agenda to Congress and the nation. Even as partisanship deepens in Washington, it is expected that he will reiterate his message of solidarity and present himself as a leader. adults in the room.
Mr. Biden is expected to try achieve balance between promoting his legislative achievements to date, such as major investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, with the introduction of spending proposals he has failed to achieve in two years First, including expanding access to subsidized childcare, a universal kindergarten policy, and paid leave. He is expected to speak for about an hour.
Got a reaction?
Republicans chose Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas to deliver a traditional rebuttal. Speaking from Little Rock, President Donald J. Trump’s press secretary, Huckabee Sanders, is expected to amplify Republican criticism of Biden’s approach to issues like inflation and immigration as House Republicans prepare to use their new majority to administrative review.
Republican Leaders in Congress suggested in a statement The announcement of Ms. Huckabee Sanders’ speech that she, 40, is the nation’s youngest governor, was a new contrast to Mr. Biden, 80.
Representative Delia Ramirez, Democrat of Illinois, will also respond on behalf of the progressive Labor Family Party. Ms. Ramirez, who in November became the first Hispanic woman elected to represent her state in Congress, is the new member of the radical caucus in the House of Representatives.
Who will attend?
Traditionally, the speech is given in the Chamber of Deputies, before a joint session of Parliament. Notable guests will include the parents of Nichols TireA 29-year-old black man was beaten to death by police in Memphis. Brandon TsayThe California man who disarmed a gunman in the Monterey Park shooting that left 11 people dead, is also expected to attend.