WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will set the stage for his 2024 campaign on Tuesday, while encouraging unity with Congress Republicans in his first State of the Union Address after declaring the end of the coronavirus epidemic emergency.
Biden is unlikely to be able to advance any major legislation with the Republicans in control over the House.
The president, who predicted that Republicans would experience an “epiphany” following the departure of former President Donald Trump, will inform Republicans in his first address at a joint meeting with the new Congress that both parties can still find ways to work together to achieve their goals. White House officials confirmed that this was the intention.
Biden will emphasize areas where cooperation is possible, like countering China. However, many Republicans are unhappy about how he handled Chinese spy balloon and regulation of powerful technology companies.
“The people sent us an unambiguous message. According to excerpts published before the speech, Biden will state that fighting for the sake is fighting, power for power sake, and conflict for the sake, doesn’t get us anywhere. “And that’s been my vision for this country: to restore America’s soul, to rebuild America’s backbone: the middle class, and to unify the country. “We’ve been sent here in order to complete the job.”
He will also encourage federal money to be sent to congressional districts in the United States to fund new infrastructure projects. He will highlight how the Inflation Reduction Act and other major spending bills he signed into law are helping rural communities. Democrats, he said, are doing the most to support blue-collar workers.
“Too many people have been ignored or treated as invisible in the midst of the economic turmoil of the past forty-two decades. Perhaps you are watching from home. According to these excerpts, Biden will tell you that you remember the jobs that were lost. Because of the decisions we made over the past two years, jobs are returning and pride is returning. This blueprint is for blue-collar workers to rebuild America and make real changes in your life.
Biden’s aides have said that he will focus on bipartisanship, public service, and the State of the Union. This will likely be his most high-profile address of the year. It will also be an opportunity for him directly to American voters.
The White House stated that Biden will use themes that helped him win the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee nomination and then the general elections. It said that the president would say that America has emerged stronger than ever after the twin crises which marked his inauguration two year ago — the pandemic as well as the Jan. 6 Insurrection.
Biden will remind Americans of the suffering caused by the pandemic. Out of over 20 topics, Americans ranked “dealing With the Coronavirus” last. This was according to a Pew survey. The survey found that economic concerns were much more common than political issues.
“We are the only nation that has come out of every crisis stronger than we were when we entered it.” According to Biden’s prepared remarks, that is exactly what we will do again. COVID had closed down our schools and businesses two years ago, and robbed our families of so much. COVID has no control over our lives today. Our democracy was at its most vulnerable since the Civil War two years ago. Despite being battered, today’s democracy is unbowed or broken.”
Although the speech will likely draw a smaller audience than Biden’s previous addresses to Congress, or the predecessors of his speeches, the president and his team spent many days preparing for it, including at Camp David, Maryland’s presidential retreat.