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Annotated: President Trump’s Address To A Joint Session of Congress


President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 8:00 PM Central Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

When the address begins, NPR will offer this live transcript of the remarks, and NPR journalists with expertise in politics, immigration, business, law and more will offer their analysis and annotations. Following Trump's address, former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will offer the Democratic Party's response. Find an annotated transcript of his speech here