State of the Union address

noun phrase

: a yearly speech given by the U.S. President to Congress and the people to tell them about important things that are affecting the country

Examples of State of the Union address in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the plan was announced by President Biden during his State of the Union address in March, the Pentagon suggested the pier could be in use for several months. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2024 According to the campaign, the president's fiery State of the Union address juiced grassroots fundraising, bringing in more than $10 million in small dollar donations in the 24 hours around the speech. Franco Ordoñez, NPR, 6 Apr. 2024 The president's high total came in a month where his campaign also dramatically ramped up its operation, with presidential visits to every battleground state after the State of the Union address. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2024 Biden announced plans to build the floating pier during his State of the Union address last month. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 5 Apr. 2024 In his State of the Union address, the president vowed to raise taxes on corporations and lower everyday costs, including junk fees and prescription drug prices. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 Biden said in his recent prime-time State of the Union address. Laura Gersony, The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2024 The White House briefed dozens of online creators on President Biden’s State of the Union address ahead of the speech. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 4 Apr. 2024 The Biden campaign, which was mostly quiet through Super Tuesday, launched its big push after the president’s State of the Union address two days later. Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2024

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