House Document 114-1: Presidential Address Before a Joint Session of Congress, Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting The President's Address Before a Joint Session of Congress, Before the Committee on the Whole House on the State of the Union, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, January 21, 2015 [open pdf - 251KB]
This is the January 21, 2015 message from the President of the United States transmitting "The President's Address Before a Joint Session of Congress." From the message of President Barack Obama: "Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial cri- sis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we've been in almost 30 years. Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service. America, for all that we've endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the Union is strong. At this moment--with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production--we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. It's now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years, and for decades to come."
|Report Number:||House Document 114-1|
|Publisher:||United States. Government Publishing Office|
|Retrieved From:||U.S. Government Printing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/|