President Donald Trump will deliver the state of the Union to the United States Congress tonight. The annual address given by the current president to both houses of Congress is typically an opportunity for the country's leader to describe the state of the economy, highlight important developments in the past year, and the vision for the coming year to share. 1
Article II of the Constitution outlines the various duties of the President, one of which is to "provide information to Congress on the state of the Union from time to time and to recommend considering measures that he will consider necessary and useful." judge. & # 39; George Washington established the tradition of addressing Congress annually, but from Thomas Jefferson the presidents chose to deliver a written message instead of a speech. Today, presidents are once again bringing the state of the Union to the Congress in person, a tradition that Woodrow Wilson revived in 1913.
When and how to view it
The state of the Union is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET / 6 pm PT tonight. There is no fixed length, with some presidents who are active for over an hour, while others finish in just over 30 minutes. Trump’s State of the Union 2019 last year ended in 1 hour and 22 minutes, the third longest ever.
On cable or satellite, most major news networks – CNN, NBC, etc. – will broadcast the address. If you want to stream it, there are plenty of options: YouTube, C-SPAN, NBC, ABC, The Washington Post, Telemundo and other major news channels should all stream the speech. The White House streams the speech on its website.
If you have a Roku, you can watch the speech on the Roku channel or on various networks that Roku offers, such as ABC News and Cheddar.
Many networks and publications offer live blogging from their policy experts, for those who want analysis to go hand in hand with the speech. Last year, The New York Times, NPR and CBS offered live coverage on their sites, including live annotation and fact-checking, and it seems likely that they will do the same this year.