President Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress, Annotated
President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time Tuesday evening at the Capitol. 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, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.
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.