Biden in State of Union exhorts Congress: 'Finish the job'
February 8, 2023
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden exhorted Congress Tuesday night to work with him to "finish the job" of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address aimed at reassuring a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions.
In his 73-minute speech, Biden sought to portray a nation dramatically improved from the one he took charge of two years ago: from a reeling economy to one prosperous with new jobs; from a crippled, pandemic-weary nation to one that has now reopened, and a democracy that has survived its biggest test since the Civil War.
"The story of America is a story of progress and resilience. Of always moving forward. Of never giving up," Biden said. "We are the only country that has emerged from every crisis stronger than when we entered it. That is what we are doing again."