Biden Union address live: US President set to address joint Congress session for the last time before elections

First Lady Jill Biden has extended an invitation to Kate Cox, a mother of two who took legal action against the state of Texas in 2023, advocating for the right to terminate her pregnancy.

In a similar vein, Democratic Senator Tim Kaine has sent an invitation to Elizabeth Carr, the first individual born through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States.

House Speaker Mike Johnson has invited the parents of Wall Street Journal writer Evan Gershkovich. Gershkovich was detained in Russia on March 29 on charges of espionage.

Furthermore, invitations have been extended to the relatives of U.S. citizens killed or captured by Hamas after the October 7 attack.

Speaker Johnson has also invited Zunxu Tian and Ben Kurian, the two New York policemen who bravely confronted a mob outside a migrant shelter in Times Square.

The State of the Union is a significant event where the U.S. President addresses Congress, outlining their vision for the upcoming year. According to the Constitution, the President is mandated to periodically inform Congress about the State of the Union and recommend necessary measures.

Over the past 200 years, the State of the Union address has evolved since President George Washington’s 1790 speech in New York. It has now become one of the major media events on the U.S. political calendar.

Amidst concerns about his mental capacity, 81-year-old President Biden’s 2024 address is anticipated to address criticisms and alleviate voter concerns about his performance, while potentially making an election pitch against Donald Trump.

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