‘Finish the job,’ Biden demands

President Joe Biden used his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night to exhort Congress to "finish the job" of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation.


National News

February 8, 2023 - 1:57 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy with President Joe Biden as he delivers the State of the Union on Feb. 7. (Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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