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    Biden to deliver final State of the Union address before rematch with Trump in 2024 election: Live updates

    By Oliver O'Connell,Joe Sommerlad and Gustaf Kilander,

    2024-03-06

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    President Joe Biden will seek to lay out the case for his re-election and address a range of pressing issues both domestic and international when he delivers his latest State of the Union address to a joint-session of Congress on Thursday evening.

    The Democrat is expected to tout his achievements in the White House , allay concerns about his age and warn of the threat to democracy posed by Donald Trump and hard-right Republicans across the country as he readies for a crucial election year.

    The president’s address is likely to cover the economic recovery and infrastructure wins he has overseen from the Oval Office and feature a call for greater cooperation in the House of Representatives on spending deals to avert another looming government shutdown and to resolve the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.

    He is also expected to stress the need for international unity in the face of conflicts raging in Ukraine and Gaza .

    House speaker Mike Johnson has meanwhile said he has sent a “very clear” message to his fellow Republicans to “turn the temperature down” and show “decorum” to avoid some of the more raucous scenes of recent years.

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