By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
President Donald Trump will address a special joint session of Congress tonight. The speech will be carried by all cable news networks as well as the four major broadcast TV networks and news talk radio stations across the country.
“President Trump will address a joint session of Congress tomorrow night with his State of the Union address,” U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said in an email to constituents. “The State of the Union address is an important opportunity for the President to address Congress and the American people to update us on his priorities and plans to accomplish them.”
“This is President Trump’s first State of the Union address, and I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say,” Roby said. “I hope to learn more about his plans for our country’s future, especially as it relates to continuing to grow our economy, cracking down on our illegal immigration problem, rebuilding our nation’s aging infrastructure, and bolstering our national security.”
“I remain committed to working with his Administration and my colleagues in Congress to continue delivering meaningful results to the American people. You can watch a live stream of the President’s speech here at 7:00 p.m. Central Time,” Roby said.
Trump’s first State of the Union speech is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced a number of special guests of the House for the speech.
These include: six year old Jackson Poulos, six-years-old, who was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in his GI tract and abdomen. His family sought the help of Speaker Ryan’s office to help secure the approval of FDA paperwork while Jackson was undergoing surgery to have his tumors removed.
Kyle Pucek who beat his heroin and opioids addiction and now dedicates himself to helping those battling addiction through local groups like Hope Over Heroin.
Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, who while working at a hospital in New York City, was forced to assist with a late-term abortion. She fought a years-long legal battle but, the hospital eventually changed its policy to ensure medical personnel are not forced to participate in abortions. Cathy is now an outspoken advocate on behalf of other medical personnel who are faced with the same unjust dilemma.
Democratic women in Congress are reportedly planning to all wear Black to show solidarity with women who have been victims of sexual violence.