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State of the Union President George W. Bush

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America faces major challenges at home and abroad. The President believes we cannot ignore these challenges or pass along our problems to future generations. We must confront them squarely with actions equal to the demands we face. In his State of the Union Address, the President will propose bold steps to answer these challenges—confident that America will meet these tests.

Live webcast: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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President Bush prepares for State of the Union speech. White House photo by Eric Draper
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Watch these web-exclusive videos of Cabinet Secretaries and Senior White House Officials discussing the State of the Union.
Don Evans, Secretary of Commerce

Don Evans
Secretary of Commerce

Rod Paige, Secretary of Education

Rod Paige
Secretary of Education

Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Tommy Thompson
Secretary of Health and Human Services

Mel Martinez, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Mel Martinez
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Jim Towey
Director, Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

John Bridgeland, Director, USA Freedom Corps

John Bridgeland
Director, USA Freedom Corps

Tucker Eskew
Director, Global Communications






State of the Union
"The President shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

Article II, Sec. 3, U.S. Constitution
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White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer previews the 2003 State of the Union.
Speech Themes

Growing the Economy & Creating Jobs

President Takes Action to Strengthen the Economy
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Strengthening & Improving Health Care

President Calls for Medical Liability Reform
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Encouraging Acts of Compassion

President Bush Discusses Compassion, Honors Martin Luther King, Junior
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Defending Peace & Security at Home

Ridge Sworn in as Secretary of Homeland Security
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"Why We Know Iraq is Lying" by Dr. Condoleezza Rice
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