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President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Speech

President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address

President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address

Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

President Obama called 2014 a "breakthrough year for America" as he delivered his fifth State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.

The President focused the majority of the address on his domestic agenda, calling for a series of proposals to restore jobs, develop high tech industries and reform education. The President's plans include expanding federally supported manufacturing hubs and across-the-board reform of job training programs, to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden.

President Obama also declared that he will use his executive authority to order programs that Congress won't support such as infrastructure funding. And the President vowed to raise the minimum wage for work on some government contracts to $10.10 an hour by executive order.

Speaking about his foreign policy agenda, the President said the war in Afghanistan would be over in 2014, and declared that it was time for the U.S. to end it's war footing. He called for a revision of the drone program, surveillance reform and the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:05am (ET)

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