State of the Union Address - Lumen Student News

In today’s What’s That All About, we explain the purpose of the State of the Union address.

The State of the Union Address has been a part of America’s presidency since George Washington took office.

In fact, the president’s responsibility for delivering the address is a requirement defined by the constitution. The purpose of the address is to provide a platform for the president to speak to Congress about the state of affairs in the country. These topics can include the budget and the economy. The president may also speak about his agenda and any future legislation he may want to propose.