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State of the Union

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Utah’s members of Congress struck an optimistic tone following President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Trump “hit it just right,” said Republican Rep. Chris Stewart.

Emphasizing themes in the president’s speech such as infrastructure and lowering health care costs, both Republicans and Utah’s sole Democrat, Rep. Ben McAdams, seemed hopeful bipartisan solutions might emerge.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis. 

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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

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6:30 p.m. MST 2/5/19: President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. 

The NPR Politics team will be annotating the President's speech throughout the evening. The team will also annotate the Democratic response.