1998 State of the Union Address

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The 1998 State of the Union address was given by President Bill Clinton to a joint session of the 105th United States Congress on January 27, 1998. The speech was the second State of the Union address of President Clinton's second term.

President Clinton discussed the federal budget, taxes and focused on the budget deficit, then at $10 billion. The president also discussed education, foreign relations, science funding, development, space travel and the Internet.

In the speech, the president acknowledged the deaths of Representatives Walter Capps and Sonny Bono.

The speech lasted 1:16:43 and consisted of 7,303 words.[1]

The Republican Party response was delivered by Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi.[2]

William Daley, the Secretary of Commerce, served as the designated survivor.

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Preceded by
1997 State of the Union Address
State of the Union addresses
1998
Succeeded by
1999 State of the Union Address