1997 State of the Union Address
Full video of the speech as published by the White House
|Date||February 4, 1997|
|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Duration||1 hour, 4 minutes|
|Venue||House Chamber, United States Capitol|
|Type||State of the Union Address|
The 1997 State of the Union Address was given by the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, on Tuesday, February 4, 1997, at 9 p.m. EST, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives to the 105th United States Congress. It was Clinton's fourth State of the Union Address and his fifth speech to a joint session of the United States Congress. Presiding over this joint session was the House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, accompanied by Al Gore, the Vice President of the United States.
President Clinton discussed numerous topics in the address, including the environment, the International Space Station, welfare, crime and relations with NATO and China. The president also focused on a "detailed plan to balance the budget by 2002".
The speech was broadcast live on television and radio and lasted 1:04:21 and consisted of 6,774 words.
- Richard E. Sincere, Jr. (February 1997). "O.J., J.C., and Bill: Reflections on the State of the Union". Metro Herald. Archived from the original on 2002-07-31. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
Watts told his audience -- about 100 high school students from the CloseUp Foundation watched in person, while a smaller number watched on television at home -- that he is "old enough to remember the Jim Crow" laws that affected him and his family while he grew up in a black neighborhood in small-town Oklahoma.
- Washington Post, "Agriculture's Glickman Draws Doomsday Duty for Address." Page A13. Feb 4, 1997
- "Length of State of the Union Addresses in Minutes". presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
- Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. "Office of the Clerk". Archived from the original on 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
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