Analysis of the President’s State of the Union Address and the Democratic Response

Published February 2020
by Jenn Castagna and Sean Worley

On February 4, 2020, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address in which he highlighted some of the Administration's accomplishments during his time in office, as well as laid out a plan for the upcoming year.  Specifically, the key themes from the President's address included the strength of the economy; supports for working families, including paid family leave, school choice, and greater access to affordable child care options; and national security.  Additionally, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) delivered the Democratic response to the President's address. Please find here EducationCounsel's analysis of the President's State of the Union address and the Democratic response.