Melissa Quinn --- The Daily Signal
In a few short hours, President Obama will stand before members of Congress, United States Supreme Court justices and cabinet secretaries for his sixth State of the Union. But not all of the policy proposals he outlines will be new to those watching.
In the weeks leading up to tonight’s address, the president crisscrossed the country previewing different ideas included in the annual speech.
“I didn’t want to wait for the State of the Union to talk about all the things that make this country great and how we can make it better,” Obama said during a trip to Wayne, Mich., earlier this month. “So I thought I’d get started this week. I figured, why wait? It’s like opening your Christmas presents a little early.”
With a series of “SOTU Spoilers,” Obama broke tradition by previewing legislation and executive actions he plans to push for during his seventh year in office.
But with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate for the first time in eight years, it’s likely Obama’s legislative proposals will be met with resistance and push back.
However, there are some policy areas where Republicans hope to work with the president, including tax reform.