State of the Union Address

President Clinton delivered his fifth State of the Union Address to members of the House and Senate, the executive branch, the diplomatic… read more

President Clinton delivered his fifth State of the Union Address to members of the House and Senate, the executive branch, the diplomatic corps and guests in the gallery. He outlined initiatives in several areas, including using expected budget surpluses to increase funding for the Social Security system, expanding and improving child care and regulating managed health care to insure quality and choice. He also continued a focus on education from his address the previous year with new initiatives, such as credits for school construction and reducing class sizes in early grades. Near the end of his address, he warned Saddam Hussein that the U.S. will not allow Iraq to build and stockpile weapons of mass destruction. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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State of the Union Address

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Program ID:
98605-1
Category:
Joint Session of Congress
Format:
Address
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 27, 1998
Last Aired:
Feb 2, 1998

Airing Details

  • Jan 27, 1998 | 8:51pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 27, 1998 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 28, 1998 | 1:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 28, 1998 | 5:36am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 31, 1998 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 02, 1998 | 10:18am EST | C-SPAN 1
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