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1999 State of the Union

By Chet Rhodes
WashingtonPost.com Staff
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999

President Clinton reached out to Republicans on Social Security and other issues in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday, the same day his defense began presenting their case in the Senate impeachment trial. View audio and video highlights of the President's address and the Republican response in the RealVideo format. Download a free copy of the RealPlayer plug-in here.

President Clinton | Republican ResponseComplete Speech

 President Clinton

Saving Social Security
"We should eliminate the limits on what seniors on Social Security can earn."
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Taking on the Tobacco Companies
"As everyone knows, our children are targets of a massive media campaign to hook them on cigarettes."
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Looking Toward the Future
"A hundred years from tonight, an American president will stand in this place to report on the State of the Union. He or she will look back on a 21st Century shaped in so many ways by the decisions we make here and now. "
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 Republican Response

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Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-Wash.)
Tax Relief
"Next year there will be a $63 billion budget surplus. Mr. President, give it back. "
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Rep. Steve Largent (R-Okla.)
Reconciliation.
"You see, the body of our country is strong. It's the heart that needs attention."
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 Complete Speech

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