President Donald Trump Delivers Address to Congress: Transcript & Analysis

Feb 28, 2017

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening, February 28, at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

NPR will offer this live transcript [SCROLL DOWN FOR BAR] of the remarks, and NPR journalists with expertise in politics, immigration, business, law and more will offer their analysis and annotations.