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Tonight President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union speech and roll out his initiatives for the year. During tonight’s speech, Mr. Obama will announce his upcoming executive order that will raise the minimum wage for new federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. The move will affect thousands of low-wage government employees, including janitors and construction workers.

“Boosting wages will lower turnover and increase morale, and will lead to higher productivity overall,” the White House statement said. “Raising wages for those at the bottom will improve the quality and efficiency of services provided to the government.”

The President is also expected to call on Congress to replicate his execute order and raise the minimum wage for existing workers and link wage increases to the rise in inflation.

Tonight, Mr. Obama is also expected to address jobs, climate change, immigration, income inequality, education, and his signature program, the Affordable Care Act.

The State of the Union speech begins at 6pm. Will you be tuning in? 

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  • Anthony

    I support the president, but I did my part by voting for him twice. President Obtama has to figure out how to get stuff done himself. My gut tells me that history will judge that he wasting years of his term trying to make peace with irreconcilable racists. They have never responded to anything but power, and even then, they never speak well of him.
    i feel that the President had always succeeded through his intelligence and charm. I honestly think Congress is the first time the man ever ran into sheer racism that would not respond to his logic.