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Trump's big speech

Trump will try to jump-start his agenda with Tuesday night's speech to a joint session of Congress

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time, looking to refocus his presidency and rally support for his policies from Republicans in Congress and the public at large, amid historically low approval ratings. Trump advisers say the president will tout what he has described as early success fulfilling his campaign promises, and discuss proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act and finance a big infrastructure-rebuilding initiative. Trump has been gathering ideas for his speech from talking with law enforcement officials, coal miners, and union representatives, his aides say, and he was still working on the speech Monday night. This is not a State of the Union Address, which presidents traditionally give after their first year in office.