President Bush has begun his State of the Union address at the House of Representatives after being introduced by the first-ever female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
Mr. Bush said the United States is entering 2007 with large endeavors underway and others to begin. He said the U.S. must have the will to face difficult challenges and determined enemies.
Mr. Bush also congratulated the new Democratic members of Congress, who now control the Senate and House of Representatives. He said while Congress has changed, the U.S. government's responsibilities have not.
Mr. Bush said Democrats and Republicans can work through their differences and achieve big things for the American people.
He said a future of opportunity begins with the United States' growing economy. He said it is the government's job to keep the economy growing.