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Top 10 Highlights From Trump's First State of the Union Speech

Top 10 Highlights From Trump's First State of the Union Speech

Copies of tax legislation are seen during a markup on the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" on Capitol Hill in Washington,D.C. on December 18, 2017. | (Photo: Reuters / Aaron Bernstein)

3. Benefits of tax reform

When listing out his accomplishments in his first full year in office, Trump touted his "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" tax reform initiative, which was praised by many congressional Republicans, but criticized by Democrats.

"We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity," he vowed.

"As tax cuts create new jobs, let us invest in workforce development and job training. Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential. And let us support working families by supporting paid family leave."

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