The live blog is now closed; thank you for joining us. These were the updates from United States President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address.
Biden has delivered his first major speech to a divided Congress after Republicans took control of the House of Representatives.
The Democrat president urges Republican ‘friends’ to work with him.
Biden promotes his record, including infrastructure and spending laws he signed.
The US president says corporations should pay ‘fair share’ in taxes, urges assault weapons ban, and calls for capping the price of insulin.
Biden says the US will protect itself if threatened by China.
The speech comes amid low unemployment but persisting concerns over inflation.