State of the Union 2011: Your comments
Mr Obama said the US is now "poised for progress" after "the worst recession most of us have ever known".
Republicans warn they will reject calls for spending, in order to deal with the "crushing burden of debt".
In a change from tradition, many rival Democrats and Republicans were sitting together in the chamber, instead of separately, as a gesture to mark the mass shooting in Arizona three weeks ago in which Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was seriously injured.
Did you watch the State of the Union address? What are your views on the agenda? Will the speech boost Mr Obama's presidency? What do you think of his administration's policies that have been implemented so far?
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