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State of the Union Address 2000

Outline of President Clinton's State of the Union Address

January 27, 2000

Fiscal Discipline and Economic Prosperity

  • Maintaining Fiscal Discipline
  • Paying Down the Debt by 2013
  • Protecting and Strengthening Social Security
  • Nearing the Longest Economic Expansion

Opportunity and Responsibility in Education

  • Proposing Largest Head Start Expansion in History
  • Promoting Early Learning
  • Fixing Failing Schools and Rewarding Success
  • Class Size Reduction
  • Small, Safe and Successful High Schools
  • Teaching to High Standards
  • Charter Schools
  • School Construction and Modernization
  • Preventing Youth Violence
  • College Opportunity Tax Cut
  • $1 Billion to Pell Grants, SEOG, etc.
  • $400 Million to Keep Youth on Track for Success

Rewarding Work and Strengthening Families

  • Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Minimum Wage Increase
  • Ensuring Equal Pay
  • Housing Vouchers for Hard-Pressed Working Families
  • Homeless Initiative
  • Millions Move from Welfare to Work
  • New Initiatives to Collect More Child Support
  • New Fathers Work/Families Win Grants
  • Helping Long-Term Recipients Move from Welfare to Work
  • Second Chance Homes
  • Helping Low-Income Families Afford Child Care
  • Assisting 8 Million Families with Child Care Expenses
  • Creating New Child Care Tax Incentives for Businesses
  • Supporting High Quality Early Childhood Educators
  • Promoting Early Learning
  • Campus Based Child Care
  • Retirement Security Accounts
  • Expand Pension Coverage for Small Businesses
  • Tax Relief for Working Families

Health Care

  • Patients' Bill of Rights
  • Health Insurance Coverage Initiative
  • Strengthening and Modernizing Medicare
  • Long-Term Care Initiative
  • Increasing Federal Mental Health Funding
  • Preventing Medical Errors/Improving Care
  • Major New Investment to Combat HIV and AIDS

Responsibility and Crime

  • 21st Century Policing Initiative
  • National Gun Enforcement Initiative
  • Funding Innovative Smart Gun Technology
  • Passing Common Sense Gun Legislation

Opening New Markets

  • New Markets Initiative
  • Delta Initiative
  • Native American Initiative
  • Strengthening the Farm Safety Net
  • From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity

Global Change and American Leadership

  • Benefits of Expanding International Trade
  • Forging a New Consensus on Trade
  • Trade Agreements Enforcement Initiative
  • Child Labor
  • African Growth and Opportunity Act
  • Caribbean Basin Trade Initiative
  • Building Democracy Around the World
  • Leading a Global Campaign Against AIDS and Disease
  • U.S.-China Trade Agreement
  • Building Peace in the Middle East
  • Bringing Peace to Northern Ireland
  • Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Kosovo
  • Protecting Computer Networks Against Cyber Attack
  • Combating International Crime
  • Aiding Colombia in its Fight Against Drugs
  • Debt Relief
  • Leading the Way in Global Non-Proliferation
  • Maintaining the Strongest Military in the World

Responsibility, Opportunity and the Environment

  • Lands Legacy
  • Climate Change
  • Tax Credits for Energy-Efficiency
  • Clean Energy for the 21st Century
  • Livable Communities

The Opportunity and Responsibility of Science and Technology

  • Major New Investments in Science and Technology
  • Protecting Americans' Personal Privacy


Service and Philanthropy

  • AmeriCorps and Encouraging Community Service
  • Faith-Based and Community Organizations
  • Increasing Charitable Giving

One America

  • Civil Rights Enforcement
  • The Employment Non-Discrimination Act ("ENDA")
  • The Hate Crimes Prevention Act
  • English Literacy/Civics Initiative
  • Fairness to Immigrants

Governmental and Political Reform

  • Enact Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform
  • Reinventing Government

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