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[视频新闻]奥巴马国会大厦发表年度国情咨文演讲

2015-01-21    来源:普特编辑部    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

奥巴马国会大厦发表年度国情咨文演讲
US President delivers key speech to US Congress

【新闻速递当地时间2015年1月20日,美国华盛顿,美国总统奥巴马发表年度国情咨文演讲,国会大厦外安保加强。

相关英语报道:

US President Barack Obama has delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. He laid out the policy priorities, including an economic policy to benefit the middle class, and a continued effort to fight against the Islamic State. This is his second-to-last State of Union speech.

Barack Obama started the address by recalling the hardship the US had undergone in the past 15 years: terrorist attacks, overseas wars, as well as an economic recession.

He said the shadow of the crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

"More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we've been in almost 30 years," Obama said.

Obama proposed simplifying tax filing for small businesses and new penalties for companies that do not pay the minimum wage as part of initiatives to help middle-class Americans.

"Let's simplify the system and let a small business owner file based on her actual bank statement, instead of the number of accountants she can afford," Obama said.

Obama called on the US Congress to pass a new authorization of force against the Islamic State militant group and to not rush into new sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

Obama said a U.S. led coalition of countries is stopping the advance of the group in Iraq and Syria.

"I call on this Congress to show the world that we are united in this mission by passing a resolution to authorize the use of force against ISIL," Obama said.

Hailing the return of Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba for five years, Obama urged Congress to further ease sanctions on Cuba.

The US President also said his administration wants to launch a new push to use personalized genetic information to help treat diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Obama concluded his address by saying a new foundation has been laid, and it's time to begin the work of remaking America.(英文文本 via CNTV)


 

重点解析 Key Phrases/Words

1. address n. 演讲,演说

2. second-to-last 倒数第二

3. penalties n. 惩罚( penalty的名词复数)

4. authorization n. 授权,批准

5. coalition n. 结合体,联合,同盟

6. diabetes n. <医>糖尿病,多尿症 



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