Joey is going to cure cancer.
Joe Biden is expected to rally GOP and Dem lawmakers around efforts to “end cancer as we know it” in Tuesday night’s SOTU speech.
President Joe Biden plans to use tonight’s State of the Union address to try to rally Democrats and Republicans around efforts to “end cancer as we know it.”
Why it matters: This unity agenda comes weeks after the announcement of a relaunch of Biden’s cancer moonshot initiative, during which he called for a “whole of government approach” aimed at decreasing the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years.
Biden during his presidential campaign pledged to cure cancer, though health experts were skeptical he could make good on the pledge.
The new effort comes at a time when it’s increasingly hard for Democrats and Republicans to find common ground.
Driving the news: In his State of the Union Address, Biden will provide updates on work by the “Cancer Cabinet” agencies and departments which have been putting together the agenda for the Administration’s approach to the Cancer Moonshot, White House officials said.
Biden is also expected to talk about NATO, Putin, his Climate Change agenda, inflation, supply chain and more.