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Trump lays out plans in 1st address to Congress

US president vows bigger defense budget to realize nationalist vision

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US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan applaud as US President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress in Washington on Feb. 28.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday again emphasized his "America first" agenda in his first address to a joint session of Congress.

Trump called on lawmakers to work with him on his agenda to create jobs, lift economic growth and rebuild the military through a significant increase in spending. He said the extra money will be aimed at bolstering U.S. military capabilities, but did not lay out a clear strategy for global security.

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