1988 State of the Union

During his 1988 State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan holds up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two months late from Congress. Vice President George H.W. Bush (left) and House Speaker James Wright of Texas listen behind him.

During his 1988 State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan holds up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two months late from Congress. Vice President George H.W. Bush (left) and House Speaker James Wright of Texas listen behind him.

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During his 1988 State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan holds up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two months late from Congress. Vice President George H.W. Bush (left) and House Speaker James Wright of Texas listen behind him

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