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State of the Union

Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

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Interviews with: Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Pat Toomey, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
State of the Union
Jul 31, 2022

First, Jake asks Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin why he agreed to sign onto Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's bill on healthcare, climate and taxes after previously signaling he would not support it. Manchin also responds to claims that the $739 billion deal would increase inflation and taxes. 

Plus, Jake presses Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on why he blocked a bill designed to help U.S. military veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough joins Jake to respond.

And, newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joins to discuss his country's ambitious plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and shares how Australia is responding to China's strengthening military presence.