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Number of Presidential Requests of Congress in State of the Union Addresses
Truman - Clinton

President
Year
Total Requests
First-time Requests
Repeat Requests
Truman I
1946
41
16
25
1947
23
21
2
1948
16
6
9
Truman II
1949
28
17
11
1950
20
9
11
1951
11
5
6
1952
19
7
12
Eisenhower
1953
14
14
0
1954
39
35
4
1955
32
19
14
1956
Eisenhower II
1957
14
6
8
1958
1959
16
14
2
1960
6
1
5
Kennedy
1961
25
25
1962
24
16
1963
18
6
Johnson
1964
17
6
1965
38
34
1966
31
24
1967
27
19
1968
26
14
Nixon I
1969
17
17
1970
21
12
1971
20
8
1972
17
3
Nixon II
1973
23
20
1974
16
5
Ford
1975
13
10
1976
13
6
Carter
1977
21
21
1978
11
8
1979
13
8
1980
11
4
Reagan I
1981
8
8
1982
8
7
1983
14
11
1984
9
4
Reagan II
1985
7
0
1986
5
0
1987
5
0
1988
54
0
Bush
1989
34
33
0
1990
18
15
3
1991
20
12
8
1992
27
13
14
Clinton I
1993
30
30
0
1994
22
15
8
1995
25
16
9
1996
19
7
12
Clinton II
1997
26
15
14


Sources: (1961-1988) Paul Light, The Presidential Agenda, rev. ed. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), 42, 241. (1945-1960 & 1989-1997) Lyn Ragsdale, Vital Statistics on the Presidency (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998), 382-83.
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