When President Obama stands before Congress Tuesday night to deliver his State of the Union address he'll be focused on the economy.
In his inaugural address last month the president highlighted a variety of issues to address during his second term, but with unemployment still around 8% Democrats want him to hear him talk about getting Americans back to work.
Republicans have been keeping their emphasis on jobs and the economy- voters' number one issue. "The sooner we address our fiscal problems, I think, the sooner, the economy will begin to improve," says House Speaker John Boehner.
As part of his economic message, the president is expected to ask lawmakers to invest in education, infrastructure and clean energy.
And while gun control won't be the central theme of the speech - it will still get some air time.
Several lawmakers have invited victims of gun violence- including former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
You can watch the State of the Union and the Republican response right here on Channel 2.
Live coverage starts tomorrow at 6 pm. We will air the CBS Evening News on 2.2 and Charter 222 at 5:30pm.