Capitol Edge: Big week on Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIAT) — Last week was a big week on Capitol Hill.

Obama’s last State of the Union, Paul Ryan enforcing the rules, and a Republican retreat. Here’s your Capitol Edge.

President Barack Obama walked into the House Chamber one last time to deliver a State of the Union Address.

“The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth,” said Obama during the Address.

The President defended his work throughout the last seven years and laid out a vision for the future, pushing Congress to work together and with the executive branch again.

“It will only happen if we can have rational, constructive debates,” said Obama. “It will only happen if we fix our politics.”

The House of Representatives passed sanctions against Iran and North Korea Wednesday.

Speaker Paul Ryan will hold another vote on the Iran sanctions even though it passed, because 130 members missed the vote. He wants this to send a message: show up and vote on time.

Things on the Hill quieted down for the rest the week after Republicans from the House and Senate went to Baltimore for a retreat to plan the year.

“What we are working on right here today and what we’ll be working on all year is putting together an agenda to take to the country,” said Ryan.

Next week you can expect to hear more about Republicans’ plans for the rest of year. They hope to offer alternatives to Obama’s proposals.

Copyright 2016 WIAT CBS 42

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