For my team, the 2014 State of the Union process started months ago.
It started with a pile of folders, papers, and a lot of ideas -- from the President, regular people, and policy experts -- that we want this speech and this year to focus on.
That's our team's job: We take the President's ideas and priorities and we execute the policies that will put them into action.
Ultimately, everything that goes into the President’s address and the work that follows – work that is focused on making life a little better for millions of Americans -- all started, at some point, with a letter to the President or an idea in a binder.
It's a pretty cool job and one I’m honored to have.
If you want to see how it all comes together, make sure you're watching on Tuesday.
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