The President is responsible for setting the legislative agenda. He traditionally gives an annual State of the Union Address to the American people in January. Furthermore, since 1946, the President has also presented his budget request to Congress in January. Thus, the President has the ability to set the legislative agenda. Whether his agenda will be passed is dependent both on his party's control of Congress and the President's legislative skills. The President can also use his power to influence public opinion and thus get his agenda passed. In the 1960s, President Johnson addressed the nation to influence the Congress to pass civil rights legislation.