That line immediately reminded me of a similar declaration before lawmakers in 1996, when President Bill Clinton said that "the era of big government is over."
One might also expect some direct talk to Democrats - since they will be sitting in the hall of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Trump did just that on Friday as well, with a little humor.
"I hate having a Cabinet meeting and I see all these empty seats. I said, Democrats, please approve our Cabinet and get smart on health care, too, if you don't mind," the President said to applause.
While Mr. Trump seems certain to focus on repealing and replacing the Obama health law, Republicans still have not produced their own plan - that's expected to happen in coming weeks.
As for immigration, not only is the President expected to talk about his efforts to secure the border, and to better enforce existing immigration laws, but Democrats want to send a message as well - as they are inviting people who have become U.S. citizens, do work with immigrants, or have been caught up in Mr. Trump's travel ban, which is now on hold in the courts.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) has invited Sara Yarjani, a student from Iran, who was held up at Los Angeles International Airport because of the Trump immigration order.
Rep. Pramila Jaypal (D-WA) is inviting a Muslim activist to watch the speech from the galleries.
"My guest Aneelah represents everything good about our country," Jaypal tweeted. "Trump can't hide from those he is threatening."