Date set for the State of the Union address

A date for the State of the Union has been set.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday inviting him to give the address on Feb. 5 in the House chambers.

After receiving the letter from the Speaker, Trump responded by sending back a letter stating that he had accepted and looked forward to delivering the address.

Pelosi’s invitation to Trump comes after it was announced that a deal had been reached to end the partial government shutdown, opening the government for three weeks.

The State of the Union had originally be set for Jan. 29. Pelosi, during the government shutdown, actually retracted her invitation for Trump to address a joint session of Congress.


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