The annual State of the Union address has been set for January 28. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has also confirmed that date, Politico reported.
House Speaker John Boehner sent the formal invitation on Friday, inviting the President to the House chamber to deliver the address. Boehner wrote, “In the coming year, Americans expect Washington to focus on their priorities and to look for common ground in addressing the challenges facing our country.”
Read the full letter:
Dear Mr. President:
As we round out the first session of the 113th Congress, we look ahead to the new year and with it the annual tradition of the president’s State of the Union address. In the coming year, Americans expect Washington to focus on their priorities and to look for common ground in addressing the challenges facing our country. In that spirit, we welcome an opportunity to hear your ideas, particularly for putting Americans back to work. It’s my honor to invite you to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to your response.
Speaker of the House