Trump to Deliver State of the Union Address on February 5


President Donald Trump is set to deliver his State of the Union (SOTU) address in the House Chamber on February 5.

On Monday evening, the White House announced that Trump accepted the invitation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She invited the President to give his annual speech after the Congress after the federal government reopened.

On Friday, Trump ended the longest partial government shutdown. He signed into law the short-term spending bill to fund the government for three weeks while Congress continues to negotiate the funding for border security.

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In her letter to Trump, Pelosi wrote, “When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address.”

She added, “In our conversation today, we agreed on February 5th. Therefore, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on February 5, 2019 in the House Chamber.”

In response, Trump wrote, “It is my great honor to accept. We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve! I look forward to seeing you on the 5th.”