Today, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter to President Obama inviting him to deliver a State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, January 27, 2010:
January 19, 2010
The Honorable Barack Obama
The President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
Over the past year, the Congress and your Administration have worked together to address the urgent needs of the American people. Many challenges remain in the weeks and months ahead to strengthen our national security and our economy, create jobs, and address other important priorities. We look forward to continuing to work with you toward these goals.
We would like to invite you to deliver a State of the Union address to a Joint Session of the Congress on Wednesday, January 27 to share your vision for addressing the many critical challenges our country faces at home and internationally.
Thank you for considering this invitation to speak to the Congress and the nation. We look forward to your reply.
Speaker of the House
Majority Leader of the Senate