Pelosi and Reid Formally Invite President Obama to Deliver State of the Union Address

Jan 19, 2010, 15:58 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the following letter today to President Obama inviting him to deliver a State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

Below is a text of the letter to the President:

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.

Sincerely,

NANCY PELOSI

HARRY REID

Speaker of the House

Majority Leader of the Senate

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House