Biden to deliver State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 7

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  • White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Joe Biden has accepted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s invitation to deliver the State of the Union address.
  • The speech of the joint session of the Congress will be on February 7.

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The White House said President Joe Biden has accepted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s invitation to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on February 7.

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“We have received an invitation from Speaker McCarthy and the president has accepted and looks forward to delivering the State of the Union address,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday.

McCarthy had earlier tweeted his invitation to Biden on Friday, writing that he had a “solemn obligation” to do so.

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McCarthy wrote, “Your comments will inform our efforts to address the priorities of the American people.”

The speech will be Biden’s first State of the Union speech since Republicans won back control of the House, ending two years of unified Democratic government in Washington. As Biden outlines his priorities to lawmakers next month, he will face a new reality that all of his legislative goals will require Republican support.

During Biden’s first two years in office, Democrats passed major portions of the president’s agenda without GOP support.

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