WASHINGTON, DC - Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) sent the following letter to President Obama formally inviting him to deliver his State of the Union address. The Joint Session will take place February 12, 2013.

January 11, 2013

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions. This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the Nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America’s great challenges. Therefore, it is my privilege to invite you to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on February 12, 2013 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

JOHN BOEHNER

Speaker of the House

NOTE: A PDF of the signed letter can be found online here.