State of the Union 2016 | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) sent the following letter to President Obama today, formally inviting him to deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 12, 2016 at 9 pm ET. 

The full text of the letter is below.  Read a signed copy here.

November 30, 2015

The President

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As we look ahead to the new year, we have both an opportunity and an obligation to find common ground to advance the nation’s interests at home and abroad. We also owe it to the American people to present solutions that address the challenges they face. In that spirit, it is my honor to invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in the House Chamber.

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

Sincerely,

Paul D. Ryan

Speaker

State of the Union Invitation Letter