Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Invites President Trump to Deliver State of the Union Address on February 4th

December 20, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter today to President Trump regarding the State of the Union address.

In the letter, the Speaker wrote, “In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Below is the text of the letter to the President:

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December 20, 2019

The President

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

Washington, D.C.  20500

 

Dear Mr. President:

In their great wisdom, our Founders crafted a Constitution based on a system of separation of powers: three co-equal branches acting as checks on each other.  To ensure that balance of powers, the Constitution calls for the President to “from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.”

In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

 

NANCY PELOSI

Speaker of the House