WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today sent a letter to President Obama formally inviting him to fulfill his duty under the Constitution to report to Congress on the state of the union.  A Joint Session of Congress will be held to receive the president’s address on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm ET.

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

December 19, 2014

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

Dear Mr. President:

The new year will bring a new American Congress, and with it, the opportunity to continue our work to build a stronger economy and secure a better future for our country.  In that spirit, it is my honor to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 so that you may fulfill your duty under the Constitution to report on the state of the union and recommend measures for our consideration.  Your report will inform our efforts to address the people’s priorities.

I look forward to your response, and Merry Christmas.

Sincerely,

John A. Boehner
Speaker