The annual State of the Union address to both houses of the US legislature will be held on February 4.
WASHINGTON, December 21. The speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi sent on Friday to President Donald Trump an official invitation to speak on February 4 with the annual State of the Union address to both houses of the US legislature. The document was distributed by Pelosi’s press service.
“In the spirit of respect for our Constitution, I invite you to address both houses of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020,” the letter reads.
As a rule, presidents use annual messages to express their vision of the situation in the country and to identify priority areas of foreign and domestic policy. The main part of the speech is traditionally devoted to the economic situation. This year, Trump delivered such a message on February 5.
Until 1934, the President addressed legislators in December. However, following the passage of the 20th amendment to the Constitution, which moved the start of Congress from March to January, annual speeches began to be held at the beginning of the year, usually at the end of January. Exceptions are the years when the newly elected President took office.
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