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State of the Union speech on Feb. 5

President Trump accepts Pelosi's invitation

January 29, 2019 - 3:37 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give his State of the Union speech on Feb. 5.

    Trump said in a letter to Pelosi yesterday that it is his "great honor" to accept her invitation to speak before a joint session of Congress next week.

    The speech had initially been scheduled for Jan. 29, but Pelosi postponed it amid what turned into a 35-day partial government shutdown over Trump's demand for border wall funding. It was the first

     known time that a speaker had rescinded an invitation to deliver the State of the Union.

    The House and Senate still must pass a resolution officially inviting Trump to speak to a joint session of Congress.

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