- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Tuesday that he is inviting President Trump to address a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28.

“It is my honor to invite you to address a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017 in the Hall of the House of Representatives,” Mr. Ryan wrote in a letter to Mr. Trump dated Jan. 24.

“With this new unified Republican government, we have a unique opportunity to deliver results for the country,” Mr. Ryan wrote. “This address will give the people and their representatives the chance to hear directly from you about your agenda to tackle the critical challenges we face at home and abroad.”

The joint session would be separate from the president’s formal State of the Union address. Former President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address in January 2010, but spoke before a joint session of Congress in February 2009, soon after he was first inaugurated.

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