US President Joe Biden answers questions from the press following his remarks regarding lowering cost for American families in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Thursday January 12, 2023.
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President Joe Biden has accepted an invitation from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 7, the White House said.
“We have received Speaker McCarthy’s kind invitation and the president has accepted it and looks forward to delivering the State of the Union address,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Friday.
McCarthy earlier Friday tweeted out his invitation to Biden, writing it was his “solemn obligation” to do so.
“Your remarks will inform our efforts to address the priorities of the American people,” McCarthy wrote.
The speech will be Biden’s first State of the Union since Republicans won back control of the House, ending two years of unified Democratic government in Washington. As Biden outlines his priorities to lawmakers next month, he will face a new reality that all of his legislative goals will require Republican support.
During Biden’s first two years in office, Democrats passed key pieces of the president’s agenda without GOP support.