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Pelosi Invites Trump for State of the Union

California Democrat sends letter to president Thursday evening

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., here Thursday with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, has invited President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Jan. 29. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Nancy Pelosi, hours after being sworn in as speaker Thursday, invited President Donald Trump to give his upcoming State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress.

“In the spirit of our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in the House Chamber,” the California Democrat wrote in a letter to the president Thursday evening.

The White House, at press time, had yet to respond to an inquiry on whether he will accept the invitation.

It is not yet clear if the standoff between Trump and Congress over border wall funding will be resolved anytime soon, which means it’s possible that Trump could deliver his address while the government remains partially shut down.

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