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Boehner asks Obama to Jan. 25 State of the Union

4 years ago January 11, 2011 Jan 11, 2011 Tuesday, January 11 2011 Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:24:41 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 25, the first opportunity for the president to address the full assembly of lawmakers under new divided government.

The address is typically an opportunity for the president to lay out an agenda for the year, charting a course for domestic and foreign policy.

In a letter to Obama obtained by the Associated Press, Boehner acknowledged this weekend's Arizona shooting that left six dead and 14 injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded.

Boehner wrote that "even in the wake of tragedy, we must never waver from our obligation to carry out their will and provide solutions to keep moving our nation forward."

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