Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 9:16 PM EST Jan 28, 2019 Washington – President Donald Trump on Monday accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to deliver his State of the Union speech on Feb. 5, a week later than originally scheduled because of the partial government shutdown. “It is my great honor to accept,” Trump said in a letter to Pelosi. “We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve!” 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 It was the first known time that a speaker had rescinded an invitation to deliver the State of the Union. “When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address,” Pelosi wrote. “In … [Read more...] about Trump, Pelosi agree on Feb. 5 for State of the Union address
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By Kurt Snibbe | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: January 28, 2019 at 5:10 am | UPDATED: January 28, 2019 at 7:30 am Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rescinded the invitation to President Donald Trump to give the State of the Union address at the House of Representatives until the government shutdown was ended. The president announced Friday the shutdown would end, and the date of the State of the Union has not been set. It’s unclear where and how the president will give the State of the Union address that was expected to be delivered to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 29. Addressing the nation Including President Trump’s 2018 address, there have been 95 in-person annual messages/State of the Union addresses. Origins and authorization The formal basis for the State of the Union address is from the U.S. Constitution: The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration … [Read more...] about With the government shutdown over, will there be a State of the Union address?
Trump says he looks forward to giving a "great" speech "in the near future!"The drama surrounding the State of the Union address began last week when Pelosi asked Trump to make other plans but stopped short of denying him the chamber for his address. Trump called her bluff Wednesday in a letter, saying he intended to come anyway."It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location," he wrote. Pelosi quickly wrote back that the House "will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President's State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened."The president cannot speak in front of a joint session of Congress without both chambers' explicit permission. A resolution must be approved by the House and Senate with the date and time for the president's address.It's unclear when Trump might be able to address Congress. The Senate is prepared to vote Thursday … [Read more...] about After standoff with Pelosi, Trump says he’ll give State of the Union address once shutdown ends
Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin Associated Press Published 10:53 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 Washington – Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns, noting that both Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security are affected by the partial government shutdown, now it its fourth week. She added that unless the government reopens this week, they should find another date or Trump should deliver the address in writing. The White House did not immediately respond to the high-stakes move on the 26th day of the shutdown, as Trump and Democrats are at an impasse over Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats say they will discuss border … [Read more...] about Pelosi: Trump should delay State of the Union address
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Associated Press January 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation — set for Jan. 29 — until the government reopens.The White House hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment about Pelosi’s request, which she made in a letter to the president.Pelosi says the partial shutdown is raising concerns about security preparations for the speech. The California Democrat notes that the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security have been without funding for almost four weeks. Advertisement The annual speech is perhaps the president’s biggest opportunity to present his agenda directly to the public. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox … [Read more...] about Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks President Donald Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until government shutdown ends