This post has been updated.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has officially invited President Barack Obama to deliver the annual State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on January 28th, 2014.
The White House confirmed the date on Friday.
“He will be there,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters at a daily briefing.
Read Boehner’s letter to Obama below:
December 13, 2013
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
As we round out the first session of the 113th Congress, we look ahead to the new year and with it the annual tradition of the president’s State of the Union address. In the coming year, Americans expect Washington to focus on their priorities and to look for common ground in addressing the challenges facing our country. In that spirit, we welcome an opportunity to hear your ideas, particularly for putting Americans back to work. It’s my honor to invite you to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to your response.
Speaker of the House