U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting with Congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of White House to discuss the economy, November 16, 2012. Left of President Obama is Speaker of the House John Boehner. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Boehner sets Feb 12 for Obama's state of the union speech
Posted : Friday, 11 January 2013 11:18AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Friday formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the annual state of the union address to Congress on February 12.
In a letter inviting Obama to address a joint session of Congress, Boehner, a Republican, said Americans expected Congress and the White House to work together to find solutions.
The speech from the Democratic president will come days before the U.S. Treasury is expected to run out of funds to pay government bills.
(Reporting by Rachelle Younglai)
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