Trump To Address Joint Session Of Congress In February

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan invited President Donald Trump Tuesday to address a joint session of Congress on February 28 in the hall of the House of Representatives.

“With this new unified Republican government, we have a unique opportunity to deliver results for the country. This address will give the people and their representatives the chance to hear directly from you about your agenda to tackle the critical challenges we face at home and abroad,” Ryan wrote.

“We look forward to welcoming you to the Capitol on behalf of the people we serve,” he added.

Trump’s remarks to Congress will be his first address to both chambers since taking office.

New presidents are not expected to deliver State of the Union addresses but do deliver a message to congress on their upcoming plans which is similar in nature to the State of the Union.

Trump will likely address his first month in office, which already includes withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership and reinstating the Republican policy that would ban the promoting and providing abortions by organizations overseas. Additionally, Trump has signed executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

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