Boehner invites Obama to give State of the Union Feb. 12

The House Speaker wrote in a letter that Obama must show a "willingness to seek common ground"

By Donna Cassata
January 11, 2013 10:22PM (UTC)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Feb. 12.

In a letter sent Friday, Boehner says the country faces immense challenges, and Americans expect the Congress and White House to work together on solutions. Boehner says cooperation will require, quote, a "willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership."


The Ohio Republican says the president can present his plan and specific solutions at a joint session of Congress in the House chamber.

Last year, Obama delivered the State of the Union speech on Jan. 24.

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