Trump Is Formally Invited to Give His 1st State of the Union Address

Paul Ryan cited the spirit of "the progress we have made" and "the work that still remains to be done on behalf of the American people"

House Speaker Paul Ryan has invited President Donald Trump to give his first State of the Union address to Congress.

The invitation extended Thursday is for Jan. 30 — two months away.

Trump has spoken to a joint session of Congress, giving a speech in February, but he has followed a tradition of presidents usually waiting until after their first year in office is over to give their first State of the Union address.

Here is the text of Ryan's invitation:

"Today, we are in the midst of a historic effort to provide relief to hardworking taxpayers, grow our economy, and rebuild our military for the 21st century. Looking ahead, the new year will bring an opportunity to take account of the progress we have made but also lay out the work that still remains to be done on behalf of the American people. In that spirit, it is my honor to invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in the House Chamber."

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