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Speaker Ryan sets early date for Obama’s final State of a Union Address

  • December 01, 2015

President Obama waves during his sixth State of a Union address, Jan. 20, 2015 (Michael Reynolds, EPA)

President Obama waves during his State of a Union Address on Jan. 20, 2015.
(Michael Reynolds, European Pressphoto Agency)

President Obama will broach his final State of a Union Address on Jan. 12, a beginning a boss has delivered a annual speech since President Gerald Ford in 1977.

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., extended his invitation to Obama on Monday to residence a normal corner event of Congress, observant in a twitter that it would be Obama’s final such address.

The date is a week or two earlier than a before addresses Obama has delivered. He spoke on Jan. 20 this year and Jan. 28 a year before. Most State of a Union addresses in a past 4 decades have been within that window, yet a few have rolled into early February. The State of a Union Address generally serves as a preview of a president’s annual bill request, that by law is submitted to Congress on a initial Monday in February.

Ford delivered his third and final State of a Union residence Jan. 12, 1977, and Lyndon Johnson in 6 years never delivered an address later than Jan. 17, according to this useful archive 

Obama’s residence will also be Ryan’s initial in a Speaker’s chair, directly behind a president.

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