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The State of the Union is back on: Pelosi invites Trump on February 5

She said they’ve both agreed on the date.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And Sen. Schumer Speak To Media After President Trump Announces Deal To End To Government Shutdown
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
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Li Zhou is a politics reporter at Vox, where she covers Congress and elections. Previously, she was a tech policy reporter at Politico and an editorial fellow at the Atlantic.

The State of the Union is officially back on.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sent an updated invitation to President Donald Trump, inviting him to deliver the annual address in the House chamber on Tuesday, February 5, noting that the two agreed to the date earlier on Monday.

Pelosi’s invitation follows a highly contentious back-and-forth with the president over the SOTU address, during which she successfully pushed him to postpone as the government shutdown raged on earlier this month. At the time, Pelosi had argued there wasn’t sufficient security for the remarks to carry on as planned during the shutdown.

At Pelosi’s urging, Trump ultimately agreed to reschedule his address, which requires approval from both chambers of Congress to occur.

Now that the government is open again, it looks like they’ve both found the “mutually agreeable” date they were looking for.

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