Biden will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on February 7

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As per protocol, the invitation was made by the majority leader in the Lower House, which this time fell to Republican Kevin McCarthy< /h2>

Biden will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on February 7

Biden will deliver his State of the Union address before Congress on February 7. (REUTERS)

US President Joe Biden will give the State of the Union addresson February 7, after receiving this Friday, as established by protocol, the invitation of the majority leader in the Lower House, the Republican Kevin McCarthy.

White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean-Pierre, reported in her daily press briefing that the president accepted McCarthy's invitation to hold this speech on that date.

In his letter, the President of the House of Representatives recalled that this year a new Congress < /b>following the midterm elections last November in which Republicans regained control of that chamber.

“This year brings a new Congress, and with Therefore, the responsibility to work for an economy that is strong, that is secure, for a future that is built on freedom and for a government that is accountable,” he said. McCarthy.

He assured that the American people have taken them to Washington to “give a new direction to the country, to find common ground and discuss priorities”.

Biden will deliver his State of the Union before Congress on February 7

“This year brings a new Congress, and with it, the responsibility to work for an economy that is strong, that is secure, for a future that is built on freedom, and for an accountable government,” McCarthy said. (REUTERS)

To that end, he added in the letter, he invited Biden to deliver the speech on February 7 in a joint session of both houses of Congress so that able to fulfill its constitutional duty to report on the State of the Union and “on efforts to address the priorities of the American people.”

The The State of the Union address is one of the most important ceremonies in American politics.

According to tradition, the president addresses to the two chambers of Congress meeting in the same hemicycle, together with the members of the Supreme Court, to establish what their priorities are for the coming year and request the collaboration of the Legislature.

The concept of the State of the Union address is enshrined in Article II, Section 3, Clause I of the United States Constitution, which says that the President “shall from time to time report to Congress on the State of the Union and recommend to his consideration certain measures that he deems necessary and opportune.”

Biden will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on February 7

According to tradition, the president addresses to the two chambers of Congress meeting in the same hemicycle, together with the members of the Supreme Court, to establish what their priorities are for the coming year and request the collaboration of the Legislature. (AP)

The act brings together members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the judges of the Supreme Court, the commanders of the Army and the government cabinet. With one person missing, a cabinet member is designated as a “designated survivor” and must follow the speech from a remote, secure, and unknown location outside of Washington. In addition, he must be able to assume command in the event of an incident. This practice began in 1960, during the Cold War, when there was fear of a nuclear attack.

(With information from EFE and CNN)

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