The American President, Joe Bidenwill give the state of the union address on February 7, after receiving this Friday, as established by the protocol, the invitation of the majority leader in the Low camerathe republican kevin mccarthy.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierreinformed in his daily press conference that the president accepted the invitation of McCarthy to hold this speech on that date.
In his letter, the Speaker of the House of Representatives recalled that this year a new Congress after the mid-term elections last November in which the republicans regained control of that chamber.
“This year brings a new Congress, and with it, the responsibility of work for an economy that is strongthat is safe, for a future that is built on freedom and for an accountable governmentMcCarthy said.
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 their priorities”.
To that end, he added in the letter, he invited Biden to deliver the speech on February 7 at a joint session of the two houses of Congress so that it can fulfill its constitutional duty to report on the state of the union and “of efforts to address the priorities of the American people.”
The state of the union address It is one of the most important ceremonies of the american politics.
According to tradition, the president addresses 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.
The act gathers in the Capitol the 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 started in 1960, during the Cold War, when there was fear of a nuclear attack.
(With information from EFE and CNN)
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