U.S. House Speaker sets January 20th for Obama speech to Congress

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Posted: Dec 19, 2014 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has been invited to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Jan. 21).

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a letter delivered on Friday to Obama, set the date for the address before a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The annual speech is an opportunity for the president to outline his priorities for the coming year.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)