President Obama will deliver the 2013 State of the Union address on Feb. 12.
The State of the Union will come a few weeks after Obama is inaugurated for a second term, and is a little later as a result. The speech to Congress and the nation is expected to be dominated by economic issues and will come weeks before the nation could default on its debt payments.
Speaker John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare MORE (R-Ohio) invited the president to make the address in a letter on Friday.
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney suggested that Obama would use his next State of the Union address to outline his proposal for immigration reform — something Obama has vowed to make a top priority during the early period of his second term in office.
Obama will likely also touch on his effort to tackle gun violence. Vice President Biden said this week he would provide recommendations to Obama on that topic next week.