The Obama administration will release its budget proposal
for 2011 on Monday, Feb. 1.
The speech has traditionally been held the last Tuesday of
January, but its date has varied in recent years.
The date had been up in the air as the White House and
leading Democrats in Congress have been trying to hash out a final healthcare
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had assured
reporters earlier this month that the State of the Union would not conflict
with the 3-hour season premiere of "Lost" on ABC on Feb. 2.
Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman, told The Hill that the department has “begun working with our law enforcement partners including the Secret Service” for the speech.