Paul will deliver the response from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Tea Party Express political action committee announced Friday.
"We are excited to have Senator Paul deliver the 3rd Tea Party State of the Union response next week," Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer said in a statement.
On Wednesday House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDemocrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit Stopping the next insurrection Biden, lawmakers mourn Harry Reid MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Actor John Krasinski films outside White House Biden's Supreme Court choice: A political promise, but also a matter of justice Let's 'reimagine' political corruption MORE (R-Ky.) announced that Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioPut partisan politics aside — The Child Tax Credit must be renewed immediately These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Lawmakers press Biden admin to send more military aid to Ukraine MORE (R-Fla.) would deliver the official Republican response to Obama's speech.
"We are happy to see that the Republicans have selected Tea Party conservative Senator Marco Rubio to deliver their response," Kremer continued in her statement. "Both Sen. Rubio and Sen. Paul will articulate pro-growth messages that will resonate with the American people."
Both Rubio and Paul are some of the most prominent Republicans in the Senate, and both have been mentioned as possible presidential candidates in 2016.
Paul's is the third State of the Union response hosted by the Tea Party Express. Businessman Herman Cain delivered the response in 2012 and Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it MORE (R-Minn.) delivered the response on behalf of the Tea Party in 2011.