Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight On The Money — Congress races to keep the lights on House sets up Senate shutdown showdown MORE (D-Calif.) in a letter Monday said President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE could give his annual State of the Union address in the House chamber on Feb. 5, shortly after lawmakers and the White House reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown.
"When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year's State of the Union address," Pelosi wrote in the letter.
"Therefore, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on February 5, 2019 in the House Chamber."
Trump formally accepted the invitation later in the day.
"It is my great honor to accept," he wrote in his response. "We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve!"
The continuing resolution provides House and Senate conferees time to hash out a border security proposal. Trump has warned if they fail to put forward a plan that provides funding for the wall the government could close again in three weeks or he could declare a state of emergency to circumvent Congress.