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Obama to deliver state of the union speech on Feb 12

Published on Jan 12, 2013 12:54 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama will deliver his annual state of the union speech to Congress on Feb. 12, just days before the Treasury could run out of funds to pay government bills.

Obama on Friday accepted the invitation from the top Republican lawmaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress, the White House said.

In his letter to Obama, US House of Representatives Speaker Boehner said Americans expected lawmakers and the White House to work together to find solutions.

The speech from the Democratic president will come in the middle of another set of difficult budget negotiations between Congress and the administration.

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