President Trump has been given the green light Monday on the State of the Union address. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the formal invitation Monday, saying it’s scheduled for Feb. 5, before Joint Session in the House Chamber.

The decision came after weeks of battles between Democratic leadership and the White House over the 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 her letter to Trump.

First, Pelosi first invited Trump to deliver the State of The Union address on January 29. However, she later rescinded the offer citing ‘security concerns’ resulting from the government shutdown.



“As the shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union address,” said Trump on twitter. “I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the shutdown, suggesting a later date.”

There will be a House and Senate vote to officially invite the president to deliver his address to the nation, according to the most recent reports.