President Donald Trump has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to deliver the State of the Union address next Tuesday. 

In her invitation to Trump, Pelosi wrote that she had previously hoped the two leaders would “work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address.”  

“It is my great honor to accept,” Trump wrote Pelosi. “We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve.”

After extending an initial invitation on Jan. 3 asking the president to deliver the State of the Union on Jan. 29, Pelosi eventually rescinded the invitation amid the government shutdown, urging Trump to delay his annual address until the partial government shutdown ended.

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