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House Speaker John Boehner has formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015.

In the customary letter of invitation, Boehner said that the GOP-led majorities in both houses of Congress will work towards economic progress for the United States.

"The new year will bring a new American Congress, and with it, the opportunity to continue our work to build a stronger economy and secure a better future for our country," he wrote. "In that spirit, it is my honor to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 so that you may fulfill your duty under the Constitution to report on the state of the union and recommend measures for our consideration. Your report will inform our efforts to address the people's priorities."

Earlier this year, some conservatives reportedly suggested that House Republicans should forgo the invitation as retribution for Obama's executive action on immigration.

- Carrie Dann