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Dec 19, 10:13 AM EST

Speaker invites Obama for State of the Union

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The House Republican leader sent a letter to Obama on Friday formally inviting him to deliver the prime-time speech.

Obama will face an all-Republican Congress next month as the GOP takes charge of both the House and Senate for the final two years of the presidency.

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