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State of the Union

Finding Publications February 5, 2020 – Presidential Addresses before a Joint Session of Congress


President Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address on February 4, 2020. This constitutionally mandated address (Article II, section 3) is delivered before a joint session of the House and Senate and a transcript is printed in the Congressional Record.

Remarks are also published in the Compilation of Presidential Documents, a compilation of the official publication of materials released by the White House Press Secretary and published by the Office of the Federal Register.

The list below of previous State of the Union and other presidential addresses before a joint session of Congress includes links to addresses back to 1993 as published in the Compilation of Presidential Documents.

Learn about the history of the State of the Union address at history.house.gov.


President Donald J. Trump


President Barack H. Obama


President George W. Bush


President William J. Clinton