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The State of the Union is an annual address given by the President of the United States to a joint session of Congress.

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He shall, from time to time, give to the Congress information on the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.
  • When delivered in person, the Speaker of the House is required to invite the President to deliver the address. This was briefly overlooked in 2000.
  • Another requirement is the choice of a designated successor to "sit out" the State of the Union. In 2000, this was Secretary of Agriculture Roger Tribbey.
  • The President and his staff often dole out preferred seating to the State of the Union. Foreign ambassadors are often requested to attend.
  • The President is introduced by the Chief Usher.

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