The White House is scheduled to deliver its first address before Congress before the end of President Barack Obama’s final four-year term in office, the White House announced Thursday.
In a statement, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the address “historic” and said the president would address a joint statement with the Senate and House leaders, “to address the American people about the positive progress the American economy has made.”
It’s the first time in four years that the president will address a Joint Statement of the Senate, House, and Senate Leadership Committee on behalf of the American People, Psaki said.
The president will deliver the joint statement during a meeting at the White Senate, where he will be joined by the president’s chief of staff, Robert Gibbs.
The joint statement is expected to address issues such as the economy, trade, climate change, and infrastructure, Psakis said.
It’s a milestone in American history, the statement said.