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Trump invited to address Congress on February 28


AFP
WASHINGTON
US House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday invited President Donald Trump to address a joint session of Congress late next month, an invitation in keeping with Washington tradition.
"It is my honor to invite you to address a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017, in the hall of the House of Representatives,"Ryan wrote in a letter to the president which the speaker published on his Twitter feed.
"This address will give the people and their representatives the chance to hear directly from you about your agenda to tackle the critical challenges we face at home and abroad."
The White House and both chambers of Congress are now controlled by Republicans.
Trump will come to Congress as a change agent, but he has entered the White House with poor national approval ratings.
He may already have some repair work to do with the leadership and rank and file of his own Republican Party, after he offered a searing repudiation of the Washington establishment in his inauguration speech.
"The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country,"Trump told Americans in his speech."Their victories have not been your victories."
Trump is likely to address several objectives he hopes to accomplish in his first 100 days in office, notably a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the health reforms implemented by his predecessor Barack Obama.