How to watch the State of the Union address

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President Trump is delivering the State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 5, a week after the speech was initially scheduled on Jan. 29. Mr. Trump agreed to postpone the speech at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request, until after the partial government shutdown was over. The 35-day shutdown ended on Jan. 25.

How to watch the State of the Union:

  • What: President Trump’s State of the Union address
  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: United States Capitol, chamber of the House of Representatives
  • TV: On your local CBS station
  • Live stream: Online on CBSN, the free news streaming service from CBS News. And on FuboTV — start a free trial.

The annual State of the Union address by the president is considered a Washington institution. The president has appeared before a joint session of Congress every year since 1913, providing a constitutionally-mandated debrief on the country’s current political and economic status. Article II of the Constitution requires the president to “give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

Mr. Trump’s address will be only the second State of the Union speech to be postponed. President Ronald Reagan postponed the speech in 1986 by a week after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will be giving the Democratic rebuttal to Mr. Trump’s address. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will give the Democratic response in Spanish.

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