February 24th, 2009
01:09 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama address: When the Constitution calls

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama’s speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress will fulfill his constitutional duty to brief lawmakers on the “state of the union.”

According to Article II, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution, "He [the President] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

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