President Trump to Address Congress and the Nation on Feb. 28

By Chatrane Birbal Feb 10, 2017

​Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) has invited President Donald J. Trump to speak before a joint session of Congress on February 28 (the exact time of the address has not yet been confirmed). Newly inaugurated presidents often deliver this type of speech instead of a formal State of the Union address.

In his remarks, Trump is likely to share his vision for the future of the country by outlining his governing agenda and public-policy priorities. The president's policy agenda will likely include key HR issues that have already gained a great deal of attention this year, such as health care and immigration reform. In addition, he'll likely talk about comprehensive tax reform and paid leave, among other workplace initiatives of interest to HR professionals.

SHRM staff and Government Relations staff from SHRM affiliate the Council for Global Immigration will be chatting and tweeting about the president’s agenda and prospects for action on key HR public-policy issues in 2017. Additional details on how you can follow and participate in the discussion will be provided in the next issue of HR Issues Update, once the details of the joint address have been finalized. In the meantime, we’re social! Be sure to follow SHRM and the Council on Twitter for the latest from Washington, DC:
SHRM Advocacy Team, @SHRMATeam
Mike Aitken, @SHRMVPAitken
Lisa Horn, @SHRMLobbystLisa
Kathleen Coulombe, @kcnshrmga
Chatrane Birbal, @SHRMBirbal
Patrick Brady, @SHRMPBrady
Nancy Hammer, @hammershrm
Jason Gabhart, @SHRMCAJason 
The Council for Global Immigration, @Global_imm 


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