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Joint Sessions & Meetings of Congress


DateSpeaker & OccasionCountryType*
115th Congress, 1st Session (2017)
Feb 28 President Donald J. Trump, address to Congress United States Jt Session
Jan 6 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
114th Congress, 2nd Session (2016)
Jun 8 Prime Minister Narendra Modi address India Jt Meeting
Jan 12 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
114th Congress, 1st Session (2015)
Sep 24 Pope Francis address Holy See Jt Meeting
Apr 29 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe address Japan Jt Meeting
Mar 25 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani address Afghanistan Jt Meeting
Mar 3 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Israel Jt Meeting
Jan 20 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
113th Congress, 2nd Session (2014)
Sep 18 President Petro Poroshenko address Ukraine Jt Meeting
Jan 28 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
113th Congress, 1st Session (2013)
May 8 President Park Geun-Hye address South Korea Jt Meeting
Feb 12 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
Jan 4 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
112th Congress, 2nd Session (2012)
Jan 24 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
112th Congress, 1st Session (2011)
Oct 13 President Lee Myung-bak address South Korea Jt Meeting
Sep 8 President Barack H. Obama American Jobs Act United States Jt Session
May 24 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Israel Jt Meeting
Mar 9 Prime Minister Julia Gillard address Australia Jt Meeting
Jan 25 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
111th Congress, 2nd Session (2010)
May 20 President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa address Mexico Jt Meeting
Jan 27 President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union United States Jt Session
111th Congress, 1st Session (2009)
Nov 3 Chancellor Angela Merkel address Germany Jt Meeting
Sep 9 President Barack H. Obama health care reform address United States Jt Session
Mar 4 Prime Minister Gordon Brown address United Kingdom Jt Meeting
Feb 24 President Barack H. Obama economic address United States Jt Session
Jan 8 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
110th Congress, 2nd Session (2008)
Apr 30 Prime Minister Bertie Ahern address Ireland Jt Meeting
Jan 28 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
110th Congress, 1st Session (2007)
Nov 7 President Nicolas Sarkozy address France Jt Meeting
Mar 7 King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein address Jordan Jt Meeting
Jan 23 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
109th Congress, 2nd Session (2006)
Jul 26 Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki address Iraq Jt Meeting
Jun 7 President Vaira Vike-Freiberga address Latvia Jt Meeting
May 24 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert address Israel Jt Meeting
Mar 15 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf address Liberia Jt Meeting
Mar 1 Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi address Italy Jt Meeting
Jan 31 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
109th Congress, 1st Session (2005)
Jul 19 Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh address India Jt Meeting
Apr 6 President Viktor Yushchenko address Ukraine Jt Meeting
Feb 2 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
Jan 6 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
108th Congress, 2nd Session (2004)
Sep 23 Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi address Iraq Jt Meeting
Jun 15 President Hamid Karzai address Afghanistan Jt Meeting
Feb 4 President of the Government Jose Maria Aznar address Spain Jt Meeting
Jan 20 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
108th Congress, 1st Session (2003)
Jul 17 Prime Minister Tony Blair address United Kingdom Jt Meeting
Jan 28 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
107th Congress, 2nd Session (2002)
Jan 29 President George W. Bush, State of the Union United States Jt Session
107th Congress, 1st Session (2001)
Sep 20 President George W. Bush, terrorist attack on WTC/Pentagon United States Jt Session
Sep 6 President Vicente Fox address Mexico Jt Meeting
Feb 27 President George W. Bush budget message United States Jt Session
Jan 6 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
106th Congress, 2nd Session (2000)
Sep 14 Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee address India Jt Meeting
Jan 27 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
106th Congress, 1st Session (1999)
Jan 19 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
105th Congress, 2nd Session (1998)
Jul 15 President Emil Constantinescu address Romania Jt Meeting
Jun 10 President Kim Dae-Jung address South Korea Jt Meeting
Jan 27 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
105th Congress, 1st Sesion (1997)
Feb 27 President Eduardo Frei address Chile Jt Meeting
Feb 4 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
Jan 9 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
104th Congress, 2nd Session (1996)
Sep 11 Prime Minister John Bruton address Ireland Jt Meeting
Jul 10 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Israel Jt Meeting
Feb 1 President Jacques Chirac address France Jt Meeting
Jan 23 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
104th Congress, 1st Session (1995)
Dec 12 Prime Minister Shimon Peres address Israel Jt Meeting
Oct 11 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II United States Jt Meeting
Jul 26 President Kim Young Sam address South Korea Jt Meeting
Jan 24 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
103rd Congress, 2nd Session (1994)
Oct 6 President Nelson Mandela address South Africa Jt Meeting
Jul 26 King Hussein I and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin addresses Jordan/Israel Jt Meeting
May 18 Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao address India Jt Meeting
Jan 25 President William J. Clinton, State of the Union United States Jt Session
103rd Congress, 1st Session (1993)
Sep 22 President William J. Clinton health care reform address United States Jt Session
Feb 17 President William J. Clinton administrative goals address United States Jt Session
Jan 6 Electoral vote count United States Jt Session
*The parliamentary difference between a joint session and a joint meeting has evolved over time.  In recent years the distinctions have become clearer: a joint session is more formal, and occurs upon the adoption of a concurrent resolution; a joint meeting occurs when each legislative body adopts a unanimous consent agreement to recess to meet with the other legislative body.  
Meetings listed date from the present back to 1993.  For a complete list back to 1789, consult the Joint Sessions and Meetings, Addresses to the Senate or the House, and Inaugurations table in the Congressional Directory.