Washington, Jan 12 (Agencies): President Barack Obama will deliver the annual 'State of the Union' address on January 25 where he will address the US Congress that appears headed for a politically tense innings after Republicans assumed majority control of one of its houses.

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John A Boehner, who took over from Democrat Nancy Pelosi this month, invited Obama to deliver the address before a joint session of the US Congress on January 25.

"A new Congress provided us a renewed opportunity to find common ground and address the priorities of the American people. Our actions must be driven by their desire for freedom, economic recovery, and fiscal sensibility, as well as a need to rebuild the broken bonds of trust between the people and their Government," he said in a letter to Obama.

Obama's address to the joint session of the Congress will be the first after the political developments.

"As many great challenges lie ahead for our nation, we welcome an opportunity to hear your proposals," Boehner said in his invitation.

"Recent events have reminded us of the imperfect nature of our representative democracy, but also how much we cherish the ideal that our government exists to serve the people.

"Even in the wake of tragedy, we must never waiver from our obligation to carry out their will and provide solutions to keep moving our nation forward," Boehner said.