President Obama will address a joint session of Congress at 7 p.m. next Thursday evening, ending the scheduling conflict between the White House and the House Speaker's office.
"After consulting with the Speaker's office, the President has accepted an invitation to address a Joint Session of Congress at 7pm on Thursday, September 8," White House Spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.
Obama originally asked to make the speech next Wednesday at 8 p.m. but House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that time and date wouldn't work. It's also the same time GOP presidential candidates are set to debate at the Reagan Library in California.
Football fans were concerned about the speech being on Thursday as the NFL season kicks off that night. But with the speech being scheduled at 7 p.m., the game between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints is expected to kick off on time.