Posted by Don Rose
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Address at the US Congress
On November 3, 2009, Angela Merkel became the first chancellor in 50 years to
address the US Congress. Merkel followed a rare invitation by Nancy Pelosi to
speak before the House of Representatives and the US Senate on November 3, 2009.
Prior to her appearance in Congress, she met with US President Obama for talks
about the upcoming United Nations summit in Copenhagen and various other topics
concerning both nations. German journalist Lars Halter who witnessed Merkel's
appearance in the US Congress told German World that she was greeted with
a very warm welcome and that her address received much applause and
standing ovations from the members of Congress.