Every member of Congress gets an extra seat for the annual State of the Union address. Some take their spouses, others take people who want to make a political statement.
State of the Union
The president touched on the nation's strong economy as well as themes around "building a safe, strong and proud America."
- The First Lady isn't the only one with guests from Colorado though. Members of Colorado's congressional delegation have distributed a few invitations too.Read more
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Colorado's Congressional delegation and governor weigh in on President Obama's State of the Union address.
Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.
His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.
In a response that introduced her as a product of a thrifty Iowa upbringing, new GOP Sen. Joni Ernst echoed many of the president's goals and calls for cooperation while taking aim at Obamacare.
Denver resident Carolyn Reed and Englewood medical student William Elder will be in Washington on Tuesday.