Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Republican Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced they will sit together during President Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday, February 12th. Bustos and Joyce released the following statement:
"In the spirit of bipartisanship and working together, we look forward to attending President Obama's State of the Union address together. As freshman members of Congress new to Washington, we understand our constituents want to see common-sense solutions to our nation's problems, not partisan bickering. We look forward to hearing the President's proposals to address our challenges and working together to tackle the serious issues facing the U.S. such as reducing our debt, creating jobs and growing our economy."
Bustos and Joyce are serving their first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. They first met while attending a bipartisan Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service event at a Washington-area school.