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The Romance Continues...

January 24, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-08) and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (MD-06) will continue their “double date” tradition of bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.  Last year, Representative Bartlett, a Maryland Republican, joined the two Democratic ladies in a showing of bipartisanship from each of the members.

“I had such a great time sitting next to Roscoe last year, and clearly Nancy did too, because we all decided to join each other again,” said Congresswoman Chu.  “He was such a gentleman – showing up with chocolates and treating us both to a great evening!”

Members of Congress sat in a bipartisan fashion last year to show unity following the tragic shooting that targeted Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  One year later, many law makers have decided to join members of the opposite party again.

The romance continues, if only for one night a year.  But the bipartisan sentiments of Representatives Chu, Pelosi and Bartlett are a genuine effort to bring both parties together.