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Here's who Nancy Pelosi is bringing to the State of the Union

Posted February 5, 2019 3:21 p.m. EST

— With President Donald Trump set to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night directly in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, much attention will be paid to the longtime Washington politician who retook the speaker's gavel last month.

Pelosi, like her fellow members of Congress, is able to invite guests to attend the event. And like the guests of her colleagues, those who will attend the speech at her invitation are sure to garner their own attention as they serve as representatives of various subject matters and policy areas that Pelosi is aiming to shed light on via their presence.

Here are the individuals who will attend the address as Pelosi's special guests, according to a list provided by her office:

Transgender service members and OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and SPART*A representatives Capt. Jennifer Peace and Maj. Ian Brown, US ArmyJeremy Butler, the COO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National CommitteeDC Mayor Muriel Bowser New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila OliverNew Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta WeinbergFred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victimCharlie Mirsky, co-founder & political director of March For Our LivesMattie Scott, the president of San Francisco Brady CampaignAngelica Salas, the executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los AngelesJosé Andrés, the renowned chef who recently provided free meals to furloughed workers during and after the partial government shutdown Chef Tyler FlorenceLeana Wen, the president of Planned ParenthoodKristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, the executive director/CEO and co-founder of MomsRisingLily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education AssociationLeo Gerard, the president of the United SteelworkersMary Kay Henry, the president of the Service Employees International UnionDoug McCarron, the president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of AmericaRichard Trumka, the president of The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial OrganizationsPaul Pelosi, husband of Nancy PelosiAlexandra Pelosi, daughter of Nancy Pelosi