More lawmakers OK mingling at State of Union

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - More than 40 members of congress have signed a letter pledging to sit with members of the other party during the President's State of the Union Address.

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall has been urging democrats and republicans to sit with each other rather than with their own party to try to promote unity in congress. The democrat says 28 Senators and 15 House members are pledging to sit with lawmakers from the other party during the speech Tuesday.

Of those, eight are republicans. The rest are democrats.

Udall has said the tradition of having the parties sit on opposite sides of the House Chamber is a “negative symbol of the divisions in Congress.”
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