Several lawmakers are bringing special guests to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night in order to make a statement.
Several lawmakers are bringing guests to help underscore the importance of gun control. More than 20 House Democratswho have been personally affected by gun violence. A bipartisan pair of Arizona lawmakers, meanwhile, will .
Other lawmakers are bringing guests tied to issues like immigration and voting rights.
Below is a partial list of officials and the guests they are bringing. CBS News will update the list as more guests are confirmed:
- Dr. Jill Biden
- Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President
- Lt. Brian Murphy, who was wounded while responding to the Sikh Temple shooting last August in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He was struck by 15 bullets.
- Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel Pendleton Sr., parents of 15-year-old Hadiya, who was killed in a Chicago park.
- Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Florida woman who waited in line for several hours to vote.
- Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
- Sergeant Sheena Adams, Team Advisor & Lead Instructor, Female Engagement Team. Adams joined the Marine Corps in 2003. In 2010, she joined the Female Engagement Team (FET) and was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. She received her Combat Action Ribbon and Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (second award) after successful completion of the deployment.
- Alan Aleman, DREAM Student who was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Today, Aleman is in his second year at the College of Southern Nevada. He's studying to become a doctor and he hopes to join the Air Force.
- Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Andraka was awarded first place for his new method to detect pancreatic cancer.
- Susan Bumgarner, Early Childhood Educator. Bumgarner's home state of Oklahoma is a national leader in providing access to high quality preschool for all children.
- Deb Carey, Small Business Owner, New Glarus Brewing Company.
- Sergeant Carlos Evans, USMC, Wounded Warrior.
- Menchu de Luna Sanchez, Registered Nurse, NYU Langone Medical Center. When Hurricane Sandy cut the power at NYU Langone Medical Center, Sanchez devised a plan to transport twenty at-risk infants to intensive care units around the city.
- Bobak Ferdowsi, Flight Director, Mars Curiosity Rover
- Bradley Henning, Machinist, Atlas Machine and Supply. Henning's high school has one of the best machining programs in Kentucky.
- Tracey Hepner, Co-Founder, Military Partners and Families Coalition, which provides support, resources, education, and advocacy for LGBT military partners and their families.
- Peter Hudson, Co-Founder and CEO, iTriage
- Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber
- Avondale, AZ Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Avondale's first Latina Mayor in 2006.
- Amanda E. McMillan, Pay Discrimination Victim
- Lee Maxwell, Graduate, Kirkwood Community College Wind Technician Program
- Lisa Richards, #My2K Participant, a single mom who was one of thousands of Americans who shared stories about what paying $2,200 more in taxes would mean for her family by using #My2K.
- Kaitlin Roig, 1st Grade Teacher, Sandy Hook Elementary School
- Abby Schanfield, Affordable Care Act Beneficiary
- Haile Thomas, Let's Move! Champion
- Ted Kremer, former batboy, Cincinnati Reds. Kremer, 30, born with Down Syndrome, has been "the toast of the town" in the Speaker's hometown of Cincinnati since last September, when a report brought his inspiring story to light. Kremer will be joined by his parents, David and Cheryl; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Erin Kremer; as well as the journalists who shared his story, John Erardi and Jeff Swinger.
- Jeanette Hernandez Prenger, CEO, ECCO Select, Kansas City, MO.
- Laci Joseph, Student, Washington, D.C. Laci, a fourth grade student at St. Anthony Catholic School in Northeast Washington, D.C., is an Opportunity Scholar in the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program. She will be accompanied by her father, Mr. Henry Joseph, III.
- Zuri Franklin, Student, Washington, D.C. Zuri is also an Opportunity Scholar. He will be accompanied by his father, Mr. Robert Franklin.
- Arthur Mola, Principal, Sacred Heart School, Washington, D.C., the only bilingual elementary school in the Archdiocese of Washington.
- Jason Barlow, President, UAW Local 402, Springfield, OH.
- Gail McGovern, President & CEO, American Red Cross.
- Mother and daughter from Newtown, Conn. The 4th grader sent Pelosi a letter asking for her support to strengthen gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband Mark Kelly
- Musician and gun advocate Ted Nugent
- First Selectwoman Pat Llodra, a Republican and the Chief Executive Officer of Newtown
- Newtown Detectives Jason Frank and Dan McAnaspie, two of several first responders who rushed to Sandy Hook Elementary School on the day of the tragedy
- Undocumented immigrant Gabino Sanchez. The South Carolina husband and father of two U.S. citizen children is fighting deportation. Sanchez entered the country when he was 15 years old and has been working and living peacefully in the U.S. ever since.
- Josh Stepakoff, who in 1999 was shot at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, Calif. Stepakoff, now 20, is a student at California State University Northridge.
- Matt Gross, a New Jersey native who was shot in the head in 1997, at the age of 27. Gross was one of several victims wounded during a shooting attack on the observation deck of the Empire State Building.
First Lady Michelle Obama:
House Speaker John Boehner:
House Minority Leader Pelosi:
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz.:
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas:
Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.:
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.:
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.:
More House Democrats bringing guests affected by gun violence:
Rep. Jim Langevin, R.I.
Rep. Keith Ellison, Minn.
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, N.Y.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Conn.
Rep. David Cicilline, R.I.
Rep. Diana DeGette, Colo.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Ill.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Conn.
Rep. Lois Frankel, Fla.
Rep. Lujan Grisham, N.M.
Rep. Janice Hahn, Calif.
Rep. Jim Himes, Conn.
Rep. Alan Lowenthal, Calif.
Rep. Gloria Negrete-McLeod, Calif.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Colo.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Ill.
Rep. Brad Schneider, Ill.
Rep. Bobby Scott, Va.
Rep. Mike Thompson, Calif.
Rep. Krysten Sinema, Ariz.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Md.