Tradition Broken During President's SpeechTue, 25 Jan 2011 17:22:07 CST
It has long been a tradition that Republicans sit to one side of the center aisle and the Democrats sit to the other side during a President's State of the Union Address. This year was different. In a show of bipartisanship, Senators and Representatives crossed the House isle to set with member of the opposite party. Beforehand, Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow said, "The unity that members of both parties will demonstrate is very encouraging."
As an example Stabenow sat with Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts. Stabenow pointed out that, "For years, we have worked together to get things done in the committee, and I look forward to continuing a relationship focused on results rather than party labels. Stabenow is the incoming Chairwoman of the Senate Ag Committee."
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