Who sits where during a State of the Union speech? [infographic]

Person giving speech in large, crowded room (© AP Images)
(© AP Images)

The three branches of the federal government come together at the U.S. Capitol every January or February to hear the president deliver the State of the Union address. That speech to a joint session of Congress allows the president to lay out an agenda for the coming year.

President Trump’s second State of the Union address is scheduled for February 5. Take a look at where the president will make his remarks and where all the major players in Washington — including the first lady, Supreme Court justices, the Cabinet and media — will sit to listen to him.

Graphic showing where people sit for speech (State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)
(Julia Maruszewski/State Dept.)