February 24th, 2009
01:25 PM ET
9 years ago

Pelosi's full guests released

Crew members from U.S. Airways Flight 1549 are among the Speaker's guests.

Crew members from U.S. Airways Flight 1549 are among the Speaker's guests.

(CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the full list of her guests at President Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night:

Front row of the Speaker’s box:
-Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro
-Mayor of Washington, DC Adrian Fenty
-Mr. Paul Pelosi
-Crew Members from U.S. Airways Flight 1549
-Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenburger
-First Officer Jeffrey Skiles
-Doreen Welsh, Flight Attendant and her son Timothy Welsh, 25
-John Sweeney
-Anna Burger

More guests after the jump

Other guests of the Speaker in the Chamber will include:
-Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Tom Foley
-Ambassador and former Member of Congress Lindy Boggs
-Dr. Dorothy Height

Filed under: Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. ray ray

    Glad to see John Sweeney in attendance!!

    Considering how the unions played a pivotal role in getting Obama elected... NOW the payback (Stimulus Package + Auto Bailout + Box Seat + ....)

    America is gettting PUNK'D by Obama & the Democrats!

    February 24, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. jimbo

    when did this useless human get to invite guests?

    February 24, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Willy Brown

    All bleeding heart liberals. Who cares...

    February 24, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. Sara Borellie

    Don't matter. I won't watch any of those thieves anymore.

    February 24, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  5. JK Ashburn, VA

    If they're sitting near Nancy, they'd better keep a close eye on their wallets.

    February 24, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  6. Dignity

    We speak so much about "team" in corporate America. It will be telling if the "team" gets more credit than any particular individual.

    "Sully" is that quintessential likable "guy" so it is hard to slam him. However he didn't bring that plane down by himself nor did he get the passengers out by himself.

    If the President mentions Sullenberger, I hope he also recognizes the USAIRWAYS TEAM. It would send a powerful signal about what matters in this country.

    February 24, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. James L.

    Some one please enlighten me...................is this not the "State of the Union" address? Why on earth is the media not calling it that? This is simply another example of white America racism. Call the speech what you've called it for the past 200+ years, don't change the name (MEDIA) as to down-play it. OMG.

    February 24, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. James L.

    My bad, I stand corrected this is not the "State of the Union" speech!

    February 24, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. Paul Pelosi

    She made me come.

    February 24, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. Kevin in Ohio

    Say it ain't so, Sully..... how could you accept an invite from this evil and vindictive woman?

    February 24, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  11. Scott the Independent

    I would imagine that there is not an empty seat in the house. Literally. This will be the trend for the next 8 years. It really feels good my fellow Americans doesn't it.

    February 24, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  12. TC

    Any speculation on who her empty guests will be?

    February 24, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  13. JP

    How can Obama give a speech on fiscal responsibility after singing the porkulus bill.

    February 24, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  14. Big George

    I find it frightening that ANYONE would sit with that horrible woman!

    February 24, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  15. Bob the Observer

    At this moment, Congress is trying to push through an unconstitutional provision to give the District of Columbia a voting representative in congress, and CNN has said absolutely nothing about it.

    But you have plenty of room for crap like this.

    February 24, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  16. sick n tired of CNN moderators


    February 24, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  17. Janet

    Family party.

    February 24, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Hammer

    If you are not happy join the New American Tea Party and have your voice heard NewAmericanTeaParty.com.

    February 24, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  19. JpJ

    I think the flight crew from 1549 and Sully are appearing at my neighbors bar mitzvah, they are everywhere!

    February 24, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  20. Southern Democrat

    The crew from flight 1549 are heroes.

    Pelosi on the other hand is an opportunist and the leader of the worst Congress in history.

    Thank god President Obama is there to set her straight!

    February 24, 2009 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. E.C.Coleman

    Nancy Pelosi is such a bonafide loser..........who cares?
    We, the American Public, only care about getting rid of such an incompetent
    Speaker of the House, who should have never been there in the first place.
    This problem is Obama's # ONE PRIORITY!

    February 24, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  22. Jackie in Dallas

    Pelosi, I'd be much happier to know that you had a psychiatrist for your delusions of grandeur and obsession with power on call...

    You are our new President's biggest stumbling block. The GOP he can handle, you are another story altogether!

    February 24, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. karen-Phoenix

    I like her a lot!!! And so do the people in California who elected her!!
    She's tuff and works for the American working class!!! You go girl!!

    February 24, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  24. ray ray

    Karen – Phoenix writes,

    "She's tuff and works for the American working class!!! "

    Umm Karen – are you old enough to vote?? It's spelled t-o-u-g-h. And what working class do you belong that thinks Pelosi is trying to help out... Arugila Farmers?

    February 24, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  25. Dem Dan

    Why are people using this forum for partisan bickering? Regardless of what you think of Pelosi, when a President addresses a joint session of Congress, it should represent the coming together of those who we have elected to represent us, all of whom hopefully have our best interest at heart. They all have different ideas of how to get us there, but they all have the same goal.

    February 24, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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