State of the Union history: 2 women seated behind the president Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat behind Biden during his joint address to Congress last year, but that speech was not an official State of the Union address.

For the 1st time, 2 women are seated behind the president during a State of the Union

Vice President Kamala Harris talks with House speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in the chamber of the House of Representatives before the State of the Union address by President Joe Biden to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AP hide caption

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Vice President Kamala Harris talks with House speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., in the chamber of the House of Representatives before the State of the Union address by President Joe Biden to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington.

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History was made at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night.

For the first time, two women were seated on the platform behind the president during a State of the Union address.

Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat behind Biden during his joint address to Congress last year, but that speech was not an official State of the Union address.

They flanked the president tonight for his first official State of the Union speech.

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on. Chip Somodevilla/AP hide caption

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President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., look on.

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