Instagramming the State of the Union Address

To see more photos and videos from tonight’s State of the Union, browse the #InsideSOTU hashtag and explore the U.S. House of Representatives location page.

Tonight, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his 5th State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. The State of the Union is delivered each year, allowing the President to report on the condition of the United States and propose new agenda initiatives.

In the run up to tonight’s speech, the White House (@whitehouse) has been sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into drafting the address by having different staff members—including the President’s speech writer, policy council and broadcast director—take over the account.

To follow the State of the Union and the customary response from the opposing political party through Instagram, explore the #InsideSOTU and #SOTU hashtags and follow these accounts:

  • Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House — @speakerboehner
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader — @nancypelosi
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican Conference Chair offering SOTU response — @cathymcmorris
  • Pete Souza, White House photographer — @petesouza