Here's who's coming to the State of the Union address

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Trump preps for State of the Union tomorrow

Bringing guests to the House chamber for the State of the Union address has a long tradition. Lawmakers can each bring one guest, while the president may invite two dozen guests to sit in the first lady's box. The speaker of the House may also bring 24 guests to sit in the speaker's box. In many cases, the guests epitomize an issue currently facing the nation or a lawmaker's state. This year, as President Trump faces a busy legislative agenda where he continues to fight for border security funding, efforts to reform health care and stabilization of the nation's economy, the guest list ranges from undocumented immigrants to veterans, or to parents of school shooting victims.

The list of the president's guests has not yet been released, but here's a list — which will be updated — of some of the notable guests attending the 2019 State of the Union address:

Immigration

Economy

Health care

Environment

LGBTQ/Women's rights

Gun control

Afghanistan and Iraq

CBS News' Rebecca Kaplan and Emily Tillett contributed to this report.

First published on February 4, 2019

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