Politics

The Joint Session in Photos: Trump’s First Address to Congress

The night of Feb. 28 as seen by Roll Call's photographers

Trump shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., after delivering his address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By BILL CLARK and TOM WILLIAMS CQ Roll Call

President Donald Trump made the drive down Pennsylvania Avenue to give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The speech lasted about an hour but Capitol Hill was abuzz well before and after. 

Here’s the night in photos:

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., takes a group photo of women Democrats wearing all white for President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., takes a group photo of women Democrats wearing all white for President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, center, and Luke Messer, R-Ind., lower left, are seen with other GOP members in the House Chamber before President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol, February 28, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, center, and Luke Messer, R-Ind., lower left, are seen with other GOP members in the House Chamber before the address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, talk in the House Chamber. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., in the House before the address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: First Lady Melania Trump is seen in the House Chamber before President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol, February 28, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
First Lady Melania Trump arrives in the House Chamber. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: President Donald Trump deliver his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump delivering his address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, reacts after being recognized by President Donald Trump. Owens was killed in January during a raid in Yemen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, reacts after being recognized by President Donald Trump. Owens was killed in January during a raid in Yemen. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Trump greets Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., after his address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Trump greets Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., after his address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., prepare for an interview in Statuary Hall before Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol on Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., makes his way through Statuary Hall before President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., makes his way through Statuary Hall before Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
President Donald Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night at the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night at the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., stand in the House chamber as Ryan gavels in the joint session of Congress where President Donald Trump will give his first address to the body. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., stand in the House chamber as Ryan gavels in the joint session of Congress where President Donald Trump will give his first address to the body. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Trump begins his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Pence, Ryan and Trump. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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