Yahoo reports that Girl Scouts of the USA's CEO Anna Maria Chávez was present as President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union Address, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. In his speech, he focused on education reform, repairing America's infrastructure, and creating new energy sources in America. Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana, gave the Republican response after the State of the Union Address.
In keeping up the tradition that began with the 2011 State of the Union Address, the members of Congress sat with members of the other political party, rather than sitting on separate sides of the room. Proud Girl Scout Alumnae and Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, victim of an assassination attempt the previous year, was also in attendance.
“I am pleased that Brittney has accepted my invitation to attend the State of the Union,” said Congressman Runyan. “I was very impressed by Brittney’s involvement in the Girl Scouts and her outreach to younger female students. I believe it is very important to provide our future leaders with every opportunity to see our democracy at work.“