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Meet State Senator Catherine Pugh, a Guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union

State Senator Catherine Pugh is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union address.

Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 p.m. ET at

Catherine Pugh


Senator Catherine Pugh isn't just Maryland's Senate Majority Leader: She's a small business owner who knows first-hand how important it is that employers take care of their employees.
Senator Pugh has passed over 100 bills since being elected in 1999, and she's been a tireless advocate on behalf of working families.
A believer that workers should never have to choose between taking care of their families and taking care of their work, Senator Pugh recently introduced the "Healthy Working Families Act" -- legislation that would provide Maryland workers with earned paid sick leave. She also worked with Maryland's Women Caucus on a minimum wage increase to $10.10, making a difference in the lives of families across Maryland.

The State of the Union 2015: Everything You Need to Know