The guest list for the White House state dinner Tuesday night features celebrities like Stephen Colbert and lawmakers, including Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanCures bill in jeopardy amid drug pricing push Brent Budowsky: An epic battle for the future of Congress NRCC ad touts GOP rep for bucking Trump MORE (R-Wis.) and House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorVA Dems jockey for Kaine's seat High anxiety for GOP Webb: Broken trust, broken party MORE (R-Va.)
Tuesday’s event with French President François Hollande is President Obama’s first state dinner of his second term. Like past events it features a mix of lawmakers, celebrities, journalists and administration officials.
The list also features a number of prominent same-sex marriage advocates, including Edith Windsor, one of the plaintiffs in the case that eventually helped invalidate portions of the Defense of Marriage Act last year. NBA basketball player Jason Collins, who became the first current player to announce he was gay, will also attend with his boyfriend.
A number of high-profile Democrats are also invited, including: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerChasing away scalpers only hurts consumers Reid: 'I have set the Senate' for nuclear option Immigration was barely covered in the debates MORE (N.Y.), Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyDemocrats pounce on Cruz's Supreme Court comments Key GOP chairman calls for 'robust review' of AT&T-Time Warner deal Dem asks for 'highest level of scrutiny' on AT&T-Time Warner deal MORE (Vt.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), Rep. Ed Royce and Karen BassKaren BassThe Hill's 12:30 Report Lawmakers, stars collide at 'Queen of Katwe' premiere Ex-GOP senator: Trump's a sociopath MORE (Calif.).
Head of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) and Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Michael BennetMichael BennetCruz: Precedent exists for keeping Supreme Court short-staffed Senate poll raises Republican hopes in Pennsylvania, Florida Podesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs MORE (D-Colo.) will also attend.
On the Republican side, Ryan, Cantor and House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (Ky.) are on the list.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagen is the only member of the high court who is scheduled to attend.
Democratic Govs. Peter Shumlin (Vt.) and Steven Beshear (Ky.), an ally to the administration on healthcare reform, will also attend.
As for media, invitations went out to CNN president Jeff Zucker, The New York Times' executive editor Jill Abramson as well as The Atlantic’s Steve Clemonds, Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman, Reuters’ Steve Holland, Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Tangi Quemener of Agence France-Presse and Corine Lesner of Le Monde.
Other notables include former NAACP president Ben Jealous, Al Sharpton, actress Mindy Kaling and Michael Smith, who helped redecorate the residential area of the White House.