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McCotter's office did not immediately respond for comment. However, a large number of his colleagues have already signed up to repeat last year's new tradition of crossing the aisle to sit beside a member of the opposite party for the president’s annual speech. 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has lined up her date for Tuesday night’s big event.

Pelosi tweeted: “I will be sitting again next to my friend and fellow Marylander Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) at #SOTU tonight.”

Pelosi and Bartlett were seatmates last year.

Other announced seatmates include Sens. Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenOvernight Defense: Trump gets briefing at Pentagon on ISIS, Afghanistan | Senate panel approves five defense picks | Senators want Syria study in defense bill Gore wishes Mikulski a happy birthday at 'Inconvenient Sequel' premiere Senators ask for Syria policy study in defense bill MORE (D-N.H.) and Rob PortmanRob PortmanOPINION | They told us to abandon ObamaCare — then came the resistance Regulatory experts push Senate leaders for regulatory reform Conservative group to give GOP healthcare holdouts ‘Freedom Traitors Award’ MORE (R-Ohio); Sens. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuCNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' CNN's Van Jones: O'Keefe Russia 'nothingburger' video 'a hoax' Trump posts O'Keefe videos on Instagram MORE (D-La.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.); Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiTrump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana Pro-ObamaCare group targets key senators in new ads The GOP Wonder Women who saved healthcare for 22 million MORE (R-Alaska) and Mark UdallMark UdallDemocratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' MORE (D-Colo.); Sens. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsSenate healthcare bill appears headed for failure Collins: Trump should not comment on special counsel GOP wrestles with soaring deductibles in healthcare bill MORE (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.); Sens. Kay HaganKay HaganLinking repatriation to job creation Former Sen. Kay Hagan in ICU after being rushed to hospital GOP senator floats retiring over gridlock MORE (D-N.C.) and John McCainJohn McCainSenate healthcare bill appears headed for failure Trump backers eye GOP primary challenges for Flake, Heller Manchin bashes GOP candidate for pushing McCain to resign MORE (R-Ariz.); Reps. Ron KindRon KindCongress should prioritize small farmers and taxpayers over Big Ag Why Trump is fighting Canada on softwood lumber and dairy Lawmakers targeted as district politics shift MORE (D-Wis.) and Dave ReichertDavid ReichertWorking together on children’s healthcare House passes 'Kate's Law' and bill targeting sanctuary cities Time to fix our national parks MORE (R-Wash.); and Sens. Mark BegichMark BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D-Alaska) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).