Actor Chris Evans meets with Democratic senators before State of the Union
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"Captain America" star Chris Evans visited the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday and met with lawmakers ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE's State of the Union address.

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Evans, a Bostonian, posed with Markey for a photo in which the two held up a piece of paper that read "Congrats Pats!" The New England Patriots held a championship parade on Tuesday to commemorate the team's latest Super Bowl victory.

Evans also met with Coons, who joked on Twitter that the two discussed the properties of vibranium, a substance found in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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"We also talked about the good work he’s doing to get young Americans more engaged in civics, which is important, too," Coons added.

It's unclear why Evans was at the Capitol on Tuesday. National Journal reporter Zach Cohen reported that the movie star said he was on the Hill for "a project," but would not elaborate and said he was not staying for the State of the Union.

Evans is the nephew of former Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.), who lost a primary last year to Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyCarson invokes abortion in Twitter response to jab from Omar House Democrat slams Ben Carson over Oreo confusion: 'My questions were serious' WHIP LIST: Democrats who support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump MORE (D-Mass.).