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 TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE's State of the Union address.

Democratic Sens. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyACLU sues DHS for records on purchased cell phone data to track immigrants DHS watchdog to probe agency's tracking of Americans' phone data without a warrant Manchin: Ocasio-Cortez 'more active on Twitter than anything else' MORE (Mass.), Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - GOP angst in Georgia; confirmation fight looms Overnight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases Bipartisan Senate group holding coronavirus relief talks amid stalemate MORE (Del.) and Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanCut tariffs and open US economy to fight COVID-19 pandemic Senate passes bill to secure internet-connected devices against cyber vulnerabilities Overnight Defense: Trump campaign's use of military helicopter raises ethics concerns | Air Force jets intercept aircraft over Trump rally | Senators introduce bill to expand visa screenings MORE (N.H.) each posted photos on social media with the actor, who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration.

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 Pressley'It's not a slogan': Progressives push back on Obama's comments on 'defund the police' movement Overnight Health Care: CDC panel recommends who gets vaccine first | McConnell offering new relief bill | Hahn downplays White House meeting on vaccines Louisville mayor declares racism a public health crisis MORE (D-Mass.).