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Democratic women wear white in honor of suffragettes
Democratic women wear white ahead of President Trump’s first address before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. (Melina Mara /The Washington Post)

Several Democratic women chose to mark President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress by wearing white — the color of suffragettes, which Hillary Clinton’s supporters embraced during the campaign.

Republican women appear to be answering with a color of their own: purple, a color that in political circles, has come to symbolize bipartisanship.

Several prominent Republican women were spotted sporting purple, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Callista Gingrich, wife of Trump adviser Newt Gingrich, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), a member of the House’s leadership team. Republican women, however, do not have a lock on the color of bipartisanship tonight. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democratic Party’s biggest firebrands, also opted for a purple blazer.

Real-time fact-checking and analysis of Trump’s address to Congress
Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Trump is headed to the Capitol tonight to deliver his first speech as president to a joint session of Congress. The speech is expected to outline budget goals and priorities.

The speech is scheduled to start at 9 p.m.; you can watch coverage starting at 8:45 p.m. here.