WASHINGTON – Members of Congress rose from their seats on the House floor Tuesday to clap and shout their approval for President Barack Obama’s policy suggestions during the 2014 State of the Union address.
Although the strength of the crowd’s endorsements varied,the length of their applause gives a broad view of the topics – and people – who were most lauded. This interactive graphic counts the number of times the applause lasted for at least 14 seconds. The longest – 246 seconds – greeted the president’s arrival in the House chamber.
Second on the list,was the applause for Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg,which lasted well over a minute. Remsburg was wounded in Afghanistan during his 10th tour of duty. He sat beside Michelle Obama during the address.
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