This is history. For the first time, two women sat behind the president on the dais of the House Chamber as he addressed a joint session of Congress.

The president acknowledged the significance of this image before he began his speech.

CBS News spoke with former California Senator Barbara Boxer about this moment. She once served alongside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in the House, and when she retired, Vice President Kamala Harris filled her Senate seat. She said seeing this image was “going to be very emotional for me.”  

“It says a lot about country, and a lot about Joe Biden, and it says certainly a lot about both of the women who have made it to that place.”

This isn’t the first time Pelosi has made history for sitting at the same podium.

And who can forget this moment after Donald Trump’s final State of the Union?