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2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

Event connects members, legislators

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress at an evening reception hosted by the Boilermakers union. The reception also drew guests from affiliated labor organizations and government agencies.

Congressional receptions are a staple on Capitol Hill. They give legislators and their constituents time to spend together outside of bustling congressional offices.

Boilermaker delegates greeted their legislators or legislative aides near the entrance to one of the Hyatt Regency ballrooms for group photos and invited them to stay for refreshments and conversation.

Building personal relationships with elected officials in this way is an important function for any group or organization seeking to promote its cause or defend its position against harmful legislative or regulatory measures.

Photo Gallery

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-1st), center, with l. to r., D-CRS Gary Evenson; Celia Lowrey, L-627; IVP J. Tom Baca; IST Bill Creeden; ED-CSO Kyle Evenson; and D-PA Bridget Martin.
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-1st), center, with l. to r., D-CRS Gary Evenson; Celia Lowrey, L-627; IVP J. Tom Baca; IST Bill Creeden; ED-CSO Kyle Evenson; and D-PA Bridget Martin.
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Rep. Gloria McCleod (D-CA -35th), with l. to r. IVP J. Tom Baca and IR-ISO Bobby Godinez Sr.
Rep. Gloria McCleod (D-CA -35th), with l. to r. IVP J. Tom Baca and IR-ISO Bobby Godinez Sr.
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Former Calif. 5th Dist. Rep. Karen Thurman, with AD-CSO Mark Vandiver, left, and Ronnie Dexter, District 3.
Former Calif. 5th Dist. Rep. Karen Thurman, with AD-CSO Mark Vandiver, left, and Ronnie Dexter, District 3.
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA -15th), third from right, with l. to r. Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; IP Newton Jones; IVP J. Tom Baca; and Jay Rojo, L-92.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA -15th), third from right, with l. to r. Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; IP Newton Jones; IVP J. Tom Baca; and Jay Rojo, L-92.
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Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT -2nd), center, with l. to r., D-PA Bridget Martin, IP Newton Jones, IVP Warren Fairley, and AD-SMDS Steve Beal.
Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT -2nd), center, with l. to r., D-PA Bridget Martin, IP Newton Jones, IVP Warren Fairley, and AD-SMDS Steve Beal.
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Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA -24th), center, with, l. to r., Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; IVP J. Tom Baca; Bobby Godinez Sr., IR-ISO; and Jay Rojo, L-92.
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA -24th), center, with, l. to r., Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; IVP J. Tom Baca; Bobby Godinez Sr., IR-ISO; and Jay Rojo, L-92.
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Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ-2nd), fifth from left, with International officers, International staff, and local lodge delegates. L. to r., front row, Tyson Tullie, L-4; Louis Dodson, L-4; Celia Lowrey, L- 627; IP Newton Jones; IVP J. Tom Baca; D-PA Bridget Martin; and Wes Hevener, L-627. Back row, l. to r., Jacob Evenson, L-627; Gary Aycock, L-627; IST Bill Creeden; ED-CSO Kyle Evenson; and D-CRS Gary Evenson.
Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ-2nd), fifth from left, with International officers, International staff, and local lodge delegates. L. to r., front row, Tyson Tullie, L-4; Louis Dodson, L-4; Celia Lowrey, L- 627; IP Newton Jones; IVP J. Tom Baca; D-PA Bridget Martin; and Wes Hevener, L-627. Back row, l. to r., Jacob Evenson, L-627; Gary Aycock, L-627; IST Bill Creeden; ED-CSO Kyle Evenson; and D-CRS Gary Evenson.
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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA-4th), third from left, with, l. to r., L-454 delegates Shannon Tate, Danny Hill, and Bobby Lunsford Jr.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA-4th), third from left, with, l. to r., L-454 delegates Shannon Tate, Danny Hill, and Bobby Lunsford Jr.
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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), fourth from left, with IP Newton Jones, third from left; IVP J. Tom Baca, far right; and l. to r. Gary Aycock, L-627; and Keola Martin, L-90.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), fourth from left, with IP Newton Jones, third from left; IVP J. Tom Baca, far right; and l. to r. Gary Aycock, L-627; and Keola Martin, L-90.
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House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, third from left, and l. to r., IP Newton Jones; Mike Herd, L-193; Dan Weber, L-193; Alonna Morris, L-S50; Hudson Hart, L-S50; Bridget Martin, D-PA; and retired L-193 BM-ST Ernie Dorsey.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, third from left, and l. to r., IP Newton Jones; Mike Herd, L-193; Dan Weber, L-193; Alonna Morris, L-S50; Hudson Hart, L-S50; Bridget Martin, D-PA; and retired L-193 BM-ST Ernie Dorsey.
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), center, with L-193 delegates, l. to r., Dan Weber and Mike Herd.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), center, with L-193 delegates, l. to r., Dan Weber and Mike Herd.
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Rep. Bill Enyart (D-IL-12th), fifth from left, with IVP Larry McManamon, center, and l. to r., Ben Kosiek, L-1; Glenn Reinhardt, L-483; Lew Moceri, L-363; IR Bill Staggs; and Kirk Cooper, L-60.
Rep. Bill Enyart (D-IL-12th), fifth from left, with IVP Larry McManamon, center, and l. to r., Ben Kosiek, L-1; Glenn Reinhardt, L-483; Lew Moceri, L-363; IR Bill Staggs; and Kirk Cooper, L-60.
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Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47th), fifth from left, with IP Newton Jones, fourth from left; IVP J. Tom Baca, second from right; and l. to r., Bobby Godinez Sr., IR-ISO; Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; and Jay Rojo, L-92.
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47th), fifth from left, with IP Newton Jones, fourth from left; IVP J. Tom Baca, second from right; and l. to r., Bobby Godinez Sr., IR-ISO; Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; and Jay Rojo, L-92.
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18th), with l. to r., IVP Larry McManamon, IP Newton Jones, and Mark Thompson, Lone Star District.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18th), with l. to r., IVP Larry McManamon, IP Newton Jones, and Mark Thompson, Lone Star District.
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Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5th), third from left, with, l. to r., IR Bill Staggs; Ben Kosiek, L-1; and Kirk Cooper, L-60.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5th), third from left, with, l. to r., IR Bill Staggs; Ben Kosiek, L-1; and Kirk Cooper, L-60.
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Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL-10th), front row, sixth from left; with IP Newton Jones, fifth from left; IP Larry McManamon, fourth from left; IR Bill Staggs, back row far right; and lodge delegates and guests from Illinois.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL-10th), front row, sixth from left; with IP Newton Jones, fifth from left; IP Larry McManamon, fourth from left; IR Bill Staggs, back row far right; and lodge delegates and guests from Illinois.
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Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI-2nd), left, with L-107’s Mozzy Maciejewski and Director of Political Affairs Bridget Martin.
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI-2nd), left, with L-107’s Mozzy Maciejewski and Director of Political Affairs Bridget Martin.
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Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA-44th), center, with, l. to r., Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; Jay Rojo, L-92; and IVP J. Tom Baca.
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA-44th), center, with, l. to r., Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; Jay Rojo, L-92; and IVP J. Tom Baca.
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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17th), center, with IP Newton Jones, fourth from left; IVP Larry McManamon, sixth from left; IR Bill Staggs, third from right; and l. to r., Brandon Ragland, L-363; Ben Kosiek, L-1; Lew Moceri, L-363; Kirk Cooper, L-60; and Glenn Reinhardt, L-483.
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17th), center, with IP Newton Jones, fourth from left; IVP Larry McManamon, sixth from left; IR Bill Staggs, third from right; and l. to r., Brandon Ragland, L-363; Ben Kosiek, L-1; Lew Moceri, L-363; Kirk Cooper, L-60; and Glenn Reinhardt, L-483.
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Joe Garcia (D-FL-26th), right, and Mark Vandiver, AD-CSO/D-NTDS.
Joe Garcia (D-FL-26th), right, and Mark Vandiver, AD-CSO/D-NTDS.
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Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18th), left, and Ronnie Dexter, District 3.
Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18th), left, and Ronnie Dexter, District 3.
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Rep. Steve Daines, third from left, with l. to r., John Roeber, L-11; IP Newton Jones; and IVP J. Tom Baca.
Rep. Steve Daines, third from left, with l. to r., John Roeber, L-11; IP Newton Jones; and IVP J. Tom Baca.
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Rep. Sandy Levin, (D-MI-9th), sixth from left, with the L-169 delegation and IP Newton Jones, fifth from left; IVP Larry McManamon, third from left; IR Len Gunderson, third from right; and IR Don Hamric, far right.
Rep. Sandy Levin, (D-MI-9th), sixth from left, with the L-169 delegation and IP Newton Jones, fifth from left; IVP Larry McManamon, third from left; IR Len Gunderson, third from right; and IR Don Hamric, far right.
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Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-4th), with L-647 delegates, l. to r., Derek McPheeters, Stacey Bendish, and Matt Olsen.
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-4th), with L-647 delegates, l. to r., Derek McPheeters, Stacey Bendish, and Matt Olsen.
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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI-18th), fourth from left, and l. to r., L-169 delegates Jim Kaffenberger, Paul Easley, Lori Custer, and Bob Hutsell.
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI-18th), fourth from left, and l. to r., L-169 delegates Jim Kaffenberger, Paul Easley, Lori Custer, and Bob Hutsell.
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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC-7th), third from left, with l. to r., Larry Phillips, L-455; IP Newton Jones; D-PA Bridget Jones; AD-SMDS Steve Beal; and Trey Howard, L-455.
Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC-7th), third from left, with l. to r., Larry Phillips, L-455; IP Newton Jones; D-PA Bridget Jones; AD-SMDS Steve Beal; and Trey Howard, L-455.
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Rep. John Tierny (D-MA-6th), center, with l. to r., L-29 delegates Chuck Hancock and Tom Saccoach.
Rep. John Tierny (D-MA-6th), center, with l. to r., L-29 delegates Chuck Hancock and Tom Saccoach.
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Rep. Dan Benishek (D-MI-1st), center, with L-169 delegates, l. to r., Jim Kaffenberger, Paul Easley, Bob Hutsell, and Lori Custer.
Rep. Dan Benishek (D-MI-1st), center, with L-169 delegates, l. to r., Jim Kaffenberger, Paul Easley, Bob Hutsell, and Lori Custer.
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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), third from right, with delegates from L-S50 and employer representatives from Vulcan Hart.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), third from right, with delegates from L-S50 and employer representatives from Vulcan Hart.
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Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2nd), left, with Director of Political Affairs Bridget Martin and IR J.T. Rhea.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS-2nd), left, with Director of Political Affairs Bridget Martin and IR J.T. Rhea.
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Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA-9th), third from left, with IP Newton Jones, second from left, and L-29 delegates Chuck Hancock, far left, and Tom Saccoach, far right.
Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA-9th), third from left, with IP Newton Jones, second from left, and L-29 delegates Chuck Hancock, far left, and Tom Saccoach, far right.
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Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN-8th), third from left, with IVP Larry McManamon, fourth from left; and l. to r., L-647 delegates Matt Olsen, Stacey Bendish, Derek McPheeters, and Keenan Retterath.
Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN-8th), third from left, with IVP Larry McManamon, fourth from left; and l. to r., L-647 delegates Matt Olsen, Stacey Bendish, Derek McPheeters, and Keenan Retterath.
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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26th), third from left, with l. to r. Marty Spencer, BNAP National Coordinator; Michael Bogue, L-7; and Dan DeCarlo, L-7.
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26th), third from left, with l. to r. Marty Spencer, BNAP National Coordinator; Michael Bogue, L-7; and Dan DeCarlo, L-7.
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Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN-7th), third from left, with IP Newton Jones second from left; IVP Larry McManamon, far left; IR Don Hamric, far right; and delegates from the state of Indiana.
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN-7th), third from left, with IP Newton Jones second from left; IVP Larry McManamon, far left; IR Don Hamric, far right; and delegates from the state of Indiana.
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Ron Klink, former congressman from the 4th District of Pa., center front, with delegates from the state of Pennsylvania.
Ron Klink, former congressman from the 4th District of Pa., center front, with delegates from the state of Pennsylvania.
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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY-16th), third from left, with l. to r., Tom Ryan, L-5; IP Newton Jones; and Kevin O’Brien, L-5.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY-16th), third from left, with l. to r., Tom Ryan, L-5; IP Newton Jones; and Kevin O’Brien, L-5.
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Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12th), fourth from left, with IP Newton Jones, third from left, and lodge delegates from New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12th), fourth from left, with IP Newton Jones, third from left, and lodge delegates from New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
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Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29th), center, with, l. to r., Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; IVP J. Tom Baca; Jay Rojo, L-92; Bobby Godinez Sr., IR-ISO; and IR Jim Cooksey.
Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29th), center, with, l. to r., Dave Hoogendoorn, L-549; Mark Sloan, L-549; IVP J. Tom Baca; Jay Rojo, L-92; Bobby Godinez Sr., IR-ISO; and IR Jim Cooksey.
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West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer III, center, with IP Newton Jones, left, and B.B. Smith, Local 667 (retired).
West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer III, center, with IP Newton Jones, left, and B.B. Smith, Local 667 (retired).
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Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash-10th), center front, with IVP J. Tom Baca, sixth from left, Gary Powers, AD-ISO, far left; and delegates from the state of Washington.
Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash-10th), center front, with IVP J. Tom Baca, sixth from left, Gary Powers, AD-ISO, far left; and delegates from the state of Washington.
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Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6th), center, with IVP J. Tom Baca, far left, and delegates from L-104 and L-290.
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6th), center, with IVP J. Tom Baca, far left, and delegates from L-104 and L-290.
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Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY-20th), third from left, with IP Newton Jones, second from left; Tom Ryan, L-5, far left; and Kevin O’Brien, L-5, far right.
Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY-20th), third from left, with IP Newton Jones, second from left; Tom Ryan, L-5, far left; and Kevin O’Brien, L-5, far right.
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Rep. Don Payne (D-NJ-10th), center, with IP Newton Jones, third from left; and l. to r., Tony Sherman, Dave Gaillard, Robert Chowning, and Sean Harvey, L-19; and Jim Chew, Skip Redfield, and Jay Brophy, L-28.
Rep. Don Payne (D-NJ-10th), center, with IP Newton Jones, third from left; and l. to r., Tony Sherman, Dave Gaillard, Robert Chowning, and Sean Harvey, L-19; and Jim Chew, Skip Redfield, and Jay Brophy, L-28.
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Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1st), front row, third from left; with IVP J. Tom Baca, back row, third from left; and delegates from L-104 and L-290.
Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1st), front row, third from left; with IVP J. Tom Baca, back row, third from left; and delegates from L-104 and L-290.
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