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Boilermakers host congressional reception

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Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), center, with Local 193’s Jeff Baerlein and Matt Maelsick.

Event connects members, legislators

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity April 24th 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. Rick Larsen (D-WA 2nd), third from left, with Mark Leighton, L-290; Ykalo Abraha, L 104; IVP J. Tom Baca; Fred Rumsey, L-242; Sheldon Murray, L-104; and Richard Jones, L-104.
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA 2nd), third from left, with Mark Leighton, L-290; Ykalo Abraha, L 104; IVP J. Tom Baca; Fred Rumsey, L-242; Sheldon Murray, L-104; and Richard Jones, L-104.
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Ann Kirkpatrick, a former Democratic congresswoman who is running to recapture her seat in Arizona’s 1st U.S. District, center, with Gary Aycock and Russell Crossan, L-627; Gary Evenson, D-CRS; IVP J. Tom Baca; Louis Dodson Jr., Local 4; and Kirkpatrick’s husband, Roger Curly.
Ann Kirkpatrick, a former Democratic congresswoman who is running to recapture her seat in Arizona’s 1st U.S. District, center, with Gary Aycock and Russell Crossan, L-627; Gary Evenson, D-CRS; IVP J. Tom Baca; Louis Dodson Jr., Local 4; and Kirkpatrick’s husband, Roger Curly.
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Rep. Gene Green (D-TX 29th), second from left, with IVP J. Tom Baca, Helen Green, and Mark Thompson, Local 132. Rep. Gene Green (D-TX 29th), second from left, with IVP J. Tom Baca, Helen Green, and Mark Thompson, Local 132.
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Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO 1st), right, with Randy Cruse, Brotherhood Bank and Trust. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO 1st), right, with Randy Cruse, Brotherhood Bank and Trust.
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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th), center, with Robert Lundsford Jr., L-454; William Tate, L-454; Roy Crownover, L-453; Michael Allen, L-263; and Jon Hill, L-454. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th), center, with Robert Lundsford Jr., L-454; William Tate, L-454; Roy Crownover, L-453; Michael Allen, L-263; and Jon Hill, L-454.
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Sen. Sander Levin (D-MI), second from right, with L-169’s Bob Hutsell, Mark Wertz, and Jim Kaffenberger. Sen. Sander Levin (D-MI), second from right, with L-169’s Bob Hutsell, Mark Wertz, and Jim Kaffenberger.
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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17th), second from right, with Local 5’s Tom Ryan, Kevin O’Brien, and Tom Klein. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17th), second from right, with Local 5’s Tom Ryan, Kevin O’Brien, and Tom Klein.
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Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), center, with L-101’s Gary Fernandez and Robert Gallegos. Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), center, with L-101’s Gary Fernandez and Robert Gallegos.
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Building Trades President Sean McGarvey and Director for Political Affairs Bridget Martin. Building Trades President Sean McGarvey and Director for Political Affairs Bridget Martin.
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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard with Local 549’s Mike Genosick and Timothy Jefferies, and IVP J. Tom Baca. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard with Local 549’s Mike Genosick and Timothy Jefferies, and IVP J. Tom Baca.
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L. to r.: AD-SMDS Steve Beale; John Barry, Metal Trades Department (MTD); D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin; MTD President Ron Ault; and Daniel Duncan, MTD. L. to r.: AD-SMDS Steve Beale; John Barry, Metal Trades Department (MTD); D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin; MTD President Ron Ault; and Daniel Duncan, MTD.
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Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HA 2nd) with Gary Aycock, Local 627; and Keola Martin, Local 90. Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HA 2nd) with Gary Aycock, Local 627; and Keola Martin, Local 90.
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Shelley Berkley, a Democratic senate candidate and current congresswoman representing the 1st U.S. District in Nevada, center, with D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin, IR Jim Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, and IVP J. Tom Baca. Shelley Berkley, a Democratic senate candidate and current congresswoman representing the 1st U.S. District in Nevada, center, with D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin, IR Jim Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, and IVP J. Tom Baca.
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Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN 4th), center, with D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin and John Weinhandl, Local 647. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN 4th), center, with D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin and John Weinhandl, Local 647.
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Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7th), second from right, with Local 19’s Sean Harvey, Robert Chowning, and Max Tritz. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7th), second from right, with Local 19’s Sean Harvey, Robert Chowning, and Max Tritz.
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Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7th), third from left, with L-28’s Jim Chew Jr., Ed Latacz, Dan Engle, Jay Brophy, and John Devlin. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7th), third from left, with L-28’s Jim Chew Jr., Ed Latacz, Dan Engle, Jay Brophy, and John Devlin.
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Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD 4th), second from right, with D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin and Local 193’s Jeff Baierlein and Matthew Malesick. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD 4th), second from right, with D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin and Local 193’s Jeff Baierlein and Matthew Malesick.
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Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY 1st), second from right, with Local 5’s Tom Ryan, Kevin O’Brien, and Tom Klein. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY 1st), second from right, with Local 5’s Tom Ryan, Kevin O’Brien, and Tom Klein.
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Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA 32nd) with IR-CSO Jim Cooksey and IVP J. Tom Baca. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA 32nd) with IR-CSO Jim Cooksey and IVP J. Tom Baca.
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Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD 5th), third from right, with Local S50’s Alex Poling, Wilton Barnett, and Efrem Bell; D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin; and Local 193’s Jeff Baierlein and Matt Malesick. Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD 5th), third from right, with Local S50’s Alex Poling, Wilton Barnett, and Efrem Bell; D-PA-DGA Bridget Martin; and Local 193’s Jeff Baierlein and Matt Malesick.
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Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA 7th), fourth from right, with delegates from Local 13 and Local 19. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA 7th), fourth from right, with delegates from Local 13 and Local 19.
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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd), center, with delegates from Local 104, Local 290, and Local 502. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd), center, with delegates from Local 104, Local 290, and Local 502.
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Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) with delegates from Local 19 and Local 28. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) with delegates from Local 19 and Local 28.
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Rep. John Tierney (D-MA 6th), center, with Local 29’s Tom Saccoach, Alfred Corey III, Brandon Fearon, and Charles Hancock. Rep. John Tierney (D-MA 6th), center, with Local 29’s Tom Saccoach, Alfred Corey III, Brandon Fearon, and Charles Hancock.
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Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), second from right, with Local S50’s Efrem Bell,  Wilton Barnett, and Alex Poling. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), second from right, with Local S50’s Efrem Bell, Wilton Barnett, and Alex Poling.
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Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), center, with Local 193’s Jeff Baierlein and Matt Malesick. Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), center, with Local 193’s Jeff Baierlein and Matt Malesick.
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Published on the Web: May 9, 2012

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