On Tuesday, July 16, members of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s Capitol Committee gathered in Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50, with Senators and staff members serving on the Senate Committee on Finance to celebrate the Committee’s long and storied history. The evening began with a reception where friends, colleagues, and Committee alumni greeted each other over passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Among the crowd were two former Committee Staff Directors: Russ Sullivan, currently with law firm McGuireWoods, and Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word” on MSNBC.
The near-200 guests were treated to words by illustrious current and former Committee leadership.Current Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) was introduced by the Honorable Ron. Sarasin (President, U.S. Capitol Historical Society), and spoke about his time on the Committee. Senator Baucus emphasized the importance—and success—of bipartisan teamwork. Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), lauded his colleagues—both Democratic and Republican—as well as the entire Committee staff for their dedication to the American people. The keynote address came in two parts, delivered by legendary former Senators, the Honorable John Breaux (D-LA) and the Honorable Trent Lott (R-MS). Following the current Senators, both Breaux and Lott focused on the importance of bipartisanship, citing it as a crucial part of the Committee’s essential work.
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society would like to thank Senators Baucus and Hatch, their staff, and the entire Committee staff for working so hard to make this evening a great success. The Society would also like to thank all those who donated in support of the dinner, including:
Bank of America
Grant Thornton LLP
Davis & Harman LLP