Nation's Leaders Attend DU Capitol Hill Dinner

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Photo © Phi Nguyen

On May 19 Ducks Unlimited's conservation policy efforts were celebrated at the annual Capitol Hill Dinner and Auction in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 550 guests and 60 members of Congress and representatives from the administration.

"The annual Capitol Hill Dinner and Auction is a tremendous opportunity for Ducks Unlimited to showcase our policy work to members of Congress, partner organizations and members of the administration," said Margaret Everson Chief Policy Officer for Ducks Unlimited. "We not only raised money for conservation, but brought together over 600 people, from around the country, who are passionate about what we do as an organization and the mission we stand for. This event would not be possible, or successful, without the continued and devoted support DU has from our volunteers."

Photo above by Phi Nguyen: Among the VIP supporters in attendance at the DU Capitol Hill dinner were (front row, from left) Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI), Rep. Hal Rogers (KY), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA), Rep. Tim Walberg (MI), Rep. Mike Thompson (CA), Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA), Rep. Ken Buck (CO), Rep. Rob Wittman (VA), Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN), and Rep. Mark Sanford (SC); (second row, from left) Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (LA), Rep. Tim Walz (MN), Rep. Ken Calvert (CA), Rep. Todd Rokita (IN), Rep. Diane Black (TN), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rep. Jim Costa (CA), Rep. Bob Latta (OH), Rep. Rob Bishop (UT), Rep. Collin Peterson (MN), current DU Chairman of the Board George Dunklin Jr., Rep. Richard Hanna (NY), Sen. Deb Fischer (NE), Sen. Chris Coons (DE), Rep. Mike Bishop (MI), and Sen. Bill Cassidy (LA); (back row, from left) Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS), Rep. Cresent Hardy (NV), Sen. Martin Heinrich (NM), Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA), Rep. Marc Veasey (TX), Rep. Jeff Denham (CA), Sen. James Risch (ID), Rep. John Fleming (LA), Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), Sen. John Boozman (AR), and Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA). Not pictured: Sen. Tom Carper (DE), Sen. Tom Cotton (AR), Sen. Rob Portman (OH), Sen. David Vitter (LA), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Rep. Dan Benishek (MI), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN), Rep. Rod Blum (IA), Rep. John Carney (DE), Rep. Mike Coffman (CO), Rep. Rick Crawford (AR), Rep. John Garamendi (CA), Rep. Garret Graves (LA), Rep. French Hill (AR), Rep. Ron Kind (WI), Rep. Steve King (IA), Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO), Rep. Tom McClintock (CA), Rep. Gary Palmer (AL), Rep. Tom Reed (NY), Rep. Tom Rice (SC), Rep. Steve Scalise (LA), Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA), Rep. David Valadao (CA), Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR), and Rep. Joe Wilson (SC).