It's always a thrill to have our own members of Congress attend the reception that follows Lobby Day. In the nearly dozen National Gatherings that I attended, this has happened only once. The year was 1993 (or was it 1994?). And Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Rep. Steve Schiff both came to the reception.
Here are a couple of photographs of our two legislators at the podium. Maria Otero, who was then chair of the Bread board (and is now Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs), is pictured with both Sen. Bingaman and Rep. Schiff. Also pictured with Sen. Bingaman is Canon Burgess Carr, who was then the board's vice chair.