The Senate agreed to designate Nov. 7 as National Bison Day, but the bison lobby hopes for thunderous herds Wednesday night on Capitol Hill.
Rayburn's Gold Room hosts the 4th annual Congressional National Bison Day Reception, featuring crowd-pleasing bison sliders, booze and a cupcake tribute to the big-horned mammal.
Buffalo Trace is offering a bourbon tasting, and Ted's Montana Grill has contributed beer and "Bison Ridge" wines. Early arrivals are encouraged for those hoping to get their hands on a buffalo slider, courtesy of Western Buffalo Co. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m.
Organizers told HOH that Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., are slated to say a few words. Both are backing the National Bison Legacy Act, a proposal to designate the buffalo as our national mammal.
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