Members of the American Polish Advisory Council are expected to honor Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., during an inaugural reception Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
Per organizers, the event is designed to strengthen ties between the Polish-American community and elected officials, particularly the longstanding supporters involved with the Caucus on Poland.
The friendly gathering — invitations have been extended to lawmakers and staff — is scheduled to take place in room B340 of the Rayburn House Office Building from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
In addition to the featured guests, event planners are counting on a healthy showing by other interested parties, including, presumably, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and aides to Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev.
Attendees can expect caterer-supplied finger foods as well as complimentary beverages (wine, and possibly, beer brewed in Poland).
“Due to the very positive response we have received as well as the growing significance of the US – Poland relationship, we anticipate this will become an annual event. Perhaps next year we will be able to serve traditional Polish foods,” one event aide said.
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