Kent Swig

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Visit to the U. S. Capitol

Kent Swig with Terry Gains, immediate past (38th)  Sargent of Arms of the House of Representatives.

Kent Swig with Terry Gains, immediate past (38th) Sargent of Arms of the House of Representatives.

Our final stop that we made as part of the Israel Bond Leadership Conference was to the U. S. Capitol on June 10, 2014. There, we met with Terry Gains, the immediate past Sergeant of Arms (38th) to the House of Representatives, and with the current Sergeant of Arms (39th), Drew Wilson. Terry Gains gave us a brief history of the U.S. Capitol and shared with us many personal amusing and touching stories during his tenure as Sergeant of Arms.

We next went on a tour of the Capitol which is always interesting and so lively. It is a testament to our country to walk through the Capitol and see all of the tourists walking among the many Congressmen as they walk from their meetings and votes. This intermixing of American citizens and our Representatives is unique among the World’s governments and is a physical manifestation of our democracy and its openness!

Kent Swig with Democratic Leader of the House of Representative Nancy Pelosi of California.

After our tour, we had a luncheon at the Canon Office Building where we heard from many of our Congressional leaders and Representatives including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California); Michelle Bachman (Republican of Minnesota); Dan Maffei (Democrat of New York) among others. The remarks made by each of our Representatives were informative, interesting and very supportive of Israel Bonds. All in all, a great turn out and a wonderful luncheon.
Kent Swig with Representative Dan Maffei, Democrat from New York

Kent Swig with Representative Dan Maffei, Democrat from New York.

Representative Michelle Backman, Republican of Minnesota.

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July 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

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