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Capitals on Capitol Hill

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals players Mathieu Biron, Matt Bradley, Andrew Cassels, Chris Clark, Ben Clymer, Steve Eminger, Jamie Heward, Bryan Muir, Matt Pettinger, Brian Sutherby and Brian Willsie; minority owner Jack Davies; general manager George McPhee; and front office staffers visited the U.S. Capitol Monday, Nov. 28. The Caps toured the Capitol with Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) as part of a thank you to select 2005 Caps Care Classic sponsors. Sen. Stevens and Rep. Davis both served as honorary chairs of the 2005 Caps Care Classic, the Capitals annual golf tournament that raised nearly $250,000 this year for Washington Capitals Charities, Children’s National Medical Center and The Children’s Inn at NIH.

The Capitals walked through the Capitol, visiting the Rotunda, the Old Senate Chamber and the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives. While on the Senate floor, Sen. Stevens explained the seating arrangements, let the Caps go through the Senators’ desks and talked about the history of the chamber. Rep. Davis then took the group to the House floor, where he talked about its history, how the votes work and shared with everyone the House of Representatives handbook.

“The Capitol visit was a great experience,” said Bradley. “I got to learn a lot about how the Senate process works and a little history about the Capitol building itself. It was an honor to meet Sen. Stevens and I enjoyed the interesting stories he had to tell.”

After the tour, Sen. Stevens hosted a reception for the Capitals in his office. Davies presented authentic, team-signed Caps jerseys to both Stevens and Davis as a thank you for hosting this event.

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