Past Recipients

Salute To Congress Award
Past Recipients

1985 Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (D-MA)
1986 Senator Russell B. Long (D-LA)
1987 Rep. Helen Delich Bentley (R-MD)
1988 Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-FL)
1989 Rep. Walter B. Jones (D-NC)
1990 Senator John B. Breaux (D-LA)
1991 Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
1992 Rep. John Joseph Moakley (D-MA)
1993 Rep. Jack M. Fields, Jr. (R-TX)
1994 Rep. Gerry E. Studds (D-MA)
1995 Rep. Herbert H. Bateman (R-VA)
1996 Rep. Robert L. Livingston (R-LA)
1997 Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS)
1998 Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)
1999 Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
2000 Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-MN)
2001 Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK)
2002 Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC)
2003 Rep. Duncan L. Hunter (R-CA)
2004 Rep. Jim McCrery (R-LA)
2005 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA)
2006 Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
2007 Senator John W. Warner (R-VA)
2008 Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS)
2009 Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO)
2010 Senator David Vitter (R-LA)
2011 Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
2012 Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA)
2013 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
2014 Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA)
2015 Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)
2016 Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)
2017 Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
2018 Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)





01-DSC_0046.jpg2013 Salute to Congress recipient, Rep. Elijah Cummings, received the award from then-International President Sonny Smith of Paducah, Kentucky.