U.S. REP. AMO HOUGHTON TAPPED TO RECEIVE
2004 CONGRESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT AWARD
NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN TO BE HONORED IN NEW YORK CITY DURING REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
New York (August 31, 2004) – The Creative Coalition, in association with Congressional Quarterly Inc., will present the 2004 Congressional Spotlight Award to U.S. Rep. Amo Houghton of New York.
Rep. Houghton, 78, is retiring from the U. S. House of Representatives this year after 18 years of service to his upstate district of New York. The former CEO of Corning Glass, he had intended to become a missionary to Zimbabwe when he retired from the private sector. He was recruited to be a last-minute entry for an unexpectantly vacant House seat in 1986, and has been re-elected every two years since.
The Creative Coalition and CQ will present the award to Rep. Houghton at an Aug. 31 ceremony and reception in New York City during the Republican National Convention. The event will be attended by congressional colleagues, White House and Cabinet officials, media executives and leading members of the entertainment industry. The award presentation is hosted by The Creative Coalition’s Co-President Joe Pantoliano and by Congressional Quarterly’s president and publisher, Robert W. Merry.
DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
WHAT: The Creative Coalition, in association with Congressional Quarterly, Presents the 2004 Congressional Spotlight Award and Reception
WHO: U.S. Rep. Amo Houghton of New York
WITH: Joe Pantoliano, Tim Blake Nelson, Richard Kind, Giancarlo Esposito, Catherine Dent, Hallie Eisenberg, John Paul DeJoria,
CQ president and publisher, Robert W. Merry
WHERE: Caroline’s on Broadway
1626 Broadway @ 49th Street
New York City
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004
4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
The 2004 Congressional Spotlight Award is given to an outstanding Republican member of Congress and an outstanding Democratic member of Congress. Sen. John B. Breaux of Louisiana received the award earlier this year at a ceremony held at the Democratic National Convention.
The Creative Coalition is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.
Congressional Quarterly Inc. has been the nation’s leader in political journalism since 1945. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., its flagship publication is the CQ Weekly, a newsmagazine on public policy and politics. CQ also publishes CQ Today, the legislative news-daily, and the award-winning CQ.com, a full-service legislative tracking service on the World Wide Web, and other Internet publications, including CQ Homeland Security. The company’s books division, CQ Press, publishes a full line of reference books, college textbooks and government directories. And a sister publication, Governing magazine, is the definitive source for states and local governments.
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