Bison Lovers to Stampede Rayburn Tonight

(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted November 4, 2015 at 1:20pm

The Senate agreed to designate Nov. 7 as National Bison Day, but the bison lobby hopes for thunderous herds Wednesday night on Capitol Hill.  

Rayburn’s Gold Room hosts the 4th annual Congressional National Bison Day Reception, featuring crowd-pleasing bison sliders, booze and a cupcake tribute to the big-horned mammal.

bison cupcakes
Bison cupcakes will be on hand at the reception. (Photo courtesy Kimberly McCullough)

Buffalo Trace is offering a bourbon tasting, and Ted’s Montana Grill has contributed beer and “Bison Ridge” wines. Early arrivals are encouraged for those hoping to get their hands on a buffalo slider, courtesy of Western Buffalo Co. The festivities start at 5:30 p.m.  

Organizers told HOH that Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., are slated to say a few words. Both are backing the National Bison Legacy Act, a proposal to designate the buffalo as our national mammal.