WASHINGTON, DC -  The 2020 Congressional Dinner was the crescendo of this week's Walk to Washington event in Washington DC.  It drew a packed house of over 800 business professionals and government officials who dined together while exchanging business cards and conversations. 

Sitting in the center of two long rows of business leaders and government representatives, the Governor of New Jersey took the stage to deliver the keynote address to an enthusiastic crowd.

The Governor spoke of how important it was to New Jersey's economy to have such a successful event hosted by the NJ Chamber of Commerce.  He was especially delighted with the commitment to make it a safe and secure environment for women and men alike. 

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When referring to his recent cancer diagnosis he said "I am grateful for having the opportunity of excellent medical coverage and care, like all of you in this room have.  My goal is that every NJ resident has the same right and benefit no matter where they come from."  He was of course referring to his commitment to guarantee health care and insurance coverage to all New Jersey residents.

After the Governor finished, Senator Corey Booker took to the podium.  He spoke admiringly of Governor Murphy and Senator Menendez who was also in attendance and given an opportunity to address the crowd after Booker.  Booker told tales from his presidential race and about fighting for what is right not wrong, despite being from the left or the right.

The attendees dined on a filet mignon dinner and were treated to a lavish dessert buffet upstairs in the foyer afterwards.  This allowed the networking to continue into the night.