House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce plans to bear down on anti-poaching efforts Wednesday by hosting a super serious policy discussion — followed by a two-hour mixer featuring free booze, nosh and face time with utterly irresistible critters.
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If history is any guide, the happy hour-ish gathering, which is scheduled to take place in 2172 Rayburn from 5 to 7 p.m., should be completely overrun by interns and staff jockeying to snap selfies with exotic guests corralled by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
That particularly facility has kept pols in cute and furry props for decades, due largely to the advocacy efforts of director emeritus Jack Hanna and the politically active Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Full story