Rep. David Obey (D-WI) was honored with an event on Capitol Hill on Monday.
Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced in May that he would not seek re-election.
The event included appearances by several Members of Congress, including the man who becomes Wisconsin’s longest-tenured House member, Republican Tom Petri. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin spoke at the event, along with Obey. Others in attendance included congressional staffers, government relations staffers and representatives from advocacy groups, including Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley.
Obey has been a key proponent of research during his tenure in the House.
The main sponsors of the event were the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and Association of American Medical Colleges and the Science Coalition.