Weldon Organizes Class of ’94 Meeting In Washington
By JB Kump // September 16, 2014
104th Congress Freshman Class To Celebrate Signing of Contract With America
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republicans elected to the Freshman Class of the 104th Congress in 1994 will join with many of their former leaders to host a reception and panel discussion on the anniversary of the signing of the Contract with America.
The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building.
“This was a very close freshman class,” said event organizer Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D.
“We came in on what the media described as a ‘bow wave’ in the election of ’94 and we gave ourselves 100 days to accomplish one of the most ambitious legislative reform packages of modern times.”
Following a brief reception, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Senator Roger Wicker. Panelists will include former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Congressman Zach Wamp and Congresswoman Sue Myrick.
Currently serving and retired members of the freshman class of the 104th Congress will be in attendance.
The Contract with America was introduced six weeks before the 1994 Congressional election, the first mid-term election of President Bill Clinton‘s Administration, and was signed by all but two of the Republican members of the House and all of the Party’s non-incumbent Republican Congressional candidates.