Congressional Basketball Team Defeats Lobbyists

Floor Speech

Date: Sept. 21, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with my teammates to recognize the accomplishments of the Congressional Basketball Team.

The Congressional Basketball Team won Monday's 22nd Annual Congressional Basketball game against a team of lobbyists.

We ended a drought for the Members' team going back to 2014. So we were due. We won 46-36 but most importantly, this event was sponsored by the Hoops for Youth Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports at-risk kids in our communities.

The Hoops for Youth Foundation was founded with the mission of creating opportunities for at-risk kids through basketball. They work to teach kids that the skills they use on the basketball court can be used every day in life to help them succeed.

It is a fun game. We come together. We won in a nice bipartisan fashion. Blake Moore was the MVP. He played an outstanding game, and we congratulate him for that. It was a great team effort.

Madam Speaker, we say thank you to the non-profit that put this together for us and the success we had with raising money and having fun at the same time.

Go team House of Representatives!