Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and Kentucky Distillers’ Association Bring Back Bourbon Barrel of Compromise and Honor Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott

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Kentucky statesman Henry Clay – who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, in the Senate and as Secretary of State, was known as the “Great Compromiser” – would start each new Congress by bringing a barrel of Kentucky bourbon to Washington.

Continuing a tradition revived in 2015, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship (HCCS) in partnership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) will host the second Bourbon Barrel of Compromise on June 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the featured guest and will speak at the event.

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS), recently named Honorary Co-Chairs of the HCCS will receive the first Henry Clay Statesmanship Award for their consistent advocacy for greater bipartisan compromise, dialogue and compromise.

HCCS, along with its partners Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, are dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders in the principles and practices of statesmanship. Founded in 2007, HCCS educates tomorrow’s leaders in the skills necessary for statesmanship, dialogue, negotiation and compromise. In addition to annual student congresses at the high school and college levels, HCCS sponsors lectures and conducts advocacy for negotiation and compromise in public policy at all levels of government.

Kentucky statesman Henry Clay – who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, in the Senate and as Secretary of State, was known as the “Great Compromiser” – would start each new Congress by bringing a barrel of Kentucky bourbon to Washington to…

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