The Propeller Club’s Salute to Congress dinner is the maritime industry’s most prestigious and anticipated annual event in the Nation’s Capital. For more than a quarter century, the Club and its members have recognized Members of Congress who champion the mission and goals of our organization, our diverse industry and our nation. All Salute to Congress honorees have demonstrated consistent support for the United States-flag Merchant Marine and the maritime industry in the United States.
The 2013 Salute to Congress honoree was the Honorable Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He was recognized at this year's event, held May 7 at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.
Salute to Congress Award Past Recipients
1985 Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (D-MA) 1986 Senator Russell B. Long (D-LA) 1987 Rep. Helen Delich Bentley (R-MD) 1988 Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-FL) 1989 Rep. Walter B. Jones (D-NC) 1990 Senator John B. Breaux (D-LA) 1991 Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) 1992 Rep. John Joseph Moakley (D-MA) 1993 Rep. Jack M. Fields, Jr. (R-TX) 1994 Rep. Gerry E. Studds (D-MA) 1995 Rep. Herbert H. Bateman (R-VA) 1996 Rep. Robert L. Livingston (R-LA) 1997 Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) 1998 Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) 1999 Rep. Don Young (R-AK) 2000 Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-MN) 2001 Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) 2002 Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC) 2003 Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) 2004 Rep. Jim McCrery (R-LA) 2005 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA) 2006 Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) 2007 Senator John W. Warner (R-VA) 2008 Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS) 2009 Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) 2010 Senator David Vitter (R-LA) 2011 Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) 2012 Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) 2013 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)