Lawmakers, TV Newsers Mingle at the 10th Anniversary Party for Special Report with Bret Baier

By A.J. Katz 

It has been a nice start to 2019 for Bret Baier.

He signed a new deal with Fox News earlier this week that will keep him at the network past the 2020 elections.

And he’s celebrating 10 years as the anchor of Special Report.

The Fox News political anchor was fêted on Thursday evening at Café Milano in Washington.

The soiree was hosted by his wife Amy Baier and the owner of Café Milano, Franco Nuschese.

The government might be shut down right now, with Republicans and Democrats seemingly unable to figure out a way to re-open it. But last night’s affair brought folks from both sides of the aisle together for a common cause.

Guests at the soiree included, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer – Minority Whip Steve Scalise – Senators Amy KlobucharMark Warner, Lindsey Graham and Roy Blunt – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell – Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba of the UAE – Ambassador Gérard Arnaud of France – Ambassador Dina Kawar of Jordan – Ambassador Elin Sulaymanov of Azerbaijan – David Rubenstein Fred Ryan – Robert Albritton – Fox News anchors Martha MacCallum and Chris Wallace  – ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl – Secretary Wilbur Ross and Hilary Ross – Secretary Elaine Chao – Overseas Private Investment Corporation Chair Ray Washburne – Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin – Investor Michael Milken, and Raul Fernandez -part owner of Wizards and Capitals – and others.

Ah, to be a fly on the wall there!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi congratulated Baier as well.

Earlier in the month, Norah O’Donnell and Jimmy Kimmel taped congratulatory messages for Baier.

As did his colleagues Sean Hannity, Shannon Bream, and the folks from The Five.