OUT AND ABOUT -- ENJOYING THE THAW

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OUT AND ABOUT -- ENJOYING THE THAW : Engage Cuba , a bipartisan organization dedicated to normalizing ties between the U.S. and Cuba, hosted its holiday party at the recently re-dedicated Cuban Embassy. Mojitos flowed from the famed Hemingway bar as VIPs snacked on guava empanadas and pork arepas. Spotted: James Williams, Steven Law, Luke Albee, Cuban ambassador to the U.S. José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Rep. Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.), Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Minn.), Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jill Zuckman, James Hohmann, Byron Tau, Sasha Johnson, Carlos Gutierrez, Jackie Calmes, Julie Davis, Nick Massella, Mary Jordon, Gustavo Arnavat, Manuel Roig-Franzia, Swati Sharma, Adam Taylor, Nahal Toosi, Jodi Bond, David Seleski, Reinaldo Taladrid, Dante Stallworth.