Representatives at the event, hosted by the ESA and the Congressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-TECH), also touted the potential for job growth in the gaming industry.

While the E-TECH Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradySenate health committee to hold hearing on Trump drug pricing plan IRS to issue guidance on state efforts to circumvent tax-law provision Push for NAFTA deal continues as uncertainty increases MORE (R-Texas) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), had a hand in the “Madden”-centric gathering, most lawmakers had already departed for their home districts ahead of the Friday event.

Photo: "Madden" Associate Designer Patrick Bellanca discusses the game.