The “Forrest Gump” star was in town Wednesday for a fundraising dinner held by his organization, The Gary Sinise Foundation, at Larry Work’s new restaurant, The Caucus Room Brasserie, in the Westin Georgetown hotel. The group works to serve and honor American military members, veterans, first-responders and their families. The event — attended by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) and former Rep. Robert Michel (R-Ill.), among others — raised more than $60,000.

Sinise, 57, told The Hill: “I don’t expect the government to do everything. Obviously they can't. There’s always more that we can do.”

Photo: (from left) The Caucus Room Brasserie owner Larry Work, U.S. Army Retired Sergeant First Class and honoree Michael Schlitz, Gary Sinise/Courtesy: Tim Lundin