"Today I had the opportunity to discuss the great work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America w 1 of my favorite actors, Denzel Washington," Kennedy said on Twitter. "The Boys & Girls Clubs of Louisiana serve more than 24,000 kids, & empower them to reach their full potential as responsible & caring citizens."
NOLA.com reported that Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., also met with Washington.
Others in the building caught the actor walking through the Senate subway, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Later that day, Washington attended a ceremony honoring Malachi Haynes, who was named the organization's National Youth of the Year.