Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal

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When it was Vice President Mike Pence's turn to honor former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, he praised the Kansan for a decision he made during his 1996 run for the White House. Its obverse (heads) features a portrait of Senator Bob Dole with the U.S. Capitol Building in the background. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, in remarks at the event.

"I am extremely honored to accept this great honor", said Dole, speaking from a wheelchair. Dole was grievously wounded in World War II and has helped craft legislation such as the Americans With Disabilities Act. Dole held the post of Senate Republican Leader for a record 11 years.

"Few Americans have demonstrated the kind of courage that Bob Dole has", said Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the second-ranking House Democrat. His wife, Elizabeth Dole, also a former USA senator, then read a prepared speech that emphasized taking the "long view" of American leadership, including the need for compromise.

The president says Dole "has never stopped fighting" for Kansas, military veterans and the disabled. "I am pleased the President quickly approved this legislation, and I look forward to the presentation of this elite award in the near future". But Trump and the Republican-led Congress are now mired in a pitched budget battle that could end in a government shutdown at the end of the week if not resolved.

President Donald Trump highlighted Dole's lasting physical legacy, the national World War II Memorial, which is visible from the Capitol balcony bearing Dole's name.

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After leaving the Senate, Dole became more visible and busy than ever, as an author, political commentator, commercial spokesman, and television personality. "Thank you for your service". Other Congressional Gold Medal honorees include Senators Robert Kennedy, John Glenn and Harry Truman.

In fall 1949, Dole enrolled at Washburn University and was elected to a two-year term in the Kansas House in 1950.

The Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act, was introduced on July 24, 2017.

The Congressional Gold Medal, along with the Medal of Freedom, is the highest civilian honor the United States bestows, and it is not always bestowed on statesmen or government officials.

By then, he had begun collecting more of the nation's highest honors.

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