The USA’S House of Representatives House(lower house of US) Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
Nancy Pelosi who has served in House of Representatives since 1987 is being recognized for her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law (Obama Care)and for helping Democrats reclaim control of the U.S.during 2018 elections.
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late president,calls Pelosi ‘the most important woman in American political history who has served and lead the house with strength, integrity and grace under pressure since 1987’.
The award was presented at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Sunday.
The previous Honorees are, the former Presidents Barack Obama, Gerald Ford and prominent lawmakers Rep. John Lewis and late Sen. John McCain.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award is an annual award which was created by the members of President J.F.Kennedy’s family in 1989 in the honor of President J.F.Kennedy and to recognize and celebrate quality of political courage which he admired most.
The award recognizes a public official (or officials) at local, federal or state level whose actions speaks of qualities of politically courageous leadership.It is given in spirit of ‘Profiles in Courage’, which was 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by President Kennedy.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United State. He served from January 1961 till his assassination in November 1963.