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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Bill introduced in congress to grant Sadat its highest civilian award

US Congress members introduce legislation to honor Sadat: US senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT) and Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat “for his courageous and steadfast contributions to the history of peace in the Middle East.” The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award bestowed by US Congress, and its backers want to see it awarded by the centennial of Sadat’s birth in 2018. “Sadat was a once-in-a-generation leader,” said Rep. Chris Stewart. “He demonstrated a moral and political courage that is rare among world leaders, and which transformed the course of history. It’s wholly appropriate that we recognize that courage with the Congressional Gold Medal.”

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