Marchers Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Saturday, March 7, 2015


Today, Congress passed legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to the marchers at Selma 50 years ago. U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions joined with his colleagues who helped spearhead the bipartisan, bicameral effort.  The Senate passed H-R 431 by unanimous consent earlier this week. Sessions was the lead sponsor of the identical Senate legislation which had a total of 74 cosponsors and had previously passed the Senate. The measure now awaits President Obama’s signature.



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