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Nancy Pelosi to be awarded JFK Profile in Courage Award

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiles while attending a bill signing ceremony in New York. Pelosi has been named the recipient of the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late president, said in a statement Sunday, April 7 that the California Democrat is "the most important woman in American political history." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 07, 2019 - 8:13 AM

BOSTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been named the recipient of the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late president, said in a statement Sunday that the California Democrat is "the most important woman in American political history."

Pelosi is being honoured because of her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and for helping Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. House during last year's elections.

Pelosi, who has served in the House since 1987, called the award "a great personal and official honour."

Kennedy said Pelosi "leads with strength, integrity and grace under pressure."

The award will be presented to Pelosi on May 19 during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

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