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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) he has been inspired by his predecessor after participating in the ceremony yesterday  presenting Sen. Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his service to the nation as a solder, legislator and statesman.

“I have long been inspired by Sen. Dole’s work feeding the hungry – it is one of the reasons I’ve worked on global hunger during my time in the Senate and was a co-creator of the Senate Hunger Caucus, Sen. Moran said. “I also have the privilege of occupying the same desk Sen. Dole used on the Senate floor during his time here, and each day I am reminded and motivated by his example.”

Moran added he is grateful that we as a nation were able to honor Dole by presenting him with the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor the United States can bestow.

Dole embodies the what it means to serve, Moran said.

“I firmly believe that a single person can make a difference, and that we change the world one person at a time. This is the mission of public service. No one is a better example of this than my friend and mentor, Senator Bob Dole. His integrity, thoughtfulness and statesmanship serving Kansans have made not only our state but also the world a better place.

The Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act passed the Senate unanimously in August of last year and was signed into law by President Trump last September.

Participants in today’s ceremony included President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and additional members of Congress.

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