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The Bipartisan Policy Center presented its inaugural Congressional Patriot Award to Reps. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and John Lewis (D-GA) in a ceremony on March 15, 2016 at the Library of Congress. BPC’s biennial Congressional Patriot Award recognizes two members of Congress—one Republican and one Democrat—who place the interests of the nation above all else in a manner that brings credibility and honor to the institution.

The evening included remarks from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Reps. John Larson (D–CT) and Tom Cole (R–OK). Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and esteemed civil rights leader Ambassador Andrew Young, Jr. were also present to bestow the awards to Johnson and Lewis.

The evening also featured David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, who moderated a wide-ranging discussion with the honorees.

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Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH)
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
Rep. Todd Young (R-IN)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SC)
Rep. George Holding (R-NC)
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-MI)
Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA)

Dennis Archer
Former Mayor of Detroit

Norman Augustine
Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Andy Beal
Founder, CEO and Chairman, Beal Bank

Paul Brest
Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford Law School

Sheila Burke
Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson

Tom Daschle
Former Senate Majority Leader

Tom Fanning
Chairman and CEO, Southern Company

Jane Garvey
North America Chairman, Meridiam

Dan Glickman
Former Secretary of Agriculture

Mark Heising
Managing Director, Medley Partners

Frank Keating
Former Governor of Oklahoma

Trent Lott
Former Senate Majority Leader

Olympia Snowe
Former Senator

J. Ronald Terwilliger
Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential

Anthony Williams
CEO, Federal City Council

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