Washington, DC – Marking our 15th anniversary, the Bipartisan Policy Center announces a return to our in-person ceremony as we honor our annual Legislative Action Award recipients and the inaugural Freedom Award. The celebration will take place Wednesday, June 8 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET at the International Spy Museum.
This year, when freedom of the press is under more scrutiny than ever, BPC created the Freedom Award to recognize outstanding journalism. The First Amendment is a cornerstone to America’s democracy and this award reflects excellence to those who uphold its important values. PBS’s Judy Woodruff is our inaugural honoree in recognition of her more than five decades telling America’s story.
“Judy Woodruff epitomizes excellence in journalism, proving to be a beacon in her field and a shining example of our First Amendment,” said Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
The Legislative Action Awards honor six members of Congress who have demonstrated courage and leadership in working to improve our political culture and worked across the aisle to foster bipartisanship in a time when it is most needed.
This year’s Legislative Action Award recipients:
- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
- Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
- Rep. Young Kim (R-CA)
- Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)
- Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA)
- Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)
“Our country is divided, but it is not ungovernable,” said Grumet. “The recipients of BPC’s 2022 Legislative Action Awards have demonstrated the courage, creativity, and determination required to make progress in this challenging and polarized environment. We are proud to acknowledge these six legislators who have demonstrated the leadership required to get things done for the American people.”
Note: The event is open to media. Please direct registration and media inquiries to BPC’s Director of Media Relations Luci Manning.