Senators want Congressional Gold Medal
Senators Kelly Ayotte and Michael Bennet, and Congressmen Joe Kennedy and Trent Franks introduce legislation to honor Peres with a Congressional Gold Medal. Senator Ayotte says in her statement before the Senate:
President Peres’ extraordinary record of service has helped strengthen the unbreakable bond between the U.S. and Israel, our closest and most stalwart ally in the Middle East. As we mark the 65th anniversary of Israel’s founding and the 90th birthday of one of Israel’s great leaders, this legislation demonstrates that the people of Israel and the United States stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of extraordinarily uncertain times.