Senate votes to award Bob Dole with Congressional Gold Medal

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FILE – In this July 18, 2016 file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole arrives at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The New York Times is reporting that last week’s telephone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president was the result of six months of behind-the-scenes work by Dole acting on […]

WASHINGTON D.C. (KSNW) – Bob Dole was nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal over a week ago.

Thursday, the Senate unanimously voted to award him the medal.

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts sponsored the legislation and spoke on the floor Thursday before the vote.

“It is abundantly clear that throughout his long service to our country, Bob Dole has embodied the American spirit of leadership determination and serves as one of the most prolific role models both in and outside of politics,” said Sen. Pat Roberts.

The vote will now go to the House, where Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins put forward similar legislation.

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