WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after participating in the Jan. 17 ceremony presenting Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal to honor his service to the nation as a solder, legislator and statesman:

“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.

“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. 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. I am grateful that we as a nation were able to honor him today by presenting him with the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor the United States can bestow.”

Items to Note:

· 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.