WASHINGTON (WJW) — U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump today.
The civilian honor, which the White House said is given by the president to those “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” was originally established by President John F. Kennedy.
The White House did not say when the award ceremony for the Republican would take place Monday.
“[Jordan] is an inspiration to freedom-loving Americans everywhere and has distinguished himself as one of the most consequential members of Congress of his generation,” the White House said in a statement.
A White House official also recently said Trump would be giving the award to Patriots football coach Bill Belichick.
Related video, below: Rush Limbaugh is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union in February of 2020.
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