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President Trump honors Senator Hatch with Medal of Freedom

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WASHINGTON (ABC4 News) Senator Orrin Hatch was given one of the nation’s most prestigious awards Friday.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, “may be awarded by the President to individuals 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.” 

President Trump is honoring Sen. Hatch with the Medal of Freedom in recognition of his “successful service as a legislator, having sponsored more bills that have become law than any living member of Congress, his efforts in the confirmation of qualified judges throughout the Federal judiciary in order to protect our constitutional order, and his efforts to “champion religious liberty, fight against communism, and stand on the side of freedom around the world,” a press release from the White House stated.

You can watch the full ceremony here.

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