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Nancy Pelosi receives 2019 Profile in Courage Award

In this image, Pelosi holds a gavel up.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The JFK Library Foundation announced Sunday that it will award House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the 2019 Profile in Courage Award, in part "for putting the national interest above her party's interest to expand access to health care for all Americans."

Buzz: Honorary President Caroline Kennedy, who will present the award on May 19, described Pelosi as "the most important woman in American political history." Winners of the Profile in Courage award are chosen annually by a bipartisan committee of political, academic, and business leaders.