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Congressional Awards

The Alliance presents awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated exemplary support for museums. Nominations are accepted from the museum field each year and awards are presented during Museums Advocacy Day events.

Has a member of Congress supported and advanced your museum? Nominate a legislator by November 30.

Honorees

2019

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)

2018

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

2017

Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

2016

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA)

2015

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Representative Tom Cole (R-OK)
Representative David Price (D-NC)

2014

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
Representative Michael Grimm (R-NY)

2013

Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Representative John Lewis (D-GA)
Representative David McKinley (R-WV)

2012

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Representative Aaron Schock (R-IL)

2011

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Representative Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Representative John Larson (D-CT)
Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Representative Mike Simpson (R-ID)

2010

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
Senator George Voinovich (R-OH)
Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Representative Todd Platts (R-PA),
Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY)
Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY)

2009

Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)

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