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Nancy Pelosi to receive Profile in Courage Award

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be honored in recognition of her efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act and restore Democrats’ majority in the US House of Representatives during the 2018 elections, officials said Sunday. –J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of her efforts to pass the Affordable Care Act and restore Democrats’ majority in the US House of Representatives during the 2018 elections, officials said Sunday.

The honor will be presented to Pelosi, a California Democrat, on May 19 during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester.

In a statement, Caroline Kennedy said Pelosi “leads with strength, integrity and grace under pressure — using her power to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens.’’