“I am humbled to be able to to participate here in paying tribute to some of the extraordinary Americans, whose footsteps paved the way for me and my generation,” Booker said at the Capitol Visitor Center last year. “I feel blessed and honored to have partnered with Sen. Sessions in being the Senate sponsors of this important award.”
Booker was speaking at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, at which Sessions was present. The award is presented by Congress to those whose achievements have had a profound impact on American history and culture, and was being given to the 1965 Foot Soldiers for persevering to help see the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.