WASHINGTON, D.C.  –   Congressman Tom Rice (R - S.C.) was honored by The Ripon Society and The Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange with the 2021 Roosevelt Leadership Award. The honor is given in the spirit of America’s 26th President and is intended to recognize leaders who today embody some of the same qualities that Theodore Roosevelt displayed throughout his life and career.

“I’m honored to accept the Roosevelt Leadership Award from The Ripon Society and The Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange. As the saying goes, ‘freedom isn’t free.’ We work hard to protect it. We must get back to governing, using civil discourse, and seeking truth over empty rhetoric. I will continue to fight for the Constitution and for the freedoms it affords every citizen of the greatest country in the world,” said Congressman Tom Rice.

Congressman Rodney Davis (R - I.L.) and Congressman John Katko (R - N.Y.) were also honored with the 2021 Roosevelt Leadership Award.

From The Ripon Society:

The Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award is presented by The Ripon Society and The Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange to leaders on Capitol Hill who embody the famous “Man in the Arena” speech from President Theodore Roosevelt.

These awards are presented with this premise in mind: there is a lot of good work being done on Capitol Hill that people do not know about. With trust in government at an all-time low, we believe it is important that Americans not only learn about this work but learn more about the individuals who are responsible for getting it done.