MEDIA ADVISORY: Congress to Hold Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring Professor Muhammad Yunus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will award the Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhammad Yunus in recognition of his efforts to combat global poverty.  Congress voted to award the medal to Professor Yunus in 2010.  The Gold Medal represents Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.  The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.

What: 
Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor Professor Muhammad Yunus

Who:
Speaker of the House John Boehner 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin
Members of Congress

When:  
Wednesday, April 17
11:00 a.m. ET

Note: All TV crews with equipment can access the Rotunda as early as 7:30 a.m. ET tomorrow morning for set up.  All TV crews must have equipment in place no later than 9:30 a.m. ET for the security sweep in the Capitol Rotunda.

All media must be credentialed through the appropriate media gallery.

Where: 
Rotunda, United States Capitol

NOTE: The ceremony will be live-streamed on http://www.speaker.gov/Live/

Source: Speaker Boehner Press Office

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