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THE CAPITOL DOME A NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUME 50, NUMBER 4 FALL 2013 20th Annual Freedom Award and 2nd Schwengel Award Presented Recognizes the Hon. William Cohen, Hon. Norman Mineta, and USCHS Gen. Sec. Suzie Dicks (From left) Rep. Mike Honda, Sec. Norman Y. Mineta, and Hon. Ron Sarasin O n the evening of November 14, in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society gathered to present two awards, the 20th Annual Freedom Award and the Chairman's Fred Schwengel Award. First, USCHS honored one of its own, Suzanne (Suzie) Callison Dicks, with the Chairman's Fred Schwengel Award. USCHS Chairman Tom Coleman read the inscription of the Chairman's Award, which sums up Dicks's accomplishments, including "two decades of service and leadership to the United States Capitol Historical Society, which have immeasurably shaped and furthered the organization's mission to bring the history and meaning of the United States Capitol and the principles of American representative government to an ever-expanding public audience." In honoring Dicks, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer noted that as general secretary of USCHS, she "has been an extraordinary contributor to this institution and to this country. I'm not objective; I love Suzie Dicks." The Freedom Award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that have promoted freedom, democracy and representative government. This year's recipients were the Honorable William S. Cohen and the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, in recognition of their distinguished service in the United States Congress and their "across the aisle" leadership in the executive branch. Both men served in the cabinet of a president of the opposite party and in doing so inspired greater public understanding and involvement in our nation's enduring representative democracy. In presenting the Freedom Award, USCHS President Ron Sarasin remarked that "both of these leaders set aside partisan affiliations to devote their considerable talents to accomplishing what was best for the country." Sarasin was joined in (From left) Sec. William S. Cohen, Sen. Susan Collins, and (continued on p. 2) Hon. Ron Sarasin INSIDE THIS ISSUE Senate Dinner August Brown Bag Marketplace PAGE 3PAGE 4PAGES 8-9

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