WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are setting aside party differences as they honor Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Congress' highest award.
The Nobel Peace laureate's struggle against military rule in Myanmar is one that Democrats and Republicans have united in championing over the years. Her landmark visit to America offers a poignant opportunity to present the Congressional Gold Medal that she was awarded in absentia in 2008 when she was still under house arrest in her country.
She will receive the medal Wednesday and will also meet with House and Senate leaders. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also will attend the ceremony, to be held in the Capitol Rotunda.
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