The president and members of the House and Senate give out a number of awards to citizens or members of the military. In addition, senators themselves are often recipients of awards and honors. This page provides links to information about these awards and to lists of award recipients
Congressional Gold Medal
Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions by individuals or institutions.
Congressional Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest award for military valor. It is generally presented by the president in the name of Congress.
Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is considered the highest civilian award of the U.S. government. Honorees are selected solely by the President, and their accomplishments are in wide-ranging fields, including public service, journalism, entertainment, sports, and business
Other Awards, Honors, & Medals