Nancy Pelosi honored with JFK Profile in Courage Award

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, stands with family, including her grandchildren Thomas Vos, left, and Paul Vos, right, as she receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
New England Patriot's owner Robert Kraft, right, arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, stands with family members of hers and Kennedy's, as she receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
From left, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, joins Caroline Kennedy, and Jack Schlossberg, at the podium to receive the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
New England Patriot's owner Robert Kraft, right, arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks after she received the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to reporters before a ceremony where she was to be awarded the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., third from left, arrives at at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with her husband Paul Pelosi, Sr., right, where she was to receive the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks to reporters before a ceremony where, arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
New England Patriot's owner Robert Kraft, right, arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Caroline Kennedy poses with greeters from a mentoring organization as she arrives for a ceremony where, arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Patrick Kennedy meets with greeters from charitable organizations as he arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, stands with family, including her grandchildren Thomas Vos, left, and Paul Vos, right, as she receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., center, and her husband David Trahan, right, arrive before a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, stands with Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg as she receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks to reporters before a ceremony where, arrives for a ceremony where, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

BOSTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Pelosi was recognized for her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and for helping Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. House during last year's elections.

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late president, calls the California Democrat "the most important woman in American political history."

Kennedy said Pelosi, who has served in the House since 1987, "leads with strength, integrity and grace under pressure."

The award was presented to Pelosi in a Sunday evening ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

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