Stewart’s Legislation Honoring Anwar Sadat Signed by President
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, President Trump signed Rep. Chris Stewart’s (R-Utah) bipartisan legislation, the Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act, into law. This legislation honors the late president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, with a Congressional Gold Medal.
President Sadat made a historic visit to Israel in 1977, the first Arab leader to do so. This began the foundation of peace between Egypt and Israel. This visit was all the more courageous given the opposition and outrage he faced at the time.
“President Anwar Sadat truly embodied the statesmanship and fortitude necessary to bring peace to the Middle East. His shining example of putting aside our differences and working towards peace is just as important today as it was during his tenure as President of Egypt. His bravery and dedication to peace deserve much more than a Congressional Gold Medal, but I’m grateful that we can honor him and his everlasting legacy.” – Rep. Chris Stewart
For a video of Congressman Stewart’s remarks on the House Floor, click here.