*WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, National Prayer Breakfast Co-Chair, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) – a 1974 graduate of Abilene Christian University – was recognized by the National Bible Association with the “2013 Capitol Hill Award.” Hahn was recommended for the annual award by the Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, Father Patrick J. Conroy at the bi-partisan weekly prayer breakfast on Capitol Hill. The award is given to one Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and to one U.S. Senator for demonstrating an exemplary commitment to Bible reading. Richard Glickstein, President of the National Bible Association, presented the award to Hahn.
“It’s a true honor to receive this award from the National Bible Association,” said Congresswoman Hahn. “Faith has always been a strong part of my life and my journey. The Congressional prayer breakfast allows members of Congress to come together in fellowship and share our journey of faith. Every week, we set aside political differences and unite for and with one another around prayer. I have found unlikely friends in this breakfast and have made partnerships that have helped me better serve my constituents and my God. “
The National Bible Association, a non-profit educational organization founded in 1940, strives to encourage Bible readership among Americans of all religious orientations, political distinctions, and creeds. The “Capitol Hill Award” was created in 2005 to recognize and honor national leaders who set an example for others by seeking first to govern themselves before working to govern others.