WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., accepted the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress’ (CSPC) Publius Award for his bipartisan leadership in Congress.
Below is a video produced by the Center in honor of Corker and Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., the other award recipient. The video includes a section highlighting Corker’s path to public service, which begins around the 11:10 mark.
Excerpts from video:
“[Bob Corker] does his homework. He comes well-prepared. When he talks, we all listen. And he makes his own mind up. He’s an independent-minded fellow who, in the end, wants a result.” –Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
“Bob Corker is one of the finest people I’ve ever had the privilege of serving with or working with, whether it’s business or public life. I’m just glad our paths crossed because I’ve learned a tremendous amount from him. He’s a role model that I look up to every day.” –Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia
“In Mark Warner and Bob Corker you have two people who fully understand that you have to engage, and you have to sit down with the other side, and you don’t give up your principles, but you have to find places where you can reach agreement so that you can move things forward in a bipartisan way which leads to governance.” –Former Senator Judd Gregg, New Hampshire
“In bestowing this award on Senators Corker and Warner tonight, we would like to inspire our presidential fellows. We would like to inspire the next generation of leaders to learn from Warner and Corker and to understand that you can stay true to your values, and you can stay true to your ideology, but you can work across party lines. You can work behind the scenes. You can try to raise this country to higher ground in the same way that our Founder’s did in putting the Constitution together over 225 years ago.” –Maxmillian Angerholzer III, President and CEO, CSPC
The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress was founded in 1965, inspired by President Eisenhower’s call for an organization to preserve the lessons of history for his successors. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy and education organization that applies strategic thinking and the leadership lessons of history to critical national challenges and opportunities. The Publius Award draws its name from Founder Fathers Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, who authored the Federalist Papers under the collective pseudonym, Publius. Past recipients include President Gerald Ford, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker and Bill Frist.
To learn more about the CSPC and the Publius Award, visit http://www.thepresidency.org/.