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CASPER, WY – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), issued the following statement congratulating Wyoming’s Al Simpson on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom today at the White House.

“Congratulations to Wyoming’s beloved Al Simpson on receiving the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom. Throughout his life, Al has boldly fought to uphold the values and ideals of our nation. Whether he was serving in the United States Army, the Wyoming House of Representatives or in the United States Senate, his commitment and contributions were evident. It’s fitting that Al receives the highest honor an American civilian can get for his service to our country. Bobbi and I are proud to call Al and Ann our friends and grateful for everything they’ve done to make Wyoming and our nation a better place.”