Washington U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) received the 2017 Jack Kemp Leadership Award for his commitment to tax reform, fighting poverty, and strengthening the American family.
Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance and delivered the keynote address. During his remarks, Vice President Pence recognized Senator Scott saying, “I especially want to recognize a friend of mine, a great friend of the Kemp Foundation, and frankly, a man whose life and whose faith is a testimony to the power of opportunity in our nation, and a leader whose opportunity agenda in the United States Senate is, frankly, a living tribute to the life and legacy of Jack Kemp. Join me in giving the first round of applause tonight to this year’s Kemp Leadership Award winner, Senator Tim Scott.”
The Jack Kemp Leadership Award is given annually for leadership in championing American ideas.