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Lawmakers are considering awarding Prince with a Congressional Gold Medal

Added 10-26-21 04:07:01am EST - “Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced the bill calling for Prince to posthumously receive the honor. The Congressional Gold Medal has only been awarded to 163 people since 1776.” - Npr.org

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Prince performs in Paris at the Grand Palais on Oct. 11, 2009. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Minnesota's Congressional delegation wants to award an iconic hometown hero with one of the highest of awards given to U.S. civilians.

The bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Monday calling for Prince to posthumously receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

The bill honors Prince for his "legacy of musical achievement and... indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture."

"Like so many, I grew up with Prince's music. I was always proud to say he was from Minnesota," Klobuchar said in a statement. "The world is a whole lot cooler because Prince was in it — he touched our hearts, opened our minds, and made us want to dance. With this legislation, we honor his memory and contributions as a composer, performer, and music innovator."

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