Bob Dole, who represented Kansas in Congress for 35 years, will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, who represents Topeka and the 2nd District, will present the medal to Dole, 94, in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, her office said in a news release.
The medal symbolizes Congress’ highest expression of appreciation for distinguished contributions to the nation, the Associated Press said.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and other members of Congress are also expected to participate in the ceremony.
In September, Trump signed a bill awarding the medal to Dole.
According to the Associated Press, Dole represented Kansas in the House for eight years and in the Senate for more than 27 years. He was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, but lost to Bill Clinton. Dole served in World War II and has advocated for veterans, the Associated Press reported.
The event will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Watch below: