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[117 STAT. 556]
[117 STAT. 556]
PUBLIC LAW 107-000—MMMM. DD, 2003

117 STAT. 556

PUBLIC LAW 108–9—MAR. 6, 2003

Public Law 108–9 108th Congress Joint Resolution Mar. 6, 2003

Recognizing the 92d birthday of Ronald Reagan.

[H.J. Res. 19]

Whereas February 6, 2003, is the 92d birthday of Ronald Wilson Reagan; Whereas Ronald Reagan is the first former President ever to attain the age of 92; Whereas both Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan have distinguished records of public service to the United States, the American people, and the international community; Whereas Ronald Reagan was twice elected by overwhelming margins as President of the United States; Whereas Ronald Reagan fulfilled his pledge to help restore ‘‘the great, confident roar of American progress, growth, and optimism’’ and ensure renewed economic prosperity; Whereas Ronald Reagan’s leadership was instrumental in extending freedom and democracy around the globe and uniting a world divided by the Cold War; Whereas Ronald Reagan is loved and admired by millions of Americans, and by countless others around the world; Whereas the recent tragic loss of the space shuttle Columbia and her crew remind us of how, 17 years ago, Ronald Reagan’s eloquence helped heal the Nation after the Challenger disaster; Whereas Nancy Reagan not only served as a gracious First Lady but also led a national crusade against illegal drug use; Whereas, together Ronald and Nancy Reagan dedicated their lives to promoting national pride and to bettering the quality of life in the United States and throughout the world; and Whereas the thoughts and prayers of the Congress and the country are with Ronald Reagan in his courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress, on behalf of the American people, extends its birthday greetings and best wishes to Ronald Reagan on his 92d birthday. Approved March 6, 2003.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 19: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 149 (2003): Feb. 11, considered and passed House. Feb. 13, considered and passed Senate.

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