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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 30, 2018 10:27 AM
From: Representative Greg Rothman
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Honoring the Life and Accomplishments of President Ronald W. Reagan
 
On Friday, February 2nd, I will introduce a resolution recognizing the accomplishments and life of our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan, on what would be his 107th birthday on February 6, 2018.

Born in Dixon, Illinois, President Reagan served in the United States Army Air Corps, had a notable career as an actor in Hollywood and served as President of the Screen Actors Guild before working as a goodwill ambassador for General Electric, where he listened to everyday Americans as he traveled the country.

He was elected Governor of California in 1966 and re-elected in 1970.

In 1981, he won a 48-state landslide to become the 40th President of the United States, asking Americans if “they were better off than they were four years ago.” He was re-elected by winning 49 out of 50 states in 1984.

President Reagan led America out of economic malaise and freed countries under the evil empire of the Soviet Union. As President, Reagan’s policies led to:
  • A 25 percent reduction in tax rates across the board
  • 20 million new jobs
  • 92 months of economic growth without a recession
  • 36 percent GDP growth
  • A one-third drop in regulations and Federal Register pages
  • An arms race that would bankrupt the Soviet Union
President Reagan would live to see the Berlin Wall fall and anti-communist democracy movements spread throughout Eastern Europe, Central America and Asia. On June 5th, 2004 he passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease in the company of his loving wife and children.

As a young person, I was inspired by Ronald Reagan’s election and presidency, along with his continued optimism and unyielding faith in the American people. I had the opportunity to work for his agenda, meet him several times and meet with him one-on-one after his presidency.

Today people still look to his accomplishments and are inspired to dedicate their careers to serving the American people and upholding our unique ideas.

Please join me in honoring the life and legacy of Ronald W. Reagan by co-sponsoring this resolution.



Introduced as HR679