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H.Res. 358 (rh) Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 75) making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
H. RES. 357
Honoring the life and legacy of Bob Hope.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 5, 2003
Mr. Miller of Florida (for himself, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Baca, Mr. Bereuter,
Mr. Berman, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Case, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Feeney, Mr.
Foley, Mr. Fossella, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Frost, Mr.
Greenwood, Mr. Hall, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms.
Kaptur, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Kingston, Mrs. Maloney, Mrs.
McCarthy of New York, Mr. McDermott, Mr. McGovern, Mr. McNulty, Mrs.
Napolitano, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Scott of Georgia,
Mr. Serrano, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Skelton, Mr.
Smith of Michigan, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Terry, Mr.
Thompson of Mississippi, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Upton, Mr. Walsh, Mr.
Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Wolf, and Mr. Young of Florida) submitted
the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on
Honoring the life and legacy of Bob Hope.
Whereas Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29, 1903, in Eltham,
England, and immigrated to the United States in 1907 at the age of 4;
Whereas Bob Hope entertained America on the vaudeville circuit, the Broadway
stage, and in over 1,100 radio shows, 75 movies, and 475 television
Whereas for more than 5 decades Bob Hope entertained the Nation's troops
overseas with the United Service Organizations (USO), putting on shows
during World War II, the Korea War, the Vietnam War, and the first
Persian Gulf War;
Whereas during his lifetime Bob Hope donated more than 1 billion dollars to
hospitals, charities, and civic organizations;
Whereas Bob Hope received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1962, in recognition
of his service to his country and the cause of peace, and the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969, in honor of his gifts of joy to
all the American people;
Whereas Bob Hope's commitment to the Nation's troops was so great that he was
the first person ever to be recognized by the United States Congress as
an honorary veteran;
Whereas Bob Hope received the Distinguished Service Medal from each branch of
the Armed Forces;
Whereas Bob Hope was awarded 5 special Oscars, the George Peabody Award, and
more than 50 honorary degrees; and
Whereas, on July 27, 2003, America was greatly saddened by the death of Bob
Hope: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) honors Bob Hope for his legendary career as an
entertainer, decades of dedicated service to the men and women
of the Armed Forces, and his many philanthropic and
humanitarian acts; and
(2) expresses condolences on his passing to his wife
Dolores, their children, and grandchildren.
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