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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] ...


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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 357

               Honoring the life and legacy of Bob Hope.


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                    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 
                           Government Reform

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                               RESOLUTION


 
               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 
        programs;
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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