(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-14) will attend the White House signing ceremony of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission, H.R. 131. Foster is a co-sponsor of this bill, which passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 371-19 in March of this year.
"I am pleased to join President Obama and former First Lady, Nancy Reagan, as he signs this bill honoring President Reagan into law," Foster said. "I proudly worked with Republicans and Democrats to get this bill passed in the House last year in the 110th Congress, and I am thrilled that a current President from Illinois is honoring a former President from Illinois today.”
The Commission will plan and carry out activities to honor Ronald Reagan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, and will also provide assistance to federal, state, and local governmental agencies and civic groups to carry out such activities.
Concluded Foster, “I am excited about the Commission and what it means to the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Museum in Dixon, to Reagan’s birthplace in Tampico, and to the surrounding communities of the 14th District.”