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Engrossed in House (09/22/2004)

[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Res. 761 Engrossed in House (EH)]

                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                    September 22, 2004.
Whereas Lance Armstrong has proven himself to be the premier cyclist in the 
        world with his most recent Tour de France victory;
Whereas Lance Armstrong's victory on July 25, 2004 makes him the only cyclist in 
        history to win the Tour de France 6 times;
Whereas Lance Armstrong displayed incredible perseverance, determination, and 
        leadership on a course that included the mountainous terrain of the 
        Pyrenees and the Alps, cobblestones, crashes among competitors, and 
        inclement French weather on his way to winning his 6th Tour de France;
Whereas in 1997, Lance Armstrong defeated choriocarcinoma, an aggressive form of 
        testicular cancer that had spread throughout his abdomen, lungs, and 
        brain, and after treatment has remained cancer-free for the past 7 
Whereas Lance Armstrong is the first cancer survivor to win the Tour de France;
Whereas Lance Armstrong's courage and resolution to overcome cancer have made 
        him a role model to cancer patients and their families around the world, 
        and his efforts through the Lance Armstrong Foundation have helped to 
        advance cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment, and after-treatment 
Whereas Lance Armstrong is the world's most recognizable face of cycling, which 
        is not only a sport, but a healthy fitness activity, a pollution-free 
        transportation alternative, and a metaphor for life;
Whereas Lance Armstrong continues to represent his hometown of Austin, his home 
        state of Texas, and the United States with unparalleled distinction;
Whereas Lance Armstrong serves as an inspiration to children and adults 
        throughout the world, teaching people that they can overcome incredible 
        odds and achieve their loftiest goals through hard work, determination, 
        and belief in themselves; and
Whereas Lance Armstrong's accomplishments as an athlete, teammate, cancer 
        survivor, and advocate have made him an inspiration to millions of 
        people around the world: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) congratulates Lance Armstrong on his historic victory in the 
        2004 Tour de France;
            (2) commends the unwavering commitment to cancer awareness and 
        survivorship demonstrated by Lance Armstrong; and
            (3) directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit an 
        enrolled copy of this resolution to Lance Armstrong.