H.Res.761 - Congratulating Lance Armstrong on his record-setting victory in the 2004 Tour de France.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-10] (Introduced 09/09/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||09/22/2004 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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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 years; 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 services; 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. Attest: Clerk.