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Public Law No: 110-441 (10/21/2008)

 
[110th Congress Public Law 441]
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Public Law 110-441
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To designate a portion of California State Route 91 located in Los 
    Angeles County, California, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald 
           Highway''. <<NOTE: Oct. 21, 2008 -  [H.R. 4131]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) Juanita Millender-McDonald was born on September 7, 
        1938, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the Reverend Shelly and 
        Everlina Dortch Millender.
            (2) Juanita Millender-McDonald earned her bachelor's degree 
        from the University of Redlands in 1981, and her master's degree 
        from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1987.
            (3) Juanita Millender-McDonald was a true trailblazer, 
        entering public service in 1990 as a member of the Carson City 
        Council and becoming the first African-American woman to serve 
        on the Carson City Council.
            (4) Continuing as a pioneer, Juanita Millender-McDonald 
        served in the California State Assembly from 1992 to 1996, and 
        in her first term, she became the first assembly member to hold 
        the position of chairwoman of two powerful California State 
        Assembly committees (Insurance and Revenue and Taxation).
            (5) Continuing to make history, Juanita Millender-McDonald 
        served in the United States House of Representatives from 1996-
        2007, becoming the first African-American woman to chair any 
        full House Committee when on December 19, 2006, she was named 
        Chairwoman of the House Committee on House Administration.
            (6) A leader among leaders, a University of California study 
        named Juanita Millender-McDonald one of the most effective 
        Members of Congress.
            (7) As a Member of Congress, Juanita Millender-McDonald was 
        the first African-American woman to give the national Democratic 
        response to President Bush's weekly radio address.
            (8) Juanita Millender-McDonald initiated the first annual 
        Memorial Day tribute to women in the military at the Women in 
        Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National 
        Cemetery.
            (9) As the founder of the Congressional Goods Movement 
        Caucus, Juanita Millender-McDonald was a leader in the promotion 
        of interstate commerce and a tireless advocate for the Port of 
        Long Beach, and the Port of Los Angeles.

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            (10) Juanita Millender-McDonald was instrumental in the 
        $2,500,000,000 project that created the Alameda Corridor, a 20-
        mile rail expressway that opened in April 2002 and is a vital 
        connection between the ports and America's rail system.
            (11) As the founder and executive director of the League of 
        African-American Women, an organization responsible for the 
        annual ``AIDS Walk for Minority Women and Children'', the legacy 
        of Juanita Millender-McDonald as a humble, selfless champion for 
        women will endure for generations to come.
SEC. 2. DESIGNATION.

    The portion of California State Route 91 located in Los Angeles 
County, California, from post mile 10.4 to post mile 11.1 shall be known 
and designated as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway''.
SEC. 3. REFERENCES.

    Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the portion of California State Route 91 
referred to in section 2 shall be deemed to be a reference to the 
``Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway''.

    Approved October 21, 2008.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4131:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 110-895 (Comm. on Transportation and Infrastructure).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
            Sept. 27, 29, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate.

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