Text: H.R.4131 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-441 (10/21/2008)
[110th Congress Public Law 441]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 110-441
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
(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:
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.