Text: S.3145 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-282 (07/23/2008)
[110th Congress Public Law 282]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 110-282
To designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard
Park, New York, as the ``Timothy J. Russert Highway''. <<NOTE: July 23,
2008 - [S. 3145]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following:
(1) Timothy ``Tim'' John Russert was born on May 7, 1950 in
Buffalo, New York, to Elizabeth and Timothy Joseph Russert.
(2) Tim Russert graduated from Canisius High School in
Buffalo, New York, earned his bachelor's degree in political
science from John Carroll University in 1972, and his Juris
Doctor from Cleveland State University--Marshall School of Law
(3) Tim Russert embarked on a career in public service with
United States Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Governor
of New York, Mario Cuomo, from 1977 to 1984.
(4) After his career in public service and New York
politics, Tim Russert began his career in journalism when he
joined NBC in 1984.
(5) In 1991, Tim Russert became the host of the Sunday
morning news program Meet the Press, the longest-running program
in the history of television. He would go on to become the
longest serving host of the show.
(6) Throughout his career, Tim Russert received 48 honorary
doctorates and several awards for excellence in journalism,
(A) the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-
Television News Directors Association;
(B) the John Peter Zenger Freedom of the Press
(C) the American Legion Journalism Award;
(D) the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award;
(E) the Congressional Medal of Honor Society
(F) the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in
(G) the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in
(H) the Catholic Academy for Communication's Gabriel
(I) an Emmy Award from the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences.
(7) In 2004, Tim Russert authored the bestselling
autobiography, Big Russ and Me, which chronicled his life
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up in South Buffalo and his education at Canisius High School.
He is also the author of Wisdom of our Fathers.
(8) Tim Russert advocated on behalf of abused children and
voiced the need to protect our Nation's young people, serving on
the board of directors of the Greater Washington Boys and Girls
Club and America's Promise--Alliance for Youth.
(9) Tim Russert sat in the front seat of history,
chronicling the political and societal events that have defined
our time, and serving as a trusted source of information and
analysis for millions of Americans.
(10) Tim Russert was a tireless booster of Buffalo, a famous
fan of his beloved Buffalo Bills, and was always proud of his
South Buffalo roots, a source of civic pride in the Western New
(11) Tim Russert passed away on June 13, 2008. He is
survived by his wife, Maureen Orth and their son, Luke Russert.
SEC. 2. DESIGNATION.
The portion of United States Route 20A located in Orchard Park, New
York, between Abbot Road and California Road shall be known and
designated as the ``Timothy J. Russert Highway''.
SEC. 3. REFERENCES.
Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other
record of the United States to the portion of United States Route 20A
referred to in section 2 shall be deemed to be a reference to the
Timothy J. Russert Highway.
Approved July 23, 2008.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3145:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
June 24, considered and passed Senate.
July 15, considered and passed House.