(Senate - June 22, 2005)

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[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 84 (Wednesday, June 22, 2005)]
[Page S7198]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  Mr. FRIST. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent the Judiciary 
Committee be discharged and the Senate proceed to the immediate 
consideration of H. Con. Res. 163.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk 
will report the concurrent resolution by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 163) honoring the 
     Sigma Chi Fraternity on the occasion of its 150th 

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consideration of 
the concurrent resolution.
  Mr. ENZI. Mr. President, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to 
bring before the Senate a resolution honoring Sigma Chi on the occasion 
of its 150th anniversary.
  I am especially pleased to do so because I am a member of that 
organization. I am very proud of that, and of my association with the 
people who have made Sigma Chi what it is today and has been for 150 
  Pay a quick visit to any college campus in the country and you will 
see a number of fraternities in residence that are working to help 
support their members and be a force for change in the world. They are 
good organizations, and they offer a lot to those who enroll, but, even 
given my bias in favor of Sigma Chi, I don't think there is any 
question that Sigma Chi has been one of the best of the bunch for many, 
many years.
  Sigma Chi was founded in 1855 at Miami University in Ohio by seven 
friends who wanted to provide a better fraternity experience at their 
school. The seven joined together to pursue their dream of a fraternity 
that would be an ``association for the development of the nobler powers 
of the mind, the finer feelings of the heart, and for the promotion of 
friendship and congeniality of feeling.''
  That effort succeeded beyond their wildest dreams and today, that one 
chapter has grown to more than 200 with over 200,000 active members 
across the United States and Canada. Each chapter exists to promote 
each member's active pursuit of an education on campus and, off campus, 
it encourages them to get involved in the day to day life of the 
community that surrounds their school. That has enabled Sigma Chi to 
produce leaders committed to making a difference in the world using 
their God-given talents and abilities and the education they have 
received in college. Simply put, Sigma Chi people are committed to 
making the world a better place for us all to live by encouraging 
everyone to get involved.
  Fraternities have traditionally provided an important source of 
support for many people who are away from home for an extended period 
of time--some for the first time in their lives. Sigma Chi has a 150-
year history of being an important part of the social network that 
exists to make campus life better. Thanks to Sigma Chi, the friends you 
make, the support you receive, and the camaraderie you develop lasts a 
  Congratulations, Sigma Chi. You have a history of helping to develop 
leaders who have produced results that have changed the world. Your 
future is bright and full of promise. The roster of those who have 
belonged to Sigma Chi is long and impressive. I know I'm in good 
company with my Sigma Chi brothers and I'm proud to be a part of it 
  I ask unanimous consent to print the following in the Record.
  There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in 
the Record, as follows:

                           Famous Sigma Chi's

       John Wayne, motion picture actor; David Letterman, talk 
     show host; Brad Pitt, television and movie actor; Carson 
     Daly, MTV personality; Tom Selleck, television and movie 
     actor; Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; Eddie Murphy, 
     actor and comedian; Woody Harrelson, motion picture actor; 
     Warren Beatty, motion picture actor and producer; Brian 
     Dennehy, motion picture actor; Clarence Gilyard, Jimmy 
     Trivette on ``Walker Texas Ranger''; Woody Hayes, former Ohio 
     State football coach; Bud Adams, owner of the Tennessee 
     Titans; Jim Palmer, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher; Mike 
     Ditka, Super Bowl winning coach of the Chicago Bears; Mike 
     Holmgren, Super Bowl winning coach of the Green Bay Packers; 
     Drew Brees, quarterback for the San Diego Chargers; Jim 
     Everett, former quarterback of the New Orleans Saints and 
     Robert Griese, Super Bowl winning quarterback of the Miami 
       Kliff Kingsbury, former Texas Tech quarterback; Eddie 
     Sutton, Oklahoma State basketball coach; James Brady, Press 
     Secretary for President Reagan who was shot during Reagan's 
     assasination attempt; Barry Goldwater, Arizona Senator and 
     1968 Republican Presidential Candidate; Grover Cleveland, 
     President of the United States; Frank Murphy, U.S. Supreme 
     Court Judge; William Marriott, President & CEO of Marriott 
     Hotel Corp.; Michael D. Rose, CEO of Holiday Corp., parent 
     company of Holiday Inns; Richard Nunis, chairman of Walt 
     Disney Attractions; Carl Bausch, chairman of Bausch Lomb; 
     John Gingrich, CEO of Nestle; Ben Wells, president of 7-Up 
     Co.; James Barksdale, CEO of Netscape Communications; Steven 
     Lew, CEO of Universal Studios; Charles Weaver, CEO of the 
     Clorox Company; John Madigan, president of The Tribune 
     Company; Ted Rogers, president of Rogers Communications; Lod 
     Cook, CEO of ARCO and John Young, America's most experienced 
       Greg Harbaugh, U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut; Gavin & Joe 
     Maloof, owners of the Sacremento Kings; Barry Ackerley, owner 
     of the Seattle Supersonics; Bob McNair, owner of the Houston 
     Texans; Mark DeRosa, Atlanta Braves infielder; Hank Stram, 
     Super Bowl winning coach of the Kansas City Chiefs; Dennis 
     Swanson, president of ABC Sports; Patrick Muldoon, actor on 
     ``Days of our Lives''; Merlin Olsen, former football player 
     and actor; Ted McGinley, actor on ``Married with Children''; 
     William Christopher, actor on ``M.A.S.H.''; Rip Torn, motion 
     picture actor; Mike Peters, Pulizer Prize cartoonist of 
     ``Mother Goose and Grimm''; Alan Sugg, president of the 
     University of Arkansas System; General Merrill McPeak, Chief 
     of Staff, U.S. Air Force; H. Jackson Brown Jr., best-selling 
     author of ``Life's Little Instruction Book''; Gordon Gould, 
     primary inventor of the laser; and Dr. William DeVries, 
     pioneering surgeon of the artificial heart.
  Mr. FRIST. I ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed to, the 
preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, 
and any statements relating to the resolution be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 163) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.