January 13, 2021 - Issue: Vol. 167, No. 8 — Daily Edition117th Congress (2021 - 2022) - 1st Session
SHELDON ADELSON APPRECIATED; Congressional Record Vol. 167, No. 8
(Extensions of Remarks - January 13, 2021)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E37] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SHELDON ADELSON APPRECIATED ______ HON. JOE WILSON of south carolina in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam Speaker, my wife Roxanne and I will always be appreciative of Sheldon and Miriam Adelson who hosted us on a visit to Israel with a boat ride on a first century replica fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. I am grateful to serve as a co- chair of the Israel Caucus, Sheldon Adelson was a valued Friend of Israel. He is honored by Jonathan Garber of Fox Business with an obituary upon his death and our family extends our deepest sympathy to the Adelson Family. Sheldon Adelson, [Las Vegas Sands CEO] . . . has died following a battle with cancer. He was 87. Adelson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2019 and recently stepped away from the company to resume his treatment, the company said on Jan 7. `Mr. Adelson was the first employee of Las Vegas Sands-- ``Team Member Number One'' he liked to say. Today, more than 50,000 Sands team members have Dr. Adelson and the entire Adelson family in their thoughts and prayers and are grateful to have had their lives touched by a true force of nature,' according to a statement from Las Vegas Sands. Adelson, who is survived by his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson and five children, had a net worth of $35.6 billion as of Jan. 11, according to Forbes. A funeral will be held in Israel, the birthplace of Miriam Adelson, with plans for a memorial service held in Las Vegas to be announced at a later date, according to the company. He entered the casino business in 1989 when he purchased the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for $128 million and is credited with helping transform Las Vegas into the top U.S. destination for conventions and exhibitions. Adelson in 2007 opened Venetian Macao on the Cotai Strip, helping recreate the Las Vegas Strip in an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China. Three years later, he opened the $6 billion Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. In conclusion, God Bless our Troops and we will never forget September 11th in the Global War on Terrorism. ____________________