Reagan Commission announces new members
February 2nd, 2011
09:04 AM ET
7 years ago

Reagan Commission announces new members

(CNN) – The Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission has named three new members to its board, Chairman Frederick J. Ryan announced Wednesday.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, are the newest members of the bipartisan commission.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome the new Members of the Commission, and we look forward to working together throughout 2011 to create memorable and meaningful ways to mark President Reagan’s 100th year,” said Ryan. “I thank the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Speaker of the House, Representative John Boehner, and the Minority Leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi, for designating these distinguished Americans to the Commission.”

Hatch replaces former Sen. Bob Bennett, Shock takes the place of former Rep. William Foster, and Reyes replaces former Rep. Dennis Moore.

Congress created the Commission in 2009 and tasked it with organizing events around the centennial of the former president’s birth, which occurs later this month.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Bill NY

    Ronald Reagan is the most over rated president in my lifetime. I'm an independent who feels that there is something seriously wrong when Reagan is the standard for what a great president should be.

    February 2, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. Lucullus

    Oh please spare us the deification of Reagan. Good lord, he was a mediocre president at best. He set in motion the destruction of the middle class, the bankrupting of the country with his voodoo economics and had one of the most corrupt administrations in the past 50 years. If you want to deify someone try FDR, a man who worked for the benefit of the American people, not the corporations. Reagan was a senile, grade B actor who thought he was playing the role of President

    February 2, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Jack

    Wow. Cuz ya know, it's not like we are still cleaning up the Gipper's failed policies. I can totally see how these politicians have the time for this sorta thing instead of such matters as FIXING THE PROBLEMS.

    February 2, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. Jeff in Virginia

    Since when do we celebrate birthdays of dead presidents like this?

    The Canonization of Reagan by the republicans is disgusting.

    February 2, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |