(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.