Bill Text: TX SCR46 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (N/A - Dead) 2017-04-04 - Referred to Business & Commerce [SCR46 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SCR46-Introduced.html
  85R14520 BK-D
  By: Huffman S.C.R. No. 46
         WHEREAS, George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of
  the United States, has served the American people with honor and
  distinction over the course of an exemplary career in public life;
         WHEREAS, Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, to
  U.S. Senator Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush, George H. W.
  Bush hailed from a family with a proud tradition of government and
  business leadership; he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, and
  on his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy; on earning his
  wings at the completion of flight school, he was among the youngest
  pilots serving in World War II, and he eventually flew a total of 58
  combat missions in the war and earned the Distinguished Flying
  Cross for his bravery in action; and
         WHEREAS, George Bush attended Yale University, where he was a
  member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society; after graduating with a
  degree in economics in 1948, he found success working in the oil
  industry in West Texas; his entrance into politics came in 1963,
  when he was named chair of the Harris County Republican Party, and
  he was later elected to two terms in the U.S. Congress as a
  representative from Texas; highly respected by his peers in public
  service, he received appointments to a series of high-level
  positions, including ambassador to the United Nations, chair of the
  Republican National Committee, chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in
  China, and director of the Central Intelligence Agency; and
         WHEREAS, This accomplished leader was selected as Ronald
  Reagan's running mate during the 1980 presidential campaign, and in
  his role as vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989,
  he focused on federal deregulation, antidrug programs, and other
  domestic policy areas; in 1988, he became the Republican nominee
  for president, and following his victory in the November election,
  he took office as the nation's chief executive; and
         WHEREAS, His presidency coincided with a time of many
  significant changes in the world, including the end of the Cold War,
  the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the fall of the Berlin
  Wall; noted for his skillful handling of foreign affairs, President
  Bush worked toward improved relations with Russia and oversaw the
  U.S. military's removal of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega; in
  response to the invasion of Kuwait directed by Iraqi president
  Saddam Hussein in 1990, he assembled an unprecedented coalition of
  32 nations to drive out the Iraqi forces, an action that is widely
  viewed as his greatest presidential achievement; and
         WHEREAS, During and after his time in office, President Bush
  has championed the cause of public and community service; in 2011,
  he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President
  Barack Obama in recognition of his efforts to inspire volunteerism
  in communities across the country, and Points of Light, the
  foundation that he established in 1990, continues to engage
  millions of people to become agents of positive change; in 2005, he
  joined forces with former president Bill Clinton to lead a
  fund-raiser for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and the
  initiative collected more than $100 million in donations in a
  matter of months; and
         WHEREAS, By his side in all his endeavors has been his wife,
  Barbara Bush, whom he married in 1945; the couple are the parents of
  six children, and they have proudly supported the political careers
  of their sons George W. Bush, who served as the 43rd president of
  the United States from 2001 to 2009, and Jeb Bush, who was governor
  of Florida from 1999 to 2007, as well as that of their grandson
  George P. Bush, who was elected Texas land commissioner in 2014; and
         WHEREAS, In President George H. W. Bush's own words, "Any
  definition of a successful life must include serving others," and
  this esteemed statesman has exemplified this ideal through his
  myriad contributions in the public realm; his patriotism and
  principled leadership have made him a revered figure in his adopted
  home state, and the renaming of the State Insurance Building in the
  Capitol Complex would indeed provide a fitting tribute to his
  legacy; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 85th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby direct the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State
  Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex as the George H. W. Bush
  State Office Building in honor of former president George H. W. Bush
  and his steadfast commitment to our state and nation; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That the secretary of state forward an official
  copy of this resolution to the chair and to the executive director
  of the Texas Facilities Commission.