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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

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For Immediate Release: February 5, 2008

Sen. Glenn Coffee
Sen. Glenn Coffee

Senate Honors President Reagan

One of the first Senate votes for the 2008 Legislative Session honored President Ronald Reagan and declared February 6, 2008 “Ronald Reagan Day,” in Oklahoma.

The resolution reads that Ronald Reagan was “a man of humble background, and worked throughout his life serving freedom and advancing the public good.” In addition, “Reagan served with honor and distinction for two terms as the fortieth President of the United States of America, the second of which earned him the confidence of three-fifths of the electorate and victory in forty-nine of the fifty states in the general election—a record unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections.”

“Ronald Reagan was a visionary leader who loved his country and helped spread freedom around the globe. He was one of our nation’s greatest presidents, and it is an honor to help recognize his achievements by designating ‘Ronald Reagan Day’ in Oklahoma,” Coffee said.

Reagan rose as a strong leader for this nation, inheriting at his inauguration “a disillusioned nation shackled by rampant inflation and high unemployment.” The resolution also cites that during his presidency, Reagan “worked in a bipartisan fashion to enact his bold agenda of restoring accountability and common sense to government, which led to an unprecedented economic expansion and opportunity for millions of Americans.”

Senate Concurrent Resolution 48 commends President Reagan’s “vision of ‘peace through strength’ [that] led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of people.”

Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City along with Representative Randy McDaniel of the House authored SCR 48 that created “Ronald Reagan Day.”

For more information contact:
Senator Coffee's Office: (405) 521-5654

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