The People’s House Honors Margaret Thatcher

April 14, 2013

“We lost one of one of the great leaders of our lifetime on Monday,” Speaker Boehner told House Republicans this morning. “She was a true friend of America, and a champion of freedom.” “We’re going to ensure,” Boehner added, “that Margaret Thatcher’s legacy is honored by the United States government in a way commensurate with her enormous achievements.”

In that spirit, the House of Representatives passed a resolution yesterday honoring Baroness Thatcher before adjourning out of respect for her memory. Here’s the full text of H. Res. 141, which passed unanimously:

Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Resolved, that the House of Representatives has learned with profound sorrow of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Resolved, that the House of Representatives tenders its deep sympathies to the members of the family of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher and her countrymen.

Resolved, that the House of Representatives honors the legacy of Baroness Margaret Thatcher for her life-long commitment to advancing freedom, liberty, and democracy and for her friendship to the United States of America.

Resolved, that the Secretary of State be requested to communicate these expressions of sentiment to the family of the deceased and to the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Resolved, that when the House adjourns today it do so as a mark of respect to the memory of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

On Monday, Speaker Boehner said that Americans will always keep Baroness Thatcher in our hearts for her loyalty to Ronald Reagan and their partnership, which helped reorient the world toward freedom.

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