Chairman Sessions Honors Ronald Reagan’s Life and Legacy

February 6, 2011

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) released the following statement commemorating the 100th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birthday:

“With a lifetime of fearless leadership, Ronald Reagan championed the call for individual freedom and prosperity that still rises across our nation and around the world.

“He understood that the greatness of America lies in the hard work and success of its people – not its government. Facing deep economic challenges like we are today, President Reagan backed Republican solutions to reduce government and free American enterprise to create jobs. As he stared down freedom’s enemies, he saw the ruin of government control and fiercely fought it in Washington and around the world.

“With bold vision and actions, Ronald Reagan united the Republican party around principles for American prosperity. As a Republican, he advanced the same timeless conservative solutions that America’s current challenges require if we are to remain a ‘shining city on a hill.’ This vision continues to inspire me and Republicans across our nation to fight for smaller, more accountable government for the American people to succeed.”