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H.Res. 133: Honoring the life and legacy of Rush Limbaugh and commending Rush Limbaugh for inspiring millions of radio listeners and for his devotion to our country.

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Controversial conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, whose show regularly attracted an estimated 15 million regular listeners, died on February 17 at age 70.

His previously-local radio show program The Rush Limbaugh Show began syndicating nationally in 1988, after the FCC abolished the Fairness Doctrine in 1987, which had previously required that radio and television stations offer balanced perspectives. President Ronald Reagan wrote Limbaugh a complimentary letter in 1992, and President Donald Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020. Limbaugh was the #11 highest paid celebrity in 2020, earning $85 million according to Forbes.

However, he made his fair share of controversial statements over the decades, including waving away Native American genocides in …

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Doug Lamborn

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 18, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 18, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


51 Cosponsors (51 Republicans)



Feb 18, 2021

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H.Res. 133 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 133. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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