Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Government at Work: Self-Esteem for Women and Sam Bradford

As the country loses 500 million jobs a month, Nancy Pelosi finds time to address the difficult problems that face the nation. Today, the U.S. House is set to vote on these important issues of State and put Representatives on record:

H.Res. 114 - Supports the goals and ideals of "National Girls and Women in Sports Day”

The resolution lists a number of critical findings for the future of the nation including:

  • Despite great advancement, high school girls still receive 1,300,000 fewer participation opportunities than do boys, and the money spent on girls' sports is still far less than that spent on boys' sports;
  • High school girls who play sports are more likely to get better grades in school and are more likely to graduate than girls who do not play sports;
  • Girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image, higher levels of confidence and self-esteem, and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports;
  • The celebration of `National Girls and Women in Sports Day' would increase awareness of the importance sports play in the lives of girls and women in the United States

H.Res. 60 - Recognizing and commending University of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford

  • Sam Bradford's mother and father have instilled in him an unparalleled work ethic, outstanding leadership qualities, and a desire to excel;
  • Sam Bradford is an active citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma;
  • Sam Bradford is a dedicated student at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Finance and maintaining a 3.95 grade point average;
  • On October 18, 2008, Sam Bradford passed for 468 yards against the University of Kansas, setting a University of Oklahoma record for most passing yards in a single game;
  • In 2008 Sam Bradford guided Oklahoma to a 12-1 record and played an essential role in Oklahoma's victory over the University of Missouri in the 2008 Big 12 Championship game on December 6, 2008; and,
  • In December 13, 2008, Sam Bradford became the 5th Oklahoma football player to win the Heisman Trophy, college football's most coveted and prestigious award.

Think how good Jordan would have been if he could have paralleled Bradford’s work ethic.

Thank you Nancy for getting these important national goals accomplished.

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