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National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act Amendment

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. GIBSON. I thank the gentleman for yielding. And it's a great privilege to rise today in support of this bill.

I'm proud to represent Cooperstown in upstate New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Baseball, America's pastime, is something that unites us and I think also something that engenders hope throughout our country, the feeling that we all have in April, the possibility that our team could go all the way and win the World Series, something, indeed, that unites us.

A coin is a fitting way to honor the Hall of Fame and also help our efforts for tourism in central New York. And this bill and this coin are able to do all that at no cost to the taxpayer.

I might also say that this competition where we now have children from across the country that are involved in this competition to provide the best design is, I think, going to kindle even more support for baseball. And so I urge my colleagues to support the bill.

I thank Mr. Hanna for his leadership and the chairman for the opportunity to speak this morning in support of it.


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