nancy reagan

In a letter to House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop, Americans for Tax Reform detailed its support of H.R. 553 to rename Gravelly Point Park as Nancy Reagan Memorial Park. The renaming of the park serves as a tribute to First Lady Nancy Reagan and the legacy she left behind. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga). Read the full letter below. 

January 23rd, 2017 


The Honorable Rob Bishop

Chairman, House Committee on Natural Resources

United States House of Representatives

123 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515


Dear Chairman Bishop,

I write in support of H.R. 553, legislation to redesignate Gravelly Point Park as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park.

As you know, I founded the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project in 1997 which is committed to preserving the legacy of the 40th President of the United States throughout the nation and abroad, by encouraging the naming of buildings, roads, landmarks, and schools after the late President. There are currently 151 domestic dedications in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and 17 international dedications in nine countries.

Reagan’s leadership left a resounding impact on the lives of citizens here at home and individuals worldwide.  His policies led us out of double-digit inflation, twenty percent plus interest rates, and double-digit unemployment.  Abroad, his disdain for communism moved him to set in place policies that would see the Soviet Union fall. 

First Lady Nancy Reagan’s life was also one dedicated to service and charity. Known for her passion for fighting alcohol and drug abuse, Mrs. Reagan has touched many lives and will continue to do so. She founded “Just Say No”, a drug and alcohol prevention campaign for youth that is still used in many school programs today. Through this passion, Nancy Reagan has left a legacy of her own.

This bill allows for Gravelly Point Park to be renamed as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park as a tribute to the First Lady. As an extension of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project, ATR supports this legislation to commemorate Nancy Reagan.

All members of Congress should have no hesitation supporting and co-sponsoring this legislation.


Grover G. Norquist

President, Americans for Tax Reform