2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
February 24, 2021 - Introduced by Senators Jacque, Bernier, Bradley and Nass,
cosponsored by Representatives Sortwell, Allen, Brandtjen, Edming,
Gundrum, Kerkman, Knodl, Kuglitsch, Magnafici, Moses, Rozar, Schraa,
Steffen, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Tusler and Vos. Referred to Committee
on Senate Organization.
SJR11,1,2 1Relating to: honoring the life and commemorating the career and accomplishments
2of Rush Limbaugh.
SJR11,1,43 Whereas, Rush Limbaugh died on February 17, 2021, at his home in Palm
4Beach, Florida; and
SJR11,1,65 Whereas, Limbaugh was considered one of the most influential broadcasters in
6American history; and
SJR11,1,87 Whereas, Limbaugh was a talk radio pioneer beloved by millions of loyal
8listeners for his ardent defense of conservative politics; and
SJR11,1,119 Whereas, Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born on January 12, 1951, in Cape
10Girardeau, Missouri, the older of two sons of Mildred and Rush Limbaugh Jr., a
11lawyer and Republican activist; and
SJR11,1,1512 Whereas, Limbaugh made his own play-by-play baseball broadcasts as a boy,
13took a summer course in radio engineering at age 16, obtained a broadcaster's
14license, and started working as a disc jockey for a local radio station while still in high
15school; and
1Whereas, in 1979, Limbaugh became director of sales and special events for the
2Kansas City Royals baseball team, a position he held for five years, although his
3irreverence rankled some in the front office; and
SJR11,2,64 Whereas, after returning to radio, Limbaugh in 1988 launched “The Rush
5Limbaugh Show,” beginning its 32-year run as one of the nation's highest-rated talk
6radio programs; and
SJR11,2,87 Whereas, Limbaugh's unforgettable voice touched people from many
8backgrounds, galvanizing support for conservative policies; and
SJR11,2,119 Whereas, Limbaugh was honored to receive a letter from President Ronald
10Reagan in 1992 that anointed him “the number one voice of conservatism” in the
11United States; and
SJR11,2,1412 Whereas, Limbaugh demonstrated his generosity by raising millions for
13charities such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Marine Corps-Law
14Enforcement Foundation; and
SJR11,2,1815 Whereas, Limbaugh received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's
16highest civilian honor, during President Donald Trump's state of the union address
17on February 4, 2020, a day after Limbaugh announced he was suffering from
18advanced lung cancer; and
SJR11,2,2019 Whereas, among other heartfelt tributes, former President Trump said that
20Limbaugh's “honor, courage, strength, and loyalty will never be replaced”; and
SJR11,2,2221 Whereas, Limbaugh was the loving husband of Kathryn, who survives him,
22along with his younger brother David; now, therefore, be it
1Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
2Wisconsin Legislature join in honoring the life and accomplishments of Rush
3Limbaugh and extend their condolences to his friends and dedicated listeners.
SJR11,3,44 (End)