87R570 BK-D
  By: Raymond H.C.R. No. 7
         WHEREAS, The Honorable Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr., former
  United States senator and secretary of the Department of the
  Treasury, dedicated his life to public service; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Mission, Secretary Bentsen graduated from
  The University of Texas School of Law and then served his country as
  a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945; a recipient of
  the Distinguished Flying Cross, he flew 35 missions over Germany,
  Romania, and Italy and was shot down twice; he led 600 Allied troops
  and guided the operations of 15 bombers, and he attained the rank of
  colonel; and
         WHEREAS, Secretary Bentsen returned to his hometown after the
  war, serving the Rio Grande Valley as Hidalgo County judge until
  1948, when he was elected to the first of three terms in the
  U.S. House of Representatives; he then enjoyed success in the
  private sector before winning election to the U.S. Senate in 1970;
  following 22 years in that office, he retired from Congress to
  accept President Bill Clinton's nomination as the secretary of the
  treasury; and
         WHEREAS, Over the course of his long and exceptionally
  distinguished career in Congress, Secretary Bentsen played a key
  role in the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act,
  the creation of Individual Retirement Accounts, and the enactment
  of legislation protecting low-income women and children by
  providing easier access to health care; his legacy of achievement
  earned him numerous accolades, including the Presidential Medal of
  Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor; he was recognized by
  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his
  work to support advancements in medical care for stroke victims;
         WHEREAS, Secretary Bentsen passed away in 2006 at the age of
  85 after having made vital contributions to this state and nation,
  and his tireless endeavors in behalf of his fellow Americans
  deserve lasting respect and appreciation; naming the Texas
  Workforce Commission Building in the Capitol Complex in his honor
  would provide a most fitting tribute to his outstanding
  accomplishments; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby direct the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the Texas
  Workforce Commission Building the Lloyd M. Bentsen State Office
  Building; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That the secretary of state forward an official
  copy of this resolution to the chair and executive director of the
  Texas Facilities Commission.