WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in recognition of American sports hero Muhammad Ali’s 77th birthday, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) released the following statement succeeding the re-introduction of H.R. 636, the Muhammad Ali Commemorative Coin Act for the 116th Congress.
“I am proud to re-introduce this legislation for a noteworthy constituent that Arizona had the pleasure of hosting. Mr. Ali was a man of great talent, willing to fight both in and out of the ring. As Former President Bush once said while awarding Ali the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he was, “an iconic and historic figure who thrilled, entertained, influenced, and inspired millions. Americans will always be proud to have been in his corner and called him one of our own.”
The Muhammed Ali Commemorative Coin Act seeks to direct the U.S. Treasury to honor Muhammed Ali by minting a limited number of coins to commemorate his legacy. Revenue generated from purchase of the coins – after the Mint recoups the full costs – would go to several institutions working to preserve and promote Ali’s legacy.
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