Of course Republican Congressman Darrel Issa of California is a busy man, but in past years and again this week he found time to propose legislation that would name 3.4 million square miles of ocean and 90,000 miles of U.S. coastline after Ronald Reagan.
In 1983 President Reagan expanded the US ocean boundary by presidential proclamation and established what is called the Exclusive Economic Zone. The EEZ according to the USGS is an exclusive economic zone, the outer limit of which is a line drawn in such a manner that each point on it is 200 nautical miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.
Issa reintroduced his bill Wednesday to rename the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which generally extends from three miles to 200 miles offshore, as the Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone.
Issa, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has introduced the bill multiple times in past sessions of Congress.
Under the proposal, references to the EEZ in U.S. laws, regulations, maps and other documents would carry Reagan’s name.
Issa's proposed Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone (3.4 million square miles of ocean!) escalates the scale of naming honors for the former president. There is already a Reagan international airport and the Reagan federal building which is one of Washington DC’s largest buildings. And one day the nuclear submarine USS Reagan may set sail over ( and under the ocean, as correctly noted in the comments)the Reagan Ocean.