|Sponsor||Rep. Reyes, Silvestre|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||September 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.R. 2053 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) April 22, 2009.
H.R. 2053 would designate the United States courthouse located at 525 Magoffin Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the "Albert Armendariz, Sr., United States Courthouse".
Albert Armendariz, Sr. was a civil rights attorney and a founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Representing MALDEF in the 1970s, Armendariz argued Alvarado vs. El Paso Independent School District, a landmark case that resulted in a federal court order requiring desegregation in El Paso schools.
According to CBO, any costs related to new post office designations, which include the cost of changing the name on the building, signs, and maps, are not significant.