|Sponsor||Rep. Boustany, Charles W. Jr.|
|Committee||Oversight and Government Reform|
|Date||July 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.R. 2972 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) June 19, 2009.
H.R. 2972 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 115 West Edward Street in Erath, Louisiana, as the "Conrad DeRouen, Jr. Post Office".
Conrad DeRouen Jr., served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and in 1944, DeRouen fought off hostile fire from the Japanese while stationed on the Marianas Islands. DeRouen was later awarded the Navy Cross in recognition of his heroism.
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.