|Sponsor||Rep. Chandler, Ben|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||March 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.R. 869 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Ben Chandler (D-KY) on February 4, 2009.
H.R. 869 designates the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 101 Barr Street in Lexington, Kentucky, as the "Scott Reed Federal Building and United States Courthouse."
Scott Reed was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on July 3, 1921, and died in 1994. He served as an attorney, state judge, and federal judge. From 1964 until 1969, he was Judge of the First Division of the Fayette Circuit Court when he was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, then the highest court in the state, and was chosen by the Court of Appeals as Chief Justice. He became the first Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a rank equal to that of the Governor. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter appointed him as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He became a Senior Judge in 1988. Judge Reed was a member of the American, Kentucky State, and Fayette County Bar Associations.
According to a CBO estimate, enacting this legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.