|Sponsor||Rep. Loebsack, David|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||March 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.R. 887 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 David Loebsack (D-IA) on February 4, 2009.
H.R. 887 designates the United States courthouse located at 131 East 4th Street in Davenport, Iowa, as the "James A. Leach United States Courthouse."
Jim Leach served for 30 years as a Republican Member of the House of Representatives, representing the 2nd congressional district of Iowa. During his career in the House, Congressman Leach authored legislation creating an international AIDS Trust Fund, making the Peace Corps an independent agency, as well as the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which repealed part of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, opening up competition between banks, securities institutions, and insurance companies.
Congressman Leach is currently the John L. Weinberg Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. He resides in Princeton, New Jersey, and Iowa City, Iowa.
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.