H.R. 1326, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the “Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office”

H.R. 1326

to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the “Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office”

Date
June 15, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, June 15, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 1326, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the “Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office,” under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 1326 was introduced on March 4, 2015, by Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported, by unanimous consent, on May 19, 2015.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1326 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the “Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office.”

Background

Daniel M. Ferguson, of Mulberry, Florida, dedicated his life to his country and fellow servicemen. He joined the military in 1993 and served 21 years, including tours of duty in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.[1] Sergeant First Class Ferguson is one of three service members whose lives were tragically taken on April 2, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. Sergeant Ferguson was a hero to our nation, demonstrating his loyalty and selflessness on that horrific day at Fort Hood. When shots rang out, Sergeant Ferguson, without hesitation, blocked a set of unlocked doors to deflect the attacker’s advancement into the room where his comrades remained; literally shielding them from the dangers of the shooter. Sergeant Ferguson’s first instinct was to protect his fellow soldiers and with that, he saved many lives.[2] Tragically, Sergeant Ferguson, who was engaged to be married, was shot and killed during this, his final act of heroism.

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[1] See article, Bay News 9, April 11, 2014.
[2] See Press Release, Rep. Dennis Ross, September 8, 2014.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.