H.R. 1378, To designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the "James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse," as amended

H.R. 1378

To designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the "James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse," as amended

Sponsor
Rep. Scott Peters

Date
December 9, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 1378, a bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the “James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse,” under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 1378 was introduced on March 21, 2013 by Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported, as amended, by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1378 designates the United States Federal Judicial Center located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California as the “John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center.”  This legislation also designates the United States Courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California as the James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse.”

Background

John S, Rhoades, Sr. was a U.S. federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for 22 years.[1]  After practicing law for 30 years, Judge Rhoades was nominated to serve as a federal judge for the Southern District of California, where he served until his death on September 3, 2007.[2]  Judith N. Keep was a U.S. federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for 24 years.[3]  She was nominated by President Carter in 1980, and served until her death in 2004.[4]  James M. Carter was a U.S. federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for 17 years.[5]  He was nominated in 1949 by President Truman, and served until 1967.[6]  On November 6, 1967, he was nominated to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where he served until his death in 1979.[7]

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[1] House Report 113-406, at 2.
[2] Id. at 2.
[3] Id. at 2.
[4] Id. at 2.
[5] Id. at 2.
[6] Id at 2.
[7] Id at 2.

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting this legislation would have no effect on the federal budget, direct spending, or revenues.[8]

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[8] https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/hr1378_0.pdf

Additional Information

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