CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, November 14, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1791, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 1791 was introduced by Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-FL) on May 5, 2011, and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which reported the bill by voice vote on June 22, 2011.
H.R. 1791 would designate the courthouse under construction at 101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the “Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse.”
According to a Committee Report accompanying similar legislation in the 111th Congress, Alto Lee Adams, Sr. was a former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Adams was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court in 1940 and served until 1951, serving the last two years as the Chief Justice. In 1967, the Governor re-appointed Justice Adams to the State Supreme Court, where he remained on the court until his mandatory retirement in 1968. According to the bill’s sponsor, “Chief Justice Adams’ contributions and service to our community deserves to be honored and remembered.”
According to CBO, H.R. 1791 would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.