CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1843 under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 1843 was introduced by Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) on May 11, 2011, and was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
This bill would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 489 Army Drive in Barrigada, Guam, as the "John Pangelinan Gerber Post Office Building.”
John Pangelinan Gerber, a native of Ordot, Guam, passed away on May 4, 2010. After serving in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, Gerber returned to his native island and dedicated his life to promoting the heritage of his beloved Corps. Over the years he founded Guam’s Pacific War Museum, and lobbied to rename a road in honor of the Marines who died liberating the island from the Japanese. After his death, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation awarded Gerber their prestigious Col. John H. Magruder Award, to honor his exemplary exhibits depicting Marine Corps history.
According to CBO, any costs related to new post office designations, which include the cost of changing the name on the building, signs, and maps, are not significant.