H.R. 185: To Designate the United States Courthouse Located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"

H.R. 185

To Designate the United States Courthouse Located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"

Sponsor
Rep. Ralph Hall

Date
October 22, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 185, a bill to Designate the United States Courthouse Located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the “Paul Brown United States Courthouse,” under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on January 1, 2013 by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 185 names the Federal Courthouse located in Sherman, Texas after Judge Paul Brown, who served as U.S District Court Judge from 1985-2006. 

Background

Judge Brown began his law practice after returning from active duty in the Korean War.  He served as U.S. Assistant Attorney from 1953-1959, and U.S. District Attorney from 1959-1961.  In 1985, Judge Brown was selected by President Ronald Reagan to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas.  He served in the position from 1985-2006.  Judge Brown passed away in November, 2012.  Identical legislation passed the House in the 112th Congress by unanimous consent.[1]

Cost

The CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.[1]

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.