H.R. 1865, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office"

H.R. 1865

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the "Thaddeus Stevens Post Office"

Sponsor
Rep. Peter Welch

Date
June 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On June 17, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 1865, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the “Thaddeus Stevens Post Office,” under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 1865 was introduced on May 7, 2013 by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1707 designates the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the “Thaddeus Stevens Post Office.”

Background

Thaddeus Stevens was born in Danville Vermont on April 4, 1792 and attended Dartmouth University.[1]  He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849-1853 and from 1859 until his death in 1868.  He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and later the Appropriations Committee.[2]  He was highly influential in the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution, “the basis for all Civil Rights legislation.”[3]  Stevens died on August 11, 1868.

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[1] https://www.stevenscollege.edu/301396.ihtml
[2] Id.
[3] Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

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