CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, December 12, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2158, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 2158 was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) on June 13, 2011, and referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
This legislation would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14901 Adelfa Drive in La Mirada, California, as the "Wayne Grisham Post Office.”
Wayne Grisham represented the 33rd Congressional District for two terms in the U.S. House, from 1978 to 1982. He also served on the La Mirada City Council and in the state Assembly. He died on January 19, 2011 at the age of 88.
According to the sponsor’s office, Wayne Grisham grew up in Long Beach and served as a fighter pilot during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart award for his courageous service. After the war, Grisham graduated from Whittier College. Grisham then taught elementary school in Long Beach before he changed careers and opened a realty business in La Mirada, which he maintained for much of his life. Grisham began his career in public service in 1970 when he was elected to the La Mirada City Council. Grisham continued his public service with his election to Congress in 1978 and the California State Assembly in 1984. He also served as Director in Kenya for the Peace Corps.
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.