H.R. 2244: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in Geneva, New York, as the "Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office.”

H.R. 2244

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in Geneva, New York, as the "Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office.”

Date
July 29, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2244 under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 2244 was introduced by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) on June 21, 2011, and referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Bill Summary

This legislation would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 67 Castle Street in Geneva, New York, as the "Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione Post Office.”

Background

Corporal Steven Blaine Riccione of Geneva, NY displayed conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy before being killed in action in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam, on September 27, 1967.  Then-Private Riccione, against significant opposition from North Vietnamese forces, rushed an enemy emplacement and helped evacuate his wounded comrades from the battlefield before being mortally wounded.  Corporal Riccione, who was promoted posthumously, was 20 years old and served with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.    

Cost

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.