H.R. 2251: To Designate the United States Courthouse Located at 118 Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the "Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse"

H.R. 2251

To Designate the United States Courthouse Located at 118 Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the "Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse"

Sponsor
Rep. Collin C. Peterson

Date
September 27, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Friday, September 27, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 2251, a bill to Designate the United States Courthouse Located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the “Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse and Federal Building,” under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on June 4, 2013 by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2251 names the U.S. Courthouse located in Fergus Falls, Minnesota after Judge Edward Devitt, who served as U.S. District Court Judge from 1957 until 1981.

Background

Judge Devitt served in the Navy during World War II as an intelligence officer, receiving a Purple Heart.  He was elected to Congress and served from 1947-1948.  Judge Devitt was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, and became Chief Judge in 1957.  He served in this position from 1957 until 1981.  Judge Devitt passed away in March, 1992.[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.