H.R. 2291, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office"

H.R. 2291

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office"

Sponsor
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

Date
July 14, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Emily Leviner

Floor Situation

On Monday, July 14, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 2291, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office,” under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 2291 was introduced on June 6, 2013 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and was referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  The bill was marked up on May 21, 2014 and was ordered reported by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2291 designates the U.S. post office located at 450 Lexington Ave. in New York, New York as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.”

Background

“Born in New York City in 1923, Vincent R. Sombrotto joined what was then the Post Office Department in 1947 as a part-time letter carrier after serving with distinction in the U.S. Navy in World War II. . .  Later, as president of [National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)] from 1978 to 2002, Mr. Sombrotto worked to increase letter carrier wages . . .”[1]

“In 1992, he began the NALC food drive which has developed into the country’s biggest one-day food drive.  Held on the second Saturday every May, it has to date, provided more than 1.2 billion pounds of food for banks in communities throughout the United States, with letter carriers collecting non-perishable food individuals and families leave in their mailboxes.”[2]

“As a firm believer in civic responsibility, Mr. Sombrotto and the NALC worked with the United States Postal Service and emergency services organizations to establish Carrier Alert.  This nationwide program allows carriers to perform heroic and humanitarian deeds on their routes including saving lives, finding missing children, looking over the elderly, and stopping crimes.”[3]  Mr. Sombrotto passed away in January of 2013.[4]

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[1] Key House Panel Approves Maloney Bill to Rename Grand Central Station Post Office After Vincent Sombrotto, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (May 21, 2014).
[2] Id.
[3] Id.
[4] Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is not available.

Additional Information

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