H.R. 2383: to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge"

H.R. 2383

to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge"

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
June 25, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 the House will consider H.R. 2383, a bill to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge,” under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on June 14, 2013 by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2383 names a new bridge that connects Missouri and Illinois after former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Stan Musial.

Background

Stan Musial was a former first baseman and outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Musial played all of his 22 seasons with the Cardinals from 1941-1963, winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times and leading the Cardinals to three World Series championships.  Musial left his professional baseball career to serve with the United States Navy in World War II after being drafted in May, 1944.  He is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time and is an important figure in the history of both the St. Louis Cardinal and the MLB.  He retired in 1963 and served as the fitness advisor to President Lyndon Johnson from 1964 until 1967.  Musial was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1969, the first year he was eligible for induction.  He passed away on January 19, 2013, at the age of 92.

Cost

According to an informal estimate from the CBO, the bill would have no effect on direct spending or revenues.