H.R. 2415: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania, as the “Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office Building"

H.R. 2415

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania, as the “Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office Building"

Date
November 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Monday, November 14, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2415 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 2415 was introduced by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) on July 6, 2011, and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which reported the bill by unanimous consent on November 3, 2011.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2415 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania, as the “Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office Building."

Background

On June 7, 2009, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Joshua Miller was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a kidnapping suspect.  The suspect had taken a 9-year-old boy from his mother at gunpoint.  After a lengthy car chase, Trooper Miller attempted to rescue the boy and was struck by gunfire.  He died at a local hospital.  His actions led to the boy’s safe recovery.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for H.R. 2415 was not available as of press time.