CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 2423 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) on May 14, 2009.
H.R. 2423 would designate the federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the "George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse", and to designate the jury room in that Federal building and United States courthouse as the "Marcel C. Notzon II Jury Room."
George P. Kazen was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Kazen was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on March 7, 1979, to a new seat. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 10, 1979, and received his commission on May 11, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1996-2003.
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.