H.R. 2611: To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the `Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building'', and for other purposes

H.R. 2611

To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the `Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building'', and for other purposes

Sponsor
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Date
July 16, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 2611, To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the `Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building', and for other purposes under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on July 8, 2013 by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2611 names the Coast Guard Headquarters on 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE in District of Columbia after Douglas A. Munro, the only member of the United States Coast Guard to receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award in the U.S. military.

Background

Douglas A. Munro was a signalman first class in the United States Coast Guard.  Munro was born on October 11, 1919, and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939.  He had an outstanding record, eventually being promoted to signalman, first class.[1]  Munro died at the Battle of Guadalcanal on September 27, 1942 after successfully evacuating a detachment of Marines under heavy enemy fire.  He had volunteered for the mission.  For his heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal, Munro received the Medal of Honor. 



[1] See U.S. Coast Guard Website for further information: http://www.uscg.mil/history/people/munrodouglasindex.asp

Cost

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

Additional Information

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