H.R. 298: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas, as the “Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris Post Office Building”

H.R. 298

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas, as the “Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris 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. 298 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 298 was introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX) on January 18, 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. 298 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 East Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas, as the “Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris Post Office Building.”

Background

Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris, of Cedar Park, Texas, died April 6, 2008 when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Balad, Iraq.  Morris joined the Army in 2005 and was assigned to Fort Hood.  His military awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for H.R. 298 was not available as of press time.