H.R. 3004: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post Office Building”

H.R. 3004

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post Office Building”

Sponsor
Rep. Mike Thompson

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. 3004 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 3004 was introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) on September 21, 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. 3004 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post Office Building.”

Background

Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz enlisted in the Army upon the outbreak of World War II, and served bravely in the Battle of Okinawa.  He received the United States’ highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor – for displaying “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty” during an attack on his squad on June 6, 1946.  Mr. Ruiz died in 2009.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate for H.R. 3004 was not available as of press time.