H.R. 323, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, as the "Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office."

H.R. 323

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, as the "Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office."

Sponsor
Rep. Ann Wagner

Date
September 24, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 323, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 323 was introduced on January 13, 2015 by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) and was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered it to be reported by unanimous consent on July 23, 2015.

Bill Summary

H.R. 323 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 55 Grasso Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, as the “Sgt. Amanda N. Pinson Post Office.”

Background

BACKGROUND

Army Sergeant Amanda N. Pinson, from St. Louis, Missouri, was 21 years old when she was killed on March 16, 2006 when a mortar round detonated near her unit in Tikrit, Iraq.[1] She served in the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment, 501st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.[2] Pinson enlisted in the Army after graduating from Hancock Place High School in 2002, where she won several scholarships and was on the basketball and softball teams. She planned to attend college after her military service and become an FBI or CIA agent.  Sergeant Pinson was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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[1] See article – http://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-sgt-amanda-n-pinson/1633781
[2] Ibid

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.