H.R. 3562 : To designate the Federal building under construction at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Federal Building"

H.R. 3562

To designate the Federal building under construction at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Federal Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson

Date
March 23, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 3562 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, March 23, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) September 14, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3562 would designate the Federal building under construction at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the "Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Federal Building."

Background

The murders of James Chaney, a 21-year-old black man from Meridian, Mississippi; Andrew Goodman, a 20-year-old white anthropology student from New York; and Michael Schwerner, a 24-year-old white CORE organizer and former social worker also from New York, symbolized the risks of participating in the Civil Rights Movement in the South during what became known as "Freedom Summer", dedicated to voter registration.

Cost

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.