H.R. 362: To redesignate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 200 East Wall Street in Midland, Texas, as the “George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building”

H.R. 362

To redesignate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 200 East Wall Street in Midland, Texas, as the “George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building”

Date
May 2, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, May 2, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 362, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 362 was introduced by Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX) on January 1, 2011, and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which reported the bill by voice vote on March 29, 2011.

Bill Summary

H.R. 362 would re-designate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 200 East Wall Street in Midland, Texas, currently known as the George Mahon Federal Building, as the “George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush United States Courthouse and George Mahon Federal Building.”

Background

According to House Report 111-042, H.R. 362 commemorates the many years of public service by the 41st and 43rd Presidents of the United States—George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.  President George H.W. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts. Upon turning 18, he enlisted in the armed forces and was the youngest pilot in the Navy when he received his wings.  In 1981, Bush was elected as Vice President to President Ronald Reagan and served in that capacity for two terms. In 1988, Bush was elected the 41st President of the United States and served as President until 1993.  In 2000, the son of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, was elected as the 43rd President of the United States, after serving six years as the Governor of Texas.  In 2004, President George W. Bush was elected to a second term.

Cost

According to CBO, enacting this legislation would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.