H.R. 3637: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, Florida, as the "Roy Schallern Rood Post Office Building"

H.R. 3637

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, Florida, as the "Roy Schallern Rood Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Tom Rooney

Date
March 6, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Monday, March 5, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3637, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  H.R. 3637 was introduced by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) on December 12, 2011, and referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Bill Summary

This legislation would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, Florida, as the "Roy Schallern Rood Post Office Building.”

Background

According to the sponsor’s office, Mr. Rood was born on a farm in west Jupiter in 1918 and dedicated his life to both his country and his community. Rood’s childhood farm was also home to the area’s first post office, in what is now Tequesta, Florida.  Roy Rood joined the U.S. Navy in 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He served with dignity and honor as a trained instructor and aviation mechanic throughout World War II.  Rood was stationed on the USS Hollandia C-97, a jeep aircraft carrier that was part of the fleet that participated in the battle of Guam.  By the end of the war, Roy had risen to the rank of Aviation Mate First Class and was an acting Chief Petty Officer.  Following the war, Rood returned home to South Florida, where he started a landscaping business that continues to thrive today.  Over the past sixty years, Roy Rood helped found the American Legion Post in Tequesta, the local Kiwanis Club, the First Bank of Jupiter, and the Jupiter Christian School.

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.