H.R. 3957, Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218-10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the "Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building"

H.R. 3957

Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218-10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the "Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks

Date
September 8, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, September 8, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 3957, a bill designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218-10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the “Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building,” under a suspension of the rules. H.R. 3957 was introduced on January 28, 2014 by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3957 designates the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 218-10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the “Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building.”

Background

Cynthia Jenkins served in the New York State Assembly, and holds the distinction of being the first black woman elected to public office in southern Queens, NY.[1] Prior to her time in the assembly, she served as a librarian, civil rights activist, and community activist. She passed away in 2001 at the age of 77.

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[1] http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2001/45/20011108-archive489.html

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable. However, no cost is expected.

Additional Information

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