H.R. 4017: The "Ann Marie Blute Post Office" Designation Act

H.R. 4017

The "Ann Marie Blute Post Office" Designation Act

Rep. James P. McGovern

December 8, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.R. 4017 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) on November 4, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4017 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 43 Maple Avenue in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, as the "Ann Marie Blute Post Office".



Ann-Marie Blute of Shrewsbury died at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends after a long illness at the age of was 84. In 1994, she was called by Cardinal John J. O'Connor to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City to receive the title of Dame of Malta, one of the Catholic Church's highest and oldest honors. Given to those who demonstrate an intense devotion to service, the title recognized Mrs. Blute's efforts to make others feel comfortable and more at ease.


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.