H.R. 4046, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office

H.R. 4046

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office

Sponsor
Rep. Sean Duffy

Date
March 1, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4046, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the “Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 4046 was introduced on November 17, 2015, by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent on December 9, 2015.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4046 designates the United States Postal Service facility located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the “Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office.”

Background

Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth served in the United States Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She served in combat zones overseas during the war such as Tunisia and Italy. On February 10, 1944, in the town of Anzio, Italy Lt. Ainsworth’s hospital came under heavy artillery fire. During the onslaught she was able to bring 42 patients to safety before being mortally struck by enemy fire. Six days after her heroic display of courage, Lt. Ainsworth succumb to her injuries and passed away. Lt. Ainsworth was recognized posthumously with a Silver Star, Purple Heart and a Red Cross Bronze Medal.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently not available.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Huston with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-5539.