H.R. 4139: The "Sergeant Matthew L. Ingram Post Office" Designation Act

H.R. 4139

The "Sergeant Matthew L. Ingram Post Office" Designation Act

January 12, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 4139 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, January 13, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) November 19, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4139 would designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7464 Highway 503 in Hickory, Mississippi, as the "Sergeant Matthew L. Ingram Post Office".


Sergeant Matthew L. Ingram, 25, of Pearl, Miss.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Aug. 21 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle and his unit came under small fire from enemy forces.


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.