H.R. 4307: The "Alejandro Renteria Ruiz Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic" Designation Act

H.R. 4307

The "Alejandro Renteria Ruiz Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic" Designation Act

Sponsor
Rep. Harry Teague

Date
June 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.R. 4307 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM) on December 14, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4307 would name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Artesia, New Mexico, as the “Alejandro Renteria Ruiz Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.”

Background

Sergeant Alejandro R. Ruiz was a former United States Army soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military decoration, for his actions in the Battle of Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands during World War II.

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.