CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, July 23, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 4347, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 4347 was introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) on March 30, 2012, and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which reported the bill by voice vote on June 7, 2012.
H.R. 4347 would designate the United States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the “Robert Boochever United States Courthouse.”
According to a Committee Report accompanying the legislation: Judge Boochever was born on October 2, 1917 in New York City, NY. He attended Cornell University where he received his B.A. and LL.D. During World War II, he served as a Captain in the United States Army Infantry. After the war, he was an assistant United States Attorney in Juneau, Alaska from 1946 to 1947 and then in private practice until 1972.
In 1972, Judge Boochever was appointed to the Alaska Supreme Court and served as chief justice for three years from 1975 to 1978. And, in 1980, Judge Boochever was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He assumed senior status in 1986 and served in that capacity until his death in 2011.
H.R. 4347 is intended to name the U.S. Courthouse portion of the federal building located in Juneau, Alaska.
According to CBO, H.R. 4347 would have no significant impact on the federal budget and would not affect direct spending or revenues.