H.R. 4605, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the “Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building”

H.R. 4605

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the “Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building”

Sponsor
Rep. Rod Blum

Date
April 18, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4605, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the “Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building.” H.R. 4605 was introduced on February 24, 2016, by Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent on March 1, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4605 designates the United States Postal Service facility located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the “Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building.”

Background

Sergeant 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker was born February 26, 1972 in Anamosa, Iowa. He joined the Army in 1990 after graduating from Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Iowa and later transitioned to the National Guard in 1995. He served three tours of duty in Afghanistan in as part of the Iowa National Guard. Sergeant 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker was killed July 9, 2011 at a checkpoint in Afghanistan at the age of 39, only days before the end of his combat tour. He was killed by an Afghan soldier in a “green-on-blue” attack.

According to the bill’s sponsor, “The respect and admiration I have for the sacrifice of Sgt. 1st Class Pasker, and all of the men and women who serve our nation in the armed forces. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to put your life on the line to protect our freedom and liberty, and Sgt. 1st Class Pasker did so without reservation.”[1]

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[1] See Blum Authored Legislation Honoring Fallen Iowan Passes OGR Committee

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

 

Additional Information

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