H.R. 4747, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the “Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Builiding”

H.R. 4747

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the “Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Builiding”

Sponsor
Rep. David Scott

Date
May 23, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, May 23, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4747, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the “Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 15, 2016, by Rep. David Scott (D-GA) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent on May 17, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4747 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, Georgia, as the “Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building.”

 

Background

Major Gregory E. Barney was a twenty-five year veteran of the Riverdale Police Department in Georgia. Over his career in Riverdale, Major Barney was a school resource officer at Riverdale High School, a sergeant and captain. In 2004, Barney became the first African-American to serve as Chief of Police when he was appointed as interim chief. On February 11, 2016, Major Barney, was shot and killed while giving chase to a subject during a raid on an illegal drug operation.[1] Major Gregory E. Barney was 51 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons.[2]

According to the bill’s sponsor, “Major Barney made the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of his community. Naming the Riverdale Post Office in his honor is just one way that we can recognize a man who is loved by his family, colleagues, friends and neighbors.”[3]

——————
[1] See Rep. David Scott Press Release, “Rep. David Scott announces bill to name Riverdale Post Office after fallen officer clears House Committee, heads to House Floor for Full Vote” May 17, 2016.
[2] See “ ‘A True Servant’: Final tributes for Major Greg Barney”
[3] See Rep. David Scott Press Release, “Rep. David Scott announces bill to name Riverdale Post Office after fallen officer clears House Committee, heads to House Floor for Full Vote” May 17, 2016.

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.