H.R. 4838, To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "30th Street Station", as the "William H. Gray III 30th Street Station"

H.R. 4838

To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "30th Street Station", as the "William H. Gray III 30th Street Station"

Sponsor
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Date
July 28, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, July 28, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 4838, a bill to redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as “30th Street Station,” as the “William H. Gray III 30th Street Station,” under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 3896 was introduced on June 11, 2014 by Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

Bill Summary

H.R. 4838 redesignates the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the “William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.”

Background

Rep. William H. Gray III (D-PA) served in Congress from 1978-1991.  Mr. Gray was the first African-American to become majority whip and the first African-American to become chairman of the House Budget Committee.[1]  Gray was instrumental in securing funds for the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, which is now Amtrak’s 3rd busiest station and sees more than four million passengers pass through it each year.[2]  Mr. Gray passed away in July, 2013 at the age of 71.

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[1] http://fattah.house.gov/press/fattah-moves-to-rename-philadelphia-train-station-after-bill-gray-with-bipartisan-support-of-full-pa-delegation/
[2] See Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

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