H.R. 4877, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the “LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building”

H.R. 4877

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the “LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building”

Sponsor
Rep. Pete Olson

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. 4877, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the “LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 23, 2016, by Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) 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. 4877 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the “LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building.”

 

Background

Garrett William Gamble was born on September 30, 1989. He grew up in Sugarland, Texas and in 2008 graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. Before graduating high school, Garrett began exploring the possibility of joining the military and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2007. Marine Lance Corporal Garrett Gamble was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In October 2009, he was deployed to Afghanistan as a Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) gunman on combat duty near the front lines.[1]

Marine Lance Corporal Garrett W. Gamble was killed on March 11, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his parents, Michell and Brad Greer and Troy Gamble, and younger brothers, Cody Gamble and Gunner Greer.[2]

According to the bill’s sponsor, “America can never repay the debt that we owe Garrett Gamble and his family, but we can say thank you for his selfless commitment to serve our nation. When residents come to the Post Office in Sugar Land, they will see his name and remember his sacrifice in defense of our nation.”[3]

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[1] See “LCpl Garrett William Gamble”
[2] See Military Times, “Marine Lance Cpl. Garrett W. Gamble”
[3] See Rep. Pete Olson Press Release, “Olson Acts To Name Sugar Land Post Office After Fallen Marine Garrett Gamble” March 28, 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.