H.R. 4887, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the “Richard Allen Cable Post Office”

H.R. 4887

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the “Richard Allen Cable Post Office”

Sponsor
Rep. Peter J. Visclosky

Date
September 20, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On­­­­ Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4887, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the “Richard Allen Cable Post Office,” under suspension of the rules. H.R. 4887 was introduced on March 23, 2016, by Rep. Pete Visclosky (R-IN) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote on July 12, 2016.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4887 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the “Richard Allen Cable Post Office.”

Background

According to the bill’s sponsor, Richard Allen Cable was born on April 3, 1947 in Kankakee, Illinois, and was raised in Lake County of Shelby, Indiana. Cable was drafted into the U.S. Army through the selective service and served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. During the Vietnam War, Specialist Cable fought valiantly with the 1st Infantry Division, posthumously earning the prestigious Purple Heart and Silver Star Medals.

Unfortunately, on June 14, 1967, Specialist Cable was killed in action as a result of a hostile small arms fire incident in the Binh Duong province in South Vietnam. Richard Cable is currently honored on Panel 21E, Row 101 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for his service to this nation.[1] This legislation would help to honor his memory and commemorate his ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the United States.

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[1] See Richard Allen Cable.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate for this bill is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact John Wilson with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 6-1811.