H.R. 4925, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the "Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building"

H.R. 4925

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the "Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building"

Sponsor
Rep. Bob Latta

Date
June 21, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4925, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in Findlay Ohio, as the “Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building”, under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on April 13, 2016, by Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) 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. 4925 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in Findlay, Ohio, as the “Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building.”

 

Background

Michael Garver Oxley was born on February 11, 1944 in Findlay, Ohio.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his Juris Doctorate (JD) from The Ohio State University.  Mike’s career began after law school when he became a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  He was with the FBI for three years, from 1969-1972, until he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives and began his long and dedicated career to serving his constituents.  After serving nine years in the Ohio State House, Mike Oxley ran in and won the 1981 special election to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Tennyson Guyer (R-OH).  He would go on to be reelected in twelve consecutive elections and serve a total of twenty-five years in the House. From 2001 to 2006, he served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services and oversaw the reshaping of corporate oversight in the aftermath of the Enron and WorldCom scandals of the early 2000s. Aside from his official duties, Congressman Oxley worked to foster an atmosphere of bipartisanship and collegiality with other Members of Congress through his participation in various charity and social events. He served as the Republican team captain during the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, which raises thousands of dollars for the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. Congressman Oxley retired from the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007 and entered the private sector, where he represented a range of clients and served as a senior advisor to the board at Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. He passed away on January 1, 2016 after losing his battle with cancer.[1] His colleagues in the Ohio Congressional Delegation have said that he personified a true public servant who loved serving his constituents, Ohio, and the United States of America. This bill would honor Oxley’s life and service by naming a post office after him.

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[1] Bloomberg News, “Mike Oxley, Congressman Behind Anti-Fraud Law, Dies at 71,” January 2, 2016.

 

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate is not available.

Additional Information

For questions about amendments or further information on the bill, contact Jake Vreeburg with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.