H.R. 4975, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post Office Building”

H.R. 4975

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post Office Building”

Sponsor
Rep. Brad Ashford

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

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, May 23, 2016, the House will consider H.R. 4975, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post Office Building,” under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on April 18, 2016, by Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE) 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. 4975 designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post Office Building.”

 

Background

Caleb A. Nelson was born on February 24, 1985. He was one of ten children growing up in Millard, Nebraska which is now an annex of Omaha. Petty Officer Caleb Nelson graduated from basic training in 2005 and was accepted into BUDs/SEAL Training in Coronado, California and graduated in 2006.[1] Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Caleb A. Nelson was then assigned to the Naval Special Warfare unit based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Caleb A. Nelson, 26, died after his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat patrol in Zabul province, Afghanistan on October 1, 2011. He is survived by his wife and two sons, and his parents.[2]

According to the bill’s sponsor, “We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice Caleb made protecting our country. The post office that bears his name would serve as a reminder to future generations of Caleb’s distinct heroism.”[3]

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[1] See “IGTNT: A Final Goodbye For An Army Ranger, a Navy Seal and Two Marines,” October 3, 2011.
[2] See Military Times “Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Caleb A. Nelson
[3] See Rep. Brad Ashford Press Release, “Ashford Bill Honors Fallen Navy Seal,” April 18, 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.